Rethink the meaning of leftovers with Chowhound's creative tips and tricks to ensure you never throw out an old meal again.

13 Things to Do with BBQ Brisket Leftovers

Sitting on some extra brisket leftover from a Labor Day BBQ? That's a darn good problem to have and we've got even better solutions for turning your leftover brisket into tasty new meals. Barbecued...

How to build the best fresh turkey sandwich?

by gutreactions 2 months ago

It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving leftover dishes, or any time of the year really. A fresh turkey sandwich, good bread, tasty dressing. Something on the side, perhaps. How do you like it?

What would you do with leftover branzino?

by ottawaoperadiva 2 months ago

I had dinner out in an Italian restaurant last night and we were sent home with leftovers. I scored some torrchio with a pesto sauce - enough to make a pasta salad for lunch today. I also have so...

What to do with leftover boneless pork chops?

by sheilal 14 years ago

They've been refrigerated so they're really not "shreddable". They're pretty thick but really lean. Aside from reheating them in the microwave (yuck!) with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, what ...

Stupid question about leftover pork roast...

by luvcubs 5 months ago

I have leftover Asian pork roast in the freezer. I don't really want sandwiches (husband doesn't care for them). Can I substitute shredded in for recipes that call for ground pork? I'm guessing ...

Leftover fettuccine with pesto

by Nyleve 5 months ago

I have quite a bit of leftover fettuccine with pesto from last night's dinner. Any suggestions on how to use it, beyond just reheating it as is? Best of all would be something I could freeze.

What to do with leftover cooked meats?

by zackly 2 years ago

I'm starting to accumulate leftover cooked meats in my fridge. This never used to happen until last month when my dog passed away. I have leftover cooked beef pork and chicken that I'd like to proc...

Leftover Vodka Sauce

by twodales2 6 months ago

Hmmm.... What can I do with leftover vodka sauce besides freezing it? Maybe a casserole with penne would be good with a bit of mozzarella thrown in? It's too good not to use it wisely. Any thoug...

Reheating Smoque Brisket

by twodales2 6 months ago

I have 5 pounds of brisket to heat up for dinner tonight. I can't get a response from the restaurant on how to reheat. Would one hour out of the fridge and half an hour in the oven @325f do the tri...

Leftover stuffed mushrooms-how to use?

by bblonde 2 years ago

I recently had my daughter's christening catered and we were left with a lot of stuffed mushrooms. I love them, though I know they aren't everyone's favorite. This is becoming a trend because I m...

What to do with leftover duck?

by Monica 1 year ago

My husband cooked a whole duck outside on charcoal grill for 3 hours and now I have leftover that looks like a roast beast. I'd hate to throw it out especially given the price I paid. Can I make d...

Turkey Jook Hints

by Steve 1 year ago

Now that we have come full circle on this thread, do you have a turkey jook recipe/hints I can follow? I am so ready for this.

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Curry sauce lost all its flavor in the fridge? What happened?

by OP88 1 year ago

I made some really awesome panang curry a week ago thanks to a great recipe site online, so good that I saved the leftover sauce in glass jars and refridgerated them. Today, I excitedly reheated th...

How can I reheat my risotto?

by Kristine 16 years ago

Well I made ristto for the first time (yeah!) after about a year of procrastinating, and well just being too intimidated by it to even make an attempt, I finally overcame my fears, threw caution to...

Leftover Gyro meat....creative uses?

by grandgourmand 12 years ago

I made some gyros yesterday, including homemade gyro meat. I've got a around 2 lbs left over, cooked. I could re-heat it, I guess. But is there any other way to use it? It's basically a cold me...

What To Do With Leftover Stuffed Pasta Filling?

by pancake 14 years ago

Is there anything I can do with this ricotta, mascarpone, parmesan, spinach, and egg mixture besides stuff more pasta dough?

Take home leftover unused groceries?

by Bopeep1 1 year ago

I offered to buy and take the needed groceries to my friend’s so we could have a hamburger cookout. I bought hamburger meat, one large onion, a small jar of pickles, a head of lettuce, four avocado...

What is an elaborate cooking project that will give me diverse meal elements for a week of eating?

by ali_eats 1 year ago

Hello, home cooks. I'm in Australia, where it is a) heading into winter, and b) we are locked down and currently eating every meal at home. I would absolutely love suggestions for what other me...

LEFTOVER Boiled Cabbage

by few 13 years ago

OK - so we had a great St Patty's Day dinner all the corned beef is gone (10#) I bought and cooked 2 heads of cabbage and cut it up into 8 wedges each - it looks like I have about a full head...