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Sheet Pan Snack Dinner

Sheet Pan Snack Dinner

Snack dinner is our favorite way to eat up the leftover bits and pieces from the week, especially during the holidays when little nibbles and noshes abound. Assembling all of the elements on a sheet pan (or serving platter) gives new life to ordinary ingredients. Place the tray in the center of your dinner table […]

Ham and Bean Soup

Quick Ham and Bean Soup

Nothing beats a from-scratch pot of ham and bean soup using a ham bone and dried beans, but this one gets it done on a weeknight in about 30 minutes using leftover cooked ham and canned beans. To thicken the soup (as if it’s been cooking for hours), I’m suggesting you puree one can of […]

A kitchen table with a cutting board, sliced pork tenderloin, assembled sandwiches, and jar of apple butter

Leftover Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

In my house, no one was typically clamoring for the leftover pork tenderloin. That is, until I discovered it makes for an awesome sandwich when topped with dijon mustard, apple butter and white cheddar. This is such a clever use of an otherwise boring leftover protein, inspired by a recipe featured in My Kitchen Chalkboard.

A sheetpan topped with tortilla chips, leftover beef chili and nacho toppings.

Leftover Chili Nachos

Unless I’m stuffing it into sweet potatoes or using it as a love nest for eggs, the last bits of a pot of chili often make their way onto tortilla chips. Baked with cheese and topped with fresh salsa, canned beans, and avocado, nachos for dinner is often my kids’ vote when it comes to […]

Grilled Vegetable Frittata

If you hate wasting food (who doesn’t), this is a great way to use up any grilled vegetables from your last BBQ. Roasted vegetables work great, too. This Grilled Vegetable Frittata is jazzed up with smoked paprika for a bacon-y flavor without the bacon and nutritional yeast for a cheezey flavor without the cheese (and […]

Leftover Chili Baked Eggs

Leftover Chili Baked Eggs

Stretch the last of the beef or vegetarian chili into a delicious new dinner by dropping in a few eggs. Leftover Chili Baked Eggs is the ideal “breakfast for dinner” situation and ready in about 15 minutes. Serve it topped with sliced avocado and warm tortillas or tortilla chips for dipping.

Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I’ll say it again. This is my favorite way to stretch leftover chili, sloppy joes, taco filling or lettuce wrap stuffing when there’s not quite enough leftovers to go around. If you don’t know where to start with meal prepping, my suggestion? Bake some sweet potatoes. Try will get miles out of them.

Bowl of Pork Posole Soup with cilantro, avocado, and radish garnishes

“Leftover Pork” Posole Verde

I’m in the camp that defends there is nothing wrong with leftovers as they are if there is enough to go around, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love a re-purposing challenge. In this case, leftover pork roast splurges on the total makeover package. Leftover Pork Posole Verde is how I want to eat whatever’s […]

Leftover Pulled Pork Tostadas

Leftover Pulled Pork Tostadas

Looking for a way to stretch what’s left of the pulled pork (or chicken, or beef)? You know, when there’s enough for about 2 sandwiches and you’ve got a brood of hungry boys to feed before they finish the entire bag of Goldfish crackers? Here’s your answer. Leftover Pulled Pork Tostadas. Dinner problem solved.