Leftover Makeover

15 Recipes To Use Up The Leftovers In Your Fridge

Yes, you can make dinner with what's in the fridge
Mar 4, 2014 3:00 pm

Basically any number of things you have in your fridge can power the recipes you'll find here. Spice up what was going to be a boring pasta or "bachelor's stew" and maybe you'll discover your new "nothing in the fridge" go-to dish.

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

This dessert recipe uses up leftover rice. Sweet!
Jan 28, 2014 5:45 pm
mango sticky rice
Photo: Jason Hutchens on Flickr

Need a way to use up a bunch of leftover dessert from that takeout Thai or overly ambitious curry you just made? How about dessert? That's right: this mango coconut rice pudding recipe calls for leftover rice.

Troubleshoot Your Thanksgiving Waffle, Waste Less Valuable Stuffing

A very special post-Thanksgiving hack of the day
Nov 29, 2013 3:00 pm

We didn't invent the stuffing waffle, we just endorse it heartily. That's right, your leftover stuffing can and should be wafflized. Just imagine the insane Thanksgiving sandwich you can make between two waffles made of Thanksgiving! You can even theme it "turkey and waffles." Instagram the hell out of it and watch the comments from your friends roll it. But first, pull it off. Here's how.

10 Recipes For Those Last Turkey Leftovers

You know you have some. They're still good.
Nov 25, 2012 1:00 pm

But not for much longer (it's down to the wire), so throw together a final Thanksgiving hurrah for Sunday dinner using our favorite and more importantly logical recipes/loose concepts. We definitely replaced the work "turkey" with "chicken" for some of them. And then let's all talk about normal food for a while.

Soba Noodle Salad With Spring Vegetables

Leftover chicken just found a tasty new home
Apr 23, 2012 4:01 pm
soba noodle recipe
Photo: Better Homes and Gardens

We're all about recipes for leftovers, especially roast chicken. It doesn't have to be as boring as making yet another batch of chicken salad or adding shreds to soup. Rather, invest your active cooking time in creating a great new home for well-deserving leftover poultry. This Asian-inspired noodle bowl comes together in under half an hour for an easy weeknight dinner.

Quick Fried Rice Recipe

A low-fat recipe for fried rice that takes no time
Feb 23, 2012 5:31 pm
fried rice recipe
Photo: Georgia Glynn Smith

I’m a bit of a fan of fried rice. It’s just that the word “fried” doesn’t instill confidence for those on a low-fat diet. However, I’ve discovered a different method that produces a similar effect, but doesn’t need very much fat.

Tomato Chickpea Curry with Chicken Recipe

Easy roast chicken's new, authentic Indian hangout
Jun 30, 2011 2:01 pm
tomato chickpea masala
Photo: Ellen Silverman

When we’re pressed for time during the week, this is a favorite quick dinner to make, and simple, because it’s a recipe mostly made with pantry ingredients. Indian food has never been easier to make at home.

Chinese Roast Chicken Buns Recipe

A refreshingly new and easy roast chicken sandwich
Jun 30, 2011 1:01 pm
roast chicken buns
Photo: Ellen Silverman

Tender meat—often pork, though here, it’s simple roasted chicken—sweet, garlicky hoisin sauce, cooling cucumber, and scallion all tucked into soft pillowy steamed dough with a squirt of our beloved sriracha; no wonder everyone seems crazy for Chinese buns these days. Packaged buns can be purchased at Asian markets if you don’t have time to make and steam your own dough. There's no better reason to stick a bird in the oven, check out our easy roasted chicken recipe and get cooking.

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