Last Updated on May 28, 2020
11. Leftover Coffee Ice Cubes
Use what’s left in your morning pot of coffee to make coffee cubes! They make the perfect iced coffee and have many other uses. Drop a cube or two in your morning coffee to cool it down enough to drink, use them in baking recipes in place of water for a richer flavor, use them in place of regular ice cubes when drinking creamed liquors (Bailey’s, etc.), or use them to make a homemade frappuccino, smoothie or milkshake.
12. Leftover Pumpkin Puree Oatmeal
Use leftover pumpkin puree to spice up your morning oatmeal, make a fall smoothie, make a dip, jazz up macaroni and cheese, use in pancakes, add to your favorite chili, or freeze for later! Even just a little bit can go a long way.
13. Leftover Chili Baked Potatoes
If you’re going to go through the trouble of making homemade chili, you might as well make a huge pot! Use the leftovers to top a baked potato (check out this recipe) or to make chili dogs! Whatever you can’t use in a few days, freeze in individual portions to eat later.
14. Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole
If you’ve had your fill of turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving, consider throwing all of your leftovers (turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and green beans) together into a tasty casserole instead! I love to eat my food mixed all together, so this recipe is definitely for me.
15. Leftover Steak Sandwiches
I’ve never been a fan of leftover steak, so it usually gets tossed, but I do like the idea of using it in a sandwich! Just toss in a few grilled onions, melted cheese, and bbq sauce, and you have an entirely different meal altogether.
16. Leftover Chicken BBQ Sandwiches
Grilled chicken is a staple in my house, and there always seems to be leftovers. Chop it up, smother it in bbq sauce, and top it with cheese to make a scrumptious bbq sandwich for lunch the next day! It is also good leftover sliced up on your favorite salad.