Last Updated on May 28, 2020
17. Cake Balls from Leftover Cake
I love a good slice of cake on special occasions, but I DON’T like leftover cake sitting on my kitchen counter for a week, tempting me every time I’m in the kitchen. Instead, make these easy cake balls and give them away to your neighbors and friends! It’s so easy, and they make for adorable little gifts if you package them up in a little box.
18. Leftover Thanksgiving Dinner Soup
Throw your Thanksgiving leftovers (along with a few other ingredients) into the slow cooker and enjoy this delicious turkey & mashed potato chowder the next day! I love turning Thanksgiving dinner into something other than a boring turkey sandwich, don’t you?
19. Leftover Rice Patties
There is always leftover rice! It’s worse than pasta– you make enough to feed your entire neighborhood. Throw some eggs, chopped veggies, and cheese into the mix to make tasty rice patties the next day! I could just eat these alone as a meal, but they would also be wonderful as a side dish served with grilled chicken or steak.
20. Leftover Pasta Salad Wrap
Take all of that leftover pasta salad (this is an amazing recipe made with chicken and grapes) that’s leftover from a potluck or neighborhood bbq, and make wraps out of it for days to come. Just throw in some lettuce and maybe a few roasted almonds for added crunch.
21. Freeze Leftover Pancakes
Make too many pancakes? Good! Make a habit out of it because you can easily freeze them for later use (get the instructions here). If you are going to go through the trouble of making them, you might as well make a big batch that lasts you the entire month! And, you can make them healthier than the one’s you can find frozen in the store.
22. Leftover Spaghetti Braid
Why not combine buttery garlic bread with leftover pasta into something you can eat with your hands! Just add in some cheese to your leftover spaghetti to easily make this spaghetti braid using pre-made frozen dough. This little trick makes leftovers so much more exciting!