Last Updated on May 28, 2020
2. Hamburger Bun Mini Pizzas
It seems as though there are always leftover hamburger buns after every barbecue. Instead of letting them get moldy in the pantry and then tossing them out after you've realized you forgot about them, use them as mini pizza crusts! A sandwich would also suffice, but who doesn't love pizza!? Check out Samantha's instructions here.
3. Leftover Ground Beef Mexican Dip
Tacos and burritos are my family's favorite choice for dinner because they always turn out good, and they're incredibly easy, but we always have leftover taco seasoned ground beef. What to do with it? Use it in this easy creamy mexican dip recipe! I'm thinking lunch the next day.
4. Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies
If you're wondering why anyone would have leftover Halloween candy that they don't plan on eating, well, I don't have a clue. My family just spends the entire month of November eating candy, but if you don't like having all that sugar laying around, chop it up and bake it into your favorite brownie or cookie recipe, and then give them away at work, church, or the next get-together with friends. Check out this idea here.
5. Single Portioned Leftover Soup
Leftover soup? Of course! There is always leftover soup. Instead of trying to eat it all in one week, consider freezing it into individual sized portions so that you can enjoy a bowl throughout the year. Clever! Go check out the instructions for this along with a delicious soup recipe!
6. Leftover Baked Spaghetti
Did you just make spaghetti to feed an army for your family of 4? Try jazzing it up the next day into a spaghetti bake! By adding in a few ingredients to the mix to help keep the spaghetti mixture together, you have what almost looks like lasagna. This is like getting 2 meals out of just one! I think this keeps things a little more exciting, especially if you have picky eaters.
7. Leftover Pizza Kabobs
I think part of the reason pizza is so popular is because it tastes great leftover, but I love the idea of incorporating it into a school lunch. It's so hard to keep school lunches exciting as we get further and further into the year– sandwiches get boring! Use leftover pizza to make kabobs by adding in a few of their other favorite fresh ingredients (tomatoes, olives, basil leaves, ham, cheese, pineapple, etc.).