We’ve been collecting recipes that love your leftovers and random things in the cupboard.
Each year 7 million tonnes of food is thrown away because we prepare, cook or serve too much. We all know there are lots of possible reasons for this – the number of people eating changes, we serve too much so food is left on plates and maybe we’re not sure what to do with the leftovers to make another delicious meal.
All the recipes are for yummy meals so give them a try and if you feel inspired to share your own leftovers ideas email them in and they can join these fabulous treats right here on our website!
For more inspiration check out the recipe section on lovefoodhatewaste.com, search the internet or borrow a cookery book from the local library or a friend.
|Pumpkin Curry||Use the inside of your pumpkin for this delicious dinner and the outside to scare treat or treaters!||Pumpkin Curry (1484 downloads)|
|Bacon and Onion filo bakes||Using your leftover bacon, the last of the jar of pesto and frozen parmesan this recipe celebrates International Bacon Day.||Bacon and onion filo bakes (1469 downloads)|
|Ruby jewelled flapjacks||Take porridge oats from the back of the cupboard and unloved dried fruit to create these lovely gooey flapjacks to take to work for lunch.||Ruby Jewelled Flapjacks recipe (1602 downloads)|
|Sausage and mash cakes||Use extra mashed potato to create these delicious savoury cakes. Add other leftovers to add to the flavours. Can be a main dinner or a snack.||Sausage and mash cakes recipe (1576 downloads)|
|The winning recipe for Christmas 2010 – Gammon, sprout and cheeseboard risotto||Risotto is a versatile recipe. You can swap the ingredients in this recipe for whatever you need to use up – put in broccoli or mushrooms instead of the sprouts. To make it creamy replace the cheese with cream or creme fraiche.||Gammon, sprout and cheeseboard risotto recipe (1744 downloads)|
|Turkey and mushroom pasta||Another flexible recipe that could use other items that you need to use up not just the ones in the recipe. Make sure you measure out the pasta otherwise you’ll have leftover pasta. A simple way to measure out the pasta is to put the dry shapes on the plate and use that to choose a portion size.||Turkey and mushroom pasta recipe (1769 downloads)|
|Leftovers Bake||A simple to make one-dish meal using up all your leftovers from a roast dinner. Try it with the vegetables at the bottom of your fridge drawer that look past their best.||Leftovers bake recipe (1667 downloads)|
|Turkey Bake||A tasty easy dish that provides an alternative to turkey sandwiches for two weeks after Christmas. Try with any roasted meats.||Turkey bake recipe (1666 downloads)|
|New Year Cassoulet||A rich dish using duck or goose that no one will guess uses your leftovers.||New Year cassoulet recipe (1834 downloads)|
|Mixed cheese and onion delight||Turn your potato leftovers into scones. Try them with jam or peanut butter – you might find a new and unusual taste to surprise your family and dinner guests.||Mixed cheese and onion delight recipe (1599 downloads)|
|Turkey goujons with spiced potato cakes and coleslaw||Using up your turkey, roast potatoes and vegetables this meal can also be made smaller and served at parties as nibbies.||Turkey goujons with spiced potato cakes recipe (1745 downloads)|