Leftover food hacks


Leftover food hacksSocial media users reveal their most creative uses for Sunday roast leftovers

Wren Kitchens recently asked their social media followers how they use their leftover food and the inventive recipes and images received didn’t disappoint! 

Revealed: The best leftover recipes 

We’ve all been there. It’s the morning after your big family dinner. You open the fridge only to be confronted with leftover food from the day before.

Knowing what to do with the excess food can often be overwhelming – but social media has come to the rescue!

To help households reduce food waste (and save money!) Wren Kitchens recently conducted a social media competition in which they asked their social media followers for their most creative uses of food leftovers.

From easy filled pies to delicious loaded nachos the best (and often quirky!) creative leftover recipes from our Sunday roasts are detailed below.

Leftover food hacks

Delicious filled pies

A great way to use up the excess meat and vegetables from your roast dinner is to make a delicious pie. You can buy ready-made pastry (or make your own if you feel brave) and fill the inside with all the leftovers from the night before.

Top tip! Be adventurous – leftover food that may not stereotypically go into a pie can often make the best food inventions!

Yeeros salad

After a hearty Sunday dinner, there’s no better way to head into the new week than with a healthy salad. A Greek-inspired yeeros salad is a perfect solution for anyone looking to make the most from tasty leftover meat.

Place your leftover roast meat on mixed leaf salad and add tzatziki dip as a dressing. Combine with fresh cucumber and tomato to create a perfect yeeros salad!

Loaded Nachos 

This smart leftover hack was sent in by a creative and savvy social user. You can turn your traditional British roast into a delicious Mexican Monday night dish, with no need to slow-cook another piece of meat for hours! The cooked meat from your roast is already tender from roasting, making it perfect for serving on top of loaded nachos with some sour cream and guacamole.

Pasta dish

Put an Italian twist on your leftovers. Create a delicious, low-effort weeknight meal by using leftover meat or vegetables in a simple pasta dish. Pair shredded roast chicken with a simple tomato sauce, or mix leftover broccoli into a cheesy pasta bake. This genius hack will satisfy your family’s appetite, save money, and reduce your food waste

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