There's no need to cook from scratch every night. It's easy to turn last night's meal into a tasty second dinner with these leftovers recipes.
A blend of dried fruits, blue cheese, and rosemary vinaigrette are the makings of an impressive salad. Toss leftover pieces of whole grain bread with the dressing to make homemade croutons that add tons of texture and flavor to the salad.
Ideal for a Sunday brunch, this dish calls for leftover beef roast, red potatoes, eggs, and salsa. Tortilla strips add a bit of crunch.
Turn last night's spiced chicken into an unbelievably delicious dinner tonight by tossing it with green onion, arugula, fresh basil, and rice noodles. A light lime-and-soy-sauce glaze adds a bright tanginess.
For a Mediterranean spin on a Mexican favorite, fill flour tortillas with leftover roasted chicken, feta cheese, red onion, cucumber, Kalamata olives, and Greek vinaigrette salad dressing.
Orange-mint vinaigrette lends tangy, refreshing flavor to this salad recipe, which uses thinly sliced steak and canned garbanzo beans as a protein-packed base.
Just five ingredients combine for classic Southwestern flavor and an exciting range of textures -- crisp pita, crunchy celery, and soft blue cheese. If you can't find Southwest-flavor chicken strips, just toss leftover deli chicken with a little hot pepper sauce.
Got leftover steak? Simply layer the meat, mixed greens, red onion, and dried tomatoes on a toasted bagel for a hearty dinner sandwich.
Leftover rice makes the perfect vehicle for fresh corn, juicy tomatoes, and zippy arugula -- plus a punch of spice from jalapenos and red onion. It's the perfect no-cook dinner for the heat of the summer.
Making stir-fry is an easy way to use up extra veggies or meat. Ingredients like toasted sesame and ginger transform last night's leftovers into a full-flavor Asian dish.
Try something totally delicoius with your leftover smoked salmon. Balance the rich, savory flavors with cream cheese and veggies wrapped in a crisp tortilla, and serve with a fresh avocado salsa.
Creamy yogurt and fresh mint make a delicious dressing for this 20-minute salad of hearty lamb, crisp greens, and crunchy radishes. Save even more time by using leftover lamb.
Filled with meat sauce, two kinds of cheese, and crushed red pepper, this calzone recipe will quickly become a family favorite. Premade pizza dough makes a super-simple crust, and leftover meat sauce also helps speed up prep.
No complicated sauce is required for this delicious Asian-inspired dish. Just pick up a bottle of peanut sauce from the market and you'll be set. Use leftover steak and dinner will be ready in a flash.
Sun-dried tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, Parmesan-tomato sauce, and grilled or roasted chicken leftovers top this crispy-crust pizza.
This filling herb-seasoned soup is ready and on the table in just 18 minutes. Throw in leftover cooked fresh shrimp, or use the precooked frozen variety. Serve it with toasted focaccia bread.
Sesame oil adds a nutty taste to this 400-calorie dish that takes just 20 minutes to make. Sweet peppers and cilantro keep things colorful, while Asian garlic-chili sauce adds a subtle kick to leftover chopped chicken.
This hearty stew is a snap to make with packaged beef or last night's leftover roast and rosemary-and-garlic-seasoned potatoes. Canned fire-roasted tomatoes make a simple broth.
Season simple rice pilaf with majoram for a traditional Middle Eastern flavor. Adding mushrooms, carrots, and green onions makes this hearty side filling enough for a light, easy meal. Save time by using leftover rice -- simply cook your vegetables first, and add rice until heated through.