Steal the Peel – Oven Baked Crisps
A tasty and easy way to use up your leftover kūmara and potato peels.
A tasty and easy way to use up your leftover kūmara and potato peels.
These crispy chicken rice paper cups are easy to make, impressive to look at and delicious to eat.
Give new life to leftover mince with these individual Mediterranean mince pies. This recipe can easily be scaled up or down depending on how much mince you have.
Jazz up your leftover mashed potato by making these salmon mashed potato bites – perfect as a starter or finger food for a party.
It’s easy to turn leftover cooked pumpkin into pasta. Try this recipe today, no pasta machine needed!
A small amount of leftover chicken goes a long way in this delicious chicken and asparagus quiche. Use tinned asparagus if it is not asparagus season.
Clear out the fridge and give new life to any leftover or wilting vegetables with this easy fridge pickle recipe.
Turn your leftover roast chicken into this comforting chicken noodle soup.
Transform leftover beetroot and carrot salad into this delicious soup. Jazz it up with a dash of cream and some garlic croutons.
Turn leftover cooked pumpkin into these delicious pumpkin muffins. They're perfect for breakfast, a lunchbox treat or afternoon snack.
Take sliced bread to another level with these tasty veggie bread parcels. Crunchy and packed with flavour, they're a great way to use up leftover vegetables.
Turn your kid's crusts into a snack they will love. Save them in a bag in the freezer until you have enough to make these garlic bread chips.
This fridge harvest frittata is a great way to turn leftover vegetables into a filling meal which is perfect for any time of the day.
Raid your fridge for any leftover meat and wilting greens which you can use to whip up this quick fridge harvest stew.
This fridge harvest crumble is a quick and easy way to use up ripe fruit. Use whatever fruit you have.
Use leftover roast pumpkin to whip up this quick and easy pumpkin hummus. Toast stale bread to serve alongside it for a tasty snack.
Enjoy something different for dinner with these pumpkin falafel wraps. If you don't want to make your own flatbreads, use bought pita bread or tortillas. This recipe uses leftover roasted pumpkin.
If you ordered too much food at the takeaways, don't throw it away. Turn your leftovers into this delicious fish and chip pie.
Fire up the barbecue and turn your Christmas leftovers into these easy Boxing Day fritters.
Turn the last of your cereal into a Christmas Crackle Tree. These make a great centerpiece which you can eat and enjoy after the meal.
Use your Christmas ham to put a summery twist on a traditional lasagne with Jo Seager's recipe for lasagne pasta rolls with ham and parmesan.
It may sound fancy, but this pumpkin gnocchi is quick and easy to make using leftover pumpkin. Serve it with a garlic and herb brown butter glaze or your favourite pasta sauce.
These crispy veggie fritters are a quick way to transform leftover vegetables.
Compost cookies are a great way to use up leftover snacks from a party - a handful of pretzels, potato chips or chocolate. With a mixture of sweet and salty, you will be surprised how good they taste.
Turn leftover rice into these tasty tuna rice croquettes that the whole family will love.
Homemade pizzas are a great way to use up leftovers and this cauliflower pizza base means you get an extra serve of vegetables.
Give new life to leftover noodles by transforming them into fritters.
Use up your leftover leafy greens in Sarah Wilson's delicious cheesy super-greens fondue which is perfect for a night on the couch.
Fruit yoghurt is the secret ingredient in this sweet pizza.
Quesadillas are a quick and easy way to make leftovers tasty. You can make these in a sandwich press or a frying pan.
This omelette wrap is perfect for turning a small amount of leftovers into a whole new meal.
Rice paper rolls are a quick way to repackage your leftovers - with no cooking required!
These delicious sweetcorn croquettes make the perfect summer meal. You can add any leftover Christmas ham.
These croquettes are a delicious way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.
Muffin tins are an easy way to make pies and the best thing is, you can fill them with all types of leftovers. These lattice top pies look great and use up all those pastry scraps.
Jimmy Boswell shares his recipe for potato top pie. Inspired by his mum, he uses leftover stew and tops it with dumplings made out of mashed potatoes.
Making a strudel out of filo pastry is a simple way to make a pie. This chicken and cranberry strudel can be made using your leftover Christmas turkey.
The Messy Baker Charmian Christie puts a modern twist on a traditional dessert with this nut roly-poly. Great for using up leftover pastry.
Turn your leftover puff pastry into these moreish cheese straws. They make a great party snack and you can use a range of flavourings depending on what you have to hand.
If you’re peeling potatoes, save the skins! They may look a lot like waste, but it is quick and easy to turn them into something delicious. Munch them down as a snack or pile them atop anything you like to add a bit of salt and crisp to a dish.
This warming soup is a great way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables.
Colcannon cakes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Jambalaya means jumbled or mixed up, which is a great way to describe this dish as it contains a mix of spice, chicken, prawns, vegetables and rice. You can experiment with different meats and veg, depending on what’s in the fridge!
Once you have mastered this pancake recipe you will be whipping these up all the time to fill with your leftovers.
Turn your leftover chicken into a tasty Asian-inspired filled roll with pickled carrots.
Use leftover chicken or turkey in this fast and tasty meal.
These healthy tarts are quick and easy to make, and are a great alternative to a sandwich in your child's lunch box.
If you've cooked too much pasta make use of it in this frittata.
Turn leftover rice into a deliciously creamy treat with this great Nadia Lim recipe.
These are super simple and perfect for the lunchbox. There's no need to follow the recipe exactly - use whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Fried rice is the perfect way to use up leftover rice and any odds and ends lurking in your fridge.
Wrap your leftover chicken and vegetables in a tortilla to make these tasty fajitas.
If you thought bread and butter pudding could only be sweet, think again! This savoury version is a great way to use up odds and ends you have lying around.
This recipe will feed 8-10 people so if you're cooking for less, make in two dishes and freeze the second dish.
MasterChef NZ winner Aaron Brunet shares his Panzanella recipe to breathe new life into stale bread.
This single-serve lasagne is a great way to use up your leftover chicken. Increase the recipe if you want to feed more people.
Former MasterChef NZ contestant Hayley-Marie Bilton shares her great recipe to use up the leftovers from your roast.
Customise this recipe to include anything that needs to be used up. Vegetables and chopped leftover sausages are delicious additions.
Quick and substantial, you can include whatever vegetables and cheese you need to use up.
Turn leftover cooked rice into a fresh, nutritious salad.
This is an ideal way to use up any left-over cooked rice. Adapt the filling to include whatever you have in the fridge.
Leftover rice is easily transformed into dainty, crispy rice cakes which make an ideal side dish.
Somewhere between an individual soufflé and a quiche, these are a delicious way to jazz up leftover cooked vegetables.
These ‘mock sausages’ are a fun and unique way to use up leftover roast meat and vegetables. It’s always worth freezing leftover mashed potato to use in dishes like this – it saves time and money.
Use leftover rice and vegetables in these impressive stuffed tomatoes.
You won’t miss the meat in this hearty vegetarian bolognese. Use whatever vegetables you have on hand to create a delicious sauce with many uses.
This delicious lasagne can be varied to use up whatever you have on hand. This recipe is enough for a big lasagne so if you only have a few people to feed, halve the ingredients for a smaller lasagne or divide into two separate dishes and freeze one, ready for next time!