If you've gone a bit overboard with your Easter food shop, chances are you'll have lots of leftovers. But don't worry. We've got lots of tasty recipes for using up leftover lamb, chicken and even hot cross buns.
If you’ve gone a bit overboard with your Easter food shop, chances are
you’ll have lots of leftovers. But don’t worry, we’ve got lots of tasty
recipes for using up leftover lamb, chicken and even hot cross buns.
those leftovers into a whole new dinner, lunch or even dessert. There’s
no need to bin your food this Easter, you can make the most out of it
We’ve got lots to choose from too like our Easter egg
brownies – which are the perfect way for using up the glut of Creme Eggs
or Mini Eggs you might have in the cupboards.
We’ve got lots of savoury recipes too including lamb curry, chicken salad and a hearty ham and pea soup.
Click through to see how to use up your Easter leftovers today…
Leftover lamb works wonders in this curry recipe. Give it some added flavour too with a dash of sweet ale. This is the perfect way to make the most out of your roast lamb at Easter time.
Get the recipe: Lamb and beef curry
Instead of using the lamb mixture that’s speficied in this recipe, just use up Sunday’s roast lamb leftovers to make these from Essentials magazine.
Get the recipe: Minty lamb and Feta pasties
Mix leftover lamb with spicy harissa pasta, dried apricots, chickpeas, spices and roasted peppers to make this flavoursome tagine. Serve with couscous for a filling meal.
Get the recipe: Spiced lamb tagine
Too much roast chicken leftover in the fridge? Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect way to use it up by making this refreshing roast chicken salad. It’s the ideal dish for a healthy lunch option and only takes 10 mins to prep.
Get the recipe: Sticky roast chicken salad
Rustle up this delicious turkey curry in 30 mins. It’s a great way to use up leftover white and brown meat from your Easter turkey.
Get the recipe: Turkey curry
Feed the whole family all over again with this tasty chicken bake. It really doesn’t take much to whip up this tasty treat and you can let the oven do all the hard work for you too.
Get the recipe: Chicken, leek and Cheddar bake
Don’t throw away any uneaten hot cross buns – they’re perfect in this delicious bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard and melted chocolate.
Get the recipe: Chocolate hot cross bread and butter pudding
Got some bags of chocolate Mini Eggs left over from the Easter egg hunt? Don’t worry – you can use them up along with Creme Eggs to make this mouth-watering brownie. It’s the perfect treat for the whole family plus the recipe uses melted chocolate too – a good way to use up those Easter eggs too.
Get the recipe: Easter egg brownies
Make a few bowls of ham and pea soup on Easter Monday to use up any leftover ham. Made with peas, onion and carrot, it’s really tasty and very easy to cook too.
Get the recipe Ham and pea soup
If you love comfort food, you’ll love this pudding made with homemade custard. It’s the perfect way to use up that glut of hot cross buns you might have sitting in the cupboard.
Get the recipe: Hot cross bun pudding