If you love a roast dinner on a Sunday, you'll know all about the amount of leftovers this one off meal can produce. We're here to help you make the most out of your Sunday roast leftovers
If you love a roast dinner on a Sunday, you’ll know all about the amount of leftovers this one off meal can produce. From leftover meats to veggies galore, there always seems to something leftover from this delicious meal but what are we supposed to do with it all?
We’re here to help you make the most out of your Sunday roast leftovers. Turn Sunday’s lunch into Monday’s meals – you can even stretch your Sunday leftovers until Tuesday – you really don’t have to bin as much as you may think!
Remember that if you’re not in the mood for using up those leftovers the next day or have other plans, you could always freeze them and use them the following week for another delicious roast instead.
So come and have a browse through some of our top roast dinner leftovers and find out exactly what you can make with them and how to store them for another time too!
Click through to see more ways to use up those roast dinner leftovers…
First up, what to do with all that meat leftover! There’s always some meat leftover from a hearty roast dinner – whether it’s a couple of chicken wings or half a joint of lamb, browse through our ideas for how to us them up below.
– Leftover chicken recipes including; chicken curry, chicken pie and more!
– Leftover lamb recipes including; lamb hot pot, lamb stew and more!
– Leftover beef recipes including; beef stir-fry, beef salad and more!
– Leftover pork recipes including; pork pasta, pork kebabs and more!
Everyone loves a roast potato
– they seem to be top on the roast dinner list which can often mean we
get carried away with the chopping and peeling and end up with one too
many on our plates.
How to use up roast potatoes
– Using a masher or strong fork, mash your roasties into a thick potato mash and make a delicious topping finished with cheese.
Add in some egg and any leftover veggies and make a potato pattie. Fry
with a little oil on both sides and have for lunch the next day.
Store in the fridge for up to 2 days and then when you’re ready to use
them again re-heat in the microwave until piping hot – simple!
Yorkshire puddings are an absolute must for a British Sunday roast but what to do when you make too many?
How to use up leftover Yorkshire puddings
Yorkshire puddings can be filled with a variety of different things to
turn them into a fun meal the next day. Chilli, cheese and bacon or even
mashed potato would give them a new lease of live.
puddings can replace the bread in a leftover roast sandwich. Wrap the
meat and veggies in them and dunk in any leftover gravy.
Yorkshire puddings are made with a batter similar to pancakes so they
also work well with a sweet twist. You can fill them with cream and
fruits to make a unusual dessert the next day.
– If you are making your Yorkshire puddings from scratch you can reserve the mixture and make pancakes! The batters are very similar – a little sugar will turn it into a sweet mix.
Brussels sprouts may not be the most popular thing on the roast menu but they’re a classic. No doubt there will be some leftovers but they’re not getting away with it that easily. A few tasty twists and they’ll be finishing their serving of sprouts one way or another!
– You can blend down your sprouts to make a healthy Brussels sprouts soup.
– Sprouts can be the centre of your meal too. Combine with a cheese sauce and top with breadcrumbs to make a winter garden gratin or team with mashed potatoes and breadcrumbs and fry to make croquettes. You can also unravel the sprouts to make the basis of a healthy salad too.
You can’t beat a parsnip
or two at your Sunday banquet. Lightly tossed in honey and oil, these
delicious roasted treats are not to be chucked once you’ve finished
How to use up leftover roast parsnips
Warm your parsnips in the microwave, add in a knob of butter and mash
like crazy. You’ve made yourself a delicious side dish ready for
– In a food processor or with a strong arm,
blend your leftover parsnips. Add a little stock, any other leftover
veggies and you’ve got some delicious parsnip soup!
Don’t you just hate it when you make way too much gravy – don’t worry, it can be saved and used again.
Turn it into tomorrow’s dinner; fry some mince along with onions,
carrots and swede (these can be leftovers too), pour in your gravy and
simmer. Add in some more water if your mix is too thick. Once cooked top
with mash and serve as a Shepherd’s pie!
Carrots – the one veggie the kids don’t complain about! Maybe it’s because they help them to see in the dark or maybe it’s because they’re bright orange – either way, we should embrace the carrot and use up every last piece!
How to use up roast carrots
– Using a fork, mash your carrots – with your leftover parsnips or potatoes if you have them – and a knob of butter for a delicious side dish. Top with cheese and grill.
– Cut into chunks and boil in a broth to make a vegetable soup, stew or casserole. Remember to add already carrots last though. You can also blend down your carrots with a little stock to make a carrot soup.
– Add your cooked carrots to a carrot cake mix and bake! Blitz in the food processor for a smooth finish or chop/grate finely – the choice is up to you!
– If you’re trying to be healthy, what better way to get 1 of your 5 a day into your diet than blending in a smoothie? Mix with apple and wheat grass for a delicious combo.
If you’ve got vegetarians in the family, nut roast
is often the main of choice for a Sunday lunch. There’s plenty you can
do with your leftover nut roast, so think before you bin it!
How to use up leftover nut roast
– Blitz your nut roast leftovers in a blender and use as a crumble topping for a bake or pie.
– Roll your nut roast into balls and fry in a light oil. Serve with fresh salad leaves and pitta, similar to falafel.
– Thin slices of nut roast would make a delicious sandwich filler the next day. Sandwich in a crusty brown roll or white loaf – the perfect packed lunch treat!
– If you’ve got any ready made pastry in the fridge that’s waiting to be used you could make veggie pasties using your nut roast leftovers.
Broccoli is packed full of vitamins so any leftovers should definitely not get the boot. If you’ve cooked too many greens, never fear, they don’t have to go to waste (can you hear the kids groaning!)
How to use up leftover broccoli
– Boil you broccoli with a little stock to make a broccoli soup. The classic combination is with Stilton but you can team it with other cheeses or have it on it’s own.
– Cold, cooked broccoli can be blended with other veggies such as spinach and kale to make a vitamin-packed smoothie.
– Cut your broccoli pieces up into fine chunks or mash. Add in some other leftover veggies like potatoes and carrot, an egg and mix. Lightly fry and you’ve made a tasty frittata.
Nothing beats a delicious crumble for dessert after your hearty roast (how we make room for it, we will never know!) If you’ve got some delicious crumble leftovers make sure you save them.
– The crumble mix can be frozen and used the following Sunday. You can also add the crumble mix to muffins or cupcakes and make crumble cakes instead.
Now, you can’t serve crumble without a warm homemade custard but don’t worry if you’ve made too much.