Luscious Leftovers Cookbook Recipes

The Luscious Leftovers Cookbook offers 175 recipes prepared by using leftover food, including appetizers, beverages, bread, breakfast, casseroles, entrees, pasta and rice, potatoes, poultry, salads and sandwiches, side dishes, soups and stews, sweets and treats, vegetables, condiments, and sauces and seasonings.

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Recipe Excerpts

Banana-Vanilla Pudding. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.BANANA-VANILLA PUDDING

•1-1/2 C cold milk •1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla-flavored instant pudding mix •Vanilla wafer cookies •2 ripened leftover bananas, peeled & sliced •Whipped cream topping (re: Cool Whip), thawed


In a bowl, beat together pudding mix and milk using a whisk until smooth; allow to stand for about five minutes. Arrange vanilla wafers in a single layer on the bottom of a two-quart glass casserole dish; top with banana slices and pudding. Repeat process to make a second layer. Top with whipped cream and more vanilla wafers. Refrigerate for about three hours before serving.



•1 LB ground beef •1/2 C onion, chopped •Salt & black pepper to taste •1 can (16 oz.) green beans, drained •1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed tomato soup •1/4 C water •Leftover mashed potatoes •1 egg, beaten •1/2 C (2 oz.) American cheese, shredded


In a large skillet, brown ground beef with chopped onion, salt and black pepper. Add green beans, condensed tomato soup and water. Mix well; drain. Pour mixture into a square baking pan. In a bowl, combine leftover mashed potato with beaten egg until fluffy in texture; spoon over meat mixture in baking pan. Sprinkle top with shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350-degrees F for about twenty-five to thirty minutes or until heated through. Serve.



•1 to 1-1/2 C leftover cooked stuffing (homemade or packaged) •Breadcrumbs •Butter or margarine (for frying)


Savory Stuffing Cakes. Click on image to view larger size in a new window.Place leftover stuffing in a bowl. Using hands, form stuffing into walnut-sized balls (or larger, to preference). Flatten the formed balls into patties between two small plates (as pictured below). Coat each side of patties with plain breadcrumbs. Melt butter in a large frying pan; place patties in melted butter and cook, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown. Serve with mayonnaise or mustard for dipping sauce if desired.