Cooking Louisiana - Leftover Food Ideas

Oh those leftovers... What to do, what to do? Many delicious transformations can be done with those leftover foods, transformations to almost completely different dishes. Since you can freeze leftovers safely, save them for future quick dishes.

Note: the word "Size" means chop into bite sized pieces or pieces that fit the dish.

Beef Pot Roast

Beef Stew - Size and add carrots, corn, potatoes, celery bell pepper and onion. Make a little additional gravy and season to taste - 

Pot Pies or Turnovers - Follow your favorite pot pie recipe

Spaghetti - Remove most of the gravy, size and add to your favorite spaghetti.

Beef Pasta - French cut it (size and shape of french fries) and use this recipe.

Sandwiches - Pot roast makes a great sandwich on french bread or on a bun.  Also...size and add barbecue sauce for a barbecue beef sandwich. Add some steak sauce for another variation.

Beans - Size and add to a pot of beans

Jambalaya or Dressing - Size and add...

Soup - Add to your vegetable soup

Fajitas - Your own your own on this one


Note: If you have previously frozen a small portion of pork roast combine the two for the above dishes.

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Pork Roast - See Beef Roast

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Pork Chops

Spaghetti - Size and add smoked sausage.

Sandwiches - Size or de-bone and use whole. Fry an egg hard and slap on there for a great Cajun Brunch...

Jambalaya or Dressing - Size and add...

Beans - Size and add to a pot of beans

Pork Pasta - substitute the beef with the pork in this recipe

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Baked Chicken

Spaghetti - Size and add

Sandwiches - Size and prepare your favorite "salad sandwich"

Pot Pies or Turnovers - Follow your favorite pot pie recipe

Chicken Pasta - Size and use this recipe.

Gumbo - Size and add to your chicken gumbo.

Jambalaya or Dressing - Size and add...

Soup - Add to your vegetable soup or regular chicken soup

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Turkey see Baked Chicken

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Barbecue

Spaghetti - Rinse (if you wish), size and add

Sandwiches - Barbecue makes a great sandwich on french bread or on a bun. Size and prepare...oh, make a little sauce on the side. You can chop the chicken up, de-bone the ribs and chop, slice the sausage in thin strips. 

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Hamburgers

Spaghetti - Size and add to a three meat spaghetti.

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Pasta

Pasta dishes - do Beef Pasta, or Crawfish Pasta

Mac-n-Cheese - Put in casserole dish, season and sprinkle cheese on top and bake.

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Garlic Bread          

Andouille Bread

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Ham

Beans - Size and add to a pot of beans
Salad
- Size and add to your favorite salad

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Rice (cooked)

Rice-n-Eggs - A filling breakfast

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Shrimp (boiled or baked)

Salad - Size and add to your favorite salad
Gumbo
or Stew
- Size and add
Pizza
- size and add

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Crab (from a crab boil)

Crab Stew - clean as you would fresh crab and add.
Stuffed Crab
- peal and add

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Crawfish (from a crawfish boil)

Turnovers - size and add
Crawfish Omelet
- mmmm
Salad
- Size and add to your favorite salad

 

 

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