What’s the point of making a big meal if the leftovers are no good?! Take it from a reluctant leftover eater…these are the recipes that taste JUST as good the next day!
One of the questions I get asked all the time is about cooking for smaller families. So many weeknight recipes make a LOT of food, which is awesome and cost-effective, but can feel overwhelming when you’re cooking for a small group. The easy solution? Leftovers, baby! These are 10 Recipes That Make Great Leftovers, brought to you by a reluctant leftover eater. I can verify that these foods reheat BEAUTIFULLY and will taste just as good leftover as they did fresh out of the oven!
No-Fuss Spinach Lasagna
I’m starting it off with a newer recipe that has leftovers you WILL NOT believe. They are exactly as good as the fresh-out-of-the-oven lasagna!
This Picadilo is so good that we joke about bathing in it. Eat it over rice, with mashed potatoes, or just by itself! It reheats like an absolute dream.
This meatloaf is an absolute icon at this point. Even people who don’t like meatloaf agree that this is one of those weeknight staples that you’ve GOTTTA try!
Instant Pot Coconut Veggie Soup
Soups in general are great for reheating, but this one especially is so good the next day. The flavors get to know each other as they sit in the fridge and I look forward to it all day!
Turkey Taco Bake
You know we love a bake! The naturally rustic, throw-it-together nature of this dish makes it the perfect candidate for BOMB leftovers.
Slow Cooker Brisket
This brisket just might be capable of creating world peace. It’s that good! This is the #1 recipe on my site for a reason: it’s easy, delicious, and the leftovers are so good by themselves or on a sandwich.
Coconut Lime White Chicken Chili
I love reheating a chili! Eat the leftovers with a dinner roll or slice of toast for a comforting, warm meal that requires minimal effort.
Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs
Making your meatballs in a slow cooker means less dishes, and they turn our perfectly cooked, juicy and INSANELY good. I also love having the leftovers as a snack option!
Spicy Stuffed Peppers
I always make double of this recipe because the peppers are so perfect to pop in the fridge and reheat for lunch or a second night in the week.
One Pot Mexican Quinoa
This is one of those dishes that’s so simple I always kind of forget about it, but when I make it I can’t believe it isn’t in my regular rotation! I love using these leftovers as a side dish or a light lunch.
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