We've collected hundreds of tasty leftover recipes from the nation's best chefs – you! Together with culinary ideas from leading celebrity food lovers, there's no better place to fulfill your love of food and keep it out of the bin.


  • What better way to use up your overripe bananas than this moist and hearty gluten-free banana bread. It’s super easy to make and is ideal for those lazy picnics and afternoon tea treats.
  • This fast version of pizza is tasty, quick to make and versatile. You can use all sorts of ingredients and really load it with different
  • A favourite at Chinese restaurants, these moreish pancakes can be served in the place of bread with many meals, or with a spicy dipping sauce as part of a Chinese-style meal.
  • We waste around thirty-seven million slices of bread every single day in the UK just from our homes. This is a great recipe for making the most of any bread you have that needs using up
  • This recipe is great for using up soft fruit past it’s best, but not when it’s gone so far that it has reached the mouldy stage – at this point the compost is the best place for them! This fruit jam is more like a compote than a normal jam and needs to be eaten within a few days.
  • This smoothie comes from our fantastic liquid greens machine which launched in London's Borough Market in 2014, made from foods commonly thrown away from our homes on a daily basis just because we've let them 'go off'. This is just one example of many smoothies available.
  • This is a great leftover recipe that can be made with any vegetable leftovers from the Sunday lunch.
  • A delicious, quick and easy recipe for sea bass which is good for using up leftover single cream and lemon.
  • This stuffed marrow with mince recipe is easy and delicious. You can use your favourite mince recipe such as bolognese or chilli (or vegetarian options) to stuff a marrow, so do experiment. Cheese is always good grated on the top, too.
  • You don’t need to make the curry paste from scratch - you can use a ready made green or red Thai curry paste. However ready made paste often contains fish so it is not suitable for vegetarians. This recipe however, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike.
  • This vegan-friendly gnocchi is very simple to make – and easy on the pocket too. Use baked potatoes or left-over mash which is a bit dried up.
  • Pretty much anything that’s close to its use-by date can be transformed under the guise of a Spanish omelette. You can include cooked potatoes, cooked vegetables such as peas, leeks, carrots, courgettes, onions etc, that last rasher of bacon and cheese that’s going hard around the edges.