Unique Recipes Using Easter Leftovers in 2023

Got some leftovers from Easter?

We always end up with a ton of leftovers every year so I end up searching for new ideas on how to use it. Here are some fun new recipes I found for 2022.

ham pot pie recipe

If you loved my Homemade Beef Pot Pie recipe, you have to try this one too! Ham Pot Pie Recipe is a fantastic make-ahead recipe with a rich filling of tender potatoes, gooey cheddar, and ham. Add in your favorite vegetables like corn, carrots, or broccoli to taste and this is a yummy way to use leftover ham!

hard boiled egg chocolate chip cookies

Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies are the most delicious way to use leftover hard boiled eggs. And no one will ever know because these cookies are soft and fluffy and perfect. In fact, this might even become your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

the best chicken cordon bleu white lasagna

This Chicken Cordon Bleu White Lasagna is a favorite of almost my entire family. My Mom used to make you whatever you wanted to eat for your birthday dinner. I have carried this tradition on with my own family. I make whatever they want for dinner and whatever they would like for dessert. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna is Anthony’s pick almost every year. Tonio’s dessert of choice is Unforgettable Reese’s Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. This cake is a must try. It’s decadent, delicious and best of all… no baking involved.

potato pancakes with leftover mashed potatoes
Potato Pancakes with Leftover Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is one that will move you into the ‘love leftovers’ camp. Potato Pancakes which is the perfect way to use leftover mashed potatoes that are staring you in the face every time you open up the fridge. It’s not just a recipe – it’s a problem solver.

spicy garden carrot hummus
Spicy Garden Carrot Hummus

It’s funny how I am such a hummus fiend, but I’ve only ever posted 3 hummus recipes on the blog. It’s rather sad! I always think a certain hummus recipe is on the blog, but then I go to look and realize it still isn’t published, but sitting in the “recipe cue”. So I feel the need to slowly remedy that, starting with some carrot goodness! We all love carrots right now, right? I know I do; I’m obsessed!

hawaiian ham and pineapple kabobs
Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Kabobs

Can you believe summer is nearly upon us? This is one of my favorite times of year. It’s the time when everyone slows down a bit and comes together. We try to always make it a point to get everyone together at least a few times over the summer to have a big block party, where we fire up the grill and cook up some amazing food. These Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple skewers will definitely be on the menu for our first big cookout of the season!

ham egg and cheese crescent bake
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Crescent Bake

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Crescent Bake is breakfast for the whole family! The breakfast casserole has all the breakfast staples—eggs, cheese and ham. Here’s a breakfast egg casserole that won’t leave your kitchen trash can overflowing with dirty dishes. This breakfast casserole recipe features easy clean up, since most of the ingredients are layered in a single baking dish.

cadbury creme easter egg cheesecake
Cadbury Creme Easter Egg Cheesecake

This easy Easter egg cheesecake takes all the flavors of the classic Cadbury creme egg and turns it into a delicious, no-bake treat. Love ’em or hate ’em, Cadbury creme eggs are an Easter staple. And while they’re certainly not the first candy I reach for, I can’t deny the drool-worthy deliciousness that is this Cadbury creme egg inspired cheesecake.

easter blondies with m&m’s and marshmallows
Easter Blondies with M&M’s and Marshmallows

Easter blondies are pretty much the same exact recipe as the easy blondie recipe we all know and love. The only difference is that you add marshmallows and Easter M&M’s to this recipe to make them extra festive! And what better reason to make these than to be able to use up that leftover Easter candy!

ham salad tortilla pinwheels

Ham Salad Tortilla Pinwheels are fun party appetizers that are family-friendly and make delicious finger food for a party, picnic, or lunch!
Burrito Sized Tortillas are filled with ham salad made with ham, cream cheese, celery, mayo, mustard, relish, and more, for a make-ahead, budget-friendly party appetizer!

pot pie soup

Homemade creamy pot pie soup is an easy recipe that is tasty with any savory protein filling like chicken, turkey, beef, or a vegetarian option. This is comfort food in a bowl that is a wonderful weeknight meal or hearty lunch. Pot pie soup is also a great way to enjoy leftovers in a fresh and delicious way. From scratch cooking sure beats any frozen pot pie or any you can get to-go like KFC or Marie Callendar’s.

sriracha keto deviled eggs recipe low carb
Sriracha Keto Deviled Eggs Recipe (Low Carb)

Don’t know what to do with those hard boiled eggs after Easter? Well, try these spicy deviled eggs, especially if you’re on a keto diet or low carb diet!
You’ll also love this easy appetizer recipe if you’re the type to douse your deviled eggs in hot sauce. This will become your favorite way to make deviled eggs since it’s the perfect finger food for entertaining. The best part is that your guests will soon be asking for this easy keto deviled eggs recipe for their own parties!

ham and cheese soup
Ham and Cheese Soup

Ever have one of those days where you fall behind and can’t seem to catch up?
That was me last week. It was a bad week as a whole, one of those I’m-going-back-to-bed weeks because I couldn’t do anything right.
It all started with two separate recipe fails in one day. I managed to squeeze in one more attempt of the first recipe, which finally turned out how I wanted.

ham and cheese frittata
Ham and Cheese Frittata

Frittatas are my all-time favorite breakfast. They’re easy to make, they feed a crowd, and they’re super budget friendly. Best of all, you can totally transform your leftovers (pretty much whatever you have in the fridge!) into a healthy, complete meal.
By now y’all know I love to repurpose leftovers! When I have leftover chicken, I make Chicken and Rice soup or chicken fajita peppers. When with leftover ham, I make Ham and Lentil soup or a ham and cheese frittata.

southern white acre peas with ham
Southern White Acre Peas w/ Ham

This recreates the taste and textures I remember well from my childhood. The original recipe made for an extended cooking time in a conventional pot on top of the stove, but it’s no problem at all with the pressure cooker. Rinse your peas and pull out any bad ones. You only want the pretty peas

hot cross buns bread pudding
Hot Cross Buns Bread Pudding

Hot Cross Buns Bread Pudding – the perfect solution to Easter Leftovers! So good, though, you’ll want to buy extra Hot Cross Buns just make this delicious bread pudding! An easy Easter Dessert that everyone loves! Growing up one of my favorite foods of Easter were Hot Cross Buns. Oh, sure there was chocolate and eggs, but we had chocolate and eggs all through the year. We only had these buns around Easter.

leftover mashed potato patties
Leftover Mashed Potato Patties

It’s almost here, it’s almost time for Thanksgiving! Even if we don’t host, ,we end up making a full spread over the holiday weekend. Mostly because we LOVE all the leftovers. I can’t deny it. The leftovers are half the awesome of the holiday foods! Plus, we all make way too much, so we all tend to have leftovers. Here’s a leftover mashed potato recipe that will leave your belly feeling full of comfort foods for just one more day…

creamy ham and tomato penne al baffo 3

Creamy ham and tomato penne is a perfect weeknight pasta recipe. Not only is this dish super creamy and full of flavour but, it’s fast and easy to make. In fact, you can have it on the table in the time it takes to boil the water and cook your pasta! Known as penne al baffo here in Italy, this is a great recipe to use up leftover holiday ham.

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