Food waste is one of our biggest pet peeves, especially in this cost of living crisis. Throwing quality ingredients in the bin is not only wasteful in terms of food production resources, but it’s also wasting your hard-earned cash – something we definitely don’t want to take for granted, these days!

Down below, we’re sharing some of our favourite, fuss-free recipes which make the most of those seriously underused and undervalued leftover ingredients, transforming yesterday’s scraps into today’s tasty treasure.

Chicken & goatʼs cheese sandwich with purple slaw

A lunchtime staple, this wholesome chicken sandwich is just what we need to get over that midday slump. It’s also a great recipe to help use up any leftover chicken after the weekly roast.

Root veggie dhal

If you overshot the amount of veggies you thought you needed for last night’s dinner, not to worry! This root veggie dhal is super-nourishing, being low in saturated fat and absolutely loaded with fibre.

Classic egg fried rice

Doing a fridge clear-out? We’ve got you covered with this quick and easy dish, which really makes the most of fading veg and that beloved bag of rice.

Puff pastry tart with roast veggies and chicken

A roll of frozen puff pastry is going to be your new best friend when it comes to utilising leftovers – as seen in this speedy dinner, which is sure to satisfy the whole family.

Baked pizza wraps

If homemade pizza is your idea of a fun Friday night, then you really need to try these baked pizza wraps come Saturday afternoon. Such a scrumptious way to use up that homemade pizza sauce and your favourite toppings.

Bombay spiced potato salad

Looking for a quick and easy, flavour-packed meal made mostly out of pantry-staple ingredients? This spiced potato salad showcases the true star of your kitchen cupboards; the spice rack; while using up those forgotten veggies and leftover spuds.

Bacon and cheese potato cakes

Put your leftover mashed potatoes and veggies to good use with these crowd-pleasing potato cakes, which can be enjoyed as a savoury breakfast with poached eggs, as a tempting lunch with a simple salad or even as a light dinner, with baked beans and leafy greens.

Looking for even more recipe inspo? Check out our entire collection of leftover recipes, here.