5 Ways to Use Up Leftover Roast Meat

Now that the weather is cooling down, baked dinners start to feature more often in our weekly meal plans. While not always the cheapest meal there’s just something so lovely about a delicious weekend roast I just can’t resist and they come with the added bonus of… Leftovers! Not one to let things (Food especially!) go to waste, I love to come up with different ways to use up leftovers so this week I’ve put together 5 ways to use up leftover roast meat.

  1. Sandwiches – Leftover roast meat is great to use as sandwiches fillings for lunch. Use a few slices of your favourite bread, add some sauce or pickles, and salad if you swing that way and Voila! You have a cheap, delicious lunch.
  2. Curry – This is probably my favourite thing to do with leftover roast meat. Curry is an easy, delicious meal to add to your weekly meal plan and using leftover roast meat makes it a super cheap dinner as well. I think I am going to write a separate post on how I make my curries so keep your eye out for that.
  3. Pasta – Another cheap, easy meal to make with leftover meat is a simple pasta dish. Boil some pasta, whatever you have in the cupboard will do. Heat up the meat and add it to the pasta. Stir through some sauce and top with a bit of grated cheese. Simple and delicious!
  4. Stock – Save (freeze if you have to) any meat bones and use them to make homemade stock.
  5. Pizza – Those of you who follow my Meal Plan Monday posts will know we have Pizza Party Friday Night every week. Leftover roast meat and vegetables make awesome toppings for homemade pizzas. If you’d like a post on how we make our pizza’s let me know in the comments.

So there you have 5 ways to use up leftover roast meat. What do you like to do with leftovers? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.

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6 comments

    I would love to find out how you make your pizzas! We love pizzas in this house and are sick of paying for them when we could make them ourselves. If we have extra roast meat I often make pies out of them. Roast chicken pie in gravy with veggies or roast beef and gravy. Yum yum!

    casshee | 8 months ago Reply

      Pies are a great idea and homemade ones always taste better than store bought :-)

      Budget Mums | 8 months ago Reply

    I LOVE roasts (to eat, I haven't tried cooking one before!) and love the idea that it can be used for so many different left over options. I think once you consider how varied its use can be, it doesn't seem expensive at all! I especially love the idea of using the left overs on pizza or in a curry! Will have to try cooking a roast now just or the leftovers haha! #humpdayhype

    Fi Morrison | 8 months ago Reply

      You should have a go at cooking one! I might have to put together a post on how I do mine. I've been cooking them for years but mine are still no-where near as good as my Nan's.

      Budget Mums | 8 months ago Reply

    Yay for leftovers! We are so bad at leftovers sitting in our fridge and then just getting thrown out! Pizza and curries are such a good idea! Now I have some inspiration! #humpdayhype

    Suzy@ In the Lyons Den | 8 months ago Reply

      Leftovers are my favourite! Another great way to make sure they don't go to waste is to freeze them!

      Budget Mums | 8 months ago Reply

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