Looking for tasty ways to use up leftover stew? We’ve got loads of ways to turn leftover stew into a whole new dinner! Easy dinner ideas you’ll just LOVE!
Stew Leftover Ideas
You’ve got to love your leftovers. Using up your leftovers saves money, saves food and saves time. So next time you’re looking sadly into a pan of leftover stew don’t bin it! Save it and use it to make another meal. Here’s our top tips on what to do with your leftover stew, casserole or curry.
Ways to use up leftover stew, casserole or curry
Turn leftover stew into more stew
If you’ve only a little bit of stew left and need it to feed more reheat it add in a tin of chopped tomatoes and tin of beans/chickpeas to make it stretch.
Turn leftover stew into pie or pasties
Make quick pasties (cheat and buy the ready to roll pastry) cut circles, fill with the leftover stew, bake, serve with vegetables. Or tip leftover stew into pie dish and top with a sheet of puff pastry.
Turn leftover stew into savoury rice
Turn leftover stew into a really quick savoury rice dish – simply reheat, cook rice and stir together. If you’re bit short of quantity add some beans, peas or corn to bulk it up. Serve topped with a scattering of grated cheese and dash of Worcestershire or hot chilli sauce.
Turn leftover stew into pasta bake
Reheat the stew, add a tin of tomatoes then toss in some cooked pasta. Then add a layer of grated cheese, mozzarella or cheddar and brown under the grill.
Use leftover stew to fill baked potatoes
Use your leftover stew to fill baked potatoes and serve alongside vegetables or salad. If you need it to stretch to feed a few more add in a tin of baked beans.
Make soup with leftover stew
Add 300-500ml of chicken/beef/vegetable stock to your leftover stew, heat it up and add a handful of soup pasta, tin of beans or chickpeas and serve your quick soup with crusty bread or cheese on toast
Make fajitas with leftover stew
Add a tin of kidney beans, tin of tomatoes and a teaspoonful each of chilli powder and cumin to the stew and use to make fajitas, tacos or enchiladas. Serve with grated cheese and a dollop of soured cream dip.
Use leftover stew to make stir fry
Briskly fry some carrot, onion and broccoli and then tip the leftover stew in as a stir fry sauce add a tsp of 5-spice powder or dollop of sweet chilli sauce and serve tossed through noodles.
Leftover stew sloppy joes
Break open some soft bread rolls, add the reheated stew, scatter with grated cheese and tuck in. We LOVE this made with leftover bolognese sauce!
Make chilli from leftover stew
Add a can of spicy mixed beans and teaspoon of ground cumin and pinch of chilli powder to your leftover stew and serve with rice and nachos.