33 Easter leftover recipes
From a creamy lamb bhuna to Creme Egg brownies and even an amaretto sour with a hot cross bun twist, we've got plenty of creative and delicious ways to use up your Easter leftovers
Looking for leftover lamb recipes? Want easy and delicious ways to use up your leftover Easter chocolate? Try our simple ideas which make the most of Easter leftovers, then check out our Easter recipes, Easter dinner recipes and Easter baking ideas.
Catering for vegans this Easter? Our Easter vegan menu covers all you need for breakfast, lunch and dessert. You can also treat friends or family to an afternoon tea with an Easter twist.
Easter leftover recipes
Think of this as the Easter equivalent of the Boxing Day sandwich. Brimming with punchy chilli, mango chutney and a minty yogurt, it's a fun and satisfying way to use up leftover lamb. Choose from more of our leftover lamb recipes.
Lamb with soft herb salad and mint sauce dressing
Serve your leftover lamb with a fresh mint dressing in this zingy spring salad. It's a great way of using leftovers while keeping meals light and healthy.
Lamb tacos with minted pea guacamole
Get creative with your lamb leftovers with these punchy tacos, spiced with paprika and cumin and served alongside a zingy pea guacamole.
Easy lamb bhuna
Leftovers never looked so good – try this tender lamb bhuna, cooked in a warming spice mixture and served with fluffy rice.
Mexican-style lamb stew
Toss your leftover lamb in chipotle chilli, oregano and spices for a hearty stew that's as smoky as it is comforting.
Creamy lamb, spinach and cashew curry
Super creamy, nutty and low in calories, this recipe is perfect for livening up lamb leftovers and makes a simple family dinner to enjoy after Easter weekend.
Greek-style lamb meatball, feta and tomato bake
Leftover lamb is pepped up with Greek flavours of feta, oregano and pine nuts in this vibrant tray bake. Serve straight from the oven to allow everyone to dig in.
Spicy lamb tagine is a real crowd pleaser and makes brilliant use of leftover lamb. It serves six so is great for feeding the family or a group of friends, or you can freeze it in smaller batches so that it'll do several nights.
Chicken and spinach pilaf
Use up any leftover chicken in this speedy pilaf. Coloured with turmeric and packed with spinach and coriander, it's as nutritious as it is delicious.
Chicken tagliatelle with lemon and tarragon
Turn your roast chicken leftovers into a zingy tagliatelle dish, flavoured with lemon, fresh tarragon and parmesan. It's super speedy to put together, too, ready in just 20 minutes.
Catalan-style roast chicken, potato and pepper salad
This Catalan-style salad is quick and easy to make and is great for using up roast chicken and potatoes. Sweet smoked paprika gives the dish a big flavour boost.
Roast dinner pot pies
Try our clever mash up using roast dinner leftovers all bundled into one flaky pie. It's super easy, and super comforting.
Chicken satay noodle salad
Top your crunchy satay salad with crispy leftover chicken in this dish, packed with red cabbage, shredded carrots and roasted peanuts.
Sweet and sour chicken and pineapple salad
After a weekend of indulgence, most of us crave a fresh, nutritious meal. This recipe is just that, giving your midweek dinner a healthy lift by pairing leftover chicken with juicy pineapple and crunchy cucumber.
Super-quick chicken and pea broth
This chicken and pea broth comes together in a flash on busy days, perfect for using up any leftover chicken from Easter weekend.
Salmon poke bowl
Match leftover salmon with crunchy veg and sushi rice, pepped up with a spicy dressing made from soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, sriracha and lime juice.
Creamy salmon pasta
Turn your salmon leftovers into a creamy pasta, served with a big dollop of crème fraîche. It's high in protein, low in salt and ready on the table in just 20 minutes.
Leftover potatoes? Make a batch of our nifty potato hash browns for a lazy breakfast.
Kimchi bubble and squeak cakes
Any leftover veg from Easter lunch can be used in these easy bubble and squeak cakes, brightened up with kimchi and sriracha.
Rich, golden and immensely tasty – duck fat elevates leftover potatoes into something very special.
Easter rocky road
Super simple, super fun and super moreish, a batch of our rocky road traybake is a must. Topped with leftover chocolate eggs, it's perfect for an easy Easter baking project with the whole family. Discover more of our Easter baking ideas.
Are you a die-hard Cadbury Mini Eggs fan? If that's a yes, why not incorporate them into a batch of these chocolate cupcakes, topped with smooth vanilla buttercream and a little grated chocolate to make an easy Easter treat.
Easter trash tiffin
Put that leftover Easter chocolate to good use with this indulgent fruit and nut chocolate tiffin. Break into squares and serve with a pot of tea.
These cheerful cookies make a fun Easter baking project, and are a brilliant way to use Maltesers Mini Bunnies, Galaxy Golden Eggs and M&M’s Eggs. Experiment with whatever Easter choc you have lying around.
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Luxury hot chocolate
Use up any Easter egg chocolate to make an indulgent hot chocolate. To make it even more decadent, top with squirty cream and mini eggs.
Chopped mini chocolate eggs are mixed into a gooey blondie mixture, offering a wonderfully sweet crunch.
Topped with an epic combination of crushed biscuits and chocolate eggs, this is the perfect bake to celebrate the holidays – because you can never have too much chocolate at Easter.
Crème Egg cupcakes
Present these pretty Crème Egg cupcakes to friends and family and watch them disappear in seconds. With their yolk-yellow frosting and super-chocolatey sponge, they're hard not to love.
White chocolate Easter cake
Here's a show-stopping Easter cake to make for your favourite chocolate lovers. We've decorated ours with broken white chocolate eggs and crunchy mini eggs, but you can get creative with your favourite Easter treats.
Crème Egg brownies
Got leftover Crème Eggs to use up? Try incorporating them into an easy brownie traybake. And remember, we have many, many more brownie recipes to try right here.
Scotch Crème Eggs
Take your love of Cadbury Crème Eggs to the next level with these novelty scotch eggs. We're talking chocolate eggs, coated in chocolate brownie crumbs and sprinkles. And yes, it is as delicious as it looks.
Gelupo's ginger gelato and hot cross bun sandwich
Stuff any leftover hot cross buns with a scoop of homemade gelato to make the most of your Easter leftovers.
Use up hot-cross buns that may be past their best to make this easy Easter-spiced twist on an amaretto sour. The perfect tipple to wrap up Easter festivities.
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