5 Easter Leftover Recipes
After the holiday feast you may be faced with more Easter leftovers than half-eaten chocolate bunnies and dirty dishes—turn Easter leftovers into easy lunches and dinners with these five Easter leftover recipes.
- Ham 'n' Mac 'n' Cheese Add extra flavor to this comfort food favorite by combining leftover Easter ham with your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. Whether the mac 'n' cheese is homemade or straight out of a box, the addition of diced ham makes it extra yummy. If you want to go gourmet, stir in some sauteed onions and a little shredded sharp cheddar.
- Lamb Frittatta
- 1 cup leftover Easter lamb
- 2 large baking potatoes
- 1 medium onion
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup grated Swiss cheese
- 2 eggs
- Salt, pepper, thyme
- Peel the potatoes and slice them into 1/4 inch slices.
- Peel and dice the onion.
- Heat the oil in a heavy skillet for two minutes over medium-high heat.
- Saute the onion in the oil until it just begins to brown.
- Add the potato slices and stir.
- Cover the pan and cook the potatoes five minutes.
- Turn over the potatoes and cook five more minutes, covered.
- Stir the leftover lamb into the potatoes.
- Crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat until frothy.
- Pour the eggs over the potatoes and lamb in the skillet.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon thyme.
- Continue to cook until the eggs are set.
- While the eggs are cooking, preheat the broiler.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top of the frittata and stick under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and just beginning to brown.
This recipe also works with other Easter leftovers, such as ham or rib roast.
3. Egg Salad Turn those leftover Easter eggs into egg salad for sandwiches.
- Boiled eggs
- Cayenne pepper
- Peel and dice the eggs.
- Dice the celery finely and add to the eggs.
- Add enough mayonnaise to moisten the celery/egg mixture.
- Add a dash each of salt and cayenne pepper.
4. Heavenly Hash If your Easter leftovers consist of beef and potatoes,you can transform them into this hash that resembles the bland stuff in a can in name only.
- 1 cup diced leftover beef
- 1 large baked potato
- 1/2 onion
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup beef gravy
- Salt and pepper
- Heat the oil in a skillet.
- Saute the onion until the onion is translucent.
- Add the potatoes and beef to the pan and stir.
- Cook until the potatoes begin to brown.
- Stir in the gravy.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Eat alone, with eggs, or serve over toast.
5. Easter Leftover Cookies When you're sick of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies, turn those Easter leftovers into these tasty cookies.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs,beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Any of the following to equal two cups: chopped chocolate, jelly beans, or candy eggs.
- Measure the sugars into a bowl. Add the butter and mix together until creamy.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Mix the flower, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl.
- Combine the flour mixture and the egg and sugar mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed.
- Stir in the Easter leftovers.
- Measure by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and allow to cook on a baking rack.
- If you decide jelly bean cookies aren't for you, take them to the office and leave them in the break room. You know someone will take care of them