I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find that I have so many leftovers or scraps of food in my refrigerator and pantry that I just haven’t been able to finish off. Most times, the servings I have sitting around aren’t large enough for an entire meal. So, because I hate wasting food, I just leave the food where it is in hopes of using it at a later date. If you’re like me or if you just have some food in your kitchen that you’d like to use up, take a look at some of these kitchen sink recipes.
For those of you who have never heard the phrase before, when I say “kitchen sink recipes” I obviously don’t mean for you to prepare your food in the kitchen sink. That’s just silly. Kitchen sink recipes are recipes that call for numerous ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen. These recipes are especially great for days when you’re really in a pinch or those days where you don’t have enough food to make a full meal but have too much food to go grocery shopping again. Here are a few of my favorites:
Leftover Skillet Scramble
This is a delicious breakfast casserole that’s perfect for a post-holiday breakfast. You basically add all of your leftover meat (any kind you’d like) and vegetables into a single skillet. It’s super easy and delicious.
Kitchen Sink Rice Bake
This casserole is also a great opportunity to use up the vegetables you have sitting in your refrigerator or freezer. In fact, it’s like the dinner version of that breakfast skillet I just mentioned above. The more vegetables you add, the more colorful and flavorful this dish becomes.
Clean-Out-The-Pantry Minestrone Soup
Not only can you use vegetables you have around the house in this soup, you can also use your slow cooker to make it. Slow cooker recipes are great for days when you know you’re going to be really busy, especially around dinnertime. Just throw everything into your slow cooker in the morning and then dinner will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready to eat.
Easy Pantry Tuna Penne
Do you have pasta in your pantry? How about some olive oil and tuna? This is one of the simplest and most mouth-watering pantry recipes you’ll ever come across. Plus, it only takes a half hour total to go from ingredients sitting in your pantry to a meal waiting on your dinner table.
Check out these other great pantry and kitchen sink recipes:
- Stovetop Cheeseburger Pasta
- Kitchen Sink Chicken Casserole
- Pantry S’mores Brownies
- Kitchen Sink Cookies
- Kitchen Sink Crisp
- Kitchen Sink Spaghetti
What’s your favorite way to use up leftovers and food scraps?