20 Double-Take Dinners

What's better than leftovers? Leftovers that can easily be turned into an entirely new meal! We've got your whole week covered (and then some) with these 10 clever ways to stretch one dinner into two.

Day 1: Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Chicken

"We really enjoyed this. It was SO tender (hence the name) and we loved the subtle taste of lemon. The butter and olive oil together are key to this great dish!"


Day 2: Lemony Chicken & Scallion Orzo

"This is a wonderful, tasty chicken dish! I loved the lemon flavor along with the fresh oregano!"


Day 1: Summer Herb Roast Chicken

"If you're looking for a wonderfully flavored, moist, tender, 'Is this good or what?' chicken, look no further. The potatoes also came out wonderfully crusty and flavorful!"


Day 2: Two-Crust Chicken Pot Pie

"This is really good! Even my husband, who thought he didn't like pot pie, thought it was great!"

-Julie F

Day 1: Brown Sugar Meatloaf

"I loved this recipe — it disappeared at the dinner table! I will definitely make this again!"

-Chef #1119864

Day 2: Leftover Meatloaf Chili

"What a great idea! I was hunting for something to do with my leftover meatloaf. I found this and I'm so happy I did!"


Day 1: Salmon with Mustard Sauce

"This was absolutely the best. The salmon was good alone, but the sauce just took it over the top! Bye bye, tarter sauce!"

-Galley Wench

Day 2: Alaskan Salmon Chowder

"Very tasty soup! My family liked this a lot. I will definitely make this again!"


Day 1: Caribbean Pork Butt Roast

"This has awesome flavor and it's a great way to make the best of an inexpensive cut of meat! Even my kids loved it. I will be using this again!"

-Mom in Missouri

Day 2: Pulled Pork Burritos

"These are delicious burritos! Great way to use up leftover pulled pork!"


Day 1: Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

"Now THIS was fabulous! It's such a tender steak with wonderful flavor!"


Day 2: Leftover Steak Skillet

"What a great way to use up leftover steak — delicious! I had grilled too much steak and didn't know what I would do with the leftovers. Everyone really liked it!"

-mums the word

Day 1: Spaghetti With Zucchini & Garlic

"I'm always looking for new ways to make zucchini. I'm glad I found this! It was really simple, fast and really delicious!"


Day 2: Spaghetti Omelet

"I love this! It was so simple and very tasty. I love anything pasta so I knew this would be a winner!"


Day 1: Simple Perfect Pot Roast

"This recipe brings back memories of walking into my Grandma's house and smelling dinner in the oven! This pot roast will be my go-to from now on!"


Day 2: Shepherds Pie

"I made this tonight using leftover beef and mixed veggies. This is a real hubby pleaser!"


Day 1: Yankee Chili

"This chili was great! The whole family loved it. I love thick chili and this definitely filled my craving!"

-The hockey lady

Day 2: Chili Stuffed Enchiladas

"We made this using our leftover chili and it was simply delicious! I wouldn't change a thing!"


Day 1: Corned Beef & Cabbage

"This has to be the best tasting and easiest corned beef and cabbage dish I've made in a long time! This has made the top of my list for great tasting, slow-cooker meals!"


Day 2: Open-Faced Reubens

"I loved it! I made this with leftover corned beef and it was so good!"