Creative Recipes To Use Up Easter Leftovers: From Curries to Sides, Breakfast Treats to Desserts!

We are still full. In a good way! We enjoyed the Easter holiday and gorged on our favorites, like ham and lamb. And then there are all the hard-boiled eggs from the hunt. We have the best recipes to use up Easter leftovers. Our Ham & Cheese Scones are a brilliant way to use up some of that leftover main. And we have some ideas for leftover Easter candy.

Ham & Cheese Scones

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When there’s an abundance of leftover ham, these savory scones come to the rescue, offering a delightful way to repurpose it. Packed with the rich flavors of ham and cheese, these scones make for a satisfying snack or breakfast option. With their buttery texture and savory profile, they’re bound to become a favorite in your household. Get the recipe for Ham & Cheese Scones.

Ham & Cheese Savory Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding takes on a savory twist with this hearty recipe featuring ham, cheese, eggs, and juicy tomatoes. It’s a comforting dish that’s perfect for brunch or a cozy dinner. The combination of ingredients creates a satisfying meal that’s both flavorful and filling. Whether you’re looking to use up leftover ham or simply craving a comforting dish, this savory bread pudding is sure to hit the spot. Get the recipe for Ham & Cheese Savory Bread Pudding.

Lamb Curry

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Transform leftover roasted lamb into a flavorful curry with this simple recipe. The tender lamb pairs perfectly with aromatic spices and creamy coconut milk, creating a dish that’s both comforting and satisfying. Serve it over rice or with warm naan bread for a complete meal that’s sure to please the whole family. This lamb curry is a delicious way to make the most of your leftovers and enjoy a taste of something different. Get the recipe for Lamb Curry.

Ham & Cheese Strata

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Similar to a bread pudding, this savory strata is an excellent way to use up leftover ham. With layers of bread, ham, and cheese baked to golden perfection, it’s a comforting dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. The combination of flavors and textures makes it a standout dish that’s sure to impress. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time, making it a convenient option for busy mornings or lazy weekends. Get the recipe for Ham & Cheese Strata.

Sautéed Radishes

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Take ordinary radishes to the next level with this simple sautéed radishes recipe. Do you have some leftover from a crudité platter? Cooking the radishes transforms their flavor, mellowing out their peppery bite and creating a deliciously tender side dish. Seasoned with just a touch of salt and pepper, these sautéed radishes are an unexpected yet delightful addition to any meal. Plus, their vibrant pink hue adds a pop of color to your plate, making them as visually appealing as they are delicious. Get the recipe for Sautéed Radishes. 

Green Salad With Radishes And Peas

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This salad just screams spring to us. It’s a delightful mixture of colors and textures with fresh greens, Spring peas and radishes. Again, if you have radishes left over from your crudité platter this is a beautiful and surprising way to serve them. Get the recipe for Green Salad with Radishes & Peas.

Honey Lemon Pan Roasted Carrots

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Pan roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness and creates a caramelized glaze that’s simply irresistible. With the addition of honey, butter, and lemon juice, these carrots are taken to new heights of flavor. The honey adds a touch of sweetness, while the lemon juice provides a refreshing citrusy note. Finished off with a drizzle of rice syrup for extra indulgence, these honey lemon pan roasted carrots are a side dish that’s sure to steal the show. A great way to use up carrot sticks from your app tray. Get the recipe for Honey Lemon Pan Roasted Carrots.

Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

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These gluten-free biscuits are a revelation, combining flaky, buttery layers with the bold flavors of cheddar and scallions. Perfect for pairing with your leftover holiday ham or enjoying on their own, these biscuits are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Whether served warm from the oven or toasted the next day, they’re a delicious addition to any meal. Get the recipe for Cheddar Scallion Biscuits.

Bacon Deviled Eggs 

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Deviled eggs are one of those old-fashioned dishes that some people overlook, and yet, they always seem to fly off the table at cookouts and parties. Add some bacon and your guests will be clamoring. Get the recipe for Bacon Deviled Eggs.

Muffuletta Deviled Eggs

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If you are not familiar with the classic muffuletta sandwich, I am sure the title of this recipe had you scratching your head. Sometimes spelled “muffaletta” it is a sandwich of Italian origin. Sicilian immigrants in New Orleans created it by combining various salami and cheese, always with a garlicky olive salad, and packing them into bread. The juices from the olive salad soak into the bread and the whole thing is one of those recipes that is more than a sum of its parts. It’s not just a sandwich; it is a sandwich experience. These Muffuletta Deviled Eggs take all those flavors and bring them to the world of the supremely adaptable deviled egg. Get the recipe for Muffuletta Deviled Eggs.

Ham & Cheese Quiche

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Quiche is an old standby, but for a good reason. It’s filled with eggs and cheese, and in this case some ham as well, and is a great party dish because it can be made ahead. Works well for breakfast, brunch, or lunch and our version is nestled in a buttery and flaky gluten-free crust. Get the recipe for Ham & Cheese Quiche.

Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Potatoes are a beloved starchy food, and we have plenty of recipes for you including several potato salads. This potato salad, which also features hard-boiled eggs, is an old-fashioned classic that everyone in the family will love. Get the recipe for Potato Salad with Hard-Boiled Eggs.

Tangy Potato and Egg Salad, Olives & Pickles

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This potato salad features hard boiled eggs in the addition to salty and briny olives and pickles. It’s everything, all together in one dish: creamy and hearty texture, with the spark of the additional condiments. Get the recipe for Tangy Potato and Egg Salad, Olives & Pickles.

Breakfast Casserole

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This all-in-one breakfast casserole features eggs, hashbrowns, cheese and ham. Easy to make, feeds a crowd, and kids and adults will ask for seconds. And it is made with five ingredients, in addition to salt and pepper. Could not be simpler. Get the recipe for Breakfast Casserole

Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange & Pecans

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This recipe was initially developed at our first bakery back in the 1980s. It is a classic chocolate chunk cookie, but features milk chocolate, candied orange, and pecans. We bet you have a bunch of leftover milk chocolate eggs! Am I right? Chop them up and use them in this cookie and we promise you, that people will swoon and ask for the recipe. Get the recipe for Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Orange & Pecans.

Coconut Macaroon Nests

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Indulge your sweet tooth with these delightful coconut macaroon nests. Made with a combination of sweetened and unsweetened coconut, they offer a chewy texture and rich coconut flavor without being overly sweet. Top them off with sugar-coated chocolate egg-shaped candies for a festive touch that’s perfect for springtime celebrations. We know you probably have leftover candies, and this is a great way to use them. People always find these nests adorable so don’t think that they had to be reserved just for the holiday itself. These coconut macaroon nests are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Get the recipe for Coconut Macaroon Nests.


  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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