How to Turn Grilling Leftovers Into Delicious New Meals

Have leftover chicken, steak or veggies from a cookout? Don't just reheat. Make new meals for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


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Shrimp Salad Rolls

shrimp salad hoagie rolls

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Note: Toss the salad together a few hours ahead, then add dressing and fill rolls just before serving. 

Makes 4
Prep 15 m

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Grilled Veggie Slab Quiche

grilled vegetable quiche in pan

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Bake at 450 degrees for 8 minutes, then at 375 degrees for 35 minutes

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BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

barbecue chicken pasta salad

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Notes:

  • You might think that apple, chicken, pasta and blue cheese makes for a strange dish, but we loved the contrast of sweet, salty and spicy flavors. 
  • You’ll want to use a BBQ sauce that’s on the spicier side to balance the apple’s sweetness.
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 12 m

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Steak-and-Mushroom Lettuce Leaf Tacos

lettuce-leaf tacos with steak and mushrooms

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Note: To add even more zing, stir in chopped pickled jalapeños or jarred salsa verde when adding beef. 

Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 5 m

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Cheeseburger Pizza

cheeseburger pizza with arugula

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Bake 22 m