Beyond broth: 8 sauces you can make using leftovers

Posted by Sainsbury's on 10 October 2016

Soup to sauce

Made a huge pot of soup and sick of eating it for lunch and dinner every day? Creamy soups like mushroom, tomato and those laden with beans or lentils can be stirred through pasta for a whole new meal.

Thinner soups will just need reducing over a medium heat to thicken.

tomato soup

Cheese-end sauce

Throw odds and ends of cheese into a basic white sauce for a delicious creamy addition to lasagne, mac ‘n’ cheese or as a sauce for chicken. Throw in leftover boiled veg like broccoli or cauliflower to make a great spud-topper.

Cheesy pasta
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Easy peasy pesto

Blend up leftover cooked peas with garlic, lemon juice and olive oil for a refreshing homemade pesto. A little mint makes it even more delicious.

Life as a Strawberry

Just add tomatoes

Tip a tin or two of chopped tomatoes over leftover roasted or boiled veggies, heat and use for veggie lasagne or as a sauce for chicken or fish.

Veggie lasagne
Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Creamy dream

Turn leftover creamy chicken casserole into a sauce perfect for pasta or topping jacket potatoes. Just chop up any big bits and thin with crème fraîche or sour cream.

Creamy chicken

Dress up your guac

Blend leftover guacamole (shop bought or homemade) with greek yogurt or almond milk for a sauce to drizzle over salads, tacos, nachos or bowls of chilli.

Guacamole with almond milk
Heather Christo

Chop Chop

Cube leftover pork chops and mix with pasta and a tomato sauce for a tasty take on spaghetti and meatballs. Cooked sausages will also add heartiness to a plain pasta sauce.

Pork chops
Shutterstock via: AS Food studio

Dishy fish

Save fish bones and herb stalks to make a delicious broth for soups, risotto or curries. Throw in that last bit of wine too.

You can also flake leftover white fish, crab or salmon with crème fraîche and a squeeze of lemon, for a sauce that’s delicious tossed through linguine.

Fish broth
The Domestic Man

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