Delicious and Easy Leftover Roast Dinner Ideas to Wow Your Crowd With

A roast dinner is the perfect way to round off the weekend with family and friends. There’s nothing better than good food and great conversation. But no doubt there’s bound to be leftovers, and coming up with dinner ideas can be a struggle. However, with a little bit of creativity, your leftover roast can be turned into something spectacular! Here at Aunt Bessie’s, we’ve put together some fabulous and tasty leftover roast dinner ideas. So, you can take all the guess work out of repurposing your leftovers and get stuck into your food. You can thank us later!

What to make with leftover roast beef?

Roast beef noodles

Roast beef is scrumptious, but it can be hard to finish in one sitting. But, with these delicious noodles, not a single cut of your tender beef will go to waste. Simply add leftover roast beef to a hot pan and add Chinese five spice, soy sauce and your favourite vegetables. Serve alongside prawn crackers and stir fried butter bean salad, for that extra added crunch.

Roast beef pasta

Last night’s dinner can be turned into something magical. How about using your leftover roast beef in pasta? Sounds delicious, right? Well, it’s exactly that and much more. All you need is your favourite pasta, tomato sauce, garlic, chilli flakes and parmesan cheese. Dish up saucy beef pasta with garlic bread, crisp salad and an ice-cold drink to top it all off.

What to make with leftover roast chicken

Roast chicken sandwich

A roast chicken sandwich is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Quick and easy to make and easily customisable to please even the fussiest of eaters. All you need is your roast dinner leftovers and a bit of imagination! Add roasted chicken into fluffy white bread, top with cranberry sauce, cheese, sage stuffing and lettuce. All that’s left to do is to dig in! If you’re feeling daring, warm up your leftover gravy and use it as a dipping sauce. It may seem crazy, but don’t knock it till you try it!

Roast chicken salad

Whip up a refreshing chicken salad by using leftover cuts of juicy chicken. It’s great way of using up your roast dinner leftovers and perfect for Monday lunch. Place your roast chicken on top of favourite crunchy lettuce and rocket leaves, grated parmesan cheese and a drizzle or more of Caesar salad dressing. Now all that’s left to do is to set the table and dig in. It’s dinner done the right way!

What to do with leftover roast pork?

Juicy pork tacos

Add some Mexican flair to your leftover roast pork and whip up some delicious tacos! Simply add roasted pork into fluffy tacowith salsa, guacamole, jalapenos, and a dollop of sour cream. Pair alongside crispy French fries for a speedy dinner or a lunchtime bonanza! This will soon become your ultimate go to roast dinner leftover meal. Absolutely delicious.

Leftover Yorkshire pudding pies

Yorkshire puddings just got ten times better. Try this delicious leftover Yorkshire pudding pie, for a weekend treat! Fill up your Yorkshire pud with succulent leftover roast pork (make sure to get those pork juices in too!) and pop into the oven. Dish up your Yorkshire pudding pie with parsnips, roast potatoes, and luscious gravy too for that razzle dazzle effect. It will soon be a family favourite.

What to make with leftover roast lamb?


Lamb curry and rice

If you’re craving something spicy, this is the leftover roast dinner for you. A flavour-packed lamb curry is just what you need. Better yet, it’s simple to make and utterly mouth-watering. Simply cook leftover roast lamb in a store-bought curry sauce, onions, garlic, and garnish with coriander. Serve alongside soft naan bread and basmati rice for an Indian feast, fit for the royals.

Lamb casserole

Make the most of your Sunday leftovers with this ultimate leftover roast dinner idea. A hearty, flavoursome lamb casserole, all made in one pan! It’s a win win situation for you! Simply follow our sausage casserole recipe but replace with your leftover roast lamb. Once cooked, pair succulent cuts of lamb on top of buttery mashed potatoes, velvety gravy and dig in.

If you’re after something with a bit more va va voom, try filling a giant Yorkshire pudding with mashed potato and sausage casserole, for the ultimate family meal. You can thank us later!



Have we got your tummy grumbling yet because we sure are hungry! If you loved these leftover roast dinner ideas, you’ll love our tasty roast potato meals too. But, if you’re after something sweet, check out our decadently delicious dessertsAt Aunt Bessie’s, we have something for everyone!