Quick Dishes With Leftover Barbecue

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Summertime is coming to an end. Everyone is using their barbecue skill set to grill dinner outdoors to enjoy the last warm few evenings of the year. After you’ve spent a night (or many nights) grilling, you’ll probably end up with a freezer full of leftovers. Instead of throwing out all that perfectly good food or eating the same old thing for the next few meals, try out one of these recipes that will transform your leftovers and put them to good use!


Grilled Steak Bruschetta: Take a simple bruschetta and make it better with some thin strips of steak for a new take on an old favorite.

Steak Fried Rice: Fried rice is an excellent way to mask the not-so-fresh taste of leftovers. This option makes for a quick, easy and delicious meal.

Steak Hash: Let your imagination run wild with this cheesy hash recipe. This dish is just begging to be made using leftovers.


Grilled Chicken Tacos: When in doubt, make a taco. Add some crisp radishes and slices of avocado for a light and refreshing summer bite.

Chicken Pot Pie: Pot pies are traditionally made with roast chicken, but we see no reason why grilled chicken won’t work just as well. The puff pastry topping turns this homey dish into a little present we can’t wait to get our spoons into.

Barbecue Chicken Pizza: Like tacos and fried rice, pizzas are a great blank slate to cover with anything and everything. Try this variation with chicken, onions, corn, and cilantro or come up with your own pie using whatever leftovers you may have

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Easy Spicy Shakshuka: This one-pot recipe is the perfect place to throw in all those leftover grilled accompaniments, like tomatoes, onions and peppers. Runny, poached eggs and a thick tomato base make for a hearty breakfast the next morning.

Grilled Pineapple Salsa: Turn grilled pineapple into a salsa that packs a smokey punch. Use it as a fresh accompaniment to almost anything, including those leftover chicken tacos above.

Balsamic Pasta Salad: Tired of all that meat? Toss those leftover grilled veggies into a light, meat-free pasta dish with a simple balsamic vinegar dressing.

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