Easy leftover ideas and Extra Ingredients Recipe Tips featuring Hass Avocados

Did you miscalculate serving size at your dinner party and prepare for a hungry army and only had a couple of light eaters? Regardless of why you have too much food left over, we have some ideas and recipes to help you use up that leftover food.

Fresh Hass avocados have a way of helping to make leftover recipes new again with their creamy texture and delicious flavor.

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Leftover Beef Recipes & Extra Beef Ideas Salad

Too much tri-tip? Excess of ground beef or steak? We have you covered. Check out these easy ways to use leftover beef.

Cheesesteak Quesadillas Chop up extra steak or tri-tip to use in an avocado and steak sandwich, fajitas, tacos or Cheesesteak Quesadillas. Or top with Avocado Salsa for a fresh taste.
Chili Grilled Avocados Extra beef shoulder? Make Chili Grilled Avocados.
Empanadas Surplus of hamburger or ground beef? Substitute for chorizo in empanadas, add to breakfast burritos or make sliders.
Black Bean, Avocado, and Corn Salsa Leftover steak can be combined with fresh cilantro, lemon juice and Black Bean, Avocado and Corn Salsa on top of a bed of lettuce for a delicious southwest-style salad.

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Leftover Pork Recipes & Extra Pork Ideas Salad

Overdid it on the ham or pork purchase? Check out these easy ideas for leftover pork recipes.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches Extra pulled pork or pork shoulder? Try making Pulled Pork Carnitas or Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Hass Avocado.
Pork Fajitas with Hass Avocado Leftover pork tenderloin? Make some easy Pork Fajitas with Hass Avocado for dinner tonight. Just slice the tenderloin in julienne strips, rub with the spice mixture (omit salt if already salted) and add to the pan when you add the tomatoes so the pork doesn't get overcooked.
Ham & Avocado Deviled Eggs Take that leftover glazed ham and serve it up for snacks and lunch. Try Ham & Avocado Deviled Eggs as a side dish or add to wraps or sandwiches for a ham and avocado grilled cheese melt.
Grilled Avo Bacon Skewers Avocados and Bacon make one amazing combination. Serve up some Bacon Guacamole, Grilled Avo Bacon Skewers or Endive Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Gorgonzola.

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Leftover Chicken Recipes & Extra Chicken Ideas Salad

Overloaded with chicken breasts? Don't "chicken-out", check out these easy recipes to make with leftover chicken and extra uncooked chicken.

Tortilla Soup Use leftover chicken to top this Tortilla Soup recipe with avocado on top!
Avocado Spring Rolls Serve up some fresh Avocado Spring Rolls for lunch or as an appetizer.
BBQ Chicken and Avocado Pizza Create your own chicken pizza like BBQ Chicken and Avocado Pizza.
Chicken Wrap with Avocado Bleu Cheese Dressing Make a grilled chicken sandwich or Chicken Wrap with Avocado Bleu Cheese Dressing.

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Leftover Turkey Recipes & Extra Turkey Ideas Salad

Too much turkey? Check out these easy ideas for leftover turkey recipes or Thanksgiving leftovers recipes.

Avocado Turkey and Brie Panini Turkey sandwiches are a turkey leftover staple but why not try a richer sandwich that uses up a leftover appetizer such as brie cheese - Avocado Turkey and Brie Panini. Or try a wrap that uses any leftover cranberry sauce you might have - Avocado Wrap with Turkey and Cranberry Mustard.
Turkey Salad After a heavy turkey dinner, try a light and fresh turkey salad recipe.
Avocado Mashed Potatoes Got 1 ½ lbs of turkey left over? Make turkey pot pie with a layer of sliced avocado on top with avocado mashed potatoes or try making turkey tamales.

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Leftover Crab or Shrimp Recipes & Extra Seafood Recipe Ideas Salad

Have a boatload of fish, crab or shrimp? Check out these easy recipes to make with excess seafood.

Lettuce Cup An extra fillet of salmon goes nicely with bell pepper and tangerines in a Lettuce Cup.
Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Guacamole Rolls Serve up a quick and easy appetizer like Lemon Pepper Shrimp and Guacamole Rolls.
Crab Cakes Stuffed with Hass Avocado Get delightfully "stuffed" with Crab Cakes Stuffed with Hass Avocado.

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Leftover Pasta Recipes & Extra Pasta Ideas Salad

Got lots of pasta? Tired of plain spaghetti? Check out these easy recipes to use up those leftover pasta noodles.

Pesto Pasta Try a pesto pasta that packs an extra punch. Hass avocados are the secret ingredient in the creamy sauce. Trust us on this.
Pasta Salad With extra penne, bow tie, macaroni or spiral pasta you can make your own homemade pasta salad. Great for lunch or as an easy side for week night dinners.
Chicken Fajita Pasta with Hass Avocado Extra fettuccine noodles are sensational when used in this Latin-inspired twist on a traditional Italian dish - Chicken Fajita Pasta with Hass Avocado.

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Outside of making leftovers new again, we also know there may be times when you have…

Too much or Leftover Avocado

It's a rarity, we know, but in addition to the recipes in our avocado recipe collection or the five quick & easy ways to use avocado, here are some ideas on how to use that unused avocado based on the amount you have on hand.

Avocado Half The Lonely Avocado Half
Outside of eating it plain with a little salt, an avocado half is the perfect amount for:
Avocado Slices The Garnish that was Purely Decorative
You added a beautiful fan of avocado slices as a garnish that was too pretty to eat, sprinkled them with lemon and refrigerated. Here's how to eat them now:
  • Topping your lunch salad
  • Turn your BLT into a BLAT
  • Layer on your morning toast
  • Topping soups and chili
Avocado Basket The Bag or Basket of Avocados that All Ripened at the Same Time

Need some more help storing avocados? Check out our How to Store and Ripen Avocados section.

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