Got Leftover Bread? These 8 Recipes Make Days-Old Bread Taste Good as New
Whether you're spending the morning at your local farmers market or gearing up for your weekly trek to Kroger or Trader Joe's, some type of bread is probably on your shopping list. After all, the staple can easily be a part of every meal or snack. For breakfast, for example, you may enjoy toast with some fresh fruit, while lunch is the perfect time to take your favorite bread and use it as the base of a tasty sandwich. Dinner, on the other hand, may consist of a hearty soup with a fresh loaf on the side, or a comforting grilled cheese.
However, despite bread's many uses, there are times when you may have a few slices of whole wheat remaining, or half a baguette that needs to find a purpose before it becomes too stale and inedible. And while it is possible to freeze most breads if you have the freezer space, sometimes you just want to use up those leftovers ASAP before they start to develop mold and wind up in the garbage.
Luckily, there are many easy recipes you can make that call for leftover bread. On its own, that days-old boule may be past its prime, but if you cut it up and use it to make croutons or toss it in some homemade soup, we guarantee that it will go from nearly forgotten leftovers to a savory star. Plus, by finding a new home for your leftover bread, you've helped reduce food waste!
Keep reading for ideas on how to use all different types of leftover bread to elevate your meals. We've got recipes that call for stale English muffins, challah, and more.