Our Best Leftover Bread Recipes
Bread is best when its fresh, but it's not always possible to use it up in the ideal timeframe. No worries—here are some great recipes to use up leftover bread, from panzanella to bread pudding.
Crispy bread makes this classic Italian soup all the more filling.
Homemade Pita Chips
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Vanilla Ice Cream Bread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel
This bread pudding not only uses leftover bread, it can also use leftover ice cream, melted into the pudding for a particularly luscious finish.
Challah French Toast
French toast is a classic way to use stale bread, particularly if you happen to have a loaf of challah on hand.
Savory Bread Pudding
If you like bread pudding but sweet's not your thing, never fear. This recipe uses leftover bread but combines it with onion, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses, and bacon.
Strata is another time-honored way to turn leftover, stale bread into a delicious new dish that works particularly well at brunch.
Eggplant Parmesan with Crisp Bread Topping
Stale bread means fresh breadcrumbs, an incredibly useful thing to have around. This Eggplant Parm lets them shine as a crisp bread topping.
Crostini with Grilled Sweet Onions and Blue Cheese
Use leftover bread as an elegant snack, appetizer, or light meal by turning it in crostini and topping it with onions and blue cheese.
Tomato, Basil, and Cucumber Panzanella with Grated Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette
Panzanella is a great way to make use of leftover bread and make a bright, refreshing summer salad out of it.
Spiced Pita Chips
If you happen to have leftover pita, pita chips with za'atar are the way to go.