Use up leftovers in your fridge with Batch Lady's tasty puff tart recipe

TOMORROW is Stop Food Waste Day. While the issue is at an all-time high, there are many ways to use up the food in our fridge.

I have got a couple of fun and easy recipes that will help.

These are both delicious and will stop you from throwing away the odds and ends you have lying around in the back of your fridge.

The first recipe is my leftovers puff tart. It’s a great one to make use of all those little leftover bits of cheese and vegetables.

My second recipe is potato peel crisps, which are surprisingly delicious and the perfect snack to eat in front of the telly.

A great tip to reduce food waste is to buy frozen veg, because you only use what you need then pop the rest back into the freezer.

It also saves you time on chopping and peeling. Result.


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Leftover puff tart (serves 4)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 320g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • Leftover spreads such as pesto, cream cheese
  • Leftover cheese such as Cheddar, blue cheese, mozzarella
  • Leftover veggies such as peppers, courgettes, tomatoes
  • Leftover meats such as chorizo, chicken and ham

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METHOD: Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.Dice your leftover veggies, cheeses and meats.

Roll out the puff pastry, keeping it on the paper.

Layer on any spreads, such as pesto or cream cheese, then scatter over the leftover meats, cheese and veggies.

Bake on a baking tray in the oven for 20 minutes until it is puffed and golden.

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Ready to freeze: Once cooled, slice up and add to a freezer bag. These are great for individual lunches.

Ready to eat: Remove from the freezer and leave to defrost.
Place in the oven at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 for ten minutes to warm through, or you can put it in the microwave to heat through.

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