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11/21/2011 11:27 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

5 Ways With Leftovers: Creative Casserole Recipes

You may have made a lovely dinner last night, but what are you going to cook today? If you have leftovers lurking in the fridge, there's no need to start from scratch. Extra protein, veggies and even grains can be re-imagined into a brand new meal. One of the best ways to prepare leftovers? Bake them into a hearty casserole.

Below, we have five delicious recipes to get you started, from a Cheesy Polenta And Egg Casserole that's perfect for brunch to a Southern-inspired Grits and Greens Casserole adorned with a sprinkle of crispy, salty bacon.

Want more comforting meal ideas? Try our 20 Savory Slow Cooker Recipes.

5 Ways With Leftovers: Creative Casserole Recipes

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