01/30/2012 04:05 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

10 Recipes Made From Common Leftovers

Everyone has their share of leftovers sitting in the back of the fridge. Whether it's leftovers from this past weekend's family dinner or a jar of salsa that's been around since the last time you had the munchies, the ingredients don't have to go to waste -- or even worse, be thrown out in the trash. If they're still salvageable, why not rescue them and give them a new life in a new dish for dinner?

Don't be afraid to make something from your leftovers. Some sad-looking vegetable can be reborn into a vegetable soup or a frittata. Half-full condiments can create some wonderful recipes like meatloaf, pork chops, beef stroganoff or chicken tetrazzini. The following recipes prove that leftovers can be made into something better than good, and you'll clean out the fridge at the same time.

What's your favorite dish to make out of leftovers? Leave a comment below.

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