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Occasionally we have parts of meals that we couldn't finish and so end up with leftovers. Take this as an opportunity to create a 'Second Chance' meal.

To help you get started we're sharing some of our favourite leftover recipes that use common leftover ingredients such as chicken, pasta and veggies. The recipes have been provided by Hello Table, Cumberland Council from their Love Your Leftovers app and cookbook as well as Go for 2&5®.

Want to share your own recipe? Visit our Facebook page and let everyone know about your 'Second Chance' meal.

Cooking with your leftovers and ingredients you have at home are just two of the things we can do to reduce food waste. We can also plan our meals, write a shopping list, measure serving sizes and store food right to keep it fresh.

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Vegie frittata

Vegetarian Good for leftovers

A versatile recipe that is great for lots of vegetables.
15 mins preparation + 30 mins cooking
Serves 4

Vegie frittata


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 420g can sweet corn kernels (or 1 corn cob, cooked)
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into florets
  • 60g grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese or 30g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup low-fat milk

This recipe contains 19 serves of vegies.

Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 20cm square baking tin with oil. Combine onion, sweet potato and water in a large bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 3 minutes. Add broccoli and microwave on HIGH (100%) for a further 2 minutes.
Layer baking tin with half the sweet potato and top with corn, broccoli, onion and remaining sweet potato. Whisk eggs and milk, pour over vegetables, top with cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until firm in the centre.

Serving suggestions
Serve with a bread roll.

Substitute 5 cups of any cooked vegetables for those listed.

Recipe © State of Western Australia 2010, reproduced with permission.

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