Cooking · Organising

Making a meal out of leftovers

Ever have one of those nights where there’s nothing left in the fridge. Not quite ready for another shop and have the end bits of this and a bit of that. I found myself in this situation last night! If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you might have seen my cleaned out fridge!

Something I always like to do before I do our big fortnightly grocery shop is a fridge clean out.  Not only do we need the room for our next lot of groceries but more importantly, I hate wasting food.

Yesterday’s clean out produced some leftover BBQ chicken, some fresh pineapple, a capsicum and some ham. An odd combination, and to be honest I thought the capsicum and pineapple had seen better days.

I was multitasking during the clean out making lunches (on more slim pickings), doing a stock take and meal planning the next fortnight’s shopping list.

Cue lightbulb moment! Pizzas!

IMG_0947I always have a good supply of basics in the pantry and with the help of my trusty Thermomix I had pizza bases in 6 minutes!

While the bases were proofing, I chopped up the toppings ready to use.



I made 4 individual sized pizzas, Hubby has lunch for the next 2 days and there are 2 to add to our freezer supply. No food wasted and Hubby thinks I’m wife of the year = winning!


Pizza base recipe is from the Thermomix Everyday Cookbook for TM31.

Topped with tomato paste (from the freezer)

Dried basil

Dried oregano

Left over BBQ chicken

A few slices of ham

A few slices of fresh pineapple

Half a red capsicum

Grated cheese

What’s the most creative meal you’ve ever made with left overs? I’d love to know what your favourite pizza topping combinations are.


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