Cooking a big meal and using some of the prepped meat, pasta or grains later is a great way to save both money and time.
A cook once, eat twice strategy can easily be applied to practically every cooking style and cuisine. If you know you’ve got a busy week ahead, some kitchen pre-work can make all the difference. Here are some ideas for how you can cook once and eat twice.


Buy a couple of chickens (two to three pounds each) and roast them. If time is really tight, you can also pick up rotisserie chickens. Serve one for dinner and use the meat from the second bird to make one of these recipes:

Pot Roast

There’s nothing better than pot roast for Sunday dinner with vegetables and a salad. Try these ideas for using the leftover beef:


After roasting a pork loin try the leftovers in:

Turkey (Whole or Breast)

Sure, cold turkey sandwiches are great, but there’s so much more you can do with the leftovers. Give any of these recipes a try.