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7 Things to Do with Leftover Biscuits

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If there's one time I always wish for leftovers, it's when I make biscuits. In fact, a good strategy is to always make extra so you never have to worry about that problem. Once you've had you fill of reheated biscuits coated with a spread of butter or jam, try one of these clever ways to use them up instead. Here are seven amazing ways to give those tender, buttery biscuits a second go.

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1. Biscuit Bread Pudding

When soaked in custard and mixed with your choice of sweet or savory ingredients, leftover biscuits are the rich, unexpected ingredient that brings a twist to bread pudding. Don't have enough biscuits for a whole recipe? Consider also mixing in some bread, or cutting the recipe down to serve two.

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2. Breadcrumbs

Facing just a couple extras? Treat those leftover biscuits like a loaf of stale bread and turn them into breadcrumbs. It's a staple ingredient that can be used for meatballs and veggie burgers or for giving pasta dishes and casseroles with a crunchy topping.

Try it: DIY Dried Breadcrumbs

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3. Croutons

Whether you've got just a few stragglers or a whole batch of leftovers, crunchy stovetop croutons are always a smart choice. I've touted the praise of toasting stale loaves and even quick bread into bite-sized croutons, and I firmly believe leftover biscuits deserve the same kind of treatment. Use biscuit croutons to garnish salads and soups, or to give oatmeal and grain bowls a crunchy topping.

Learn how: How To Make Stovetop Croutons

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4. Panade

Panade is a rustic dish that marries the best parts of a casserole and bread pudding, and comes together easily with any mix of pantry items, leftover veggies, and stale bread. Leftover buttery biscuits would give this a welcome twist.

Get a recipe: Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage

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5. Casserole Topping

Inspired by chicken and biscuits, treat any creamy casserole to a topping of lightly crisped, toasted biscuits. Since the biscuits are already cooked, just slice them in half and place on top of the casserole for the last five to 10 minutes of cooking — just enough time to warm them through and crisp the outsides. The juicy filling will take care of rehydrating any hard bits.

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6. Panzanella

Give panzanella salad a rich twist with leftover biscuits. This simple summer salad is traditionally made with ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, but it is so easy to make it your own with the vegetables and fruits currently in season.

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7. Trifle

This fast and fancy layered dessert typically relies on pound cake, but buttery biscuits are a fun twist.

Get a recipe: Quick Strawberry Trifles