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The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods  

Brandon Gorrell
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There are two kinds of leftover meals: the boring kind you eat to avoid wasting food and the kind that tastes better when reheated (or eaten cold) than it does fresh out of the oven. This list is about the latter, the best kinds of leftover foods you're dying to snack on the day after you cooked a big batch of the stuff or brought some home in a doggy bag. It's hard to say why, but the day after you cook these types of foods, the flavor somehow improves.

Vote up the leftover meals on this list that are your go-to snacks the next day at work. If we've forgotten any of your favorite leftovers, feel free to add them to this list.
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Pizza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Thanksgiving Dinner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
Thanksgiving Dinner
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Chinese food is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Pasta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Fried rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Spaghetti with meatballs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Stew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Chili with Beans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Macaroni & Cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Meatloaf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Scalloped Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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strawberry shortcake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Chili con carne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Chicken Noodle Soup is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Enchilada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Ham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Sausage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Broccoli and Cheese Casserole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
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Burrito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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Roast beef is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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