Snacks 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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Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Pasta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
RobLein added Lasagne (with meat)

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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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Macaroni and cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Fried chicken 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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Ham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
RobLein added Ham

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Chicken Noodle Soup is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

The Best Melted Cheese Snacks Ever

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Chili with Beans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Chili with Beans

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Scalloped Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
RobLein added Scalloped Potatoes

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Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Thai food is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Chicken Pot Pie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
Chicken Pot Pie

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Roast beef is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
RobLein added Roast beef

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Chicken and dumplings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Chicken and dumplings

The Best Discontinued Soda

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Chicken salad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Chicken salad

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Sausage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Sausage

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Burrito is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Gumbo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Gumbo

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Chili con carne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Vegetable Lasagna with Meat Sa... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Broccoli and Cheese Casserole is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

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Steak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Tuna casserole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Tuna casserole

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Tuna salad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Tuna salad

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Green bean casserole is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Chicken tikka masala is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
Mike Filliben added Chicken Tikka Masala

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Quiche is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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Vegetarian Chili is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Vegetarian Chili

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Hotdish is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
RobLein added Hotdish