Food 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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143 34
Pizza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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126 32
Thanksgiving Dinner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
Thanksgiving Dinner

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119 39
Chinese food is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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101 35
Pasta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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84 28
Lasagne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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78 36
Apple pie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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81 48
Fried rice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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71 42
Stew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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51 28
Chili with Beans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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64 40
Spaghetti with meatballs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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74 53
Macaroni and cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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65 47
Meatloaf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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62 48
Fried chicken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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47 35
Chili con carne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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53 42
Chicken Noodle Soup is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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47 37
Scalloped Potatoes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
RobLein added Scalloped Potatoes

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52 46
Ham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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46 41
Mashed potato is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods

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44 41
Chicken Pot Pie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
Chicken Pot Pie

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36 33
Chicken and dumplings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added

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33 30
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
ChloeFletcher added Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

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31 29
Sausage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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40 39
Roast beef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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4 0
Cheesecake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods
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45 47
Burrito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Leftover Foods