An quick dinner recipe utilizing leftovers, Hamburger Vegetable Soup Pot Pie will have you thinking it’s a completely new recipe, not last night’s leftovers!
I can’t tell you how many nights dinner goes like this: I’m standing at the stove, browning beef and praying that some sort of inspiration will hit me, and I’ll know what I’m cooking for dinner. Anyone else experience this?
That probably sounds sad, coming from a blogger who shares recipes all the time. But it’s the truth. I used to meal plan, but I’ve gotten lazy about it, and it isn’t good.
So one night as I participated in this ritual, I decided to make Kerry’s Hamburger Vegetable Soup recipe. It’s a great recipe, and one that my family loves. But I had forgotten that it makes a lot of soup. Rather than have a ton of leftovers, I decided I was going to come up with some way to repurpose the leftovers into a new meal.
And of course, the next night I realized it was dinnertime again, and I hadn’t figured out what I was going to do with it to repurpose it. Are you seeing how this not planning thing is so bad?
I opened the fridge (which is another one of my tricks for making ideas appear), and stared into the depths. And what did I see? A package of crescent rolls I had forgotten about that I had picked up at Costco when they were so cheap. Checked the expiration date, and we were good to go.
I actually referred to my sopapilla cheesecake recipe to figure out how long to cook my newly made up Leftover Hamburger Vegetable Soup Pot Pie recipe (nice name, right?).
So, if you are one of those people who plan ahead on dinner ideas, you can make the soup one day, and the leftover hamburger vegetable soup pot pie the next day. Two amazing recipes that are both super simple!
- 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls (8 oz. each)
- 4 cups leftover hamburger vegetable soup (doesn't have to be an exact measurement)
Preheat oven to 350º.
Unroll one can of dough, and spread it out in an ungreased 9x13 pan.
Bake for 5 minutes.
Spread soup over crust, and top with remaining crescent roll dough.
Bake for 30 minutes, until golden.
What is your favorite go-to dinner recipe for nights when you just don’t have any plan or inspiration?
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