Preparing a roast beef dinner for your family or gathering of friends is always a treat, and it’s the perfect chance to top up on your daily dose of protein, as highlighted by the Health Reporter. But what if you have an extra amount of leftover roast beef and you just cannot think of a dish that makes the best use of it? 

There are a number of ways you can ensure that you are making the most out of your leftover roast beef. From delicious beef pizza and pasta variations to healthy salads and veggie bowls and even Mexican style tacos and burritos, you can take inspiration and experiment with these Creative Leftover Roast Beef Recipes. You’ll definitely want to try each one more than once!

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1. Philly Cheesesteak Biscuit Bites 

Inspired by one of the most mouthwatering sandwiches in the world, these Philly Cheesesteak Biscuit Bites are made by sautéing thinly sliced steak with onions and bell peppers until they’re tender and full of flavor. Bake the biscuit cups until they gain a golden color, filling each one with the tasty mixture before topping them with shredded mozzarella cheese. Important: Try letting the steak mixture cool down a bit before assembling it into the biscuit cups to prevent them from becoming soggy or breaking apart!

2. Philly Style Roast Beef Squares 

Carrying on with Philly roast beef recipes (notice a pattern here?), these roast beef squares are super easy to put together. You want to cut up bite-sized, toasted crescent rolls before you add your beef along with sautéed red onions and green peppers to it. As for the cheese, you can go for provolone and apply it as you see fit. For the aioli sauce, blend together garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. You’re ready to go!

3. Beef Crostini with Caramelized Onions

Making this tasty dish only requires three ingredients: leftover roast beef, baguette slices and caramelized onions. If you’re short on time but have lots of leftover roast beef to work with, add the sautéed beef onto your baguette slices and top them off with the caramelized onions and horseradish aioli. If you’d like an extra hint of flavor, a drizzle of fresh thyme or rosemary on your crostinis will do the trick.

4. Beef Stroganoff 

One of the best comfort meals, beef stroganoff is an easy yet indulging meal that features a beautiful, creamy sauce made of sour cream, beef broth and Dijon mustard. Add the leftover roast beef and freshly boiled noodles, and you have a hearty lunch or dinner ready to amaze the crowd. Depending on your preference, you can swap the noodles with boiled rice. 

5. Beef Cottage Pie 

Take a step back in time and enjoy this traditional and cozy pie made of sautéed onions, peas and carrots mixed with leftover roast beef and gravy. Layered beneath creamy mashed potatoes, allow the pie to bake until it creates a golden color. Just before turning the oven off, you can add shredded cheddar cheese all over it, which will complete its delicious flavors!

6. Beef Ragu

For a warm meal that is perfect during the winter months, start to brown your leftover roast beef as you sauté together your garlic, onions and carrots until you see that they are soft. Glaze your pot with red wine (skip this if you would prefer an alcohol-free recipe), and mix in sliced up tomatoes, beef broth and a pinch of fresh herbs. The roast beef ragu will soak in all these flavors, and once done, serve it over dente pasta, a hint of olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Bon appetit!

7. Hot Roast Beef Sandwich 

Seeking a quick yet filling lunch that will take no longer than 10 minutes? How about whipping up a sandwich using hot leftover roast beef? Top it with a dressing of your favorite grated cheese (we recommend Italian or Swiss cheese), sliced cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions and horseradish mayo, and toast until your desired level of crispiness. Enjoy!

6. Traditional Roast Beef Hash 

What if you could have a deliciously satisfying breakfast that makes full use of your leftover roast beef? That’s a win-win situation, right there. Combine your diced roast beef with roast potatoes, onions and fresh herbs in a skillet and layer the mixture with a spatula. Once browned, serve immediately!

9. Roast Beef and Asiago Panini 

Craving an Italian dish? Try this tasty sandwich made of leftover roast beef and Asiago cheese. Pick any bread that is your favorite, and layer your meat and cheese with a hint of Mayonnaise that will add a touch of zest. Place the sandwiches on the grill until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melting all over!

10. Arby’s Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich

For another sandwich recipe that will make you start your day right on a cheesy note, toast some bread rolls, and once golden brown, wrap them around your leftover roast beef. Smother with a layer of homemade Arby’s sauce composed of apple cider vinegar, Worcesterchire sauce and beef broth, drizzle some smooth cheddar cheese which will melt all over the beef. 

11. Beef Vegetable Soup 

As we dive into winter, our body needs something that keeps us warm all day long. Give this beef vegetable soup a try by sautéing diced onions and garlic, bite-sized beef cubes, and mix well before adding in vegetables such as carrots, celery, and potatoes, followed by a can of diced tomatoes and a delicious beef broth. Make sure the beef is tender and the veggies are soft enough. Sprinkle with a hint of parmesan for a bit of savory goodness just before serving!

12. Beef Noodle Soup 

To prepare this comforting Asian-style soup, create a beef broth by simmering leftover roast beef bones, strain and put it back into the pot. Sauté together garlic, ginger, and onions before adding tender slices of beef and sliced up carrots and bok choy into the broth. Boil your noodles and place them in the soup before serving with a hint of chopped cilantro or chopped freen onions on the top. 

13. Shredded Beef Enchiladas 

Thinking of having a Mexican dinner tonight? Begin by filling tortillas with slices of your leftover roast beef and a blend of sautéed onions and bell peppers. Roll the tortillas tightly and place them seam side down in a baking dish before pouring enchilada sauce all over the top. Add a dash of any shredded cheese of your choice over the top and bake until you achieve a golden crisp.

14. Beef Pasta Skillet 

Savor this satisfying Italian dish by frying thinly sliced roast beef in olive oil with garlic until it’s golden and aromatic. Mix it with your favorite type of cooked pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach for a dose of fresh flavor. Your sauce can be made by stirring in beef broth and a splash of heavy cream. To top it all off, add a bit of grated Parmesan cheese just before serving. 

15. Roast Beef Pizza 

You can indulge in a tasty beef dish, or you can enjoy a mouthwatering pizza, but if you could blend both together? Create a base for your pizza dough by glazing it with horseradish sauce before adding sliced leftover roast beef, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions. Apply a delicious helping of provolone or mozzarella cheese and red pepper flakes before baking it. Once the crust is crispy and gold, serve with a side of salad or fries. Delish! 

16. Steak Fajita Quinoa Salad 

For a lighter and more healthier dinner option, blend slices of seasoned roast beef with freshly cooked quinoa and salad toppings such as colorful bell peppers, corn, black beans, and Cotija cheese in a bowl. Add in seasonings of your choice, such as garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and sea salt, and toss everything together before adding a pinch of lime juice for a finishing, zesty flavor.

17. Beef Burritos

This quick and delicious meal comes together by mixing your leftover roast beef with any fillings you prefer, such as black beans, rice, shredded cheddar cheese, Greek yoghurt or salsa, before placing them in warm tortillas in a dry skillet or a microwave. Make sure to roll your burritos tightly and fold in the sides to secure their filling. For an extra crispy texture, place your filled up burritos on a skillet for an additional few minutes.

18. Italian Beef Stew 

Having a day indoors and need a filling comfort meal recipe? You can’t go wrong with a beef stew dish made of beef cubes, sautéed onions, garlic, carrots and red wine (optional). Add in Italian flavors such as rosemary, thyme and diced tomatoes, as well as your beef broth. The leftover roast beef is the star of your dish, and you want to make sure that it has tendered and soaked up all the flavorful juices before you serve the stew with a side of crusty Italian bread.

19. Roast Beef Street Tacos 

Last but not least, if you’re after a delightful Mexican lunch, consider making these tacos filled with delicious sliced roast beef seasoned with onions, jalapeños, salt and pepper. You can top your tacos with Monterrey cheese, very shredded romaine lettuce and cilantro, and fresh lime juice just before serving them. 

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19 Creative Leftover Roast Beef Recipes That Will Make You Savor Every Bite 

By: Drizzle
Servings: 10
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
philly cheesesteak biscuit bites on wooden cutting board
Here's the delicious recipe waiting for your leftover roast beef.


  • 1- 7.5 oz pack of biscuits, there are 10 small biscuits in this pack
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced onion, I used red onion
  • 3 oz deli style roast beef
  • 1.5 oz about 6 Tbsp reduced fat shredded mozzarella (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • Egg whites for brushing tops


  • Dice your pepper and onion and heat in a large frying pan over medium heat, I used cooking spray in my pan. *Use oil if you wish but it will add a few points overall. Saute veggies for 5-10 minutes.
  • Cut up your deli roast beef into small pieces and add to your veggies, cook for 5 minutes then set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375F and spray a round 8 inch dish or similar with some non stick spray.
  • Cut your 10 biscuits open and flatten pieces out. Place a spoonful of your roast beef mix onto one of your dough pieces, top with a little cheese, only about 1/2 Tbsp then place other biscuit piece on top and pinch seems to close. *This will be your hardest part of the recipe, it requires a little patience getting all the biscuits filled and sealed.
  • Place filled biscuits into your dish, brush with some egg whites (or a whole egg is fine too) and bake for 20-22 minutes until tops are golden brown. Serve warm.
  • *You can use the bigger biscuits packs just know that your points will be higher and you will need more roast beef/veggies, also you can use any kind of cheese you wish, I used the reduced fat mozzarella to keep points low.


Freestyle SP- (blue, green & purple) 2 using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info.. Calories 74…Fat 1.4g..Sat fat 0.5g..Carbs 11.1g…Fiber 0.5g…Sugar 1.7g…Protein 4g using My Fitness Pal

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Course: Appetizer
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