For a lot of people that enjoy cooking but hate the cleanup, making leftovers is a good idea. However, there’s no rule that says frozen food has to lack taste. If you’re looking for new ways to make holiday leftovers better, just get a bottle of barbecue sauce and let the party begin!

These recipes are ideal for small chefs or those who don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. They also make great lunches or snacks for comfy gatherings. Or, you can also see what a tasty Stubby’s Catering in Hot Springs Arkansas has on the grill for your next event.

  1. BBQ Turkey Breast Sliders – Chop up the turkey breast (or any other parts with a lot of meat on the bones) and place it in a small or medium-sized pan. Add a dash or two of your favorite savory seasoning with a little oil for caramelization on medium-low heat. You may also want to add a diced onion and/or green peppers to stretch the filling. After everything is softened, mix in a half-cup of Stubby’s BBQ sauce and turn off the heat. Cover and let sit about 10 minutes before serving.
  2. Arkansas BBQ Au Gratin Potatoes – On a baking sheet, place about a dozen sliced potatoes (2-3 whole potatoes) in a preheated oven. After 35-40 minutes, let potatoes cool and mix in a half-cup of barbecue sauce, followed by two cups of your favorite shredded cheese. Place mixture in a deep baking dish and cook at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  3. Brisket Mac and Cheese – The latest guilty pleasure not only tastes good but is easy to prepare. Warm leftover brisket, which should be chopped or shredded before placing in oven or pan. Let edges caramelize before adding one cup of Stubby’s BBQ sauce. Mix together before placing atop a warm macaroni and cheese dish. For additional guilt, you can top this combination with a couple of cheddar cheese slices.
  4. Ham and Sweet Potato Hash – Cut cooked ham into small slices (if pre-spiraled) or chop into small-medium cubes. In a medium or large pan, add one tablespoon of olive oil and fresh or frozen sweet potato slices. Cook on medium heat until soft. In the meantime, add one teaspoon of honey to a cup of bbq sauce and mix thoroughly. After potatoes have carmelized, mix in the ham, followed by the sauce mixture, and stir lightly.
  5. BBQ Quesadillas – Chop up 1-2 cups of leftover chicken, turkey, or other protein as a filling. Mix in a half-cup of chopped onions or peppers, followed by 2-3 cups of Stubby’s BBQ sauce, and heat in a microwave for no more than two minutes. Add a teaspoon of oil or butter to a heated shallow pan and a large flour tortilla, followed by a cup of shredded cheese. Make sure cheese is evenly spread before adding a thin layer of the meat mixture. Flip one-half of the tortilla to ensure cheese has melted.

For those who want a break from cooking, there’s also a Stubby’s Catering in Hot Springs Arkansas option that’s ready to serve you any time of year. Get that Arkansas bbq taste at home and let us worry about cleanup. Choose Stubby’s BBQ for that real hickory taste.