7 Recipes to Help You Clean Out Your Fridge

Author:
Publish date:

Have you ever stared into your fridge (for what seems like hours) feeling uninspired by its contents? You see a smorgasbord of produce, dairy and condiments but can't figure out how to make a cohesive meal out of what you have left? We've been there too, but the good news is that there's hope! Whether you're stuck with a bunch of herbs from that sauce you tried to make from scratch, a half-bottle of wine that didn't get drunk or just some eggs that are about to hit their sell-by date, there are plenty of ways to use up these ingredients in creative and delicious ways. Here are some to try this week.

550_RU247835

Got an open jar of marinara? Throw it into thisSpicy Egg Bakewith any extra eggs you have. It's the perfect B-L-D!

550_RU235473

Spinach, Dill & Gruyere Stratawill put eggs, day-old bread and herbs to good use. No gruyere? No problem! Throw in whatever cheese you have in your cheese drawer.

550_RU229826

Speaking of herbs, combine any extras you have into a super simple Herb-Garden Pasta.

550_RU238300

Or if you're feeling a bit more ambitious, whip up these Cheesy Herb Muffins

550_RU193353

Does anyone actually ever go through the whole container of sour cream on taco night? It makes a fabulous condiment on top of Sweet Potato Latkes

550_RU218323

We'd consider it a culinary sin to dump a perfectly usable bottle of wine down the sink. Instead, make yourself a fancy--yet super simple--dessert of Spiced Wine Poached Pears (it works great with apples, too!)

ss_R182345

And for those nights when you're not feeling motivated, take that extra stick of butter, brown it in a skillet, drizzle it over frozen ravioli and voila! Dinner is served.