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25 Delicious Dishes You Can Make With Leftover Wine

You don’t have to be a hero. Make some drunken spaghetti.

Red Wine

1. Drunken Spaghetti


You know how you’re supposed to have a glass of red wine with your pasta? How about a glass of red wine in your pasta. Get the recipe for this weird/amazing Italian invention at The Cooking Photographer.

2. Red Wine Chocolate Cake


The most loving thing you could to do a leftover bottle of wine is turn it into this cake. Get the recipe at Smitten Kitchen.

3. Red Wine Flank Steak


Soaked in wine with veggies on top, this steak makes for a balanced meal. Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats.

4. Red Wine Poached Pears


This gorgeous dessert looks like it was made by the wicked step-mom in Snow White, and tastes EVEN BETTER than it looks. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to make. Get the recipe at Ang Sarap.

5. Wine-Glazed Vegetable Lentils


Had a glass of red wine last night and now you’re looking to cook up something hearty and healthy? Try wine-glazed vegetables and lentils. Find the recipe at 101 Cookbooks.

6. Red Wine Fudge Brownies


So many beautiful words, all strung together. Red wine… fudge… brownies. Get the recipe at Butter Me Up Brooklyn.

7. Chicken Marsala


Secure your place in your significant other’s heart with this knock-out recipe for chicken marsala. She doesn’t need to know you were inspired by the leftover half-bottle from last night. Get the recipe at Saveur.

8. Perfect Spaghetti Sauce


Turns out basically everything is tastier with a splash of wine. Get the perfect tomato sauce recipe at BuzzFeed.

9. Garlic & Wine Pork Chops


After an evening with Bacchus, you need some sustenance. Go big with these garlic and wine-glazed pork chops from The Pioneer Woman.

10. Beef & Barley Stew


Feel like you’re coming down with something? It’s OK, we’ll get through this together. Cook up a batch of this beef stew from Back To The Roots.

11. Wine Jelly


Mmmmm, wine jelly. Great with cheese, great with crackers, great with wine. Get the recipe at America’s Test Kitchen.

12. Cabernet Burgers


Did your eyes just double in size to take in the glory of this cabernet-marinated burger? ‘Cause mine did. Get the recipe at The Foodie Bride.

13. Red Wine Poached Rhubarb


Perfect for Christmas time, perfect for half-a-bottle-of-wine-left time. Get the recipe at David Lebovitz.

14. Prime Rib Roast Au Jus


The best thing to do with an old, half-finished bottle of wine is cook something that will demand opening a new bottle of wine! Like this incredible prime rib, which would be criminal to serve without a good Cab. Get the recipe at Steamy Kitchen.

White Wine

15. White Wine Poached Eggs


You read that correctly: poach your morning eggs in last night’s white wine for an extra ~fancy~ slice o’ toast. Get the recipe at The Kitchn.

16. Chicken Soba Soup


This soup looks so healthy you’d never guess there’s a splash of your forgotten chardonnay inside! Get the recipe at Big Girls Small Kitchen.

17. Linguine with Clams


This pasta is so fantastic you’ll be saving some of your white wine just for an excuse to cook it. Get the recipe at A Cozy Kitchen.

18. White Wine Chicken and Artichokes


There’s no wine hangover cure quite like fat tubes of rigatoni and some creamy white wine sauce! Get the recipe at The Kitchn.

19. Barley & Baby Artichoke Risotto


Looking for a vegetarian dish to make with that leftover Pinot Gri? Try this savory risotto from Chef Wanabe.

20. Drunken Cheesy Bread


Okay, THIS is probably what you’ll want to make when you’re halfway through the bottle. CHEESY BREAD. Recipe at Coffee Light and Sweet.

21. Pasta with Sausage Cream Sauce


This creamy sausage pasta will have all your friends showering you with gift bottles of wine so that you’ll make more. Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

22. White Wine Salsa


Having a glass of wine while you prep for a dinner party? Dump the rest of the bottle into this delicious salsa and serve it as an appetizer! Get the recipe at Hot Spicy and Skinny.

23. Carmelized Onion and Potato Gratin


Take your carbs to the next level with these creamy, winey potatoes. Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

24. Salmon with White Wine and Dill Sauce


Salmon is so good for you, guys. So much better than trying to drink day-old Chard. Try this recipe from Life’s Ambrosia.

25. Orzo & Scallops in Beurre Blanc Sauce


Scallops?! YES, SCALLOPS. I know they look intimidating, but scallops are actually super easy to cook. Impress everyone and make use of that leftover bottle with this recipe from The Kitchn.


By Jennifer Schaffer, BuzzFeed