Recipes to Kill That Leftover Bottle of Wine

What’s the best way to use up leftover wine? The obvious answer is “Drink it,” but maybe you’re trying to cut back a little, or maybe you overindulged over the weekend, or maybe it’s a wine you’re not thrilled with, or maybe you just want to expand your culinary horizons, okay? Sheesh.

Whatever the reason, you’ve got a half-full bottle of wine just waiting for some amazing new purpose. Lucky for you, we compiled some delicious recipes to do just that.

Red Wine:

Poached Eggs in Red Wine Sauce

poached eggs wine sauce

Photo source: Williams-Sonoma

Mmm, eggs are one of my favorite weeknight dinners. Can’t wait to try them with this buttery red wine sauce. Get the Williams-Sonoma recipe here.

Lentils Stewed in Tomatoes and Red Wine

lentils stewed in tomatoes and red wine
Photo source: PBS Food

Italian ingredient staples like tomatoes and red wine work beautifully with lentils, and the cubed bacon adds a smoky, salty touch. Get the PBS Food recipe here.

Mushroom Bourguignon

mushroom bourguignon
Photo source: Smitten Kitchen

I absolutely love this hearty, savory, would-swear-it-was-meaty-if-I-didn’t-know-better riff on the classic French dish. Get the Smitten Kitchen recipe here.

Poached Fruit

poached fruit recipe
Photo source: Bon Appetit

This is a great recipe for using up sweet wines. Doesn’t it sound like the perfect dessert on a warm spring night? Get the Bon Appetit recipe here.

Red Wine Pasta

red wine pasta
Photo source: A Beautiful Mess

It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Just boil the pasta using a combination of red wine and water. Voila — instant gourmet! Get the A Beautiful Mess recipe here.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

red wine chocolate cake
Photo source: Love Food Eat

Believe it or not, this cake is vegan, 100 percent whole wheat, and made without any refined sugars. Sold! Get the Love Food Eat recipe here.

White Wine:

Poached Eggs in White Wine

poached eggs white wine
Photo source: 101 Cookbooks

What can I say? I’m a sucker for new poached egg recipes. Get the 101 Cookbooks recipe here.

Slow-Cooker White Wine and Garlic Chicken

slow cooker garlic chicken
Photo source: Spoonful

Not only does this recipe use up that leftover white wine, but your slow cooker will make it for you while you’re at work! Get the Spoonful recipe here.

Really Easy Mushroom Risotto

mushroom risotto recipe
Photo source: BBC Food

Almost any recipe that starts with “really easy” is one I can get behind, especially on weeknights. Get the BBC Food recipe here.

Roasted Salmon with White-Wine Sauce

salmon and white wine
Photo source: Martha Stewart

The total cooking time for this omega-3-packed dish, including prep time, is a mere 25 minutes. Totally doable any night of the week. Get the Martha Stewart recipe here.

Warm Wheatberry Salad with Mushrooms and White Wine

wheatberry salad recipe
Photo source: TreeHugger

This vegan wheatberry salad is delicious hot or cold. Get the TreeHugger recipe here.