We’re not crazy. We know that bread should be consumed when it’s doughy, soft and fresh. But we also abide by the golden rule of carbs--that all leftover bread shall be put to use. Here, 19 ways to turn old bread into something delicious.

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Bacon and Cheese Strata

Think of it as a layered quiche made from bread, eggs and cheese. What could be bad?

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The Best Croutons Ever

Toss them into your favorite salad or soak them in your soup.

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Panzanella

Lettuce is overrated anyway.

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Croissant Bread Pudding

Ooh la la, look what we made with our leftover croissants.

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Salmorejo

Meet gazpacho’s thicker, richer cousin.

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Chocolate Bread Pudding Cake

Forget about the stale bread this recipe calls for: The chocolate cake is moist and delicious.

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Cinnamon French Toast Muffins

No fork or knife necessary.

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Croque Monsieur Bread Pudding

Let’s get savory up in here.

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Strata with Mushroom and Chard

The vegetables cancel out the carbs, right?

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Ribollita

Crispy bread makes this rustic soup all the more filling.

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Mac and Cheese

Homemade breadcrumbs add the perfect crunch to mac and cheese.

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Heck, make any meatball recipe your heart desires.

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Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Doesn’t everything taste better as finger food?

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Savory Bread Pudding with Sausage and Gouda

Pudding for breakfast? We’re into it.

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French Onion Soup

If only everything could be dripping in melted Gruyère.

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Crostini

Top 'em with fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella for a sophisticated party app.

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Homemade Pita Chips

Where the hummus at?

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Challah French Toast

Gentiles, we strongly suggest you start buying challah.

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Skillet Fondue

Transport yourself to an après-ski in the Alps.

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