16 Leftover Spaghetti Recipes You’ll Devour – Insanely Good
These leftover spaghetti recipes will breathe new life into your one-day pasta!
Who doesn’t love spaghetti? But let’s be honest, no matter how good it is, leftovers are inevitable.
It really loses its shine the next day, too. But it’s a waste of good food if you throw it away!
That’s why I found 16 recipes you can make with leftover spaghetti. These transformations are simply brilliant, and they are so easy to achieve, to boot.
Whether it’s spaghetti from your child’s birthday party or a casual dinner with the family, you can easily make them the next day’s winner.
1.Leftover Spaghetti Bake
As delicious as spaghetti is, cooling it in the fridge overnight takes its toll
Most of the time, refrigerated spaghetti is too dry and dehydrated
Here’s a quick fix: put it in the oven!
The remnant of baked spaghetti is one of the simplest recipes I’ve come across. It’s quick, easy and absolutely amazing.
All you need are eggs, butter, some herbs and seasonings, and pièce de résistance: cheese. Bake until golden brown and dinner is ready.
2.Easy Spaghetti Cake
Another surefire way to serve leftover spaghetti is to bake it into a cake. Yes, you read that right: spaghetti cake.
For this recipe, the more ingredients left, the better. Do you have ham and bacon?
Throw it away to add texture. You can also add mushrooms for an earthy taste.
Finish with Parmesan cheese and serve in equal slices. Or, you know, you can make yours bigger.
3. Leftover pasta
Do you want to strain vegetables into your children’s food? Make them a frittata!
This dish is crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. You can add spinach, potatoes and even cherry tomatoes.
Throw them all in an iron pan; mix the egg and cheese, and you’ll have a hearty breakfast!
If children ask, what does it contain? Just tell them it’s a secret.
4.Leftover pasta fritters
Anything is better when fried. I’m pretty sure everyone agrees.
If you’re not a fan of adding more stuff to leftover spaghetti, then this one is for you. It is a fast and foolproof recipe that produces irresistible results.
All you’ll need is some oil and a skillet! Drop pasta molds into the pan and boom: spaghetti fritters.
Crunchy, tender and so tasty, you’ll want to snack on this morning, noon and evening
Are you in the mood for another Italian party after last night’s spaghetti dinner? Turn your pasta into a pizza! Italian
traditionalists may frown, but who cares, it’s
The idea of using leftover pasta as a crispy noodle crust is great
Top the crust with your favorite pizza toppings, such as mushrooms, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and lots of mozzarella cheese, and you’ll have certified success.
Who says you have to choose between pizza and pasta? This dish combines the two in a majestic mixture.
6. Spaghetti Lo Mein
Who would have thought you can take an Italian ingredient and make a Chinese dish out of it?
Here’s what you’ll need: soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, garlic powder, and ginger powder
Beat everything together, and you’ll have a traditional lo mein sauce.
Add some vegetables for a good crunch, Add your leftover pasta and tada! A magical dish is born.
7.Muffin Tin Spaghetti
Have you ever heard of imposter desserts? Here’s another opportunity to trick your kids into eating vegetables without them knowing!
Add grated carrots, chopped spinach or peas to leftover spaghetti and place them in muffin cans. The rest depends on the oven.
You can even recruit the kids for a fun activity! This will make them more excited about the dish. Heck, they’ll probably ask for seconds.
This next dish is a complete meal packaged in an epic sandwich. Made from garlic toast, meat sauce, pasta and cheese, it’s what I call a heavenly combination.
You really can’t ask for more. But you’ll ask for seconds!
This is a personal favorite because I love anything that oozes cheese.
As you sink your teeth into the sandwich, the sauce and cheese ooze from the toast. Sure, it’s messy, but it’s fun to lick it from your fingers!
9.Leftover spaghetti jars This is another sandwich recipe, but instead of using garlic toast, you use hollowed-out French bread. Trust me, it will surely be a family favorite. In addition to being delicious, this is also super fun to make! There’s something satisfying about taking out French bread and filling the space with spaghetti
What’s even more fun is watching the cheese melt in the oven!
Serve it the next day for movie night, and no one will miss the popcorn
balls There are a wide range of fun ways to repurpose leftover spaghetti, but I bet it never occurred to you to turn them into balls
. Instead of making meatballs,
why not make spaghetti dumplings?
This playful and retrograde approach to spaghetti and meatballs is just what you need if you want to reinvent last night’s dinner
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, think of it as an Upside Down dish. It’s scary, it’s okay, it’s scary delicious.
11. Leftover spaghetti and meatball Panini
Here’s the perfect solution for last night’s spaghetti with dumplings. It’s
lot like a spaghetti sandwich, but this time, you’ll pull the panini press out of the closet
You can play with the cheese you want. Gruyere, cheddar, mozzarella – choose your option. You can even mix and match however you want!
Serve it as a snack or pack it for your children’s lunch. Trust me, they will return home with big smiles on their faces.
12. Carbonara Frittata
What if your leftover spaghetti has white sauce instead of the traditional red? No problem!
Remember that spaghetti frittata we just talked about? Well, this time, instead of frying it in a pan, bake it in the oven.
White sauce spaghetti is usually best served with bacon. So go ahead, pour some (or a lot) of smoked bacon in there!
Add roasted potatoes and cream, and you have a creamy frittata baked
Serve with fresh orange juice or a hot cup of coffee for an unforgettable meal
13. Spaghetti cheese casserole
Want to turn leftover spaghetti into an impressive side dish? This recipe is all you need.
I’m a fan of classic macaroni and cheese, but when I heard about this recipe, I fell in love.
I’ve done it countless times. Sometimes, I even make it from scratch instead of with leftover pasta.
You won’t have to make any white sauces for this one. Just add all the cheeses you want to your pasta (mozzarella, cheddar, gruyere, parmesan) and bake.
It combines well with anything! Eat it with fried chicken, pork chops, burgers, hot dogs – the sky is the limit.
This is another personal favorite. I absolutely love lasagna! Knowing that I can make another version using leftover spaghetti paste makes me happy.
Layers of leftover spaghetti, velvety white sauce, sweet and salted meat sauce and cheese – GMO. I’m already drooling.
It’s so good that you’ll want to do it over and over again. And again! Sometimes I even propose to make more spaghetti just to be able to prepare this dish.
15.Spaghetti salad Ever thought you could make a salad with leftover spaghetti
? Me neither! But here’s a recipe that your health-savvy friends or family will enjoy 100%.
This is not meant to be a main dish, so you can serve it as a side dish to accompany grilled barbecue or steak.
There’s no kitchen involved here, just a bunch of jerks, so it’s pretty easy.
Combine leftover spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, crispy cucumbers, olives, some shredded chicken – the works.
Don’t forget to top it with a creamy Italian or Greek dressing!
Last but not least, say hello to chocolate spaghetti.
Yes, it sounds crazy… Crazy well, that’s it!
Chocolate paste? Who would have thought? Oddly enough, it’s absolute perfection in a dish.
Whether you’re already a talented baker or a newbie to the kitchen, this crossover is simply one for books.
The sauce alone is already mind-blowing. Anything with cream cheese is heaven for me.
Add a little sugar, butter and, of course, chocolate, and you have an irresistible gift.