3 Ways to Use Up Leftover Pasta

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Got leftover pasta sitting in the fridge? Don’t let it go to waste! With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of kitchen magic, transform yesterday’s pasta into exciting new dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. Here are three innovative ways to breathe new life into your leftover pasta.

Pasta Frittata

Transform your leftover pasta into a mouthwatering frittata. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). In a bowl, whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix in the leftover pasta, ensuring it’s well-coated. Pour the mixture into a greased oven-safe pan, top with grated cheese, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffy. Slice into wedges for a delightful pasta frittata that’s perfect for brunch or a quick dinner.

Crispy Pasta Nest

Give your leftover spaghetti a crunchy twist. Heat olive oil in a pan and press the pasta into the hot oil, forming a nest shape. Cook until the bottom is golden and crispy. Flip and repeat on the other side. Serve the crispy pasta nest with a side of marinara sauce for a fun and crunchy take on traditional pasta.

Pasta Salad

Turn your leftover pasta into a convenient and refreshing pasta salad. Layer the pasta with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese in a jar. Drizzle with your favorite dressing and seal the jar. Shake it up when ready to eat for a delicious and portable pasta salad that’s perfect for lunch on the go.