You had a successful, delicious spaghetti night for dinner, but now you’re left with a whole lot of leftover noodles. Now what? You could reheat them the next day for spaghetti night the sequel, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, transform your noodles into a casserole, a pie, a frittata, or even a fritter for an exciting new meal that takes virtually no time at all.
Since you’ve already got the noodles ready to go, just a few pantry staples are all you need to take dull leftover noodles and turn them into a dish so different, you may not even remember the dish those leftover noodles came from. Use our guide for 10 recipes for leftover spaghetti to give your noodles a second life.
Leftover Spaghetti Casserole
Making leftover spaghetti an exciting meal the next day is all too easy with just a few pantry ingredients. Throw everything into a baking dish and top with cheese to get that melty golden brown topping that begs you to come back for seconds.
45 minutes 400 calories Easy
Leftover Spaghetti Bake
Bring spaghetti and meatballs to the dinner table without a whole lot of work by baking everything in one dish. Make this entirely your own by swapping out the meat, cheese, or sauce for a truly homemade feel.
55 minutes 415 calories Easy
Garlic bread is tasty, but spaghetti bread? Even better. Scoop out your French bread, fill with your leftover spaghetti, and top with the cheese and herbs of your choice for a fun, family-friendly way to make spaghetti night a memorable one.
20 minutes 820 calories Easy
Leftover Pasta Frittata
Spaghetti is the sole noodle that makes this pasta frittata a thing of beauty – mix up your ingredients in a good cast iron skillet and you may never want to make a classic egg frittata ever again.
25 minutes 600 calories Easy
Easy Spaghetti Pie
Spaghetti pie isn’t just a simple weeknight meal for leftovers, it’s also a great dish for entertaining for a large group. The luscious tomato sauce keeps the noodles tender while they bake so you don’t get any crunchy, overcooked bites. Serve with a green salad on the side for perfectly well-rounded meal.
1h 00m 480 calories Easy
Leftover Pasta Fritters
Leftover pasta is a great base for these crispy fritters, making your dull, dried leftover noodles into a delicious handheld snack.
15 minutes 170 calories Easy
Spaghetti Pie with Three Cheeses
This pie goes all in on the cheese with mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan, ensuring that each bite has a bite of salty, creamy cheese. You can even add a few chopped up veggies to this pie for some added flare.
55 minutes 510 calories Easy
Leftover spaghetti essentially becomes a deep dish pizza in this super cheesy, meaty pie, and an impressive layer of cheese on top becomes a savory pie crust, sealing in all the flavor as everything cooks.
1h 00m 330 calories Easy
Taco night, but make it pasta! Combine leftover pasta with all your favorite taco night flavors for a casserole that you’ll want to make on a weekly basis.
45 minutes 440 calories Easy
Easy Spicy Peanut Pasta Salad
Leftover noodles really are the best for this pasta salad, since that means this whole dish can come together in just 15 minutes. Make an extra batch of the creamy, spicy sauce, since you’ll want to put it on just about everything long after your leftover noodles are gone.
15 minutes 380 calories Easy