Spaghetti to Spare: Leftover Logic
Make your spaghetti dinner, but don’t worry about how much past to toss in the post. In fact, toss is a lot—maybe even the contents of two one-pound packages. If boiling spaghetti on a hot summer night isn’t all that much fun, well, do it once with the air-conditioner on high, and then get three more spaghetti-based meals without steaming up the entire kitchen.
Here’s why this is such a good idea: For a lot of recipes, cooked spaghetti is as good as newly boiled. We’re talking about a cheesy, meaty taco dish in which pre-made pasta works just fine. And a spaghetti-and-sausage pie that also invites you to skip a step. Finally, this spaghetti pie might be the prime example of a dish that couldn’t care less about how you prepped the pasta.
None of these recipes take long either, especially if the spaghetti’s pre-cooked and ready. So make it already.
Leftover spaghetti works so well in a dish in which the pre-cooked pasta can be heated up in a skillet along with the meat.
Once on the oven, spaghetti that you cooked last night and saved in the fridge blends with all the other ingredients for tasty dish that’s so easy to make.
Pizza sauce in this baked dish means the already cooked spaghetti works just as well as fresh-cooked to soak up all the rich tomato flavor.
Boil your way to pasta heaven with these spaghetti recipes!