As I’m sure you already know, one of the secrets to cooking is to always make extras. Doubling a recipe gives you double the meals without doubling the work.
And if you’re really smart (and to be honest, I’m usually not), you’ll always make double batches of rice, ground beef, or chicken breast to keep in the freezer, ready to grab when a recipe calls for it.
You might already be making double batches of spaghetti so you’ll have leftovers the next day. But why not go one step further do something interesting with those leftover noodles?
Here are 15 easy ways to jazz up your spaghetti leftovers.
This casserole is an easy recipe that the entire family will enjoy. It can be made in a cast iron skillet or a glass baking dish with a lid.
It's easy to store the leftovers, too: Just put them in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can even wrap the entire casserole in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and freeze it.
This Mushroom Aglio Olio (meaning "with garlic and olive oil") is quick, easy and budget-friendly. Serve it with fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, and garlic bread for a tasty dinner in under 20 minutes.
Be sure to use only extra virgin olive oil -- vegetable oil will make your pasta taste bland.
This healthier version of Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole is made with ground beef, onions, bell peppers, and Italian seasoning. It has all the creaminess of a million dollar casserole, minus the calories!
It's easy to make, a great way to enjoy spaghetti in a different form, and you can also use up leftover spaghetti noodles.