Whether it is long, short, gluten free, whole wheat or plain, pasta is universally loved and often better the next day. Here are 5 ways with leftover pasta to bring new life to next-day dinner.
Here are 5 ways to bring new life to your leftover pasta.
2. Transform Into An Asian Noodle Dish
Keep leftovers interesting by turning your Italian dinner into an Asian inspired meal the next day. Save some cooked noodles before adding your pasta sauce and you can give it an Asian inspiration for a fresh take on your noodle leftovers.
Leftover spaghetti can quickly transform into fried noodles or a cold noodle salad by tossing it in soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and sesame oil mixed with whatever veggies you have on hand.
4. Make Your Soup Super
Stir in your leftover pasta at the very end so it doesn’t become soggy. Any pasta can turn a simple broth-type soup into a hearty meal!
5. Freeze It
If you don’t want to eat pasta two nights in a row, freeze leftovers in a reusable bag or air-tight container. If you are freezing long strands of cooked pasta like spaghetti or fettucine, freeze them in small mounds on a baking tray or in a muffin tray, and then transfer to a bag once frozen.
Did You Know?
Zucchini can step in as a noodle if your pantry is bare. Use your spiralizer or veggie peeler to use up your zucchini that might be starting to go soft.