5 Baked Spaghetti Recipes That Will Transform Your Leftovers

Your extra noodles and sauce just got a makeover!

February 05, 2021

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Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Looking for a hearty meal that will give your typical pasta night a bit of a twist? This recipe is the perfect go-to for a delicious one-pan meal. It’s basically a lasagna and spaghetti hybrid that comes together quickly and is ready to eat once the sauce starts to bubble and the cheese topping is perfectly melted.

Leftover Pasta Frittata

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

If you’re not sure what to do with leftover noodles and sauce from your Sunday spaghetti night, we have your solution. This frittata is given a fresh flavor profile thanks to the cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and sharp Parmesan, while the traditional egg base gives it an added element that most pasta dishes don’t have. We tried this recipe with multiple noodle types and found the long, thin strands of spaghetti were perfect for cradling the egg.

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

This casserole dish is loaded with delicious flavor — the noodles are cooked in the same liquid as the dark- and light-meat chicken, and the sauce is comprised of mushroom sauce and bell peppers. Those extra spaghetti noodles in your pantry transform into a rich, hearty meal in this easy recipe.

Love spaghetti carbonara? This recipe was practically made for you. It combines all the ingredients and flavors you already know like cheese, eggs and pancetta, but this time they’re all baked into a pie.

Food Network Kitchen’s Turkey Spaghetti.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

This pasta casserole combines the flavors of cumin, scallions, garlic and two different cheeses to create a decadent dish. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to transform leftovers or have some shredded turkey and noodles on-hand you aren’t sure what to do with, this recipe will be perfect for the whole family. Plus, you’re going to love the added kick from the sliced, pickled jalapenos.

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