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7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make with Lasagna Noodles

Lasagna noodles aren't just for layering. In fact, this beloved pasta shape is a whole lot more versatile than you might think.

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When Life Gives You Leftover Noodles

So your favorite lasagna recipe left you with half a box of unused noodles? Don’t let it gather dust in the back of the pantry. Here are seven unexpected ways to put those noodles to work — and none involve layering them in a casserole dish.

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Fried Pasta Nachos

Fry cooked noodles (break them up into pieces and dry them first), then layer on a sheet pan with Alfredo sauce, crumbled cooked Italian sausage (or shredded cooked chicken) and shredded mozzarella. Broil until melted and bubbling, then finish with red pepper flakes.

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Roll-Ups

For a lunchbox meal you can make the day before, spread cooked lasagna noodles with ricotta, sliced pepperoni and basil leaves. Roll up and pack with marinara sauce for dipping.
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Pasta Stir-Fry

Slice cooked noodles lengthwise and add them to a saucy chicken, pork or beef stir-fry just at the end of cooking.

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