Waste Not! 4 (More) Ways to Use Up Leftover Pasta

Seeing as how I constantly seem to have little containers of leftover pasta living in my fridge, I'm also constantly on the lookout for new ways to use them up. Frittatas and fritters are recurring favorites; here are four new additions to the list.1. Pasta Bakes - Whether I have a cup or a pound of pasta, cooked noodles are a great way of rounding out a pantry-clearing casserole.

2. Single-Serving Pasta Salads - One can of tuna fish and a scoop of leftover noodles makes a mighty fine lunch. Leftover chicken or roasted veggies work equally as well.

3. Pasta Stir-Fries - A little pasta turns a pan of stir-fried veggies into a super-quick and filling dinner. I love how the pasta gets slightly crunchy in spots from the hot pan!

4. Buttered Noodles - This was a favorite in our previous leftover pasta round-up, and with good reason! For an afternoon snack, there's nothing quite so delicious as a wee bowl of noodles warmed with butter and sprinkled with salt.

What are your favorite ways to use up leftover noodles?

Related: Five Ideas for Leftover Rice

(Images: Italian Macaroni Salad from Megan Gordon and Pumpkin Ricotta Casserole from Faith Durand)

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