Sunday, June 9, 2013

Clever Leftovers: Spaghetti Sauce

There are leftover people, and there are not. I am leftover people, but even I get tired of the same thing night after night, especially if I make a big batch of something.

Enter Clever Leftovers: the Spaghetti Sauce edition.

Leftover spaghetti sauce can be easily made into a tomato-based soup. Or baked ziti. The soup version gives you an alternative to just another pasta dish.

Place your leftover spaghetti sauce into a pot.
Take 1/2 of the amount of the leftover spaghetti sauce and add in broth. (make SURE it's GF)

Add in:
frozen mixed vegetables
chopped mushroom
canned beans
fresh thyme or rosemary
even if you leftover spaghetti, cut up with kitchen shears

Pretty much whatever floats your boat. These are leftovers; use up what you can. You can even accomplish this in a microwave- you're just creatively reheating.


Serve with GF crackers & hummus, or a nice spinach salad, and you've got yourself a nice lunch that doesn't even remind you of it's previous spaghetti sauce life.

2 comments:

Heather said...

Not sure if this is going to post twice since Google dumped my last comment, but here it goes:

I love turning spaghetti sauce into different things--chili is a standard as well. Add some chili powder (extra cumin if you have it) and a can of beans, sprinkle with cheese and voila! Chili!

I love starting out with spaghetti sauce and ending up with nothing but clean plates and several dinners.

jacobithegreat said...

Great idea! I hadn't even thought of that.