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Italian Food-What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti

Updated on October 18, 2012

What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti

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What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti


In a previous hub about pasta e fagioli, I explained how I became interested in Italian food while working for Dupont in Newburgh, New York. One of my associates there kept raving about his wife’s "pasta fazool" until I finally decided to learn how to make it. Another one named John Dubaldi taught me what to do with leftover spaghetti.


John was a true Sicilian. If you wanted to play the numbers or bet on a sporting event, you talked to John. He worked for me helping me run trials in the plant, but he was also a good friend. John and his wife could not have children so they adopted twins.


When the twins were 2-3 years old, one of them got cancer and died. It nearly destroyed his wife. Somehow, they managed to get through it and later adopted a little girl from the same mother where they had gotten the twins.


I don’t know how we started talking about it, but one day John told me that when they had leftover spaghetti, his wife would fry it in butter or oil the next day and pour scrambled eggs over it. She would then top it with Parmesan cheese and maybe a little mozzarella or fontina cheese and bake it in the oven.


If you use a cast iron frying pan or an ovenproof pan, you can do this all in one pan. Believe me, it is very tasty. This recipe is for four cups of leftover spaghetti (with sauce on it of course).




Preparation Time:

30 Minutes

Cooking Time:

30 Minutes



4 Cups of Leftover Spaghetti

6 Eggs Beaten

1 Oz. of Butter

4 Oz. Mozzarella, Fontina or Swiss Cheese

½ Cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese

½ Teaspoon Salt

Black Pepper



(Preheat the oven to 300F)

  1. Melt the butter in a 10-12 inch ovenproof frying pan.
  2. Add the leftover spaghetti and fry over moderate heat until it starts to brown. You can use a spatula to turn it over from time to time and to keep it from sticking
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs with the salt and a little freshly ground pepper.
  4. Pour the eggs evenly over the spaghetti.
  5. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and coarsely shred the other cheese over the surface.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown. You way have to adjust the time and temperature depending upon what cheese you use.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and let it stand for at least 5 minutes before cutting the Pie into serving sized wedges.


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      Stoill Barzakov 5 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Looks yummy but too much carbs for my taste.

      I do this with leftover peperoni, wurst and salami. When they are made in a pie with some crust due to the baking - they taste even better (and unhealthier).

      I am voting up for the helpful idea ;)

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      FordeAhern 5 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      Another great hub, thank you. Voted up and useful

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great way to whip up a great tasty meal from left over spaghetti .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a meal i will try. I always have left-over spaghetti..Thank you..