ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Italian Food-What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti

Updated on October 18, 2012

What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti

Leftover Spaghetti
Leftover Spaghetti
Italian Food
Italian Food
Spaghetti Pie
Spaghetti Pie
Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
Fontina Cheese
Fontina Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese

Italian Food

5 stars from 1 rating of What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti


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.


Leftover Spaghetti Video


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Hi Sonia, thank you for being so sweet about my blog on canning and evnhtyrieg else. I just started typing what I did for the day and can not believe how long the blog became. I think I think I am just as shocked that you found the time to look at it. Thank you for that =). I hope you are doing well.You know, I have never heard of fruit calle rambutan or mangosteen before. Thank you for posting the link.

    • m0rd0r profile image

      Stoill Barzakov 

      8 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 ;)

    • FordeAhern profile image


      8 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      Another great hub, thank you. Voted up and useful

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts

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

      Vote up and more !!!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)