Growing up, I remember my mom making spaghetti pie with leftover spaghetti. So, when I had some leftover angel hair, I decided to make a leftover pasta pie. I imagine you could use leftover fettuccini! I might have to try that sometime.
As an adult, I imagine the reason my mom made spaghetti pie was as a creative way to get 4 kids to eat leftover spaghetti and use up some random cheese bits from the refrigerator. Because she has not made it since we all moved out and became adults.
Anyway, I used this childhood memory as inspiration to use up the leftover angel hair pasta I had from carry out. Most spaghetti pie recipes I’ve seen also use red sauce or meat sauce. My mom’s did too. But, I don’t like meat sauce. And the angel hair carry out I ordered was in a scampi sauce. One of my favorite pasta sauces.
Start by whipping up some eggs and milk to make a custard. If you are using red or meat sauce, you could omit the milk, or only use a splash of it. I added some garlic and cheese to the eggs and milk mixture.
Add the leftover pasta and any sauce to the custard mixture and then mix until all of the pasta is covered by the custard mixture.
Add everything to a greased pie plate or baking dish, and pop into an oven! It’s that simple! Bake until it’s set and no longer giggly.
The way it turned out, I’m thinking a leftover carbonara pie would be delicious too! Or, using leftover pasta to make a breakfast casserole with some bacon! Oh the possibilities!
Leftover Pasta Pie
- about 3 cups leftover pasta and any leftover sauce
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk omit or reduce if using leftover pasta sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together, along with salt and pepper. If you are using any leftover sauce, whisk it with the eggs.
- Mince the garlic and add it to the eggs, along with the shredded cheese.
- Mix in leftover pasta. In my recipe I used leftover angel hair. Combine all of the ingredients until all of the pasta is coated in the egg mixture.
- Put the pasta in a greased pie dish, or other baking dish of your choosing and bake until the custard coating the pasta is set and no longer giggly. It should take between 20-25 minutes. The last few minutes top with more cheese if desired.