This evening, I shared my recipe for Eggplant Pizza Bites at $5 Dinners. When I make any type of pizza, I often substitute leftover spaghetti sauce for the pizza sauce. I thought I would share a few other ways that I repurpose leftover spaghetti sauce.
~ I mix together all the leftover tomato based products in my refrigerator when making Miracle Leftover Chili. Each version tastes slightly different, but all have an interesting, complex flavor!
~ When I am short on tomatoes, I add a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce to Minestrone Soup to thicken the broth and add flavor.
~ Use up to 1 cup of leftover spaghetti sauce to replace the tomato paste in Swiss Steak.
~ Spaghetti sauce makes a flavorful replacement for catsup when served over scrambled eggs.
~ My oldest son makes his own simplified version of Chicken Parmesan. He takes a leftover chicken breast, pours spaghetti sauce over it, sprinkles cheese on top, then microwaves it on high for 1 minute or until it is heated all the way through.
When I was a kid, my mom often made Pizza Toast for breakfast. You can use any type of bread product (bagel*, English muffin, leftover French bread, or sandwich bread). First, toast the bread. Top the toasted bread with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 5 –7 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Why can I not figure out how to make enough noodles to perfectly match the spaghetti sauce? I always seem to have one or the other leftover! How do you use up leftover spaghetti sauce?