What to do with Leftover Spaghetti Sauce: 24 easy recipes

Learn what to do with leftover spaghetti sauce using this collection of 24 amazing recipes. Choose a dish for an appetizer, side dish, or main dish. There are lots of great ideas to try. Don’t let your leftovers go to waste! Check out these amazing storage tips and then turn your sauce into another delicious dinner the next day.

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Leftover Spaghetti Sauce Recipes

Spaghetti is on repeat in my house. We eat it at least once a month. Whenever I make this family favorite, I end up with leftover sauce.

This collection of recipes will take that extra sauce and turn it into another amazing dish.

Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or another meal to whip up, there is a recipe idea for you.

Want to make your sauce from scratch? Check out this delicious spaghetti sauce recipe.

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Spaghetti Sauce FAQ

How long is leftover sauce good for?

  • If stored properly, it will keep for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
  • When frozen, pasta sauce will last 2-3 months.

How should you store cooked sauce?

Keep your sauce in an airtight container to make sure it has the best shelf life in your fridge.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

Each of these leftovers ideas will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much sauce you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

What to do with leftover spaghetti sauce

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Ingredients that work well with extra pasta sauce

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • cabbage
  • rice
  • parmesan cheese
  • mozzarella cheese

Recipes that use Spaghetti Sauce

Our goal is to help you find recipes that use the leftovers you already have in your kitchen.

Each of these sauce dishes will give you some useful info so that you can pick the best idea for your family.

Check out the creator that published each recipe to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which easy recipe are you looking forward to trying first?

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