Far from being a culinary no-no, these leftover pasta recipes are properly delicious
How many times have you made more pasta than you need? Leftover pasta can actually be a proper treat. Even the Italians are at it, which is surely a sign we ought to be too. Still not convinced? We double dare you not to want to try these seven ace ways with leftover pasta
1. Mac and cheese muffins
Mac and cheese, but in adorable personal-sized portions. With the added benefit of having crispy edges from being baked in the oven. We're salivating.
2. Pasta arancini
Arancini – an Italian street food made with leftover ristotto stuffed with cheese – is given an even more comforting makeover by replacing the rice with pasta. We approve.
3. Pasta and peanut salad
Fusing Italian pasta with Thai flavours might be controversial, but just try it. It's properly good.
4. Linguine frittata
This frittata is perfect for people who, like us, like their frittatas to be mostly filling. Just an absolutely brilliant brunch option.
5. Store cupboard pasta salad
Pasta salads needn't be woefully under-flavoured and boring. This one can be made with stuff most of us have in our cupboards. Boss.
6. Pasta bake
Anyone who made it through the 90s will feel a pang of nostalgia for this pasta bake. Now, if only they'd bring back Blind Date.
7. Leftover pasta soup
This soup can be adapted with almost any knobbly bits of veg you've got in your fridge. The ultimate thrifty dish.