A plate of Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna with melted mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs.
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Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna Recipe – Quick and Delicious

If you’re looking for a delicious way to use up leftover spaghetti, this Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna is the perfect solution. It’s a simple, yet mouth-watering dish that combines the comfort of lasagna with the convenience of leftover pasta. This recipe is so good, you might find yourself making spaghetti just to have an excuse to prepare this lasagna!

The Best Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna Recipe

This recipe for Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna is a game-changer. It’s easy to make, incredibly satisfying, and the perfect dish for a quick dinner that the whole family will love. With layers of spaghetti, creamy cottage cheese, sour cream, and gooey mozzarella cheese, this lasagna will quickly become a household favorite.

Notes on Ingredients

For the best results, use thin spaghetti and your favorite prepared spaghetti sauce. The combination of cottage cheese and sour cream adds a delightful creaminess, while the shredded mozzarella cheese creates a bubbly, golden-brown top layer. If you enjoy a bit of spice, try adding spicy Italian sausage to the mix.

How to Make Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna

  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the Spaghetti: Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring it to a rolling boil. Stir in the spaghetti and cook until tender but still slightly firm, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Combine and Layer: In a large bowl, toss the cooked spaghetti with the spaghetti sauce until well combined. Spread half of this mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Add Creamy Layer: Mix cottage cheese and sour cream in a bowl, then spread this mixture evenly over the spaghetti in the baking dish.
  5. Finish Layers: Add the remaining spaghetti and sauce mixture on top of the cottage cheese layer, and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and the cheese is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

How to Serve Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna

This lasagna is best served hot and fresh from the oven. Pair it with a simple green salad and garlic bread for a complete meal. The leftovers (if there are any!) are just as delicious, making it a great option for lunch the next day.

How to Store Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna

Store any leftover lasagna in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place a portion on a microwave-safe plate and heat in the microwave until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat the entire dish in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until heated.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value*
Calories579.34 kcal29%
Total Fat16.64 g24%
Carbs76.24 g29%
Sugars9.75 g11%
Protein28.43 g57%
Sodium1185.44 mg59%
Fiber6.45 g23%
Saturated Fat8.74 g44%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat4.15 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.91 g
Cholesterol52.63 mg18%
Calcium380.3 mg48%
Magnesium56.02 mg15%
Potassium711.58 mg20%
Iron2.22 mg16%
Zinc2.95 mg30%
Phosphorus418.59 mg60%
Vitamin A343.11 mcg43%
Vitamin C4.87 mg6%
Thiamin B10.1 mg9%
Riboflavin B20.29 mg21%
Niacin B31.39 mg9%
Vitamin B60.15 mg11%
Folic Acid B923.85 mcg12%
Vitamin B121.5 mcg60%
Vitamin D0.26 mcg5%
Vitamin E0.22 mg2%
Vitamin K1.38 mcg2%
Nutrition Information for Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna

Can I use different types of pasta?

Yes, you can use other types of pasta, but thin spaghetti works best for this recipe due to its texture and ability to hold the layers together.

Can I add vegetables to this lasagna?

Absolutely! You can add vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to add more flavor and nutrients.

Is this lasagna freezer-friendly?

Yes, you can freeze this lasagna. Make sure it’s fully cooled before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until heated through.

Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna

The Best Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna Recipe

Discover the best way to use your leftover spaghetti with this delicious Spaghetti Lasagna recipe. Perfect for a quick dinner, this dish is a family favorite with layers of spaghetti, creamy cottage cheese, and melted mozzarella.
Temps de préparation 15 minutes
Temps de cuisson 40 minutes
Temps total 55 minutes
Type de plat Dinner Plate
Cuisine Italian
Portions 6 servings
Calories 560 kcal

Ingrédients
  

  • 1 16 ounce package thin spaghetti
  • 4 cups prepared spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 12 ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until pasta is tender but still slightly firm, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  • Transfer spaghetti to a large bowl and toss with spaghetti sauce until well combined.
  • Mix cottage cheese and sour cream in a bowl.
  • Spread half the spaghetti with sauce into the prepared baking dish.
  • Spread the cottage cheese mixture evenly over the spaghetti.
  • Place the remaining spaghetti and sauce in an even layer over the cottage cheese mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and the cheese is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.

Notes

I like to take spicy Italian sausage and bake it in the oven while I prepare everything else. Then before I put the first layer of spaghetti in the baking dish, I put the sausage on the bottom of the pan and then do my layers, baking as usual.
Keyword Family Meals, Lasagna, Leftover, Spaghetti
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Enjoy your delicious and easy-to-make Leftover Spaghetti Lasagna!

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