I’m not a big fan of leftovers. Eating the same thing two times inside of a week is just not something that excites me. That having been said, I can’t in good conscience just throw out perfectly good food. It wastes money and teaches my kids a terrible lesson. So I like to use leftovers to make other, different meals. Taking this approach to make meatless leftover dishes can be quite easy.
Today’s recipe was inspired by something I saw years ago on The Food Network. This seemed like such an easy way to use leftover spaghetti. The linked recipe shows all of the homemade sauce components and just looks lovely, but my focus was on the first part. Just take a couple of eggs, 1/4 Cup of milk, some salt and pepper, and plenty of Parmesan cheese. Mix it all together and add two cups of leftover spaghetti and sauce (we just used a jar of sauce for our spaghetti the night before). Pour it all into a pan with a little olive oil over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes until it browns up and pulls away from the side of the pan. Put a plate over the top and flip (careful, please!!) and slide back into the pan to cook the other side for another 5 minutes or so. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese and garnish with some parsley. Slice into wedges and serve with a side salad. Enjoy!!
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Meatless Monday, a national nonprofit public health initiative, is all about incorporating more vegetables and less meat into our diet. It’s about moderation, just one day a week, cutting down on meats high in saturated fat and increasing protein-rich plant-based foods — good for personal health and good for the planet.