There is no question that pasta plus any other ingredient - often just a little oil & garlic - makes a great meal. From the quick and easy to the more elaborate, time consuming, multiple pot varieties, pasta wins the day for versatility.
Even better, is the fact that pasta leftovers turn magically into something new and entirely different. So, typically I make enough to feed a small army (my father said I learned the skill from my mother, who obviously in another life, fed the great armies of the world). That way, I'm sure of another wonderful dinner by just adding a touch more sauce, perhaps some chopped vegetables, a little cheese or garlicky breadcrumb mixture on top and a bake in the oven.
I'll be honest though, my favorite remake is the frittata and yesterday that meant sauteeing some chopped pancetta until almost crispy, tossing in Thursday's Cavatelli with Cauliflower until heated through, adding the eggs....and just a short wait until we ate a heavenly, leisurely weekend brunch.
What's your favorite pasta remodel? And don't forget to share your pasta - new or recycled versions with Presto Pasta Night. This week Kirsten, From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours, is hosting for the first time – so glad to have you host the first PPN for year #4.
Just send an email to kirstenmlindquist AT gmail DOT com and a cc to me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.