Use your leftover pasta to create this easy, tasty and comforting dish. Any kind of leftover pasta will do. Penne, Ziti, Linguine, Lemon Picatta….
Do you have leftover pasta in the fridge? Raise your hand? #usewhatyouhave
You ALL know my motto. I love the challenge of using what you have. And making something new again. It’s a DINNER RESCUE that’s easy, and makes everyone happy.
2-3 cups leftover pasta
1 cup marinara sauce
2 cups shredded cheese, divided
2 green onions diced, optional
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
3 tbsp. butter, melted
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the noodles, half the cheese, green onions, and gently stir to combine. Pour into a buttered 10-12″ cast iron skillet, evenly spread the pasta out. Top with remaining cheese, Parmesan cheese.
In a small bowl, combine the Panko breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, to heat through and brown the breadcrumbs. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil. Serve hot.