A meal of perfectly cooked pasta with flavorful sauce is divine. That is why there is nothing worst than when pasta left overs just don’t taste good at all. These method and two ingredients will take leftover pasta up a notch and make it incredible once again. You’ll be shocked by how well it turns out!
The spruce up method is meant for any leftover pasta featuring a tomato-based sauce.
The guiding light of the spruce up is a bath of olive oil, garlic (six thinly sliced cloves), to which you add your leftovers to and gently pan-fry. First set the oiled skillet over medium heat, add garlic; as soon as the cloves begin to turn golden brown along the edges, add leftover pasta. If your leftover pasta will not fit comfortably in the skillet, work in batches. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until sauce darkens to a deep, rusty red. This results in bold umami flavors that are similar to slow-roasted tomatoes. Be patient, and only stop when the sauce turns a brick-like red—you want to wait for that definitive transformation of noodles, sauce, and the garlic, which will take on some of that red hue.
Feel free to add a handful of your favorite fresh herbs just as the noodles finish cooking. You could also grate a heavy layer of your favorite cheese over the top of the finished pasta and place the whole skillet under the broiler until a layer of bubbly brown cheese caps your spruced-up meal. Vegetables are another great add-in.
Enjoy your leftover pasta!
This method and these two ingredients will make leftover pasta so delicious, you may want to have it this way all the time! Have you tried this method with your pasta yet?
Let Us Know How It Turned Out For You!