- September 6, 2008 at 10:30 am #262552
We always have about a serving and a half of spaghetti sauce leftover after the meal. I used to save it with some noodles, but no one ever ate it and I would end up throwing it away. Now I keep plastic container in the freezer for the leftover sauce.
After about 3 spaghetti meals, I have enough frozen sauce for 4th meal. It’s fast too – I just warm it up instead of having to make it from the beginning. No one at my house is the wiser.
- September 7, 2008 at 7:12 am #398307
I do this too what a great time saver and money saver. I love my freezer!
- October 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm #399206
Another great use for leftover sauce is to make bagel pizzas. A couple spoonfuls of sauce, some shredded mozzarella, diced pepperoni all put onto a toasted bagel and broiled is a great after work/school snack. I use mini bagels that I buy at the bread outlet for snacks, but if I am making this for lunch I will use a regular sized bagel.
- October 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm #399211
:041:This is a great tip. Wil save me time also.
- January 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm #413018
I like the way you gals think. Thanks!
- January 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm #413019
When I have a dab of spaghetti sauce left and it won’t be enough for a lunch for one of us it gets recycled into a dip, I just add it to some velveta cheese and melt & serve it with frito dippers or chips. I do the same with dabs of leftover chili.
- January 29, 2009 at 8:51 pm #413045
man, I love you guys! GENIUS! thanks for the tips!
- January 31, 2009 at 9:53 pm #413318
i’m always making more then we need. i always have lots of sauce, so i add beans, chili powder and add vegies to taste, and turn it into chili. sometimes i buy the chili seasoning packet and use that.
quick and easy.
- February 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm #413413
I do many things with that leftover spaghetti sauce. The trick is to “remember” it’s there (LOL)! I put it on top of english muffins for pizzarettes (or bagels like JennyCup does).
I throw it into a meatloaf, or mini meatloves along with a little ketchup to add flavor. I use it as a base ingredient for a bean/pasta soup like a macaroni bean. The other day I used I made a cabbage stew with about two cups meatsauce I had leftover.
I put rice in it and it was kind of like stuffed cabbage stew. I don’t use recipes very often, I just kind of experiment. If all else fails, such as my memory, and it hasn’t been too long I will throw it into the next batch of spag.
sauce. Usually if it was a really good sauce I will freeze the leftovers and do this. It is almost like how the amish takes a little bit of their friendship bread to start the next loaf.
Or how a yogurt culture gets passed on. It really makes the sauce yummy! I also throw in a leftover pork chop or some meat I had frozen from a previous meal.
The family loves it. Good Luck!
- February 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm #413418
Excellent advice ladies. Freezers are one of the greatest inventions ever.
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