May 162018
 

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

Spaghetti night is one of those nights when I’m just tossing together a meal and not really thinking about the aftermath. Sometimes I cook a box of pasta, other nights I go for two. How much will get eaten is anybody’s guess, but I have a backup plan just in case I end up with an entire pot of leftovers — spaghetti pizza!

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn’t a topping. It isn’t stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it’s really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose! You will make batches upon batches of spaghetti, to purposely have leftovers! You may even have family members going easy on your famous spaghetti, just because they want your spaghetti pizza the next day (true story!)

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

The next time you have leftover spaghetti, of any amount, save it! Put it AND the sauce together in a bowl, and save it for the next day. When you’re ready, transfer it to a large mixing bowl and doctor it up a little! I like to add a little more Italian seasoning. I actually go a little heavy with the Italian seasoning, but we’ll talk more about that in a minute.

After you have doctored your spaghetti leftovers with MORE seasoning, beat your eggs. I use one egg for every two cups of spaghetti. If you have a small amount of leftovers, use one egg. If you have a bowl FULL of leftover spaghetti, you may need to use up to four eggs! Pour in your eggs and add flour to bind it all together. I use 1/2 cup of flour for every two cups of spaghetti. Mix, mix, and set aside!

Find your pan! You need a really good nonstick pan. Size doesn’t matter nearly as much as being completely nonstick does. If your pan is small, no worries, just make several personal pan pizzas! Your family may actually prefer the personal pan pizzas anyway!

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

Heat your pan with a liberal amount of oil. Vegetable or olive oil is fine, just don’t be shy. Spoon in your spaghetti and press into your pan until you don’t see the bottom. Leave a centimeter or so around the edges so the entire spaghetti pizza crust is cooked through. If you don’t have enough to completely cover the bottom of your pan, that’s okay, just round out the edges and keep your pizza in the center of your pan.

(Tip: You just want enough spaghetti to cover the bottom of your pan in a thin layer. If your layers are too thick, your pizza may not be handheld)

Cook on medium high for seven-ten minutes. The edges should start to look a little/lot cooked. You’re going to pan fry the pizza more on this first side than on the second. Don’t panic.

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

Flippity, flip, flip! This is the “hard” part (not really). Run a thin, flexible, smooth, spatula, under the edges of your pizza to be sure it isn’t sticking. Put on your favorite silicone oven mit, and grab a heat-safe plate. Invert the plate directly onto the spaghetti, right on the pan. Place your protected hand onto the bottom of the plate, lift the pan with your other hand and FLIP it over! Your pizza should now be cooked side up on your plate. Return your pan to the heat, oil it a little, and slide your pizza (keep it cooked side up), back into the center of your pan. Cook for an additional five minutes.

Flip pizza out of your pan just as you did before, transfer it to your platter, and immediately add your cheese! Your cheese should melt very quickly without needing to be heated. If, by chance, your kitchen is cooler than normal, set your heat-safe platter inside a warm oven while you cook your toppings!

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

Using the same pan, saute your pepperoni/salami until they are cooked well. Decorate your pizza with the cooked pepperoni. Add additional seasoning to your liking (more Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, grated parmesan cheese), slice, and serve!

The result is a flavorful pizza everyone will enjoy AND maybe even start to crave! Skip delivery pizza, don’t wait for the yeast to rise, grab the leftover spaghetti from your fridge and in minutes you have another great family favorite! Buonissimo!

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

Spaghetti Pizza Recipe

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 Cups Spaghetti
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp Oil (Vegetable or Olive)
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni or Salami (Optional)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • Italian Seasoning (optional)

Here’s what you do:

Transfer leftover spaghetti to a large mixing bowl. Add Italian seasoning, beaten egg, and flour. Mix well.

Heat your nonstick pan with a liberal amount of oil. Spoon in your spaghetti and press into your pan until you don’t see the bottom. Leave a centimeter or so around the edges so the entire spaghetti pizza crust is cooked through.

Cook on medium high for 7-10 minutes. The edges should start to look a little/lot cooked before flipping.

Run a thin, flexible, smooth, spatula, under the edges of your pizza to release any spaghetti from the pan. Put on your favorite silicone oven mit, and grab a heat-safe plate. Invert the plate directly onto the spaghetti, right on the pan. Place your protected hand onto the bottom of the plate, lift the pan with your other hand and FLIP it over! Your pizza should now be cooked side up on your plate. Return your pan to the heat, oil it a little, and slide your pizza (keep it cooked side up), back into the center of your pan. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Flip pizza out of your pan just as you did before, transfer it to your platter, and immediately add your cheese!

Using the same pan, saute your pepperoni/salami until they are cooked well.

Spaghetti pizza is pizza made from leftover spaghetti. The spaghetti isn't a topping. It isn't stuffed inside of a bread dough. The crust itself IS spaghetti! AND it's really, really good! After a while, that second box of spaghetti that was accidentally prepared the night before, will be completely on purpose!

Top pizza with the cooked pepperoni (or your favorite topping)! Slice it up and serve your spaghetti pizza!

  28 Responses to “Spaghetti Pizza Recipe”

  1. Why have I never heard of this before? We love spaghetti night at my house and from now on I’m going to purposely make way too much so I can have spaghetti pizza the next night. What a great way to repurpose leftovers into something my family will actually eat. Yum!

  2. Good way to use up any leftover spaghetti noodles. Honestly have never made this type of pizza so will be giving it a try.

  3. I love this idea! We ALWAYS have leftover spaghetti because I make enough for like 12 and we’re a family a 4. I’m going to make this pizza next time!

  4. This is a great idea. I’ve never thought to try making pizza out of spaghetti.

  5. I cannot wait to make this. I am babysitting for the neighbor boys and I am going to make this for them. How fun!

  6. I know all about pasta night it comes up every so often when there are no other ideas or meals. I love the pizza that you made and will try it myself.

  7. This is similar to my pizza pasta bake, but just in the ingredients sense. I like how you put this together, as actual pizza slices!

  8. I’ve never heard of spaghetti pizza before. This looks like a recipe that the kiddos would love.

  9. Combining two of my favorite foods? WINNER! I like that it’s THE crust and this is a great idea for what to do with spaghetti leftovers. Where has this been all my life??

  10. Wait, what, spaghetti pizza? Now that would be a great hit here at home. I have to try that.

  11. Wow. Pasta is my favorite starch, I would love this spaghetti pizza! I will have to make this at home, this looks delicious and I bet my family would love this! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. How resourceful! What a great way to put that leftover spaghetti to use! I will try it next time I have some leftovers.

  13. Yep we are coming for dinner! Reservation for 10 please? This spaghetti pizza will be a surefire hit in this house

  14. Ok now this sounds absolutely delicious – I love the idea of using leftovers to help prepare something completely different as well.

  15. Oh my goodness! How creative! I need to give this a try, I know my whole family will love it!

  16. I think that’s pretty awesome. I’ve seen it around but I never thought about making it myself. I didn’t know it was easy as well. It looks so good too!

  17. Wow, this is genius. I never thought of doing that, we often just toss it! This is a great way to use leftovers.

  18. What a smart way to use the leftover spaghetti. I get tired of to much bread but love the flavor of pizza. Here is my solution!

  19. Wow. I never even imagined you can make leftover spaghetti into a pizza! That’s awesome! I will save the recipe for later. This sure looks like a real winner!

  20. Now this sounds like a yummy way to use leftover pasta! I need to try this!

  21. I love this idea! Now I want to make spaghetti today JUST so we can have leftovers and try this out. Thanks so much for sharing.

  22. This is brilliant, Robin! I usually eat all the spaghetti but this will be a great alternative. Happy to try it..

  23. Okay, I have GOT to try this one. It looks so yummy and saucy!

  24. I just love this recipe. It is fun, creative, and you know it is good!

  25. Spaghetti Pizza? Wow! I saw your post title and at first I thought that the pizza topping would be the left over spaghetti! It does seem like a unique and tasty pizza. I will have to try that too.

  26. Spaghetti pizza is an awesome way to turn leftover spaghetti more fun to eat for the kids! I think this is brilliant and I’ll definitely do it the next time we have spaghetti at home.

  27. Wow, I have leftover spaghetti all the time whenever I make them for dinner. I never thought to use them in a pizza. I might just have to try this one day.. looks yummy!

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