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Fried Pasta Snack


This recipe calls for spaghetti, but any long, thin noodle will work as well.

  • Yield: Makes 1 12-inch round

Source: Mad Hungry, March 2011


  • 1/2 pound leftover cooked spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly lengthwise


  1. Toss pasta with tomato sauce just to completely coat. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Swirl in olive oil. Add pasta in one layer. Do not move -- leave it to crisp to a golden brown on one side, about 10-15 minutes. Turn onto plate. Top with grated Parmesan and cut into wedges. Serve with carrot slices on the side.

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  • Mellow Mills
    13 JUL, 2012
    Can you use spaghetti sauce with meat in it or will the meat get to done?
  • mrt
    23 MAR, 2012
    I have not made this yet but I do make a similar version that I have made for years and it started way back when I was a child and my father made this for us when we were children; (and I make it for my son now) and in a cast iron skillet best yet! I will make this version this weekend and follow-up with a review. Thanks Lucinda. :)
  • whstoneman
    31 MAR, 2011
    Nice!! ...but I must admit that I was frying cheddar cheese slabs in a skillet 30 years ago. Love that flavor and the pasta enhances the flavors! Thanks for reviving a memory!