Crisped Leftover Pasta

Crisped Leftover Pasta 2.9 17 5 1
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  • Serves 4-6
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 76 calories
    • Fat 2 g
    • Sat Fat 1 g
    • Cholesterol 6 mg
    • Sodium 229 mg
    • Protein 4 g
    • Carbohydrate 9 g
    • Sugar 0 g
    • Fiber 0.5 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 81 mg

Let the pasta sit at room temperature until it becomes pliable, about 10 minutes.Meanwhile, heat the oil (if using) in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the prosciutto or bacon (if using) and cook until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain off and discard all but 2 teaspoons of the drippings in the skillet. Sprinkle the red pepper (if using) over the remaining drippings. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the pasta to the skillet and gently spread it out to form a large nest. Cook, without stirring, until the pasta begins to crisp and brown on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and prosciutto or bacon (if using). Cook, still without stirring, for about 2 more minutes. Season with the salt and black pepper.Slide or invert the pasta onto a plate and sprinkle with additional Parmesan. Cut into wedges, if desired.

Ingredients

  1. Check 4 ounces cooked, unsauced spaghetti or fettuccine, cold
  2. Check 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional)
  3. Check 3 slices prosciutto or 2 slices bacon (optional)
  4. Check 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  5. Check 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  6. Check 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. Check 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Let the pasta sit at room temperature until it becomes pliable, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil (if using) in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the prosciutto or bacon (if using) and cook until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain off and discard all but 2 teaspoons of the drippings in the skillet. Sprinkle the red pepper (if using) over the remaining drippings. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the pasta to the skillet and gently spread it out to form a large nest. Cook, without stirring, until the pasta begins to crisp and brown on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and prosciutto or bacon (if using). Cook, still without stirring, for about 2 more minutes. Season with the salt and black pepper.
  3. Slide or invert the pasta onto a plate and sprinkle with additional Parmesan. Cut into wedges, if desired.