Leftover lasagna noodles can be used in a variety of recipes, including dessert kugels, soups, chips and lasagna rolls. Cut-up lasagna noodles can also be used to substitute other types of egg noodles in pasta recipes.
Some ways to use leftover lasagna noodles include lasagna rolls, which use the same ingredients as lasagna casseroles, including the meat, marinara and cheeses, but rather than laying out the noodles in a large pan, the pasta is rolled around the ingredients and baked. Cooks can make as few or as many of these rolls as necessary, depending on how many noodles are leftover.
Lasagna noodles are an easy addition to many different types of soups. Cook and cut the noodles and toss in with broth, vegetables, tomato juice and Parmesan cheese to complete the soup. For a fun twist, cut the noodles into different shapes with cookie cutters.
Cooked lasagna noodles can easily be converted to chips by cutting the noodles into triangles and pan frying or deep frying in olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and serve with dip.
A dessert kugel uses cream cheese, sugar and dried fruit to turn ordinary lasagna noodles into a quick and easy dessert option for any night of the week.