June 15, 2011

Pasta Pretzel Bites


Pasta pretzel bites! I made pasta pretzel bites.

I’m still not sure what you’re talking about. I’ve never heard of those before?

I know, neither had I. Until I made them 15 minutes ago.

Still lost.

Basically, let’s say that you have a serving of leftover pasta. Like two day old noodles that are facing the grim reality that, most likely, they’ll have to be tossed away. It gives a low-sodium green god or goddess like yourself a bit of a heart attack. But what can you do?

First, turn on your oven to 400 dg F.

Then, pour a drizzle of oil on your pasta and sprinkle it with salt-free spices. Like dried dill. An herb blend. Or spicy chili.

Then, simply fold them into pretzel shapes. Or a lump of old pasta shape. Or really, whatever shape they’ll make.

Then put them in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the pasta puffs up and becomes crisp and crackly. Take them out and eat immediately or serve as a pre-dinner snack. Or on top of salads in place of salty parmesan crackers and bread crumbs. Or in a cup like pasta pretzel bread sticks.

And that’s it. Pasta pretzel bites.

Totally salt-free, totally awesome.

Chow on.

ellen June 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

How totally clever!

lolabean June 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

I can’t wait to have leftover pasta. I might actually make pasta just so I can have the leftovers for pretzel making!!

waiwa June 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

can’t wait to try that at home

sodium girl June 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

Well, that may be a problem as I have eaten them all…But they are so easy, we can whip up new ones in no time. Kablam! Delicious.

Dishy June 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

WOW! What a fabulous idea – primitive recycling at its finest 😉

We have some leftover penne — if only you could figure out a way of making those into peanut butter stuffed pretzel bites!! My kids would love you forever. LOL

Another great post, SG!

sodium girl June 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I’ve got an idea….working on it!

Tanya (Necessary Pleasures) June 15, 2011 at 5:11 pm

That’s creative! May have to try it 🙂

(and Dishy – I’ve got a couple kiddos that would love a PB mashup too!)

katy June 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

what kind of pasta did you use I tried fusseli whole wheat pasta and it didnt really work 🙁

Lynne June 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

What type of spaghetti are you using?? Fettucine??

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