Spaghetti boats


Leftover spaghetti? I have the perfect meal for you… spaghetti boats! These are a great way to use up leftover spaghetti and they taste delicious! Anything with garlic bread involved is tasty in my book! We have also made spaghetti boats using zucchini’s, when we are trying to be a little more healthy.

I happened to see french bread on sale for a $1 and have some leftover spaghetti the other night, so we made spaghetti boats. This is a super easy dinner that your whole family will love! They will never know you used up that leftover spaghetti. ;)

Spaghetti boats ...made with leftover spaghetti and garlic bread! Easy and delicious! #recipes

Here is one of our favorite spaghetti recipes.


Spaghetti boats ...made with leftover spaghetti and garlic bread! Easy and delicious! #recipes

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Spaghetti boats


  • Leftover spaghetti (approximately 3-4 cups)
  • 1 loaf of french bread (cut in half)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
2. Warm leftover spaghetti or cook fresh (sauce and noodles mixed together).
3. Place the french bread halves onto baking sheet. Spread each piece with 2 Tablespoons of butter (more if you’d like). Sprinkle 1 tsp of garlic powder onto each piece. Bake in oven for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven.
5. Top each piece of bread with about 1 cup of spaghetti. Then sprinkle on 1/2- 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake for additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly.
6. Allow to cool, slice and enjoy!

For my favorite spaghetti recipe go here:

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Spaghetti boats ...made with leftover spaghetti and garlic bread! Easy and delicious! #recipes

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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24 comments on “Spaghetti boats”

  1. Would English muffins work as well?

  2. My kids would get such a huge kick out of this idea!! Love it!

  3. Demetria @ Mom Zest Reply

    This is a pretty cool idea! Thanks – my kids would love it (plus, spaghetti is always a big hit in our home!)

  4. Oh my littles will love this, and I always have leftover spaghetti.

  5. This looks incredible! My kids love spaghetti just about any way I serve it, they would probably eat it every night if I let them. Im going to try and make this for them as a different twist on an old favorite!

  6. My mom use to make these for us as kids, however, she would use hot dogs buns that were starting to get old! Delicious!

  7. Marcy @ day2day SuperMom Reply

    These look so fun ~ and easy! I found you via The Inspiration Network. Pin’d =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My almost 2 year old has refused to eat pasta in any form – but he LOVED this and it was the first time in a long time our entire family ate the same thing for dinner. This was a personal victory and great night. Thanks again!!

    • I am so happy that your almost 2 year old loved it, that is the best feeling getting those picky eaters to eat! It also really is a blessing when your family will eat the same thing for dinner. Thanks so much for your comment Shannon! :)

  9. What a creative way to turn leftovers into a tasty new dish. This is both smart and fun. It’s a true delight to both the eyes and the stomach. Well done! We love the extra helping of mozzarella cheese.

  10. My husband and 2 kids love these!!!!

  11. Can you make it fresh? I have 5 eating this (that includes me) and we have dinner every other weekend. It sounds really good. 

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