Leftover Italian Meat Pasta and Beans

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Leftover Italian Meat Pasta and Beans is the perfect way to use up leftover sauce!
Besides making meatball covered sandwiches, using the crushed leftover meat in Sunday Italian sauce, this delicious dish is a whole wonderful meal we all love. Ditalini cooked and beans in Sunday Sauce is comforting and the perfect Italian meal using up those leftovers.
Not an American goulash by any stretch of the imagination.

Leftover Italian Meat Sauce Goulash Recipe

2 cans cannellini beans rinsed
1 1/2 cups cooked ditalini drained
around 4 to 5 meatballs crushed 4 pieces of sausage cut up into pieces or more
1/2 cup red wine 
leftover Traditional Sunday Italian Sauce with meat
grated cheese to sprinkle on top
red pepper flakes

Boil pasta to package instructions al dente drain and set aside.
Crushed the meat in a bowl and chop the sausage links into small chunks. Add the wine, around 3 cups sauce and meat with rinsed beans to a saucepan.
Heat all together.
Stir in cooked pasta.
Serve with grated cheese on top and red pepper flakes.


  1. Dear Claudia, I have been using my left-over sauce all week as well. I think it tastes better each day!! This looks delicious!!
    Have a beautiful weekend. xoxo Catherine

  2. Actually the meat sauce tastes even better on the 2nd day! This looks droolworthy, Claudia.


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