Pasta Pretzel Bites

Um…wait…what?

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.

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Pasta Pretzel Bites

  1. ellen

    How totally clever!

  2. lolabean

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

  3. waiwa

    can’t wait to try that at home

  4. 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.

  5. WOW! What a fabulous idea – primitive recycling at its finest šŸ˜‰

    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!

  6. That’s creative! May have to try it šŸ™‚

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

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