Cheeseeeeeyy penne balls from leftover pasta. Waste not want not and all that.

And the leftovers train keeps choo choo-ing along. This time it’s the turn of penne! There was a bowl of penne pasta with a spicy tomato sauce sitting happily in the fridge so rather than reheat it for a repeat meal I decided to turn it into some cheesy penne balls. This is simply delicious and a great way to shake up your pasta leftovers. Everytime I try this it tastes a little different but always scrumptious.


Into a food processor blitz your bowl of leftover pasta and sauce, violifes creamy herb cheese and mozzarella from Art of Zen Foods (flavour to your cheesy liking)
Salt, pep and voila.

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Use an ice cream scoop to portion out into little balls and then roll in the yummy crumbs.

For the crumb mix:
Blitz the following:
White bread
Mixed nuts
Mint leaves

Into the oven at 190 for 20 min until gooey in the middle and crisp on the outside.

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I served it up with basil leaves and tomatoes.

Sriracha or pesto are always a great addition here too but the melted cheese is perfect as is.

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