What to do with leftover spaghetti? We’ve all resorted to microwaving it with cold pasta sauce poured on top, but it just not very good!  Instead try these Spaghetti Pancakes as a fun and unexpectedly yummy alternative!

Basically it’s a hybrid hamburger – pancake with some leftover spaghetti and seasonings mixed in! Make this for a nutritious breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or even a snack. Grab some salsa or chipotle sauce for dipping and you’ll be in foodie heaven!

No special equipment is necessary – just a mixing bowl, cutting board and frying pan. This is meant to be a really versatile recipe, and you can even substitute raw and cooked ground beef. Even red or yellow bell peppers are ok instead of green ones. Use whatever you have around!


Some folks have even asked whether it has to be spaghetti – what about linguini or other shapes. All we can is go for it. If you have kids around, you could try alphabet pasta and it would work. Have fun!

Watch our video to see how to make them:

This Spaghetti Pancakes recipe is fun and easy to make
4.5 from 2 votes

Spaghetti Pancakes

A savory pancake idea using groudn beef, leftover spaghetti and seasonings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 248 kcal
Author TipBuzz


  • 3 cups cooked spaghetti
  • 8 ounces ground beef
  • 2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 cup green pepper minced
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
  • sauces for dipping: chipotle, salsa etc. optional


  1. On a cutting board, chop leftover spaghetti into small pieces (less than one inch).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Shape into small hamburger-size pieces for frying.
  3. Place a frying pan over medium heat. Add a few teaspoons of oil. Place pancakes into pan and frying 2-3 minutes per side until browned.
  4. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and serve with optional dipping sauces.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 242mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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