Have some leftover pâté? Two words: pasta sauce. Yes, you read that right.

As it turns out, leftover pâté is a great way to whip up some deliciously creamy gravy for your spaghetti or tagliatelle. While pâté won’t necessarily translate into a thick, blanket-like sauce, it does make for a good light and refreshing variety.

So, exactly what is the recipe?

First, cook the pasta as you normally would in a large pan of boiling water. When it’s almost ready, scoop out of a cup of the pasta cooking water and keep it on the side. Trust us: You’ll need it.

While the pasta is cooking, place butter into a frying pan and gentle sauté onion and garlic. Once soft, add the leftover mousse(of your choosing) until it melts. Then, add sherry, wine, or lemon juice, depending on your palette. If you want to get creative, feel free to toss is add 7-10 grapes or cherry tomatoes that you’ve cut into quarters.

Gently stir for around five minutes before you pour in the pasta cooking water to make the sauce. And lastly, season to taste.

Gluten-free or vegan? Simply spice up the recipe with gluten-free pasta and any one of our vegan pâtés.