My Yummy Local Life

{February 19, 2013}   Waste not, want not: Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

You know how sometimes you make a pasta dish and then you end up with only about a half a cup of noodles leftover. Don’t throw them out! Save them and you can make this quick breakfast or lunch meal.

1/2 cup leftover pasta (any type but I use spaghetti)
Garlic (or other aromatics to taste)
2 eggs
1 Tbsp cream (or milk)
2 Tbsp cheese
Herbs and salt and pepper to taste (I used oregano, dill and lemon rind)

You can also add in up to1/2 cup of leftover meat or veggies, I just didn’t have any this time around.

1- In a small well seasoned cast iron pan, salute the garlic lightly over medium heat. Next, add the pasta to the garlic (and a little EVOO if you like)- allow the pasta to warm up a bit.

2- In a small cup or bowl, beat the two eggs, cream, and any herbs you’d like to add. Also cut the cheese up into small cubes.

3- Turn on your broiler to preheat.

4- Once the pasta is starting to sizzle, evenly distribute the cheese over the pasta. Then pour the egg mixture over the whole thing. Spread it out as evenly as possible. It will look something like this:


5- Cook on the burner for 2-3 minutes to allow the bottom to set.

6- Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Keep an eye on the frittata. You want the egg to set and and cheese to begin to brown. It should look something like this:


8- Remove from the oven and flip it onto a plate to serve. It might help to run a spatula around the edges to make sure nothing is stuck first. Cut into slices and enjoy!


If your my hubby, you’d add hot sauce or something to it, but I like it just like this. You don’t even need toast! Yummy 🙂

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