Fried spaghetti frittata

Fried spaghetti frittata is the perfect way to use your spaghetti leftovers. This dish is so easy to make that it will become one of you favourites from the first time! Also, you can make it using other types of pasta leftovers. 

Spaghetti leftovers

Look no more, it couldn’t be any other way. Italians have figured out what to make with all those pasta leftovers and that is: Frittata! A savoury cake made with pasta leftovers, eggs and whatever your heart desires.

I made this fried spaghetti frittata using what was left of a large pan of pasta with tomato sauce. Let me tell you something, is not that common that we have pasta leftovers at home, because we always prepare the right amount for the two of us.

But when it happens, we know that it won’t go wasted. Frittata is always our first option when it comes to use pasta leftovers and now I am sharing with you how to make it in the italian way.

Best tips to make this spaghetti frittata

Use the right cookware – A no stick pan is the best cookware to make fried spaghetti frittata. You’ll noticed that using those pans allow you to use a smaller amount of oil than if you use a regular pan.

Use the right pan size – If you use a large pan and little ingredients you’ll end with some sort of spaghetti pancake. Fried spaghetti frittata is thick.

Hydrate the spaghetti – Allow the spaghetti to sit a bit in the egg mixture to allow re-hidratation.

Cover the pan – If you want your frittata to be crunchy outside and tender inside, cover the pan and cook over low heat, allowing the eggs to cook throughly without burning or remaining mushy.

Top with veggies – I love to top my frittata with fresh tomatoes and basil, also some crumbled cheese like feta or queso fresco will add a nice touch.

A peak to the inside texture of a fried spaghetti frittata.

The ingredients

We are using so few ingredients because we’re making our fried spaghetti in a simple way. Only spaghetti leftovers, eggs, some crumbled cheese, a bunch of basil (or use parsley too) and season with salt and pepper. It couldn’t be simpler that this!

But you can make your own version of this recipe with anything you want or have available. For example, you can add some chopped bell peppers, onions, mushrooms or even bacon or ham roughly chopped. It really is a versatile recipe.

The Easy Recipe

  • Crack the eggs in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper and basil. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Add the spaghetti and cheese to the bowl, mix to coat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place the spaghetti mixture and shake the pan to distribute evenly.
  • Cover the pan and turn heat to the lowest. Cook for 15 minutes or until you see the bottom is lightly browned and crisp.
  • Turn the heat to medium high and cook the other side of the frittata by flipping it (about 5 minutes).
  • Slide the frittata onto a platter and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Garnish with fresh tomatoes, Feta cheese and basil before serving.

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Fried spaghetti frittata

Fried spaghetti frittata is the perfect way to use your spaghetti leftovers. This dish is so easy to make that it will become one of you favourites from the first time! Also, you can make this dish using other types of pasta leftovers. 
PREP 5 minutes
COOK 20 minutes
resting time 5 minutes
TOTAL 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Servings: 2
Author: Maricruz

Ingredients 

  • 3 ½ cups cooked spaghetti leftovers
  • 5 small eggs
  • cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • a bunch of basil (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Crack the eggs in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper and basil. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Add the spaghetti and cheese to the bowl, mix to coat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place the spaghetti mixture and shake the pan to distribute evenly.
  • Cover the pan and turn heat to the lowest. Cook for 15 minutes or until you see the bottom is lightly browned and crisp.
  • Turn the heat to medium high and cook the other side of the frittata by flipping it (about 5 minutes).
  • Slide the frittata onto a platter and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Garnish with fresh tomatoes, Feta cheese and basil before serving.
Nutrition
Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 431mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 5mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I am a regular visitor of your website . I can enrich my cooking skill by seeing your blog. Fried spaghetti frittata is really a delicious dish for everyone. you should try it

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