Leftover pasta frittata

Leftover pasta frittata

Leftover spaghetti is the carb hero of this robust omelette – a bit like potatoes in a Spanish tortilla. This versatile frittata is the perfect vehicle for any leftover pasta and veg.

Leftover pasta frittata

We love leftovers! Discover more delicious ways to use them up.

  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

Leftover spaghetti is the carb hero of this robust omelette – a bit like potatoes in a Spanish tortilla. This versatile frittata is the perfect vehicle for any leftover pasta and veg.

We love leftovers! Discover more delicious ways to use them up.

Nutrition: Per serving

Calories
443kcals
Fat
20g (4.7g saturated)
Protein
24g
Carbohydrates
35g (12g sugars)
Fibre
5.5g
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion or shallot, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 5 medium free-range eggs
  • Small handful soft herbs (such as dill, chives, parsley and/or basil), chopped
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 100-150g cooked pasta (we used spaghetti)
Sticky screen? No thanks! Tap to prevent your screen from going off while cooking.

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a small non-stick frying pan (one with a heatproof handle) over a medium heat. Add the onion/shallot with a pinch of salt and cook for 5-7 minutes until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a jug, then stir in most of the herbs and season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir the tomatoes into the pan along with the cooked pasta. Add a splash of water if needed to help the pasta break up a little. Cook for a few minutes, stirring, to heat through, then pour in the eggs. Stir to combine so the eggs and pasta are evenly distributed, then remove the spoon.
  4. Cook the frittata for about 8 minutes over a low-medium heat until it’s starting to set around the edges. Meanwhile, heat the grill to medium. Transfer to the grill to finish cooking – it should take 2-3 minutes but keep a close eye on it. Serve with the remaining herbs scattered over.

Nutrition

Calories
443kcals
Fat
20g (4.7g saturated)
Protein
24g
Carbohydrates
35g (12g sugars)
Fibre
5.5g
Salt
0.6g

delicious. tips

  1. Easy swaps Any pasta will work here; spaghetti just looks particularly pretty. Swap the sun-dried tomatoes for artichokes in oil or olives. You could also add some spinach or salad leaves that need using up.

  2. A non-stick pan is crucial for this recipe but, if you don’t have one, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl in step 3, then add more oil to the pan before adding the mixture to the pan as one.

Buy ingredients online

Recipe By:

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Nourishing winter recipes

Classic ragù and mozzarella pasta bake

Try this twist on a bolognese for a dinner that...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Frittata recipes

Cheesy macaroni and pancetta frittata

A frittata makes a lovely starter or light lunch. You...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Pasta bake recipes

Leftover bolognese rotolo pasta bake

Use up leftover bolognese sauce in this Greek-style rotolo recipe that’s...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Carbonara recipes

Carbonara frittata

Is it a carbonara or a frittata? Well, it’s both!...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Feta, onion and red pepper frittatas

These feta, onion and red pepper frittatas are so quick...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Healthy breakfast recipes

Frittata muffins

Pop a couple of these cheesy frittata muffins in a...

Subscribe to our magazine

Food stories, skills and tested recipes, straight to your door... Enjoy 5 issues for just £5 with our special introductory offer.

Subscribe

Unleash your inner chef

Looking for inspiration? Receive the latest recipes with our newsletter

We treat your data with care. See our privacy policy. By signing up, you are agreeing to delicious.’ terms and conditions. Unsubscribe at any time.