Pasta Frittata

Pasta Frittata is a brilliant solution for those busy days when you need a quick, satisfying meal that everyone will love. This Italian-inspired dish is a fantastic way to use up leftover pasta, transforming it into a hearty, flavorful frittata that comes together in no time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a dish that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, making it a versatile addition to your recipe collection.

The recipe begins with whisking together eggs, grated cheese, and a splash of milk to create a rich, creamy base. Leftover pasta, whether it’s spaghetti, penne, or any other variety, is then tossed into the egg mixture along with your favorite add-ins. These can include sautéed vegetables like spinach, bell peppers, or mushrooms, as well as cooked meats such as bacon or sausage. Seasoned with a pinch of salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs, this mixture is poured into a hot, oven-safe skillet and cooked until the edges are set and golden.

What I love most about Pasta Frittata is its adaptability and ease. It’s an ideal way to repurpose leftovers, minimizing waste while maximizing flavor. Once cooked, the frittata can be served hot or at room temperature, making it an excellent choice for picnics, potlucks, or a simple weeknight meal. Pair it with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine for a delightful, stress-free dining experience. This Pasta Frittata is sure to become a go-to recipe for those hectic days when you need something quick, delicious, and comforting.


  • 2 cups leftover pasta
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup whichever cheese the pasta called for


1 – Preheat the broiler on high with the rack on the second-highest shelf.

2 – Mix pasta and beaten eggs in a large bowl and set aside.

3 – Heat the butter in a small oven-proof pan (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat, then add pasta-egg mixture and allow the bottom to set slightly (about 2-3 minutes).

4 – Lift up a corner, tilt the pan and and allow the egg on top to run underneath.

5 – Sprinkle the cheese over the top and place under broiler for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown and eggs have set completely.

6 – Remove pan from oven, loosen frittata from the bottom, cover the pan with a plate, invert the frittata onto it, then flip the frittata cheese-side up using a spatula.

7 – Allow to cool slightly, then slice into wedges or squares and serve.



Scroll to Top