Sunday, 21 February 2016

Leftover Pasta Frittata

Carole's Chatter: Leftover Pasta Frittata


They say that necessity is the mother of invention and this was certainly true for this frittata!  I had quite a bit of leftover pasta – tagliatelle which had been tossed in butter.  It was also a tad overcooked so I didn't want to just reheat it.

So I made a frittata with it.  First I oiled my baking dish – in this case with my new bestie mustard oil.  Then I mixed together in a bolw the leftover pasta, 6 eggs, some leftover Messicano dip (which had pepper, pesto and sour cream in it), a bit of cream cheese – when it was pretty well combined I just poured it into the baking dish and sprinkled grated parmesan cheese over the top.

To avoid toughening the eggs, I cooked this in a low oven until it was set – this took about 40 minutes.


Carole's Chatter: Leftover Pasta Frittata

Garnish the frittata with chives and basil just before serving.  It was actually yummy – the defects of the pasta were transformed.

9 comments:

  1. What an admirable idea for resuscitating a potful of pasta! I almost want to cook up too much, slightly too long and toss with butter just to do it right away.

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  2. What a tasty and clever way to re-purpose your leftovers. Love it.

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  3. You are so good at recycling leftovers -- wish I had your imagination. I usually end up wasting food that wasn't that great the first time around.

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  4. This looks fantastic! I love how you reused your leftovers so creatively. I'm not very good at actually using my leftovers and always end up throwing out quite a bit. This would be a delicious way to use some up and work work with all kinds of things. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. We try and use all the bits leftover for other meals, great thinking to cook the eggs on low. Bet it was delicious .

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  6. I'm not very good at making up recipes, but that looks amazing!

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  7. That's a great idea to reuse leftover pasta. I am gonna try it the next time I have leftovers :)

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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