Frittata with spaghetti and tomatoes

6 - 8
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
18 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
As strange as it may sound, a spaghetti frittata really is a thing. It's a great way to use leftover spaghetti noodles, sure, but because it's so fun and tasty, we've created a recipe that whips one up using an expressly prepared batch of pasta. Feel free to add other fresh ingredients you have on hand to your frittata, which is really an Italian-style omelet that goes from stove top to the oven to finish cooking. Eggs and cheese add moisture to the spaghetti, and amp up the pasta's flavor and texture. too. Plus, a frittata takes just minutes to prepare, is essentially foolproof, and adding spaghetti turns a breakfast and brunch favorite into dinner in a snap. Serve it with a leafy green salad or side of steamed asparagus or broccoli.

Ingredients

Uncooked spaghetti

4 oz

Egg(s)

4 large egg(s)

Egg white(s)

2 large

Low-fat milk

cup(s)

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Plum tomato(es)

1½ cup(s), seeded and chopped (about 1⁄2 pound)

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Basil

¼ cup(s), chopped

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Salted butter

2 tsp

Shredded parmesan cheese

½ cup(s), about 2 ounces

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.
  2. Combine eggs and next four ingredients in a large bowl; beat well with a whisk. Add spaghetti, tomato, garlic and basil; stir well.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Coat a large ovenproof nonstick skillet with cooking spray; melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add egg mixture. Cook, uncovered, 13 minutes or until top is almost set. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Wrap handle of pan with foil; broil 4 to 5 minutes or until set. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 wedge).