Cheese Frittata ♪ From Leftover Pasta

Cheese Frittata ♪ From Leftover Pasta

A delicious recycled dish made from leftover pasta and the vegetables that were in the refrigerator. An Italian-style omelet that can be made easily in a frying pan.

Ingredients: makes 1, 25 cm frying pan

Boiled short pasta (macaroni, penne, etc)
3 bowls worth
Grated cheese (melting type)
as desired
Your favorite vegetables (I use zucchini, carrots, onions, green peas, etc)
same amount as the pasta
Olive oil
1-2 tablespoons
Herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, etc)
a small amount
Salt, black pepper
to taste


1. If the cooked pasta has hardened and clumped together, place in a strainer and pour boiling water over to separate.
2. Add the olive oil to a Teflon frying pan, and cook the minced vegetables until wilted, or at least cooked through. Flavor with salt and black pepper.
3. Add the pasta to Step 2 and combine. Beat the eggs and pour in evenly.
4. Once you've added the eggs, top with the herbs and cheese. Cover with a lid, and cook on low heat slowly until the eggs have cooked and the cheese has melted.
5. Top with ketchup if you like and enjoy ♪
6. ★ I used conchiglie pasta this time.

Story Behind this Recipe

I often make this with leftover pasta. Rather, I want to make this so I intentionally boil too much pasta (lol). Frittatas are usually made in the oven, but I came up with this frying pan version for simplicity.