Fridge odds and ends, meet leftover pasta. Leftover pasta, meet frittata. And that’s how Vegetarian Leftover Pasta Frittata is born. This is a take on Just a Taste’s Leftover Pasta Frittata in which whatever leftover pasta you have from the night before is transformed into today’s heavenly breakfast packed with protein, veggies and carbohydrates. This dish is perfect after a long run or bike ride. In fact, my husband and I devoured the entire panful following our Tuesday morning calorie-crushing long run.
This recipe is a base to work from. So grab whatever veggies are on the brink of no return, whatever cheese is lingering in your cheese drawer (everyone has one of those, right?! A drawer that is so chalk full to the brim with cheese that a bag always catches when opening and closing it?!), and last night’s pasta and get ready to devour your own take on Kelly’s masterpiece!
Vegetarian Leftover Pasta Frittata
Here’s what you’ll need (Remember this is just a base to work from, get creative!):
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup orange bell pepper, diced
1 roma tomato, diced
2 large baby bella mushrooms, chopped
¼ cup green onion, diced
1 small handful spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup leftover pasta from last night (any pasta will do; we used angel hair)
¾ cup egg whites
¼ cup feta cheese
Italian seasoning (or whatever you typically season your eggs with)
Makes one medium skillet full; about 4 servings
- In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites until combined. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Add the extra virgin olive oil to a medium skillet and heat on medium-high. Once hot, add all of your veggies except the spinach. Season veggies with Italian seasoning to taste. Cook until just slightly tender. Now add the spinach and pasta and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Note: If using a stringy pasta like angel hair or spaghetti, “fluff” the pasta before adding to the skillet so it isn’t one big clump in the center of your frittata.
- Pour the eggs into the pan. As the eggs begin to set, slightly lift the mixture up at the edges to ensure any uncooked egg flows to the bottom. Cover and continue to cook until the eggs are well set and the bottom has slightly browned.
- Remove the frittata using a rubber spatula and transfer to a plate. Sprinkle with feta cheese and cut into slices to devour!