Cheesy Pasta and Veggie Frittata

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nancy mackel

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My family loves spaghetti but I always make too much pasta. This is a great way to use that extra pasta. It's also a great way to get those vegetables into picky eaters. My kids love it because it's so cheesy.

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We highly recommend making this great frittata recipe for your next brunch. It's filled with sauteed vegetables and pasta. We opted to add shrimp to the recipe but cubed chicken would be tasty too. There are a few steps to this recipe, but completely worth it. Very hearty, this frittata is a complete meal. A creative way to cook summer vegetables. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium
    zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium
    yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 medium
    tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 c
    packed baby spinach
  • 1/2 c
    button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 c
    spaghetti, angel hair or thin, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk
  • 8 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 c
    grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp
    sliced fresh basil
  • 1 c
    cooked shrimp or chicken (optional)

How to Make Cheesy Pasta and Veggie Frittata

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F). Warm oil in a 10-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, zucchini, squash, and mushrooms. Cook for 2- 3 minutes, stirring.
  3. Add garlic, tomato, and spinach. Cook an additional 2 - 3 minutes, stirring, until spinach wilts.
  4. Add optional shrimp or chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Toss in the spaghetti.
  6. Mix thoroughly so vegetables and pasta are evenly distributed.
  7. Whisk milk, shredded Parmesan, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper with eggs. You can add other spices. I like pepper flakes.
  8. Pour egg mixture into skillet and swirl to coat vegetables and spaghetti with the mixture. Cook 1 minute, stirring until eggs begin to set on the bottom of the skillet.
  9. Pour into a 9X9 Pyrex dish.
  10. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese on top and place in oven.
  11. Bake until eggs have set in the center (10 to 12 minutes).
  12. Turn on broiler to high and broil frittata until golden brown on top, 1 to 2 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent it from burning.
  13. Remove from oven, sprinkle with basil, cut into squares, and serve.

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About Cheesy Pasta and Veggie Frittata

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fresh Finds
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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