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Pasta Frittata with Green Peas

20 min
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Servings: 5


4 ounces whole-grain spaghetti (regular or thin)
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 dash nutmeg (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional, can omit salt and pass at the table)
2/3 cup cheese — mozzarella, Monterrey jack, or cheddar (shredded)
1 cup fresh peas or thawed frozen peas (or 1 cup chopped tomatoes)


  1. 1. Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and place in a 9-inch pie plate that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Combine eggs, seasonings, cheese, and peas. Spread the egg mixture over the top of the spaghetti so the mixture covers the frittata and some of it sinks between the spaghetti strands.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let frittata stand 5 minutes before serving.

    TOMATO VARIATION: Instead of mixing 1 cup of peas with the egg, seasonings, cheese mixture, sprinkle the chopped tomatoes evenly over the top of the frittata before putting it in the oven.