Leftover ham from the big dinner? Bought more eggs than your kids could boil and color? Open the fridge and throw together this pasta frittata: an easy one-pan dinner that's sure to please. Serve with heated spaghetti sauce on top, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet or frying pan. Add onion and saute until clear. Stir in green pepper; cook until soft. Add the cooked pasta and chopped ham; toss well to combine. Pour in the eggs and season with salt and pepper.

  • Cook until firm on one side; flip and cook until firm on the other side. You may split the frittata with a spatula to make the flipping easier.

Cook's Notes:

Add any veggies you like to your frittata-- diced broccoli, peas--and cook with the onion and bell pepper until crisp-tender.

You need about 3 servings' worth of cooked pasta; leftover spaghetti is fine.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 25.1g; fat 14.1g; cholesterol 260.6mg; sodium 488.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2007
Great easy recipe for leftovers! I modified this slightly by adding spinach and then cooking it in the oven. It turned out GREAT! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2004
Are you sure it should be 8 ounces of pasta? Don't see how this was supposed to be "flipped" with all that spaghetti. We ended up with a rather unappetizing display. The flavor was ok. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2007
Great easy recipe for leftovers! I modified this slightly by adding spinach and then cooking it in the oven. It turned out GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2004
Are you sure it should be 8 ounces of pasta? Don't see how this was supposed to be "flipped" with all that spaghetti. We ended up with a rather unappetizing display. The flavor was ok. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Loved this!!! I added more onions than called for and didn't have any bell peppers but it didn't seem to make a difference. My friend said it tasted like a ham and cheese omelet with pasta in the middle...YUMMY! Kids loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2012
I liked this. I used broccoli and mushrooms, since I can't eat bell peppers or corn and reduced the pasta by 25%. I still found it was a bit too much pasta so I added a bit more egg. I am pretty inept with flipping so I cooked this in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop and the put in the oven for about 20 minutes. Came out great. Only thing I would do differently next time is more seasoning. I tasted the mixture and it was fine, but when you take a bite with the pasta after it is cooked, it seems a bit bland.. so next time I'll overseason the mixture so it'll balance out when I eat it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2014
I made this into a serving for one by using 4 oz cooked pasta, 1/2 C leftover fajita peppers and onions, 2 oz fajita chicken, 2 eggs, a handful of baby spinach, and 1 oz Mexican cheese. I started on the stove top in a cast iron pan and finished in the oven under the broiler. It was a great way to combine the leftovers of two meals into a unique third. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2011
Great idea! versatile and adaptable. I've done similar but I never adding the ham and angle hair together! Will keep and share! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2013
Per others added spinach and mushrooms. Also added tomatoes. Now: don't know how you would successfully flip this and I don't have an oven safe skillet so instead (if I did would pour into skillet cook for 5 min or so and the transfer to oven to finalize cooking but......I don't) I poured into a 9x13 dish. Baked at 350 for apprx 25-30 min until set. I still think it needs a bit more seasoning so I don't have to rely on s&p (thyme? Sage? Italian seasoning?) but great start and overall I am happy with results but to get an a I need to play around with just a bit....great recipe still! Read More
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