Spaghetti frittata – Italian recipe

If you had friends over for a pasta night and you have some leftovers, here’s an idea to use them up, a great spaghetti frittata! Find this and many more recipes on the Giallozafferano App in English


If you had friends over for a pasta night and you have some leftovers, here’s an idea to use them up, a great spaghetti frittata!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
Spaghetti frittata
(4 servings)
• ¾ lb (350 g) of boiled spaghetti
• 3,5 oz (100 g) of smoked scamorza cheese
• 1,8 oz (50 g) of diced bacon • 5 medium eggs
• ½ cup (50 g) of grated parmesan cheese
• 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
• pepper, salt and 3-4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

Begin by cutting the scamorza cheese into cubes — I am using smoked scamorza cheese, but you can substitute any cheese you like, such as Emmental, fontina, mozzarella and so on — the cubes shouldn’t be too small. Now combine all the ingredients for the frittata, so take a bowl… the eggs… beat the eggs with a fork… and then add the other ingredients: the grated parmesan cheese… the chopped parsley… the diced bacon — smoked or unsmoked, according to taste — a pinch of salt… pepper… and finally the diced cheese. Well, the egg mixture is ready, so move on to the pasta.
Take a 10-inch (26 cm) pan and heat 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil; once hot, add the pasta… spread it in an even layer to cover the bottom… and cook for 3-4 minutes without stirring, until crispy. In this case I’m using spaghetti with garlic, oil and chili pepper, but you can use any leftover pasta with sauce, just take care to add different ingredients, for example if you’re using pasta with a fish or meat sauce… now pour the egg mixture onto the spaghetti, spreading it evenly as well, after that, cover with a lid, lower the heat to low and cook for at least 10 minutes.
It’s time to flip the frittata over, as you can see it’s almost cooked and the cheese is almost melted, so wear a kitchen glove to protect your hands, and use a flat lid to turn it over, in this way. Now remove the lid, and cook still on a low flame for another 5 minutes.
When you flip the frittata, don’t forget to press the lid tightly onto the pan, to prevent the oil from leaking out; to ensure that the frittata is cooked, shake the pan back and forth to see if it moves freely, like this. Now take it out of the pan… and it’s ready to be eaten!
See? The spaghetti frittata is not only a great way to use up leftover pasta, but it’s also a lovely idea for a picnic, don’t you think?


usergently says:

Sonia! I wish I can cook with you. Grazie!

intilegantguy says:

I just spent 5 minutes watching a video on something I’m likely never going to attempt making.
Such is life.

Neccie Workman says:

That doesnt look 2 hot

Randy TheRam says:

Sonia, can I picnic with you? I will cook for you, and write you poetry<3

yellowsaffron says:

You can add anything you like 😉 !

jefw37 says:

Looks great! Thanks

ellamae says:

This is totally separate : )) but I think you’d look younger (even) if you didn’t make your eyebrows so thin. Leaving them thicker gives the face a more youthful appearance. I used to do mine too thin when I was younger in my 20’s until I learned the trick of leaving them thicker.

Marquis Jackson says:

Can you bake it?

XzX_z3 says:

Had made a lot of spaghetti today, didn’t know what to do with until I saw this video. Thanks!

Jose Rofes says:

Mi reina!! no me comería esta “MADRE” ni atado al POSTE, pero cada día hay más comida Chatarra, y la Cosa esa que dices de Paela Vegetariana … todo era congelado..estoy seguro que con esta “Figura” que tienes .COMES REBIEN!! PEPE.

opalbai sumanth says:

Can i skip bacon? I don’t eat bacon..

ilovesyababe says:


geepcj2a says:

Looks great, I will make this! Thanks.

tillwolfster says:

I tried your recipe and it out sooooo delicious! Now the family will be cooking a lot of spaghetti next time to have a lot more left over haha. Thank you very much Sonia for the recipe!

flynnbrown2001 says:

I reckon that the bacon should be cooked before combining. Just healthier and safer…

Otherwise, a great idea to use up leftovers. Nice!

La Tunisienne says:

Special like from Tunisia 🙂

karadan100 says:

That looks amazing.

Sam Bou sa says:

Thanks for the great recipe, my mom adds pine nuts and garnishes it with mortadella and sliced black olives.

yellowsaffron says:

This is easy to make… you should try 😉

farzana khj says:

tq…i appreciate it..

The Bald Chef says:

Looks very good!

Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio says:

Yum! … Going to have to try this

luticia says:


Donna Lambton says:

Spaghetti Carbonara omelette pizza: three of my favourite meals in one dish.

Laser Turtle says:

In the english language, every noun is also a verb.

KenJi Nbk says:

i made it but dont like it .

Vincenzos Plate says:

Wonderful idea…Love it

натали яковицкая says:

быстро легко и очень апетитно

Bill Flaherty says:

Don’t you think it better if you crack the eggs in to a small bowl before you add it to the big bowl. You could run in to a bad egg once in a while.

Sarah Edwards says:

This would be great for Sunday brunch!

GoldfishLight says:

Italia! so cool!

salsa02 says:

what can i add to make it spicy?

ellamae says:

Great idea!!! Yesterday i made uoga in pergatorio. Another great quick idea. Is Giallo Zef. your boss?

Malte Christrup says:

A picnic? 😀 I thought you’d never ask! ^_^

Renn_ 18 says:

So do i have to use that cheese?????

JingShiun Ming says:

so fattening, lol. but look good!!!!!!!!!!!!!

farzana khj says:

can i add others ingridients???like chicken or beef??if i put fish,is it ok towards this dishes??

Deb Kelly says:

You didn’t cut us a piece!  That looks good. In my family we make a Macaroni Cake-Thick spaghetti(perciatelli), eggs, a ton of grated cheese, pepperoni and a lot of black pepper. It’s baked in the oven and eaten hot or cold. Never knew anyone else who made it. Ciao!

Sarah Edwards says:

I have the same stand mixer!

Zirtripz Zlot says:

I made it  ! it was so easy that at my first go I achomplished it, and im only 12 and I didn’t need any help. Thank you !

John DeNicolo says:

You are Dynamite Sonia! Very Nice Recipe’s  🙂

加藤小百合 says:

It went well for me, UNTIL turning the pan over…next time I will try with a smaller pan. 😀

Jirik Perinka says:

Thats look really bad…..

Calvin Patterson says:

truly awesome!   🙂

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