This is quick and easy to prepare- a great meal with salad in the summer or with more substantial sides in the winter. I like that it is a complete meal, without the fatty crust associated with a quiche. If you do not have Cavenders seasoning, pepper will do. I use extra lean bacon medallions so add about 1/2 tablespoon of oil to cook the bacon in.
- Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.
- Meanwhile, dice the bacon, finely dice the red bell pepper and grate the zucchini, keeping each separate from the others.
- In a non-stick skillet, start to cook the bacon (with a little oil if you are using very lean bacon). Crush the garlic clove and add to the bacon. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the red bell pepper and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Add the grated zucchini and cook for a further 2 minutes. At this point, if the vegetables have let out a lot of juice, you may wish to turn up the heat to evaporate the juices, otherwise the frittata ends up rather soggy.
- Sprinkle salt and Cavenders seasoning/ pepper to taste over the mixture in the pan.
- Add the cooked macaroni.
- Beat 6 eggs and pour them into the pan. Cook over a low-medium heat until the bottom half is done, shaking the pan occasionally to discourage sticking.
- Place a plate over the frittata and carefully (but quickly!) flip the frittata with the pan so it lands, done side up, on the plate. Slide it carefully back into the pan and cook the underside until done. This should take between 5 and 10 minutes for each side.
- Serve hot with your choice of side dishes!
Quick, easy, and delicious. I modified the ingredients to fit our tastes and it came out perfect. I don't care for zucchini so I took it out and added onion and cheese. It quickly made it into my recipe book.
This was perfect for 2 people as a light dinner. Served with buttered sour dough toast. I did deviate from the cooking method, in that I placed the entire pan (after adding the eggs) into a 350 oven and baked it for 15 minutes. Made for Everyday Holiday Tag :)
Very quick and useful/versatile recipe. My DS was even eating it cold. I used leftover browned ground beef instead of bacon - great midweek meal. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.