Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This has been in our family for as long as I remember. It is truly "comfort" food to me! Easy recipe for those nights when you are too tired to cook a whole dinner, just add a salad or green veggie, and you have a nutritious meal!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb pasta, of your choice (I like thin spaghetti, angel hair or 1/2 lb elbow macaroni)
  • 6 eggs
  • 14 cup butter (or more to taste. Butter tastes better than margarine, but you may use margarine)


  1. Cook pasta to al dente, according to package directions.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Add butter to pan, and allow to melt.
  4. Return drained pasta and mix well with butter.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat eggs well.
  6. Add the eggs to pan, and mix well.
  7. Return to med heat, and stir CONTINUOUSLY, scraping egg from bottom, until eggs are scrambled well and cling to pasta. This step goes very quickly, so watch pot closely.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. To easily clean pan, rinse with COLD water. Empty pan of water, and add a generous portion of SALT, and a dot of dish detergent to pan. Scrub with a scrubbie under cold water until clean. Finish by running under hot water or place pan in dishwasher to disinfect.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe! It was super late and I needed something fast and yummy to do, so this was great. I did add cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and olives to the recipe, simply because I was starving and felt like adding other flavors. I will definitely repeat the recipe and reccomend it.

Mariana I. July 01, 2015

It was OK although I feel a little ... weird after eating it. It's a good snack or quick meal but I would never make this for other people, and probably won't make it again for a while. It has kind of a... college student vibe, a quick mishmash of a few inexpensive foods that somehow says "I don't care, I just need to cram for these finals tomorrow morning." I don't think I could stomach this if I added cheese or ketchup. Throw a splash of soy sauce in the pan for a dirty but decent tasting Chinese take-out vibe. Tips: It's very butter heavy, so use good quality butter. It works well with angel hair; thicker noodles may lead to poor results here. It's important to start mixing the egg the moment it hits the pan or it will cook without mixing with the pasta.

Fake Name March 25, 2015

I just made this recipe, its yummy! I added fried onions and loads of cheddar cheese, its full of flavour!

thatlondonchick July 16, 2013