Frittata Di Spaghetti (spaghetti Frittata)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A delicious way to use up left over spaghetti, or it's worth cooking a bit just for this recipe. I leave out the prosciutto for a vegetarian version. From 'Ciao Italia Cookbook' by Mary Ann Esposito

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a frying pan, saute the prosciutto or ham in the olive oil until crispy; Drain on brown paper or paper towels.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs; Add the Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and pepper, and basil or parsley; Add the spaghetti and mix well, then stir in the mozzarella cheese and proscuitto.
  3. In a 9-inch frying pan, heat 2T of the butter and 2T of the olive oil; Add the spaghetti mixture and smooth the top with a spatula; Cook over medium-low heat until the frittata is browned on the bottom and set.
  4. Invert a plate larger than the frying pan over the pan and turn out the frittata; Heat the remaining butter and olive oil in the pan, and return the frittata to the pan to brown the other side.
  5. Shake the pan occasionally to keep the frittata from sticking.
  6. Rather than turning the frittata, place the pan under the broiler for 5- 8 minutes.
  7. Invert a serving plate over the frying pan and carefully turn out the frittata; Serve at room temperature, cut in wedges.
  8. NOTE: This is even better the day after it is made.
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Loved it! I find the recipe to be an excellent starting point! Endless possibilities!

Anonymous May 30, 2015

My husband was wanting one of his favorite comfort food dishes for dinner: buttered pasta with parmesan and garlic. I needed a little more...and low and behold there was your recipe! It looked perfect from the get go...but while preparing it I couldn't help myself and added some diced roasted red peppers and some course chopped garlic. I put that in with the very thick sliced streaky bacon pieces I was sauteing just before it was finishing up. Because I was using an iron skillet I opted not to use the stove-top step and after mixing everything together I put it back in the iron skillet and then into a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes. I browned the top at the end under the broiler for 3 or 4 minutes. My husband really liked it as he had both his buttered garlic/parm pasta with really flavorful chunks of crispy bacon. I loved the flavor combination of the basil, bacon, and cheeses. Deeeelish!! Thanks for this great recipe! :)

Shae April 26, 2008

This turned out great, though I only used 1 or 2 oz. of proschuitto, and I STILL thougth it was pretty salty. I would only add an 1/8 tsp. of salt. GREAT recipe. Thanks for posting.

Morris#203 February 01, 2008