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Pasta Marinara Frittata

This is a good way to use leftover spaghetti or even linguine—simply substitute 3 cups cooked pasta for the uncooked spaghetti.



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6 oz. spaghetti
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1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
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1 ½ tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
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1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
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1 15-oz. container prepared marinara sauce
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4 large eggs
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⅓ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
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¼ cup chopped fresh basil
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½ cup coarsely grated low-fat mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook spaghetti in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbs. oil in saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic, oregano, and rosemary. Sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; mix in marinara sauce.

3. Whisk together eggs, Parmesan, and basil in bowl; stir in 2 Tbs. pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in colander, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Stir pasta into egg mixture.

4. Coat large ovenproof nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add remaining 1 tsp. oil, and heat over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add egg-pasta mixture to skillet; spread evenly. Cover, and bake 6 to 8 minutes, or until set.

5. Remove frittata from oven, drop 1 cup herb-infused marinara sauce over top of frittata by spoonfuls, leaving space between drops, and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover, and bake 2 minutes more, or until mozzarella melts.

6. Loosen frittata from skillet using heat-proof spatula. Slide out onto platter. Serve with remaining sauce on side.

Nutrition Information: 

21 g
Total Fat: 
16 g
Saturated Fat: 
5 g
49 g
199 mg
782 mg
5 g
11 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

I have never made anything like this but decided to try this for dinner tonight. Much to my surprise, it was fantastic! The eggs make it a light meal not dense or heavy, it has great flavor and I had all the ingredients on hand (i used all dry seasonings) The only thing about this recipe is that it creates many dishes to do-its definitely not a one pot meal! But overall, its a fantastic tasty dish thats super easy to put together.