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Pasta a frittata Italian fried pasta

📋Pasta a Frittata: Italian Fried Pasta

Fried pasta is not even a recipe; it is what we, Italians, do when we have pasta leftover and don't want to cook anything. Perfect for a lazy day or a picnic, find out how to make it crispy.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy, fried pasta, leftovers
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 people
Calories 487kcal



  • You can either cook 100 gr of spaghetti, or use leftovers. Make sure they are at room temperature
    3 oz left over pasta at room temperature
  • Mix them with the egg and the Parmesan
    1 fresh eggs, 3 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan
  • Warm the butter and/or the olive oil in the pan until it frizzles
    1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pour the pasta into the pan, spread evenly, and fry
  • Fry for few minutes
  • When it becomes brown and crunchy (like in the picture) turn it around with the help of the pan cover and slide it back in the pan to cook the other side
  • Fry the other side for a few more minutes
  • When done slide it on a plate
  • Enjoy warm or a t room temperature



Tips and tricks:
  • You can boil the pasta and fry it, but you will have better results if the pasta is from the day before and it is completely cold.
  • Any type of pasta can be fried, and you can make it crunchy and thin or thick and soft.
  • The secret for a crunchy fried pasta is to use the right amount of pasta per egg and the addition of parmesan cheese.
  • If you don't want to use the egg, you can still stir fry the pasta by turning it regularly with a wooden spoon.


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1.9mg