Ever tried reviving last night’s noodles with a quick spin in the microwave? Odds are the results were disappointing. Luckily, there’s another alternative for repurposing yesterday’s dinner: the leftover pasta frittata from the new cookbook Let’s Eat: 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart & Home by Dan Pelosi, who you may know as @grossypelosi on Instagram.
“On the rare occasion I have leftover pasta after dinner—very, very rare—this frittata makes for a special treat the next morning,” writes Pelosi. “Adult Grossy, in his typical way, likes to be sure the pasta gets extra crispy on the bottom of the pan, the eggs are extra fluffy and cheesy and the frittata is served straight out of the skillet.”
The pasta doesn’t need to be plainly dressed in butter or olive oil either. Red sauce-, pesto- and Alfredo-slathered noodles are all fair game. Pelosi also suggests using a long pasta, like spaghetti or fettuccine, but we’re betting short shapes (like elbows, penne or rigatoni) would work too.
Reprinted with permission from Let’s Eat: 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart & Home by Dan Pelosi © 2023. Published by Union Square & Co. Photography © Andrew Bui.