Author Notes: I always find that when I make vegetarian meals the cost is significantly lower than meals with meat. Over the weekend I read Mark Bittman's article on pasta primavera and considered what it would be like in a frittata. At first I was a little apprehensive about putting peas with eggs but it worked beautifully. You could really substitute or add any other vegetable you like. —singing_baker
ounces penne rigate
cups baby Spinach
cup peas, fresh or frozen
cup heavy cream
cup Ricotta cheese
cup Parmesean, grated plus more for sprinkling
tablespoon Olive Oil
Tomato Sauce (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Boil water in a large pot and cook pasta until reccomended time for al dente. About 2 minutes before pasta in done throw in zucchini, then peas, then spinach. Drain into colander and let cool.
- In a large bowl whisk eggs, heavy cream, ricotta, parmesean, salt and pepper to your liking. I use about a half teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Spoon in pasta and vegetables.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 10 inch cast iron skillet until shimmering. Add egg mixture and without mixing let sit on the heat for a minute to cook the bottom. Put into oven and cook until eggs are set, about 10 minutes. You can eat this right out of the oven but I like to eat it at room temp with a nice side salad. Enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dirt Cheap Dinner