Saturday, 19 October 2013

baked frittata with sun-dried tomatoes

A frittata is an egg-based Italian dish, similar to an omelette, with additional ingredients such as pasta. Instead of folding over the ingredients like an omelette, the filling is all over inside the frittata.

If you are looking for a quick and easy lunch that is delicious and light, this is for you. Perfect for a Saturday! You could use any leftovers to have cold for lunch at work.
250g (9oz) dried penne rigate
4 large eggs
75g (2 to 3oz) sundried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
10ng dis0g (3 1/2 oz) frozen peas, defrosted
60g (2 oz) Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
3 tablespoons olive oil 
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1) Cook the pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain and rinse the cooked pasta in cold water to prevent further cooking. Leave to drain.
2) Break the eggs into a large bowl and add the tomatoes, peas and Parmesan. Season and mix everything together. Add the pasta to the mixture and stir well. Leave to rest for two minutes. Preheat the oven to 190°C / gas mark 5.
3)Pour the oil into a 22cm (8inch) baking dish with sides about 5cm (2 inches) deep, coating all the dish well. Pour in the pasta mixture and level it out.
4) Cook in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes until crispy and set. Remove the frittata from the oven and allow it to rest for two minutes before serving.

This is another delicious recipe from Gino D'Acampo in La Dolce Diet.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, it really does taste yummy :-)

  2. Love frittata but never tried it with pasta - the kids would definitely go for that!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, it's very nice to meet you - I don't know why you hide behind your sunglasses, you're a supermodel! And you've made me realise I have never visited Newark, and I think I should!
    Love Curtise xxxx

    1. It's lovely to meet you too Curtise. Thank you for your lovely comment, maybe one day I will be brave and not have them on! I'm sure you would love Newark, it's a very pretty place. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxx

  3. Just like the others, I haven't ever tried it with pasta either! Thanks for sharing, I will be making this for dinner!

    1. It was delicious, I'm sure you will love it. Enjoy! :-)

  4. I haven't tried it with pasta either! Actually, I don't know if I've ever even made a regular frittata. I think I'll be making this next week though. Thank you for the recipe. It looks wonderful.

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It does taste as good as it looks! :-)

  5. It look absplutely delicious :)

    1. It tastes delicious too, Beata. Have a lovely evening :-)

  6. Delish! I love cheese and I love pasta xx

    1. Me too! You will definitely love this if you love cheese xx

  7. Never tried Frittata with pasta - fab idea!

    1. It's definitely a great version of a frittata :-)

  8. I want some too now. :) This looks amazing!

    1. It tastes amazing too, Claudia xx