Recipe

Three-cheese pasta frittata

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Three-cheese pasta frittata
  • 125 gram (4 ounces) farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 green onions (scallions), chopped coarsely
  • 3/4 cup (150g) drained char-grilled capsicum (bell pepper),chopped coarsely
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 8 drained cherry bocconcini cheese (85g)
  • 100 gram (3 ounces) drained persian feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (40g) grated parmesan cheese

Method

Three-cheese pasta frittata
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).
  • 2
    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes less than the packet instructions indicate; drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat; cook onion and capsicum, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add pasta; toss until well combined. Spread mixture evenly into a greased 24cm (9½-inch) round ovenproof pie dish. Top with bocconcini and crumbled feta. Tear any large basil leaves in half; press half of the basil leaves into the mixture.
  • 4
    Whisk eggs in a large jug; season. Stir in parmesan. Pour egg mixture over pasta mixture; bake 20 minutes or until set and top is golden.
  • 5
    Scatter with remaining basil leaves. Cut into wedges to serve.

Notes

Alternatively, the frittata can be made in a 24cm/9½-inch non-stick ovenproof frying pan, cooked, covered, over a medium-low heat for 12 minutes, then transferred to a hot grill (broiler) for 3 minutes or until browned lightly. You will need an ovenproof frying pan if it goes under the grill (or cover the handle with a few layers of foil to protect it from the heat). You can use other short pasta, such as macaroni or penne.

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