Pasta Pizza

Pasta pizza is a brilliant use for your old spaghetti

  • Stops waste as a pasta portion is always hard to guess
  • Is great to take on a picnic / lunch at work
  • If you like flipping pancakes and cannot wait until shrove Tuesday
  • Tastes great
  • Easy to store

This recipe was passed down from my Neapolitan grandmother. Hope you enjoy it to

Step 1: Ingredients

Spaghetti [250g filled my pan in this instructable]

Parmesan or grana padano or pecorino

Passata or tomato sauce

Some eggs

Salt/ pepper

Cheddar

Mozzarella

Butter / olive oil

Step 2: Collect Your Eggs From the Chicken

If you don't have a chicken then geese, quail or turkey eggs will do

Step 3: Boil Up Your Pasta

You can skip this step if you have some leftover spaghetti from the night before

Step 4: I Use the Core Method to Tell When Pasta Is Done

Core method

take a piece of pasta break in half and check the core

Al dente core is present and 1mm thick

Soggy no core present

Step 5: Drain the Pasta

Step 6: Add Olive Oil and Butter to Your Pasta

This makes pasta taste great. This has been passed down as a family secret for years enjoy.

It also helps stop the pasta forming one starchy mess. If you are using pasta cooked the day before the pizza works best if oil was added at the time; It will still work but might look a little less neat

Step 7: Add Some Pepper

Step 8: Mix Four Large Eggs and Grate the Cheese

I used about a quarter of the cheese shown in the photo

Step 9: Here Are the Amounts Added

Step 10: Add the Eggs

Step 11: Add the Cheese

Step 12: Stir Until All the Egg and Cheese Is Mixed Evenly Through the Pasta

Step 13: Place in Preheated Frying Pan [make Sure Pan Has a Little Oil]

Step 14: Cook for 4 Minutes on a Moderate Heat [my Hob Was on 4]

You can tell it is done by using a spatula to tease the edge of the pasta pizza away from the pan. If it holds its shape without breaking it is ready to be flipped.

Step 15: The Tricky Part

Once your are sure the pasta pizza is holding together okay then it is ready to be flipped.

FIRSTLY DO NOT TRY THIS METHOD IF THERE IS LOTS OF HOT OIL MAKE SURE YOU USE OVEN GLOVES AND DRAIN ANY EXTRA OIL

1) Place plate on pan

2) Flip the plate and pan over 180 degrees

3) If this has worked then the pasta pizza should be on the plate

4) Now slide the pasta pizza back into the pan from the plate

Step 16: Successful Pasta Pizza on Plate

Step 17: Pasta Pizza

Once the pasta pizza has been flipped then you have a 2 options

1) top the pizza

2) eat as is

Untopped pasta pizza is easier for travel and tastes great. However topped looks better

Step 18: Topping: Add Passata

Step 19: Place Some Mozzarella

Step 20: Place Basil

Once topped place in the over for 10 minutes to brown the mozzarella. My oven was set at 180 degrees.

Step 21: Enjoy the Finished Pasta Pizza

It goes very well with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon

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    jessyratfink

    4 weeks ago

    Yesssss that looks great!

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    That looks really tasty. My kids would probably love this.