Eggs in Pasta Nests

You know me: I like to put eggs in my pasta leftovers. Here’s a new, snack-size way to do it. Stay tuned for updates as I try these nests with more types of pasta! Also, consider these for your meal-prep purposes – they were just as delicious the second day.

Pasta Nests Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs (Makes 4 pasta nests)
  • 4 cups of cooked pasta
  • 2 cups of pasta sauce
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • A few basil leaves
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Seasoning of your choice (I used a Tuscan spice mix)
  • Baking spray or olive oil spray

Estim. Prep & Cooking Time: 25 mins.

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly coat 4 sections of a muffin tin with baking spray or olive oil spray.
  • Place cooked pasta in a mixing bowl. (I used farfalle, because that’s what my dinner leftovers were. But I plan to try this with other pasta types and will report back on how it goes.)
  • Crack 1 egg into a small bowl, remove the yolk, and pour the remaining egg white into the mixing bowl with the pasta. Repeat with a 2nd egg, and mix the pasta with the egg whites. This will keep the pasta stuck together as it bakes.
  • Using a ladle or your hands, scoop the pasta into 4 sections of the muffin tin. Leave a dent in the middle of each so they form nests for the eggs.
  • Scoop a little pasta sauce into each nest, and sprinkle in some parmesan, if desired. Be sure the nests are still deep enough to contain the eggs.
  • Crack an egg into each nest. The egg white will fill the gaps in the pasta pieces and help it all stick together as it bakes.
  • Scoop a little more sauce on top of the eggs. Add pieces of basil and chopped cherry tomatoes to each. Sprinkle some more parmesan, if you’d like.
  • Season as desired.
  • Bake: I set my timer for 15 mins, check it after 10, and let it go the full 15 so the egg whites are fully white but the yolks still look runny.
  • Let cool for a few minutes. The nests could be a bit tricky to remove, so carefully use a butter knife to loosen them, and then a ladle to scoop them out.
  • Document your creation via photo, tag me, and enjoy!

 

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