Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

Now that students are getting back to university after the Christmas holidays I thought I better get back on with my student meal plans. So here is a recipe I posted some time ago that some members of my family have been a bit skeptical about, however once they tried it they were hooked. Spaghetti with fried eggs, it is a cheap, quick meal packet with protein and carbohydrate.

I came about this meal after I have been on holiday in Norfolk and I had no meal plans to fall back on. Instead, I looked in the fridge and my store cupboard and found two useful ingredients – spaghetti and eggs. Well, necessity is the mother of invention, because after a quick search on google I found a recipe for spaghetti and fried eggs, at first I thought this was a crazy idea! However,  I needed to put lunch on the table and eggs are really healthy for you – read about that here.  It was delicious! My little boy loved it, whereas he normally shies away from eating egg, served like this he ate it all.

Here’s the recipe:

Serves 2


  • 150g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • Large handful of chopped parsley
  • Ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated Parmesan (optional)


  1. Cook the pasta as per instructions on the packet, meanwhile prepare the sauce.
  2. Heat the oil and garlic in a large frying pan for approx 2 mins.
  3. Crack the eggs into the frying pan and cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny.
  4. Pour cooked and drained spaghetti into the frying pan, mix well and break up the egg white as you stir.
  5. Mix in chopped parsley and black pepper.
  6. Serve with some freshly grated Parmesan.

You could serve this with a tomato and rocket salad if you want to add some vegetables to this meal.

Original recipe from the New York Times.

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One Response to Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

  1. Angela says:

    Really want to try this asap! Quick and easy plus tasty!

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