Monday, December 21, 2009

Linguine And Ham Frittatas

Will you be having a house full of family later on this week? Will there be hungry mouths lined up at your kitchen counter on Christmas morning and then for the rest of the weekend as well? Not that Christmas cookies and candy aren't completely acceptable breakfast entrees at this time of year, but if you're feeling like you might want to feed your family something more substantial, these little frittata muffins will certainly fill the bill. Made in muffin tins, these individual ham and linguine frittatas are an easy alternative to omelets and can be adapted with your favorite ingredients to suite your own tastes.

(Did she just say there's linguine in that frittata?) Yes, she did. But before you call her crazy, note that she based this recipe on one from Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network.

Linguine And Ham Frittatas

1/2 pound linguine
7 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
6 ounces ham or canadian bacon, diced
5 ounces smoked mozzarella cheese, diced (1 cup)
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, grated
1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.

Cook linguine in boiling water per package directions. Drain and coarsely chop into smaller pieces. Place in large mixing bowl. Add the diced ham, cheeses and parsley. Stir to combine.

Place eggs, milk, cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg in blender. Blend until thoroughly combined.

Distribute linguine and ham mixture among 12 muffin cups. Then pour egg mixture over the top of each.

Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until set. Let cool for 3-5 minutes before removing from tin.


Frieda said...

These sound absolutely heavenly for a Christmas morning~

Moogie said...

Mags, This does sound great for Christmas morning. Thanks.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, these are beautiful individual frittatas, I love the combination of ingredients here!

June said...

What a great idea for Christmas morning. I've been trying to decide what to make - nothing like waiting till the last possible second.

HoneyB said...

Mags, even though eggs don't like me any more than I don't like them, I'd be willing to give it a try. They look good!

Debbie said...

Oh pasta, cream cheese, eggs....boy does that sound good to me. These are great for a morning breakfast treat and something different. Great idea!

Mags said...

Frieda: Exactly, that's when I plan on making them!

Moogie: Thank you!

5 Star: Thanks for commenting!

June: LOL..I know what you mean.

HoneyB: Try them...I think you'll like them!

Debbie: Thanks!

Sweet and Savory said...

What a fabulous idea. I can't wait to make this.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Beautiful! I have never put linguine (or any pasta) in a frittata before. It's a fantastic idea!

Terese said...

These look and sound great. ONE QUESTION? You say into '12 muffin cups'. Is that regular size muffine cups or mini muffins? They look really little but I'm assuming they are regular muffin size. Appreciate your reply when you've time.
Your photos are gorgeous. I am making those Jalapeno Cheddar Ebelskivers with my Roasted Veggie Chicken Chili tonight for a gathering.

Mags said...

Terese: They're regular size muffin cups. Thanks for your kind words and I hope you enjoy those ebelskivers!

Terese said...

Wow that was quick! Thank-you! I am still reading your blog and smiling. especially over the "jock strap Barney' and the 'ugly sweater' gifting!! HA!! Cracks me up. Oh, and hey, we share the 'mini' love. Can't get enough of mini-fying stuff. thanks again and Happy New Year to you and yours!