This Fried Spaghetti and Scrambled Eggs dish is one of those fast, one-pan meals that you can throw together and enjoy. It’s also a great way to use up leftover spaghetti or noodles.
I remember eating this growing up in Kazakhstan. Mostly, to use up leftover spaghetti, I think. And it’s a good way to do it, too. I have no idea where we came up with this recipe, but we’ve been making this spaghetti for years. And I’ve been making it in my own family for years, as well:)
There is something about the simplicity of the ingredients that makes it a very great recipe. If you like eggs, give this thing a try.
Fried Spaghetti and Scrambled Eggs VIDEO
Check out this video on making the fried spaghetti. Or read on for the detailed instructions, if you like those better.
Ingredients for Fried Spaghetti
Spaghetti – leftover spaghetti is perfect for this. Or just cook a fresh batch. I use just normal spaghetti here. Angel hair would also be great and would reduce the cooking time.
Eggs – Do more or less based on your preferences.
Butter – for frying
Salt and pepper – for seasoning
Chives (optional) – for garnish. For making things look pretty:) You could also use some parsley, or basil.
How to Make Spaghetti and Scrambled Eggs
Bring a medium-sized pot of water to boil. Add a generous amount of salt and then add the spaghetti. I like to break my spaghetti in half so that is not as long (easier to eat later).
Let the spaghetti cook until tender. Then, drain using a fine mesh sieve. Skip this step if using left-over spaghetti.
Heat up a large skillet and add 1 tablespoon of butter to it. Once the butter has melted, add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet. Stir until the spaghetti is well-coated in butter.
(If using leftover spaghetti, allow it to heat through before going to the next step).
Add the eggs directly into the spaghetti. Then, add the salt and pepper, and keep stirring everything until the eggs are set. I recommend frying everything until the eggs have just set, otherwise the dish will be dry.
Serve the spaghetti and scrambled eggs while hot. Garnish with chopped chives when serving (optional).
Alternatives and Variations for Fried Spaghetti
Just like with normal scrambled eggs, you can add different alternatives or variations here.
Spaghetti – You can use other noodles here that you have on hand. Penne, Rotini, or Gemelli pasta, would all be great here. You might need to add more eggs since some of these are a bit thicker than spaghetti.
Bacon – some crispy bacon pieces, would be great here. Either as a topping or mixed in.
Cheese – add some shredded mozzarella or Gouda cheese, or even some Burrata on the top.
What to Eat with Fried Spaghetti?
This fired spaghetti tastes great as it is. But I also love eating it drizzled with some Sriracha Hot Sauce. It gives it a nice kick of flavor. Mayonnaise and Ketchup would also be nice here if you’re looking for a condiment. Or this awesome Adjika Sauce is another great option for the dish (especially the spicy version).
Storing Fried Spaghetti
Store any leftovers of the spaghetti in the fridge and use up within 1-2 days. To reheat, just add some water and gently heat on the stove stirring once in a while. Or use a microwave if you have one.
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Fried Spaghetti and Scrambled Eggs
- 8oz (231g) Spaghetti
- Water for cooking
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 5 Eggs
- ½ tsp Salt to taste
- ⅛ tsp Ground black pepper or to taste
- Chives (for garnish, optional)
- Bring a pot of water to boil. Add some salt and then add the spaghetti. Let the spaghetti cook until tender. Skip this step if using left-over spaghetti.
- Heat up a skillet and add 1 tbsp of butter to it. Once the butter has melted, add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet. Stir well.
- Add the eggs directly into the spaghetti, add the salt and pepper, and keep stirring everything until the eggs are set. I recommend frying everything until the eggs have just set, otherwise the dish will be dry.
- Serve the spaghetti and scrambled eggs while hot. Garnish with chopped chives when serving (optional).