Classic Italian Carbonara is given a little twist—for breakfast! Protein and good carbs with meaty, cheesy goodness make them a perfect way to start your day. They’re easy to take on the go, but also great to make ahead for the week and enjoy while you’re staying indoors. Even more recipes to enjoy during social distancing can be found in Andrea’s Cooktales, available on Amazon. 

Makes 24 mini frittatas 

  • 2 oz whole-wheat spaghetti broken into 1-inch pieces 
  • 4 slices bacon cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 4 garlic cloves – minced 
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 7 large eggs 
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan 
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp minced Italian parsley, plus some for garnish
  • Nonstick cooking spray 

Preheat your oven to 375F. 

In a small pot of boiling salted water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Drain and let cool. 

In a small skillet, fry the bacon until crispy and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Retain 1 tsp of the bacon grease, turn the heat down to low, and sauté the garlic and red pepper flakes for 1 minute in the reserved bacon grease. Set aside to cool. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan, salt, pepper, parsley, and garlic-pepper mixture. 

Spray a 24-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each cup evenly with the egg mixture, add the spaghetti pieces to each cup, then sprinkle some of the bacon on top. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until puffed and golden. Let cool slightly, then run a knife around the sides of each cup to easily remove. Garnish with parsley. 

These can be frozen, or refrigerated and reheated in the microwave for up to 4 days. 

Andrea LeTard is the creator and author of Andrea’s Cooktales, an heirloom cookbook. She is also a personal chef, small party caterer, and cooking instructor. Andrea has been featured on Cooking Channel, Today Show, and Local Memphis Live. She was chosen as a Top 100 Contestant on MasterChef Season 6. Her recipes are “next-generation southern”—fun and fundamentally southern with a modern twist. Follow Andrea on Facebook, Instagram (@andreas_cooktales), and her video blog series at

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