A Back-to-Basics Dinner Idea

What do you cook when you’re due for a grocery store trip but too pressed for time? To continue our month of dinners that people actually make, we’re excited to feature a delicious idea from reader Karen, who swears by topping parmesan pasta with garlic fried eggs. This three-ingredient recipe will blow your mind without blowing your budget. Here’s how she does it…

fried egg pasta

Recipe: Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Fried Eggs and Parmesan

You’ll need:

Olive Oil
Red pepper
Sea salt
Angel hair pasta
Parmesan cheese

Boil your angel hair pasta according to instructions. Meanwhile, sauté garlic in olive oil and break in a few eggs. Sprinkle the entire pan with red pepper, sea salt and oregano, and cook the eggs until they’re semi-set. “The spiced olive oil will coat them with garlicky goodness,” says Karen. Remove eggs to a separate plate and then toss your pasta in the pan. Plate up your pasta with an egg on top and then sprinkle liberally with parmesan cheese.

fried egg pasta

Yum! Thank you so much for the idea, Karen!

P.S. More recipes, including sweet potato gnocchi and 20-minute carbonara.

(Photos by Ali Stafford for Cup of Jo. Thanks to Franny Eremin for helping with this series.)