Penne with Fried Egg

5 Reviews
60% would make this recipe again

Pasta with fried egg and cheese

As a kid, I did not like eggs, but loved pasta. This was my mother's ingenious way to get me acquainted to eggs: It worked!

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
440 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


150 g gluten free/wheat free penne, or other short pasta 2 cups
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 10 mL
1/2 tbsp chives, fresh, finely chopped 2 g
2 1/2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated 8 g
1/4 cup pasta cooking water 65 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g
2 eggs size large
1 tbsp margarine non-hydrogenated 14 g
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. To save time, the pasta and the eggs are cooked at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, put the olive oil, chives and almost all of the cheese in a serving bowl and set aside in the oven at the lowest setting. Reserve a few spoonfuls of cheese to sprinkle on top of each dish when serving. When the pasta is almost ready, remove the required amount of pasta cooking water and add it to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat the margarine in a nonstick skillet, then break the eggs into it and cook 2-3 min over high heat until the whites are set. To cook more than 4 eggs, you may need to work with 2 skillets at the same time.
  4. Drain the pasta, pour it into the serving bowl then toss well. Spoon the seasoned pasta into the warmed serving dishes and place one egg on top of the pasta. Sprinkle with the reserved cheese, then serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (140g)


% Daily Value




16 g

25 %

Saturated 3.6 g
+ Trans 0 g

18 %


230 mg


260 mg

11 %


56 g

19 %


2 g

10 %


3 g

Net Carbs

54 g


15 g

Vitamin A

14 %

Vitamin C

1 %


11 %


19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ½ serving


This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar
Excellent source of  :
Selenium, Vitamin B12
Good source of  :
Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Folacin, Niacin, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 3 ½
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 2

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This recipe is in the following categories

Eggs | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Vegetarian | Source of Omega-3 | Halal | Kosher