Recipe – Pasta Frittata featuring Colorado Wheat and Eggs

State Senator Schwartz’ Colorado Pasta Frittata featuring Colorado Wheat and Eggs
Presented by Chef Danny Flanagan CEC, CCA of Sanctuary Golf Cours

(featured in the National Ag Day Farm-to-Fork Cookoff at the Colorado State Capitol.)

2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chopped garlic
½ cup diced onion
¼ cup each diced red and green peppers
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 lb. fresh baby spinach
2 cups chorizo, cooked, drained and crumbled
16 Colorado Eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more, for garnish
8 ounces shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
10 ounces cooked Ultragrain Spaghetti made from Colorado Wheat (may substitute regular or whole grain spaghetti)
¼ cup chopped parsley
Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a sauté pan over high heat, add the olive oil, garlic, onion, peppers and mushrooms. Cook the mixture until the vegetables have softened. Add the spinach and chorizo and sauté 5 minutes. Strain the mixture of any water that has released from the vegetables or spinach. Set aside and allow to cool; slightly.
In a large bowl combine the eggs and half-and-half, and mix well with a wire whisk until foamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in the pasta and cheeses. Add the cooled vegetable and chorizo mixture and combine all together. Pour entire mixture into a pre-greased 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Place dish on the middle rack and cook for 25 to 30 minutes until set. Remove the pan and allow to stand 5 minutes.

For Plating
Slice a wedge of the pasta frittata and garnish with fresh parmesan and parsley.

Serves 12.

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