Pasta with Poached Egg

pasta and eggIngredients

5 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pack of dry pasta, any shape you desire or what ever you have handy
1 cup frozen veggies/peas/bitter greens, chopped
1 poached eggs (recipe follows)
1/8 cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese                         **optional 4 slices smoked cured ham
**optional 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes in oil


1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and salt it. Heat oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan and keep warm.

2. When the water is boiling, drop in the pasta and cook till el dente (“to the tooth”). while the pasta is cooking, add all your veggies/peas/bitter greens to the heated oil, as well as ham and snn dried tomatoes. Once the pasta is ready use tongs to fish out the pasta and transfer into the pan.

3. Now that the pasta is drained and transfered, keep the pot boiling and drop in an egg, to poach (2 min). Back to the pan, when all the ingredients are incorporated in the pan, plate up your pasta and carefully nestle your poached egg on top.

4. Garnish with a little Parmigiano-Reggiano, a tiny drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and some more olive oil.

Recipe courtesy of