Gluten Free Spaghetti With Fried Eggs – Manly Gluten Free Thursdays

Today’s Manly gluten-free spaghetti with fried eggs recipe is going to hopefully be appreciated by everyone, but guys in college/on a budget will probably find it to be more their speed.  It is sometimes known as “poor man’s spaghetti”, so I guess this is “poor man’s gluten-free spaghetti”.

Even with the slightly more expensive gluten-free spaghetti, the total price for this meal is under $5 (assuming you already have the salt and pepper).  That is a cheap meal no matter how you look at it, and if you are cooking only for yourself, then you can stretch it into multiple meals with the leftovers.

I used to mix and match random food items to make meals in college, so something like this isn’t new to me.  I think I used every type of topping for pasta imaginable: butter, olive oil, marinara, pesto, peanut butter, sour cream – you get the point.  College students are known for making their dollar go as far as it can, and I was no exception.

I decided to cook this recipe not to save money or be creative, but because it actually sounded good to me.  I love pasta, I love eggs – why not combine them?  Here is how it turned out:

Eggs Frying

Frying the Eggs

Eggs on Top of the Gluten-Free Spaghetti

Eggs on Top of the Spaghetti

Parmesan Cheese on the Gluten-Free Spaghetti and Eggs

Adding the Parmesan Cheese

Breaking the Egg in the Gluten-Free Spaghetti

My Favorite Part: Breaking the Yolk!

The Recipe

Ingredients (serves two):

  • 1/2 lb gluten-free spaghetti
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper


1.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Toss in your gluten-free spaghetti and cook according to the directions on the package.

2.  While the spaghetti is cooking, cook the garlic in olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until the garlic has started to brown.  Remove from heat and set aside.

3.  After cooking the garlic, fry the eggs in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook until the egg whites are set and the yolks are still soft and runny.

4.  Combine the finished spaghetti and garlic.  Place the eggs on top.

5.  Season with the salt and pepper to your liking, then sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of everything.

6.  Break the eggs up in the spaghetti and enjoy!

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