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Learn how to make a Frittata? It’s a simple dish that can be made for breakfast or dinner. It’s a great recipe to serve Mom for Mother’s Day!
How to Make a Frittata Recipe
Making a frittata is E-A-S-Y. It’s like a crustless quiche that can be made on the stovetop or in the oven. It’s typically made with some of my favorite ingredients; FRESH VEGGIES! In this Frittata mix I’m using Vidalia onions, orange bell peppers, baby leaf spinach and grape tomatoes; YUM!
It’s one of those recipes that looks amazing and has the WOW factor for very little work; a perfect combination for this lady who’s favorite ingredient is EASY. So, I consider this recipe perfect for entertaining or to serve mom on Mother’s Day!
I have even made frittata as an emergency brinner (dinner + breakfast always = fabulous food). We all need an arsenal of emergency back up recipes to ‘save the day’ from time to time. The best laid plans can change at any moment especially when you have a houseful of kids.
Here is a printable version of my Frittata Recipe for your convenience;
- 1 cup Vidalia onion, finely chopped
- 1 Orange bell pepper, diced
- 3 cups baby leaf spinach
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1 cup cream
- 12 eggs
- 2 - tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Wash and cut the tomatoes in half.
Sauté the onions and bell pepper in the olive oil, over medium heat, until the are slightly softened.
Whisk together the eggs, cream, onion powder, sea salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
Add the spinach and tomatoes to the sautéd vegetables.
Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables.
Cover and cook on the stovetop for approximately 10 minutes. Add the shredded cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes before serving.
Note: You can broil it for a few minutes to brown the top of the cheese slightly, make sure you are using a stove to oven ready pan!
Bake it in the Oven: Sauté the vegetables on the stovetop (as above). After adding the egg mixture, simply pop a dutch oven or oven ready pan into a preheated oven at 400 degrees for approximately 8 minutes, add the cheese and cook for another 5 - 7. You only want to cook the frittata until it's fluffy and slightly toasted on top.
Grape Tomatoes: The colorful constellation tomatoes by Nature Sweet are my favorite when I’m making this recipe!
Cream: You can use heavy or light cream; the preference is yours.
Sides: If I’m serving this frittata for breakfast, I’m making a fruit salad on the side. And, if I am entertaining and I’m making this frittata, I’m not only making a fruit salad but adding croissants to the plate!
If I’m serving this for brinner (breakfast + dinner), I’m making a beautiful fresh salad on the side. And, if I have company and I’m making this frittata for dinner, I’m not only serving a fresh salad but am adding a nice artisan bread to the table.
Making this Recipe with kids? There are so many lessons to learn in making a frittata that you can discuss as you make this recipe;
- Stove safety
- Oven safety
- Knife safety
- Prepping vegetables
- Cutting skills
- Cracking Eggs
- Measuring Ingredients
- Following directions
- Shredding cheese
Looking for another delicious breakfast idea? Check out my berry-licious breakfast taco! It’s filled with goodness, but feels all so decadent with every bite taken!