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Friendly Frittata

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

Never whipped up a frittata? If you haven’t, you should! And you can any time of the day. Frittatas are a super-fast, minimal prep time meal loaded with healthy protein and veggies – and they’re so easy and inexpensive to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

How to make this one-dish wonder with healthy and flavorful variations the everyone at the table will love. Here’s how to have it on the table in 30 minutes flat.

Step 1 – Chop and sauté your vegetables

Grab your cast iron skillet (10-inch is good) and heat up a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Preheat your oven to 350º. Then chop up and add any of the following to your skillet:

  1. Fresh red onion.

  2. Sliced baby bella mushrooms.

  3. Chopped kale or spinach.

  4. Drained roasted red peppers.

  5. Cooked cauliflower or broccoli.

  6. Fresh zucchini or squash.

Step 2 – Whisk the eggs, add the extras

Pour in 12 eggs, lightly whisked with 1/2 cup milk and seasoned with any of these for some extra flair:

  1. Salt & freshly ground pepper.

  2. Chopped dill.

  3. Freshly chopped basil or oregano.

  4. Dried or fresh thyme.

  5. Chili flakes.

  6. Minced parsley.

Step 3 – Top with paprika and cheese

Cook for two minutes over medium heat to let the bottom set. Next, before you slide it in a 350º oven, top with any of these final flavor boosters:

  1. Sprinkle of smoked paprika.

  2. Crumbled feta.

  3. Shredded smoked Gouda.

  4. Grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

  5. Shredded sharp Cheddar.

  6. Crumbled bleu cheese.

Step 4 – Cook, brown and slice

Cook for 20-25 minutes. Watch like a hawk during the final 5 minutes so you don’t overcook! Like browned cheese on top? Throw on your broiler for a burst for golden perfection. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing into six wedges.

Dinner is served!

Pair with a crusty whole-grain baguette and a healthy crisp, green salad that’s dressed to perfection.

“Frittatas are one of the easiest ways you can get your veggies and protein,” Di Fabio says. “And when a recipe is this simple, it makes keeping your whole family on track health-wise pretty simple, too.”



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