Recipe: Vegetable Frittatas

Updated – For the past few weeks I have been talking about what I want to make for my birthday breakfast. To me, my birthday is just any other day, but that’s a talk for another time.

While it doesn’t feel any different for me, I do enjoy making a more special breakfast for these occasions. Mimosas are a favorite, bacon, some more complicated egg dishes, maybe something sweet. You get the idea.

A frittata is something between an omelette and a quiche. There’s not crust, and it’s not folded over. I think these can be easier than omelettes because there’s no flipping involved. Like these other egg dishes, they’re diverse and you can truly make them your own based on your tastes.

What You’ll Need

  • mini baking pan
  • cooking spray
  • 1 to 2 egg whites
  • 1 to 2 whole egg
  • 25g cubed tomato
  • 25g bell pepper
  • 20g sweet onion
  • 25g sliced mushrooms
  • 40g spinach (half a serving if using Dole brand)
  • 28g of feta
  • Optional: bacon, toast, bubbly beverages

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop up your veggies and other adds as necessary. I picked these amounts for my veggies based on what I had in the fridge and the volume I wanted for the pan I was using.
  3. Combine your eggs and egg whites into the bowl and beat with a fork until blended.
  4. Spray your baking dish with cooking spray so that it’s covered. If you don’t use enough the veggies that are in your egg mixture will stick and the whole frittata won’t come out of the pan easily.
  5. Pour your egg mixture into the baking dish.
  6. Slowly add veggies to the baking dish so they don’t splash.
  7. I decided to not mix the feta into the frittata, but to add it on top. You can change up the cheese, I would suggest something shredded so that it melts evenly.
  8. Bake frittata for about 15 to 20 minutes. To check, poke it with a fork and see if it comes out clean. I tried to poke mine where there wasn’t cheese so I could get a cleaner reading. Depending on your oven, it may take more or less time.

I hope you have a chance to try this and even make your own variation with different veggies and mix ins. There is so much potential with eggs and especially with something like this!

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