Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Whole Lotta Frittata

I love breakfast! Making it and eating it are two of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. The other day I made a delicious frittata and couldn't wait to share it with you!

Frittatas are super easy, healthy and quick to make. They are great for cleaning out the fridge or pantry using items you don't want to go to waste. You can make them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and they are very kid-friendly. Having said that, you can make them as kid-friendly or as over-the-top gourmet as you want which makes them the perfect versatile dish. . What I'm saying here is frittatas are the bomb dot com.

I made mine with leftover ham, spinach, and a bit of onion. Because the kids were going to be eating it I went light on the onions. I also had a small handful of grape tomatoes that I needed to use before they turned bad so I threw them in at the end. It really is a time where you can do whatever floats your boat.


  Ham, Spinach, and Tomato Frittata
Serves 4-6

  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 an onion diced (I probably used 1/4 of an onion for the kids)
  • 1 cup cooked ham diced
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided (or any cheese you'd like)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • approx 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Set the oven to broil.

Heat the oil in an oven safe skillet over med-low heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent and soft. Add the ham, and spinach and season with salt and pepper to taste (not too much salt, the ham is pretty salty naturally) and a pinch of nutmeg. Saute until the spinach is wilted.

 In a medium bowl whisk eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and the thyme. Stir in a 1/4 cup of cheese. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet.

At this point you want to let everything set and firm up. Add the tomatoes and the rest of the cheese.

Transfer skillet to the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and everything is cooked through. Approx 3-5 minutes.

Voila! Cut into wedges and serve warm. 


  1. Oh.my.goodness. Just like your Baked Ziti recipe, I think you've got another winner here. I have a super-picky toddler twin who is driving me nuts, meanwhile her sister eats anything and everything (even dirt and dog food). I think they will both like this, and what a great way to do a "Meatless Monday" meal!

  2. Every time I see a frittata recipe, I think to myself, "So easy and (like you said,) great for cleaning out the fridge. I'm going to make one soon!" --but I never do. And so, the inspiration continues... :]

    1. You have to give it a whirl! You won't be disappointed!