Spinach Frittata for breakfast? Fancy (and difficult to make), right? A staple Italian dish, this egg based favorite appears at first glance, complicated and laborious to make. A fancy dish for a lazy day? No way! But hear me out, because if you’re like me, I hate sweating over the stove first thing in the morning and seek recipes that would leave me more time doing the things I love (like heading back to bed and read after a nice breakfast!)
Frittata’s are similar to quiches or omelettes with some exceptions. It’s open-faced, unlike a quiche, and the ingredients are beaten into the egg mixture instead of being layered on the pan, or folded as the egg mixture sets. What I love about frittatas (omelettes and quiches) is that I can play around with the recipe. There are no hard and fast rules here. You can put whatever ingredients inside your fridge like ham, bacon, veggies, and cheese into your frittata and it will come out yummy and healthy.
Moms, this is a stealthy way for getting your kids to eat more veggies! I swear the cheesy goodness of this dish will leave your kids wanting more! ‘Nuff said, let’s get cracking!
Spinach Frittata with Bell Pepper, Mozarella, and Ham
5 medium-sized eggs
500 grams chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup bell pepper thinly sliced
1 big red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded mozarella cheese
3 slizes sweet ham or about 3 oz. thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a bowl, beat eggs, combine all ingredients and beat some more until everything is incorporated into the egg mixture
2. Add salt and pepper to taste
3. Heat skillet
4. Pour olive oil enough to coat bottom and sides of skillet
5. Turn down heat to low
6. Pour the frittata mixture into the skillet and cover
7. Cook on low heat for 12 minutes or until middle is set.
8. Remove from heat.
Serve by cutting into wedges. Enjoy!
Alternatively, you can also saute the onions, tomatoes and bell pepper beforehand for faster cooking time. In this recipe, I did not add the 1/3 cup of milk it called for since the full-fat mozarella made up for it.
You can also use bacon instead of ham, or go right ahead and experiment! This dish hits that sweet spot when you want something savoury, hot and healthy at the same time. What I love most is it’s super duper easy!
Try it today and let me know in a comment below how your frittata turned out.