Nourish - Beat the Breakfast Blues: Healthy Ways to Start Your Day – Veggie Frittata
The next recipe in our Beat the Breakfast Blues blog series is a Veggie Frittata.
A Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish that is cooked in a cast-iron pan or oven-safe skillet. Frittata’s are generally started on the stovetop and then finished in the oven.
They are similar to an omelette which is a dish made from beaten eggs quickly cooked with butter or oil in a frying pan. Frittata’s, however, are cooked over a very low heat, more slowly than an omelette and finished off in the oven.
- 10 organic free-range eggs (remembering this is a serving size for about 4/5, if you want a smaller size just half the amounts)
- 1 tsp Salt
- optional: ½ cup milk/plant milk
- 1-2 red onions
- 4 cups of precooked veggies
Try 2 or more of: mushrooms, spinach, potatoes, roasted pumpkin/squash, cooked leeks, courgette, sweetcorn, spring onion
- Some flavour enhancing extras, like mixed herbs, oregano, herbs de Provence, chilli flakes, paprika, fresh chillies or even olives to make it more of a Greek-style dish.
- Optional: feta cheese or grated cheese
Serves approx. 4-5
- Preheat the oven to 150C (300F)
- Grab a cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet and fry off a large red onion to start.
- Then choose 2 of your favourite pre-cooked veggies to add to the onion.
- Pop all of this into your skillet and set aside so you can get started on the eggs.
- In a separate bowl combine:
10 organic free-range eggs (remembering this is a serving size for about 4/5, if you want a smaller size just half the amounts), salt and an optional ½ cup milk
- Pour this egg mixture over your veggies in the skillet, making sure they’re well covered and cook slowly for a few minutes on the stove until the outer edges are set.
- Then transfer your pan to the preheated oven to finish the eggs off for about 20-40 minutes.
- Once cooked you can add additional garnish such as:
parsley, coriander, dill, chives, red pepper, grated cheese or sprinkle feta across – yuuum!!
A note on cooking time:
Depending on the depth and overall size of your pan the cooking time will vary.
If you’re using a shallow pan this will reduce the cooking time. If the pan is deep then it will take longer.
Just keep an eye on it!
The beauty of a frittata is that you can eat it either hot or cold, making it a super versatile dish. It’s fantastic for breakfast, but if you want you could also wrap it up and have it as part of a packed lunch the next day.
If you want to make an omelette instead, you can adjust the measurements to your liking and cook in a frying pan instead of baking in the oven.
A frittata is an amazing way to use up leftover veggies and foods. Have a read over our 4 Foodie Tips for a Zero Waste Kitchen blog post.
For more ‘Beat the Breakfast Blue’s’ breakfast inspiration, check out our sister posts below:
- Chia Pudding
- Probiotic Muesli and Chia Pudding with Acai Topping
- Green Smoothie
- Green Kitchen Stories – Banana & Blueberry Pancakes
- Happy Pear – Bircher Muesli / Overnight Oats
- Baked Beans
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– Emily Nöth
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