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

  1. Preheat the oven to 150C (300F)
  2. Grab a cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet and fry off a large red onion to start.
  3. Then choose 2 of your favourite pre-cooked veggies to add to the onion.
  4. Pop all of this into your skillet and set aside so you can get started on the eggs.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Then transfer your pan to the preheated oven to finish the eggs off for about 20-40 minutes.
  8. 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.

veggie frittata

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.

eggs for fritttata

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– Emily Nöth

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