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A perfect last-minute weeknight recipe for using up what’s left in the fridge! You can use any veggies you like in this recipe, and it whips up in no time at all.

I’ve been slightly obsessed with frittatas lately, one of my favorite budget meals. Have you ever made one? They are the perfect last-minute-oh-crap-it-is-5:30-and-I-have-no-idea-what-to-make-for-dinner meal.

As long as you’ve got eggs, cheese, and a little milk or cream (or even evaporated milk in a pinch) you can whip one together and throw in whatever items happen to be taking up space in your fridge. With all those Worden Farm veggies we’ve been getting lately, our fridge is always full of a random assortment and this is my absolute favorite way to use them up.

Simple Vegetable Frittata

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Here is what you need:

Assorted fresh vegetables, chopped or diced
(for this particular frittata, I used 1 small head broccoli,1 small zucchini, &2 small leeks)
3 tablespoons butter
6-8 basil leaves
8 eggs
3/4 c. half & half (or milk or evaporated milk)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

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Step 1: Lay basil leaves on top of one another then roll up tightly and slice. Set aside.

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Step 2: Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Saute broccoli, zucchini, & leeks (or other vegetables of choice) until crisp tender, 6-7 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

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Step 3. Whisk eggs and half & half in bowl until well blended. Whisk in basil, salt, pepper, & cheese.

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Step 4: Spread out vegetables in pan so they are evenly distributed. Carefully pour egg mixture over vegetables. Cover & cook on low until set and puffy, approximately 15-20 minutes.

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There is SO much you can do to modify this recipe! Use different herbs, different veggies, different cheese, or even throw in some cooked ham or turkey. Our current favorite combination is green onions, leeks, broccoli, & basil with cheddar and goat cheese, but that changes all the time. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

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Simple Vegetable Frittata

The perfect quick & easy weeknight meal to use up all those leftover veggies!

Course Breakfast

Keyword Simple Vegetable Frittata

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1 small head broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small zucchini cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 small leeks sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6-8 basil leaves
  • 8 eggs
  • 3/4 c. half & half or milk or evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Lay basil leaves on top of one another then roll up tightly and slice. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Saute broccoli, zucchini, & leeks (or other vegetables of choice) until crisp tender, 6-7 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

  3. Whisk eggs and half & half in bowl until well blended. Whisk in basil, salt, pepper, & cheese.

  4. Spread out vegetables in pan so they are evenly distributed. Carefully pour egg mixture over vegetables.

  5. Cover & cook on low until set and puffy, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Number of servings (yield): 6

Other vegetarian recipes:

  • “Meaty” Vegetarian Lasagna

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Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.

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FAQs

How do you keep frittata moist? ›

Adding a bit of dairy, whether it's cream or thick yogurt, is essential for getting the moisture and creaminess of the frittata just right. For every dozen eggs, use a half cup of dairy.

How to cook veggies made great frittatas? ›

OVEN/TOASTER OVEN HEATING INSTRUCTIONS (RECOMMENDED)

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Remove Frittata(s) from wrapper. Place Frittata(s) on a baking sheet and heat for 18 minutes.

How do you thicken a frittata? ›

When cooking a frittata, it's always a good idea to add dairy, specifically whole milk. Dairy isn't absolutely required to make a frittata, but if you want an ideal creamy consistency, you should add it. If milk isn't your style, you can even add yogurt to your frittata recipe to thicken it.

Should I add milk to my frittata? ›

Do you add water or milk to a frittata? Let's just say that full-fat milk or heavy cream is the best way to go. Water will work, but you won't get the density and rich texture you'll get when you use a full-fat liquid. Sour cream, crème fraîche or yogurt can be substituted for the heavy cream in this recipe.

What kind of cheese is best for frittata? ›

Some good options include cheddar, gruyere, feta, and goat cheese. Add flavorings: Enhance the flavor of your frittata by adding herbs like thyme, rosemary, or basil, or spices like paprika, cumin, or chili powder. Pre-cook vegetables: Cook any vegetables you plan to add to the frittata before adding them t.

What is the best pan for frittata? ›

Use a cast-iron skillet.

I like to use an enameled cast iron skillet, which does not require any pre-seasoning. If you don't have a skillet, go make this breakfast casserole recipe instead.

How do I know when my frittata is done? ›

Cook the frittata in the oven just until the centre is no longer wobbly and the edges are golden-brown. If still unsure, place a knife into the centre of the frittata. If raw eggs run out, keep cooking. You want the eggs to be just set as the frittata will keep cooking while it's standing.

When making a frittata which ingredient should be pre cooked prior to adding it to the egg mixture? ›

This also holds true for aromatics, like onions, and sturdy veggies, like raw potatoes. "They won't get much more tender once you add the beaten eggs," says Perry, "So cook them fully before combining everything." Don't be afraid of getting a little color on the vegetables: That's what makes them so delicious!

What is vegetable frittata made of? ›

This Vegetable Frittata is made with eggs, a variety of fresh vegetables, and cheese. This frittata recipe is very versatile and makes a great quick and easy meal. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Let's crack a couple eggs…it's Vegetable Frittata time!

Are veggies made great frittata healthy? ›

These vegetarian Frittatas are packed with spinach, tomatoes, onions and red bell peppers! With 5 grams of Protein, Gluten Free and only 70 Calories you'll start the day with a deliciously filling breakfast! Allergy Friendly: Gluten Free, Soy Free, Peanut & Tree Nut Free!

Do you flip a frittata? ›

Pre-seasoning the eggs with salt helps them retain moisture during cooking. Cooking the vegetables in batches gives us more control over their texture. Keeping the cheese in large chunks gives us oozy pockets in the frittata. Flipping the frittata ensures a creamy, dense center.

Why won't my frittata set? ›

THE FIX: Ann has a clever trick for perfectly-cooked eggs: Remove your frittata from the oven when the eggs are still a little loose in the center. Let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to fully set before cutting.

When building a frittata What is a good ratio of filling to eggs? ›

The answer is a ratio. For every six eggs, use 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 cup cheese, and 2 cups total of vegetables and/or meat. This will get you a frittata with a hearty filling — especially if you're using something like potatoes and bacon — and a creamy egg custard shot through with the tang of cheese.

Why does my egg frittata go flat? ›

Dairy, like milk or cream, is a crucial component of frittatas. This is the ingredient that gives frittatas their signature creamy, fluffy texture. Without this important addition, frittatas cook up flatter and a bit more dense. Follow this tip: After whisking the eggs together, be sure to whisk in some milk or cream.

How is the fluffiness of a puffy omelet achieved? ›

How to Make a Fluffy Omelet. Whisk egg yolks, melted butter, and salt together in bowl. Place egg whites in bowl of stand mixer and sprinkle cream of tartar over surface. Fit stand mixer with whisk and whip egg whites on medium-low speed until foamy.

What part of the egg makes things fluffy? ›

The main way to make cakes fluffy is to incorporate air. This can be done by beating the egg whites separately from the yolks and incorporating them carefully into the batter. Like that, you retain the air bubbles created while beating the egg whites and your cake is fluffier.

Why is my omelette fluffy? ›

This is the key to making fluffy omelettes, just whisk the egg yolk and egg white separately. This helps in giving that perfect restaurant-like texture to the homemade omelettes. Also make sure you whisk the egg portions in a way that they turn frothy, this will add on the fluffiness of the omelettes.

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