Everything you need to make a perfect frittata: a super-easy Frittata Master Recipe that you can use to transform leftovers into something new and delicious, plus a collection of 60+ frittata recipes to get your creative juices flowing.
You know those days when you just cannot for the life of you come up with one more meal? The times when you just want someone to tell you what to make for dinner (or better yet, make it for you!)? The nights when you think, please just let me throw something in a pan and let it come out delicious with little to no effort on my part?
A frittata may be just what you're craving.
Frittata = Skillet Omelet = Crustless Quiche = Egg Pizza
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Basically a big, oven-finished skillet omelet filled with all sorts veggies and proteins, frittatas are one of the easiest, most budget-friendly meals you can make.
Frittata: Master Recipe
How to Make a Perfect Frittata - Infinite Possibilities
When you decide to make a frittata, half the struggle is figuring out what to put into it. More often than not, I use leftovers: frittatas are a great way to use up all those bits and bowls that are waiting for you in the back of the fridge.
You will find our list of Frittata Filling Ideas just below the Frittata Master Recipe, and our roundup of 60+ frittata recipes after that.
Frittata Master Recipe
Basic Frittata Ingredients
- 6-8 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups cooked vegetables give or take
- 1 cup cooked protein [optional] give or take; optional
- 1 ½ cups grated cheese
- Herbs spices, seasonings as desired
- Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C.I sometimes turn the oven up to 400° for a shorter cook time.
- In a large, oven-safe skillet, sauté vegetables and protein in olive oil over medium heat until soft. I use a 10- or 12-inch cast iron skillet, depending on how big a crowd I’m feeding.You want between 2 and 3 cups of cooked veggies and protein when everything is done.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 6 eggs & ½ milk. Stir in herbs and spices.I sometimes use 1 or 2 more eggs, especially when using a 12-inch skillet.
- Pour eggs evenly over skillet mixture. The egg mixture should just barely reach the top of the veggie mix in skillet. Once you pour in the egg mixture, stir it in a little so that it settles in and around the ingredients in the pan. The egg mixture should just barely reach the top of the veggie mix in skillet. If it looks like there aren’t enough eggs, go ahead and whisk up another and pour it in. Don’t go crazy though – remember, the egg mixture will raise up quite a bit while baking.Sprinkle cheese over top and shake the pan once to settle everything together.
- Cook mixture over medium-low heat without stirring for 3 minutes. I usually poke things around a bit during this step. The basic idea here is that you don't want to stir it and have all that grated cheese settle to the bottom.
- Transfer oven and bake about 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. If possible, allow to set for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
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Frittata Filling Ideas & Inspiration
Pick one item from each list, and make your own perfect frittata!
Vegetables [~ 4 cups raw, or 2 cups cooked]
* Butternut squash
* Cherry tomatoes
* Green onion
* Yellow Squash
Cooked Proteins [~ 1 cup cooked; optional]
* Ground beef
* Italian Sausage
* Smoked Salmon
* Taco meat
Cheese [~ 1 – 1 ½ cups grated]
* Bleu Cheese
* Cottage cheese
* Pepper jack
Herbs & Spices [~ ¼ – ½ cups fresh, 2-3 teaspoons dried]
* Garlic salt
* Onion flakes
* Onion powder
* Red Pepper Flakes go easy!
* Sun-dried Tomatoes
* Taco seasoning
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