2
Oct
2015

Easy Baked Frittata Recipe

2 year old Googie loves to help make this easy frittata recipe (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

2 year old Googie loves to help make this easy frittata recipe (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Weekends should be leisurely and relaxed. Our Itty Bitty Foodies are crazy about eggs and we love this easy baked frittata recipe. “Frittata” meaning “fried” in Italian is usually done in a skillet and then finished off in the oven. We had such a positive response with our Oven “Fried” Chicken Wings, we decided give this recipe a healthy tweak and do more baking than frying. Frittatas are a great way to add more vegetables in our diet as well as help clear out the fridge of odds and ends. Have a few leftover rashes of bacon or a few handfuls of spinach? Toss it in. Found a lone zucchini you didn’t know what to do with? No problem. The recipe is flexible, so get your kids to add in what they like and get them cooking with you in the kitchen. This ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ recipe is excellent for beginner cooks. Here’s what we added in our frittata recipe. 

Ingredients:

10 eggs, slightly whisked

3 medium potatoes, small cube

1 zucchini, julienned

10 cherry tomatoes

Corn, removed from cob

3 handfuls of spinach

3 small sweet peppers, julienned

4 slices of bacon, chopped into bits

Parmesan cheese, grated

Everything but the kitchen sink. Add in all your fave ingredients. (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Everything but the kitchen sink. Add in all your fave ingredients. (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Preheat oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a non stick pan, fry up bacon bits (no oil needed) till crisp. Set bacon aside and pour out bacon fat and wipe the pan clean. At this stage, you can either pan fry the potatoes with a little olive oil till they are partly cooked or par boil them. Using a paper towel, coat a casserole dish with a little olive oil. Add in all your ingredients (except Parmesan cheese) and then pour the eggs over it. Cover with a lid and place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes. To test if the frittata is cooked, press on the middle to see if the egg is firm like a quiche. Remove the cover, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cook a further 5-10 minutes till cheese is melted.

Breakfast or brunch? Frittatas are great for weekend dishes (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

Breakfast or brunch? Frittatas are great for weekend dishes (photo by www.ittybittyfoodies.com)

If you’re looking for farm fresh produce, check out your local farmers markets for eggs and vegetables. If you happen to live in the Dallas area like Park Cities, Lakewood, Lake Highlands or Uptown, do support our Good Local Markets.

BTW if you’re looking for a great casserole dish, I recommend Le Creuset. This is my dream casserole dish. They make it in such pretty colors like this ‘Cassis’ color to suit any kitchen.

And this is what I actually have. It’s a Corningware set which is excellent and has been with me for many years.

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