By Michelle Jenck, M.Ed. Health & Kinesiology, Wholly Healthy LLC

Prep Time:  15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

The Frittata works as a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner option.  Packed with protein, it’s also a great way to fulfill that hard-to-meet recommendation for daily vegetable intake.  Inspired by a “mix-and-match” frittata feature in Parade Magazine, this recipe has become a go-to for using up various leftovers.  The hardest thing about this recipe is finding a pan that can be used on both the stovetop and in the oven.  I use a 10-inch cast iron skillet that I bought from a flea market vendor at the Old Iron Show.

Number of servings: 6-8

Ingredients

8 eggs

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup “mix & match” veggies – onion, spinach, pepper, mushroom, zucchini, and/or broccoli

½ cup cooked ham, chicken, sausage, or bacon (optional)

1 cup shredded cheese (try Tillamook Sharp Cheddar)

½ cup fresh herbs such as basil, chives, cilantro (optional)

1 tablespoon “flavor boost” – Dijon mustard, capers, sriracha or pesto (optional)

 

Top with salsa or sliced fresh tomatoes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs.  Add salt and pepper and set aside.

Heat oil in skillet on the stovetop over medium heat.  Add chopped veggies.  Sauté for 1- 2 minutes.  Add meat (optional) and sauté with veggies for 2 minutes.  Add any additional optional ingredients.  Sprinkle with cheese and pour egg mixture over the top, covering the pan evenly.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, pulling edges back to allow uncooked egg to run underneath.  Transfer skillet to preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until just set.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Can be eaten warm or cold.  Tastes great topped with salsa or fresh sliced tomatoes.

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