InspirationRachel Ray Pizza Frittata (for the pizza ingredient ideas)
and Cheap Healthy Good Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke, Olive, and Parmesan Frittata (for the base recipe since I've used before and I know it fits in my pan)
I totally didn't plan for it, but this recipe was a great way to use up the random bits of things I had from previous recipes and leftovers. Of course customize it for whatever flavors you like and have on hand.
|Cutting it up.|
|Peppers & onions in the pan.|
- 6 eggs, beaten (I had the equivalent of four eggs using egg substitute+ 2 regular eggs)
- onion, diced (frozen)
- bell pepper, diced (frozen)
- spinach, chopped (frozen)
- garlic, minced (from a jar)
- pepperoni, cut into quarters (frozen)
- artichoke hearts (leftover from salads on Sunday)
- cooked sliced zucchini, diced (leftover from Sunday)
- sprig of fresh oregano (remainder from recipe on Sunday)
- shredded cheese (frozen)
- salt & pepper
- flat-leaf parsley (leftover from recipe on Sunday)
|Just added the eggs.|
DirectionsI sprayed an oven-safe skillet/pan and put it over medium heat to saute my onions and bell peppers. Once those looked sufficiently not-frozen-anymore and starting to cook, I added the garlic, frozen spinach, and frozen pepperoni. I made sure the pepperoni started to brown a little to really enhance the flavor.
Turn on the broiler.
|Cook for a bit and add more stuff!|
Pour in the eggs. Without stirring, let the eggs cook for about three minutes.
|Hot out of the oven.|
BIG TIP: To take it out of the oven, side a potholder on the handle so you don't accidentally grab it later and burn yourself.
Loosen the edges by running a spatula around the frittata and then cut into wedges or whatever shapes you want.
VerdictPizza for dinner, without all the carbs.
Husband Jeff and I liked this even though the bottom was almost burnt. I thought it was great because it was all ingredients I loved. Sonny D normally loves pizza but he had a lot of other foods he was more interested in, so I don't know if he really ate much.
Eggs are a great way to make a quick and nutritious meal. This would also be great in a taco version, with taco meat, veggies, cheese, etc. and then tucking a slice of the resulting frittata into a corn tortilla. I've done something similar where we used scrambled eggs to fill hard taco shells rather than meat.