I’m no food blogger but I love to eat, and sometimes I even love to cook 😉
When I do cook, baking is usually the route I take because it is just so much easier (aka I don’t have to pay that much attention to my dish once it’s in the oven). When I bake I gravitate towards eggs-based recipes because they are such a valuable source of high-quality protein, I know the twins will eat them, they are loaded with nutrient goodness, and they tend to freeze really well which means easy reheats for us on busy days. Or any day, lol.
When I make frittatas I love to load them with vegetables and use a combination of whole eggs and egg whites, add in lots of fresh herbs and spices, and skip the butter or oil (with the exception of greasing the baking dish.
The twins and I had so much fun this Vegetable Frittata using eggs and whatever was left over from dinner the night before. The total prep time is 15 minutes and the total bake time is about 25 minutes (depending on your oven, but always make sure eggs are cooked through in the center).
Loaded Veggie Frittata Squares (aka the “Kitchen Sink” Frittata)
• Whatever vegetables are left over from lunch or dinner (we will use broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese)
• 4 whole eggs
• 6 egg whites
• ½ cup whole milk
• A dash of water
• 1 cup or half a block of shredded medium cheddar cheese
• 2 cubes of garlic
• Salt and pepper
• Chopped cilantro
• Preheat oven to 375
• Lightly grease your baking pan with butter or cooking spray.
• Shred the cheese
• Make your life easy by using vegetables that are pre-cooked. We’ll take last night’s steamed broccoli and pan fried garlic mushrooms.
• Wilt the spinach in a pan with some olive oil
• Roughly chop the cooked vegetables
• Finely chop half of the veggies
• In a medium-sized bowl, combine the whole eggs, egg whites, milk, water, and salt and pepper
• Place the vegetables in the baking dish, the finely chopped veggies on one side, roughly chopped on the other
• Sprinkle half the cheese over the veggies
• Pour the egg mixture into the pan
• Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
• Bake at 375 for 20-25min or until eggs have set
• Cool for 10-15 minutes and then cut into squares
• Garnish with fresh cilantro (optional)
Do you bake frittatas for your family? What are your favourite ingredients? Share with me in the comments and be sure to check out eggs.ca for other great recipes!