A frittata is an open omelet that’s usually cooked on the stove, then broiled for several minutes to set and brown the top. It’s easy to make, delicious, and adaptable, but it requires some hands-on time and attention to figure out when it’s done.
For those who need to streamline meal prep and limit hands-on cooking, though, there’s an easier option. An oven frittata offers all the benefits of the traditional version, with the added benefit that you simply pop it in the oven and set the timer!
Frittatas feature whole foods – fresh eggs, milk, cheese and your family’s favorite vegetables. You can eat them hot, warm or cold, at just about any meal. They make a nice brunch with crisp bacon and fruit, or a great dinner with a salad and whole wheat rolls.
And you can make two or three at a time, so it’s easy to adjust the ingredients for different tastes, feed a group, or have some to enjoy the next day. A frittata can be a “there’s nothing for dinner” dinner, especially if you can pull grated cheese and chopped vegetables out of the refrigerator or freezer. Or you can jazz if up for a special occasion – I’m planning to serve frittatas, bacon, fruit and homemade cinnamon rolls when my in-laws come for brunch after church on Easter.
Do you make frittatas? If so, which version do you make and what ingredients do you like to add?
Oven Frittata with Vegetables
- 1 1/2 cup vegetables (chopped or diced)
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cup grated cheese
|Preheat oven to 375. Oil or butter 9-inch glass pie plate or a similar oven-safe dish.|
Use any combination of vegetables your family enjoys. Onions, peppers, celery, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, and many others work well. The amount is very flexible; you can use more or less. I usually end up with about a cup of vegetables, after they've been cooked. Chop or dice the vegetables, and saute them in olive oil until soft. (Tomatoes do not need to be sauteed). Cook until all excess liquid is absorbed.
|Spread vegetables in the bottom of the pie plate. Top with 1/2 of the cheese. We like extra sharp cheddar in this frittata, but any cheese your family likes will work. (The amount of cheese is also flexible; you can use a bit more or a bit less.)|
|Mix eggs, milk, flour and salt and pepper to taste using an electric mixer, blender or stick blender. Add to pie plate and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes, until the egg mixture is set in the center. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving. Cut into wedges to serve.|
Fritatas makes for great meals. You can use all kinds of leftovers to create beautiful egg omelet dishes, Served up with a salad this woud be perfect.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Velva. We love frittatas for dinner too. There is so much you can do with them and, as you said, they are a great way to use leftovers.
KC the Kitchen Chopper says
Gaye, I love this simple dish. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. I’ve been really enjoying what you’ve been sharing on FB/Pinterest too. Please stop by again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com
Thanks KC. This is an easy go-to dish when I don’t have a good plan for dinner!
Pure Grace Farms says
Great whole food flavors, color and textures in this lovely Oven Frittata. Beautiful!
I have all these ingredients. I could make a mini personal frittata right now! Looks delish.
Hi Chrystal – I hope you like it!
Carrie Groneman says
Hello Gaye, Stopping by from Let’s Get Real Party. I LOVE this recipe idea and hope to make it soon. Have a wonderful weekend friend, Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
Hi Carrie – Thanks so much. I hope you have a lovely Easter.
I need to try this! I have never made a frittata in the oven! I wish my husband liked eggs but the kids and I do at least!
Hi Michelle – It’s very good and easy. I’m going to make it for Easter brunch for my in-laws.
Patty Haxton Anderson says
Looks fabulous and delicious.
Bonny @oysterbed7 says
What I love about this recipe is that is looks easy, wholesome and yummy! I’m with Antoinette, I think I know what we are having for dinner later this week. 🙂 Thanks for this, Gaye.
I love quiches and frittatas. They make great meals for the days you want to eat a little lighter. I just wish my hubby didn’t like meat so much…lol. Have a great Easter weekend.
Hi Erlene – Yes, they are great for lighter meals. If I serve some nice bread or rolls, I find that it’s hearty enough for my “big eater” guys!
I do love frittatas but have never made it in the oven. I will have to try that. I use sliced potatoes, broccoli and onions when I make it. I like the thought of adding sliced tomatoes . Thanks for sharing your recipe. Your Easter brunch sounds delicious. Have a wonderful day Celebrating with the ones you love. Janita
Thanks Janita – Have a lovely Easter.
Antionette Blake says
This looks fantastic and you just gave me an idea for dinner tomorrow night!
Thanks Antionette! Hope you like it.
This sounds delicious. I’ll give it a try and inform u soon. Perfect for easter too.
Thank you, Judy. I hope you like it.