Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

 

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

For this week’s Works for me Wednesday post, I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to get a quick and easy dinner on the table that includes a healthy dose of vegetables!

Whenever I need something quick and healthy for dinner, I tend to fall back on eggs. Most of the time I opt for omelets, which are done in minutes, but when I have a little extra time, I actually prefer frittatas. This is a great meal for those of us with “eat healthier” as part of our new year’s resolutions. It’s full of protein and infinitely customizable. I tend to fill mine full of vegetables to help me meet my 5 servings a day goal. I have made this frittata numerous times with various vegetables such as onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, shallots, etc. 

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

The fun part is that you can customize it to how you want it. If you aren’t a fan of whole eggs, substitute egg whites instead. If you don’t care about the vegetables, replace some of them with sausage or bacon. Or go ahead and use your favorite cheese. This is one of those recipes that’s meant to be customizable and exactly what you want it to be. Serve it with some homemade biscuits (recipe coming soon!) and you’ve got a cheap easy meal that you’ll love.

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

 

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Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

Ingredients:

6 whole eggs
2 Tbsp water
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-2 cups chopped vegetables of your choice
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350. Briefly saute your vegetables with a small amount of oil until just softened (or lightly steam, if using broccoli). Whisk together the eggs and water. Stir in the vegetables and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a greased 9-inch pie plate and bake for 25-30 min. or until puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and bake 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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25 Responses to “Cheesy Vegetable Frittata”

  1. 1

    Prerna@IndianSimmer — January 5, 2011 @ 4:05 am

    This frittata is making me have breakfast right now :-)

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    Jenn — January 5, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    That looks lovely!!

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    Emily — January 5, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    This is yummy looking! I am trying to find more recipes to use lots of eggs since we'll be getting about a dozen a day in the next couple months!! Oh and it was nice to meet you Christmas Eve! :)

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    Fashion Meets Food — January 5, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    This looks absolutely divine! I just came across your blog and am loving it. I am your newest follower

    xo

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    SnoWhite — January 5, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    We were right on the same wavelength!! I do love the versatility of these dishes.

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    Sandra — January 5, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    What a amazing recipe and photos! Just so beautiful!

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    happywhennothungry — January 5, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    This frittata looks great and is definitely the perfect dish to make on a night when you don't have a lot of time to cook!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — January 5, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    that looks really yummy megan! i should make this sometime soon. thanks for sharing this and have a great day.

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    Danielle — January 5, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    I've never had fritta before.. it looks really easy and delicious! My kind of recipe(:

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    Torviewtoronto — January 5, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    delicious healthy frittata

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    StephenC — January 5, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    I'm with you when it comes to the wonderful qualities of a frittata. And you can make it from almost anything.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — January 5, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    I love sneaking vegetables into these kinds of dishes. Looks fabulous! I sometimes add spinach and feta to my scrambled eggs for some healthy Greek flavors!

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    Jennifurla — January 5, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    This is one of my favorites, I just love eggs, and cheese goes without even saying. Very lovely pics too.

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    Tiffany — January 6, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    Looks great!

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    Lisa — January 6, 2011 @ 1:01 am

    I've been searching for a good frittata recipe. Thanks for sharing this one. I'll have to give it a try for Sunday breakfast.

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    Beth — January 6, 2011 @ 2:01 am

    Megan,
    I've been trying to get 5 vegies or fruits a day in, so decided to make this recipe. At first I wasn't going to tell Tim what was in it, but then knew he'd figure it out. We had beets for dinner last night, so used the beet greens and onions for my vegies. The Frittata was delicious and healthy! Thank you!

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    smalltownoven — January 6, 2011 @ 2:48 am

    I've never made a frittata before but it looks so easy! I'll definitely try this out!

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    Cindy — January 6, 2011 @ 2:50 am

    Thanks for the recipe. We eat omlets often but I have been wanting to try a Frittata. I'm thinking onions, peppers, mushrooms and a bit of leftover holiday ham. Served with a winter fruit cup. Lots of veggies and fruit in this meal.

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    Ang — January 6, 2011 @ 6:11 am

    Beautiful photos and thanks! Now I'm hungry:)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 6, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    Beth – I'm so glad you liked it! I've never had beet greens before, but they sound healthy :)

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    lila Check — January 6, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    This looks absolutely yummy! I just came across your blog and am loving it…
    hugs
    Lila

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    C.Boo — January 9, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    Man, this looks really cheesy and delicious!

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    CaSaundraLeigh — January 10, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Eggs are definitely in my top 5 favorite foods. They are so versatile. I love them in frittata form–I always add roasted red peppers and feta cheese for an Italian spin!

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    Lisa — January 11, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    I just made my first frittata using your recipe. I used onions, green peppers, and monterrey jack cheese, and it was delicious!! Thank you :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — January 13, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    Lisa – I'm so glad you liked this! Thanks for taking the time to let me know :)

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