Eggs are something that I don't eat very often. Not sure why, I like them and there are a variety of dishes you can make with them. Frittatas are an easy one!
I think eggs get a bad reputation because of cholesterol and fat but when eaten in moderation they are good for you. They are a great source of protein, vitamin B12 and riboflavin. Frittatas are a great dish that you can throw anything into. I used zucchini, yellow squash, onion, red pepper, tomato, thyme and smoked gouda. So good! The smoked gouda and thyme added such great flavors. You could use anything you like: ham, cheddar, goat cheese, potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, leeks or any kind of herbs. I made this for dinner but it would be good any time of day. Add a green salad if having for dinner or lunch or a fruit salad for breakfast or brunch.
My frittata was baked in the oven only (instead of starting it on the stove then moving to the oven).
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced zucchini
1/2 cup diced yellow squash
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup shredded smoked gouda
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil in a skillet on meduim heat. Sautee the zucchini, squash, red pepper, onion, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper and thyme until tender, about 7 minutes. Add tomato and garlic, cooking another 5 minutes.
2. Combine eggs, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper in to mixing bowl, stirring with a whisk until frothy. Add cheese and sauteed vegetables, stirring to combine.
3. Add to 9 inch pie dish, coated with non stick spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and set in the middle.
The frittata was light and fluffy with big flavors. It makes great leftovers too! I made a peach, grape and orange salad to go along side it the next day. This is definitely going in my book of regular recipes!