Super Quick Healthy Vegetable Frittata

Super Quick Healthy Vegetable Frittata

The Spruce / Elizabeth Briskin

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
259 Calories
13g Fat
22g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 259
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 15g
Calcium 133mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vegetable frittata makes a super-quick, delicious brunch or supper dish which also happens to be healthy too. You can play with the contents as much as you would like, so pull out yours or the kids' favorite veggies and make a great dish everyone will love. 

What's not to love? A frittata is a versatile dish that can be eaten warm with a side salad or left to cool to room temperature for a packable picnic or great lunch-box treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 1 small onion (peeled and finely sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 9 ounces/250 grams mixed, diced, cooked vegetables (of your choice)
  • 1 cup cabbage (or kale, shredded)
  • 6 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley (finely chopped)
  • 4 ounces/125 grams goat cheese (soft, crumbled)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Vegetable Frittata ingredients

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  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a 9 or 10-inch frying pan over low heat. Cook the onion for about 5 minutes until soft. Take care not to burn.

    onions cooking in a skillet

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  3. Add the garlic, and stir, then add the cooked vegetables and cabbage. Cook for another 2 minutes.

    vegetables cooking in a skillet

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  4. Season the beaten eggs with a twist of black pepper and a little salt at the last minute (adding salt before this time can make the frittata tough). Give the eggs a good whisking.

    beat eggs with salt and pepper

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  5. Tip the beaten eggs into the cooked vegetables in the frying pan and stir. Add the parsley and stir well.

    add mixture to the vegetables in the skillet

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  6. Turn the heat down to low, and cook until the sides and center of the omelet are barely set.

    eggs and vegetables cooking in a skillet

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  7. Turn the frittata over onto a large plate. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan, then transfer frittata back to the frying pan with the uncooked side downwards.

    Turn the frittata over and cook other side

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  8. Sprinkle the goat's cheese over and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the frittata is golden and firm. Alternatively, you can transfer the frittata to the broiler and cook for 10 minutes.

    add cheese to the egg mixture in the skillet

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  9. Remove from the heat, and leave to cool slightly. Cut into wedges.

    Super Quick Healthy Vegetable Frittata in a skillet

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Recipe Variations

  • For a frittata, you can use any cooked vegetables you have on hand to use up, which makes it a surprisingly cheap dish. Favorites are cold diced potato, peppers, courgettes (zucchini), broccoli, asparagus, and shredded leeks. You are limited in what you can create only by your imagination.
  • The frittata is Italian in origin (a giveaway by the name) but translates so well into any cuisine as it is an ideal way to use leftover vegetables. Be as inventive as you like. In Britain, the remains of a Sunday Roast are often made into bubble and squeak. Why not give a frittata a go instead?
  • If you cook the frittata using the broiler method, be forewarned that the handle of the skillet will be very hot for a while. Use silicone handle covers or potholders when removing it from the oven.

How to Store and Freeze

  • This frittata can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, making it a perfect healthy grab and run breakfast during the week.
  • You can also freeze frittatas. Cut the cooled frittata into individual slices, and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Once the slices are frozen, put them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. To reheat, just pop the frozen slice(s) into the oven (preheated to 275 F) for about 20 minutes.

Can a Frittata Be Made Ahead of Time?

Frittatas are not only a versatile dish, but they can be prepared ahead of time. Make it the night before, or even a day ahead—they can be eaten warm or cold. To reheat, cover your frittata, or wedge, with foil and place in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.



How Do You Know a Frittata is Done?

A frittata is cooked when it no longer wiggles in the center, and the edges are turning a golden brown. You can also test it for doneness by placing a knife in the center—if it comes out clean, then your frittata is done.

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