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A hearty layer of pesto-infused polenta serves as a base for this amazing frittata. The polenta takes ordinary frittata to a whole new level. This Baked Polenta Frittata is perfect for brunch. It is sure to impress – even the toughest of moms.
Make this Veggie Frittata the Night Before
If you let it set up overnight, the polenta gets firm and comes out in beautiful pieces. Serve it right out of the oven and the polenta is a little bit softer. It’s delicious either way!
My idea of perfection = a good cup of coffee and a lazy breakfast. As the weather starts to get warmer brunch dishes seem to be on my mind. I love sleeping in and then waking up to find the day is warm and sunny.
This frittata is amazing reheated in the morning. I’m all for whatever makes the weekends even easier!
Kick back. Put up your feet this weekend and keep your eye out for more brunch-tastic recipes.
Pesto Polenta Veggie Frittata
- 6 cups Water
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp Butter, Or Olive Oil
- 1 ½ cups polenta
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese , shredded
- ½ cup pesto sauce
- Fresh Basil, chiffonade
- Parmesan Cheese, grated
- Place water and salt in a medium sauce pan.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add polenta in slowly, while continuously whisking.
- Continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Reduce heat and allow polenta to continue to thicken. You can start whisking frequently instead of continuously.
- When the mixture has thickened, it will be the consistency of a thick cornbread batter, remove from heat.
- Immediately stir in pesto, parmesan, and butter.
- Pour into a greased casserole pan.( I use a 7 x 10 1/2 inch.) Spread to make an even layer.
- Preheat oven to 425℉
- Add a few teaspoons of avocado oil to a skillet. on medium high.
- Add sliced mushrooms and sure until golden brown.
- Add diced onions and sauté for a out 5 minutes. Reduce heat if necessary.
- Add chopped spinach and red bell pepper. Sauté until just soft.
- Remove from heat.
- Add 12 eggs to a large bowl and whisk.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Add the veggies and fresh chopped basil to the eggs and stir to combine.
- Pour on top of polenta mixture.
- Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.
- Remove foil and continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes. Bake until egg mixture is cooked through.
- Remove from oven. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.