5 Mouthwatering Veggie Frittatas to Try Right Now!

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Are you tired of the same old omelets for breakfast? It’s time to shake up your morning routine with delicious veggie frittatas! Bursting with flavor and packed with nutritious ingredients, these mouthwatering variations will delight your taste buds and keep you satisfied all day long.

From savory spinach and feta to zesty mushrooms and onions, these frittatas offer a delightful array of flavors for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weekday breakfast or planning a leisurely brunch with friends, these recipes are sure to impress.

close up af a mushroom and goat cheese veggie frittata in a cast iron pan

Not only are frittatas a satisfying option for any meal of the day, but they are also a fantastic way to use up leftover veggies in your refrigerator. Mix them with eggs, herbs, and cheese, then bake to perfection. The result? It is a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Ready to explore the world of veggie frittata variations? Join us as we dive into five scrumptious recipes that will revolutionize your breakfast game. Get your taste buds ready because these frittatas are about to become your new go-to morning treat!

What is a frittata?

Before we dive into the mouthwatering variations, let’s take a moment to understand what exactly a frittata is. A frittata is an Italian dish similar to an omelet or a crustless quiche. It is made by whisking eggs with various ingredients, such as vegetables, cheese, and herbs, then cooking them in a skillet or baking them in the oven.

Frittatas are incredibly versatile, as you can customize them with your favorite vegetables and other add-ins. They are delicious and a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking for a nutritious and flavorful breakfast option, veggie frittatas are a fantastic choice.

veggie frittata with mushrooms and goat cheese served with fresh toast and an arugula salad

Benefits of including veggie frittatas in your diet

There are numerous benefits to including veggie frittatas in your diet. First and foremost, they are a great source of protein, thanks to the eggs. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, promoting satiety, and keeping you energized throughout the day.

Additionally, veggie frittatas are packed with vitamins and minerals from the vegetables. Spinach, for example, is loaded with iron, calcium, and vitamin K, while mushrooms are a great source of selenium and vitamin D. By incorporating a variety of vegetables into your frittatas, you can ensure that you’re getting a wide range of nutrients to support your overall health.

Because this recipe is so flexible, it’s a perfect way to clean out the fridge and use up all of those veggies that didn’t get eaten during the week.

Not to mention, frittatas are incredibly convenient. You can make them ahead of time and enjoy them as a grab-and-go breakfast or pack them for lunch. They are also a perfect option for meal prep, as they can be easily reheated and enjoyed throughout the week.

close up of spinach and feta frittata

Basic recipe For Veggie Frittatas

Before we explore the exciting variations, let’s start with a basic veggie frittata recipe that serves as the foundation for all the variations. It’s a simple and foolproof recipe that you can customize to your liking.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk. You can also use heavy cream or half and half.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced vegetables of your choice (such as bell peppers, onions, zucchini, or tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar, mozzarella, or feta)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as parsley or basil)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the diced vegetables and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed vegetables in the skillet. Cook for a few minutes—until the bottom of the frittata is slightly set.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven to finish cooking. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and golden brown.
  7. Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.
veggie frittata with mushrooms and cheese. served with a salad and toast

Frittata Variations

Once you understand the basics of how to make a frittata, you can start experimenting with endless combinations of flavors.

Not only can you use a variety of veggies in this recipe. You can add your favorite protein to any one of these tasty combos.

For the following variations, follow the instructions for making a basic frittata. To add a protein like sausage, ham, or bacon, cook that first in the skillet before adding the vegetables.

Make Egg Muffins

Egg muffins are like handheld individual serving frittatas. To make them, portion the cooked veggies into muffin tins and then portion the eggs over the top. Add cheese and back for 20 minutes in a 350℉ oven. I like to use silicon muffin trays or silicone muffin liners.

Variation 1: Spinach and feta frittata

Spinach and feta is a classic combination that never disappoints. The earthy flavor of spinach pairs perfectly with the tanginess of feta cheese, creating a savory and satisfying frittata.

baked veggie frittata with spinach and fets

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as dill or parsley)

This spinach and feta frittata is a crowd-pleaser that will leave you craving more. The combination of flavors is simply irresistible.

Variation 2: Mediterranean veggie frittata

If you’re a fan of Mediterranean flavors, this variation is for you. Packed with sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese, this frittata is a burst of vibrant flavors that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as oregano or basil)

This Mediterranean veggie frittata is a flavor-packed delight that will transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.

Variation 3: Roasted vegetable frittata

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and enhances their flavors. In this variation, we’ll roast a medley of vegetables and combine them with eggs and cheese to create a hearty and delicious frittata.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced roasted vegetables (such as bell peppers, eggplant, and zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as thyme or rosemary)

This roasted vegetable frittata is a hearty and flavorful option that will satisfy your cravings and keep you fueled throughout the day.

Variation 4: Mushroom and goat cheese frittata

If you’re a fan of mushrooms, this variation will be a treat for your taste buds. The earthy flavor of mushrooms pairs perfectly with the tangy and creamy goat cheese, creating a frittata that is both sophisticated and delicious.

mushroom and goat cheese veggie frittata in a staub enameled cast iron skillet

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (such as cremini or shiitake)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as thyme or chives)
ingredients for making mushroom and goat cheese frittata

This mushroom and goat cheese frittata is a sophisticated and flavorful option that will elevate your breakfast game.

Variation 5: Broccoli and cheddar frittata

Broccoli and cheddar is a classic combination that never goes out of style. The slightly bitter and earthy taste of broccoli pairs perfectly with the sharp and creamy cheddar cheese, creating a frittata that is both comforting and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (such as parsley or chives)

This broccoli and cheddar frittata is a comforting and satisfying option that will keep you full and energized throughout the day.

close up of mushroom and goat cheese veggie frittata

Tips for making perfect veggie frittatas

Now that you have explored these mouthwatering veggie frittata variations, here are some tips to help you make the perfect frittata every time:

  • Use fresh and seasonal vegetables for the best flavor. Experiment with different combinations to keep things exciting.
  • Be mindful of the size of your vegetables. Chop them into small, bite-sized pieces to ensure even cooking and distribution.
  • Sauté your vegetables before adding the eggs to enhance their flavors and remove excess moisture.
  • Whisk the eggs and milk until combined to create a light and fluffy texture.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese. From feta to cheddar to goat cheese, the options are endless.
  • Garnish your frittata with fresh herbs for an extra flavor and visual appeal.
  • Let the frittata cool before slicing and serving to allow it to set correctly.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Frittatas can be enjoyed cold or reheated for a quick and easy meal.

With these tips in mind, you’re now equipped to create delicious and nutritious veggie frittatas that will impress your family and friends.

how to serve veggie frittata with salad and toast

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you tell when a frittata is done?

Good question. The most reliable way to determine if a frittata is thoroughly cooked is to use a probe thermometer. The middle of the frittata should measure 144-158℉.

Eggs have the best flavor and texture when they are not overcooked. I always cook with a thermometer. If you don’t have one in your kitchen, I highly recommend getting one today.

My favorite is Thermoworks. (affiliate link) They have a variety of thermometers to choose from.

Visual clues that the frittata is done: there will be a small amount of browning around the edges. The center will pouf slightly.

What is a frittata vs omelet?

A frittata is an Italian egg dish cooked on the stovetop and finished in the oven. The eggs are poured over the vegetables before cooking. The eggs are cooked until set and then finished in the oven.

Omelets are a French egg dish. Eggs are cooked on the stovetop, and veggies and cheese are added after the eggs are cooked. The eggs are then folded over the fillings.

What’s the difference between a quiche and a frittata?

A quiche typically has a pastry crust. The mixture of eggs, veggies, and cheese is added to the pastry crust and then baked in the oven.

What kind of cheese is good in frittata?

When choosing cheese for a frittata, pick cheese with a great melting quality. Cheddar, gruyere, and Fontina are my recommended gotos. But you can experiment with your favorite cheeses. Goat cheese and feta are great choices as well.

Do you have to put milk in a frittata?

You don’t have to put milk in a frittata. But, to be real. If you want that fluffy, creamy texture, you’ll want to add full-fat milk or even heavy cream to eggs before whisking.

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veggie frittata recipe with mushrooms and goat cheese

Veggie Frittata Recipes- 5 Variations

by: Laura Reigel
Discover 5 delicious ways to whip up veggie frittatas that are both nutritious and bursting with flavor. Our step-by-step guide will walk you through creating these mouthwatering frittatas at home. From classic combinations to unique twists, you'll find the perfect veggie frittata recipe to satisfy your cravings. Get ready to elevate your brunch game with these easy-to-follow recipes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 143 kcal

Equipment

  • 12-inch skillet

Ingredients
 

Basic Frittata Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced vegetables of your choice, such as bell peppers, onions, zucchini, or tomatoes
  • ½ cup shredded cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or feta
  • fresh herbs for garnish, such as parsley or basil

Spinach & Feta Fritatta Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • fresh herbs, for garnish (such as dill or parsley)

Mediterranian Fritatta Ingredients

  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • fresh herbs, for garnish (such as oregano or basil)

Roasted Veggie Fritatta Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced roasted vegetables, such as bell peppers, eggplant, and zucchini
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh herbs for garnish, such as thyme or rosemary

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Fritatta Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms, such as cremini or shiitake
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • fresh herbs, for garnish (such as thyme or chives)

Broccoli & Cheddar Fritatta Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • fresh herbs, for garnish (such as parsley or chives)

Instructions
 

How To Make A Simple Fritatta

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, until well combined.
    6 large eggs, 1/4 cup milk, salt and pepper
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the diced vegetables and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 cup diced vegetables of your choice
  • Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed vegetables in the skillet. Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top.
    1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and golden.
  • Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.
    fresh herbs for garnish

Spinach and Feta Frittata Instuctions

  • Follow steps 1 & 2 for the Basic Fritatta
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped spinach and diced red onion, and sauté until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.
    Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed spinach and onion in the skillet. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese evenly over the top.
    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the feta is slightly browned.
    Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Mediteranean Frittata Instrctions

  • Follow steps 1 & 2 for the Basic Fritatta.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the diced red onion, sliced black olives, and chopped sun-dried tomatoes, and sauté for about 3 minutes.
    Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed vegetables in the skillet. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese evenly over the top.
    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the feta is slightly browned.
    Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Roasted Vegetable Fritatta Instructions

  • Follow steps 1 & 2 for the Basic Fritatta.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the diced roasted vegetables and sauté for about 3 minutes.
    Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed vegetables in the skillet. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the top.
    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and golden.
    Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Mushroom & Goat Cheese Fritatta Instructions

  • Follow steps 1 & 2 for the Basic Fritatta.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and diced red onion, and sauté until the mushrooms are browned and the onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
    Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed mushrooms and onion in the skillet. Sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese evenly over the top.
    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the goat cheese is slightly browned.
    Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Cheddar & Broccoli Fritatta Instructions

  • Follow steps 1 & 2 for the Basic Fritatta.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped broccoli florets and diced red onion, and sauté until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes.
    Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed broccoli and onion in the skillet. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and golden.
    Remove the frittata from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving.

Laura’s Tips + Notes

  1. Nutritional info is calculated for the basic frittata recipe. Each variety will have different nutritional info based on the ingredients included. 
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