Frittatas are the easiest dish around. This easy frittata recipe is baked in the oven until it’s puffed and golden brown. Frittatas are a quick and affordable meal. With meat or without, it’s a lovely way to transform leftovers vegetables! A basic frittata recipe is a great one to have when you’re looking for a deliciously savory meal, whether that’s breakfast, lunch or dinner!
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The inspiration for this recipe actually came from her blog after I made her Chorizo Sheet Pan Dinner recipe! Chorizo, peppers, onions and potatoes all slapped onto a pan and baked off in the oven. Sheet pan dinners are a thing, let me tell you!
And for a good reason – it’s simple way to put dinner on the table, easy, flavorful and delicious!
Anyway, I made that dinner twice and the second time I had some leftovers. So rather than have the same meal three days in a row… I thought I’d mix it up a bit! Plus I only had about two cups of leftovers. Not enough for a full meal for both of us,
Serve up a big wedge of frittata with a side of fruit saladIf you’ve been following the blog for long you know remaking leftovers is actually something I specialize in. So that night for dinner, I transformed leftovers from the sheet pan dinner into an easy frittata and let me tell you this is delicious!
Ok, let me give you the skinny on frittatas –
How do you make a frittata in the oven?
- preheat the oven
- thoroughly butter the inside of a sauté pan including the sides
- spread the leftover roasted vegetables evenly on the bottom of the sauté pan
- whisk the eggs
- add the sour cream and seasonings, whisk again
- add the cheese, mix again – pour over the vegetables
- place in the preheated oven and bake until the frittata is puffed and golden brown
- slice, add toppings of choice, serve and enjoy!
What is the difference between an omelet, a quiche and a frittata?
- Great question! An omelet is cooked on the stove and the ingredients are folded into the inside of the omelet. Most frittatas are started on the stove and finished in the oven.
- A quiche will have a crust and the ingredients will be folded into the custard and poured into the pie shell.
Most often I make a frittata because I’m lazy and it’s one less step! Remember when I said earlier my meals are quick and easy? What can I say – that works for me! 😀
Looking for more super delicious Frittata Recipes? Here are a few that I think look absolutely delicious!
- Stone Soup’s Secrets to the Perfect Frittata – this is a great how-to and you’ll be well on the way to making the perfect frittata!
- Persian Zucchini Frittata – I love the flavors and spices used in this meal from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures!
- Bites of Wellness has a delicious Smoked Salmon Frittata that looks AMAZING! (You know I have a soft spot for salmon, right?)
- I could sure use a wedge of this Sausage, Potato, Spinach and Cheddar Frittata from Lemoine Family Kitchen!
Here are some recipes from my blog – easy tasty ideas for breakfast or brunch, that I think you’ll really enjoy!
Cheesy Egg Muffins – great make ahead and easy for a grab ‘n go meal!
Easy Egg Bake – so delicious and sweet, this is perfect for a lazy Saturday morning!
Make Ahead Easy Granola – why make it at home when you can buy it at the store? Because it’s SO MUCH BETTER! Seriously delicious and so easy to make, just baking it perfumes your home! I promise you’ll love this granola!
Easy Frittata Shopping List
- sour cream
- on hand – leftover cooked vegetables
- optional toppings – avocado, salsa and jalapeños
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Calphalon Saute Pans – this is the set I have and have been using for years.
Easy Frittata Recipe
Easy Frittata Recipe
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups roasted vegetables
- 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided) recommend cheddar or pepper jack.
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp butter
- optional toppings
- avocado, salsa, jalapeños
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Thoroughly butter the inside of a sauté pan, including the sides.
- Take the leftover roasted vegetables and spread them evenly on the bottom of the sauté pan.
- Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk to break up the yolks.
- Add the sour cream, salt and pepper. Whisk together thoroughly. Add one cup shredded cheese, mix again. Pour over the vegetables.
- Place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the frittata is puffed and golden brown and it is set in the middle.
- Remove from the oven, top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place back into the oven for another three minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
- Slice, add toppings of choice, serve and enjoy!