Mediterranean FrittataThe frittata, a blessing from the Italians that just makes for the simplest and easiest breakfast. The frittata is similar to an omelet but much less time-consuming and easier to make. Other great things  I love about the frittata is they are uncomplicated, can be made the night before, fast and if awesome for any meal of the day or even for parties as appetizers.

Mediterranean FrittataI generally just use whatever I have on hand to make frittatas or omelets and hashes for that matter. You can make them with all veggies or toss in some leftover meat. If using meat do make sure that it’s pre-cooked before adding. You can make them as low-fat or as cheesy as you want because they are so versatile. And I just love having the leftovers for lunch the next day or sometimes I chop the leftovers into a hash I’m making.

Mediterranean FrittataYou’ll find make frittata recipes out there but I’ve working on taking the unhealthy stuff out of mine such as the cream, butter, loads of cheese and whole milk. None of them are necessary and when made without all those things, the frittata can be a great way plenty of yummy food without all the added fat.

Mediterranean FrittataAnother fun thing about frittatas is that you can make them in any oven-proof skillet, spring-form pan, casserole dish or muffin tins for individual mini-frittatas. For a quick one pot meal, I just use the oven-proof skillet which goes straight from the stove top to the oven without dirty anymore dishes but the muffin tins are convenient for sending my hubby lunches easily. You can make up extras and freeze for easy meals when you’re in a hurry.

Mediterranean FrittataThe recipe I’m sharing today is for a frittata made with Mediterranean flavors. Sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, kale, goat cheese, Greek yogurt and olives all make a great combination of flavors. But do remember if you don’t like something or don’t have it on hand, don’t let that stop you from making a frittata, just switch it up for flavors you do like or things you have on hand.

Heidi's Mediterranean Frittata

  • Servings: 6 to 8
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped

3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary stems removed, chopped

1/4 cup sliced olives (your favorite, I used a mix of black and green)

1 cup leeks, sliced and cleaned

1/2 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, oil drained and reserved

1 large roasted red pepper or one cup, chopped

1 large oven-baked russet potato, diced small

2 cups kale, roughly chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

7 large eggs

1/2 cup soft goat cheese, crumbled

2 Tbsp. non-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 cup pecorino romano, grated

1/4 cup mozzarella

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and reserved oil from the sun-dried tomatoes to a large oven-proof skillet. Add the potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and leeks and cook until the potatoes are browning.

Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whip the eggs with the Greek yogurt until frothy and then add the red pepper flakes and crumbled goat cheese. Turn gently to mix in the cheese and set aside.

After potatoes are brown, add the olives, oregano, rosemary, roasted red pepper, kale, and garlic to the skillet.  . Mix well and pour in the egg mixture. Gently toss the mixture to make sure the eggs are coating the whole dish and then allow to cook untouched on the stove for 2 more minutes before placing the skillet into the oven.

Cook the frittata in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until eggs are firmly set and cheese is browning lightly on top. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving immediately or place in the refrigerator for a later meal.

More ideas for frittatas:

Spinach, Shiitake Mushroom & Goat Cheese Frittata from Straight to the Hips Baby

Italian Sausage & Ricotta Frittata from Knead for Food

Taco Frittata from Empty Nest Two Plates Full

Shakshuka Egg White Frittata with Turkey Sausage

Salmon & Asparagus Frittata from Susie Freaking Homemaker

Sausage & Vegetable Frittata from Mom Advice

 

 

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