Vegetable Herb Frittata Recipe

Vegetable Herb Frittata Recipe
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Frittata
Stephen Danelian
Frittata

This easy and delicious breakfast favorite is great for serving a crowd when hosting a weekend brunch. This frittata comes together quickly and doesn’t require you to slave over the stove for too long. — Allison Beck

Ingredients

  • Non-stick spray, for pan
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium or large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 summer squash such as yellow crookneck, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into ¼-wide strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into ¼-wide strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into ¼-wide strips
  • 12 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 cups stale French bread, cubed into ½-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.

Using a large pot that will comfortably hold all the vegetables, heat the oil on medium-high. Cook onion and garlic a little bit first, about a minute or two. Add the veggies and sauté for about 15 minutes, stirring to ensure even cooking, until they are crisp-tender, about 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and cream in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and pepper. Stir in the bread, cream cheese, and Swiss cheese.

Add the sautéed vegetables and stir well. Transfer the mixture to the springform pan and pack down tightly.

Place the pan on a foil-covered baking sheet to keep oven clean. Bake for about 1 hour. If the top of the frittata is getting too brown, cover with foil. When done, the frittata should be golden brown, firm, and puffed.

The frittata can be served right out of the oven or once it has cooled. Or, make it ahead and then reheat in a 350 oven for about 15 minutes — until warmed through — or serve it cold the next day. It will still be just as delicious.

Vegetable Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Vegetable Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

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