Spinach & Cheese Frittata

It's the start of the new year and there is one resolution that everyone should make this January: eat a good breakfast. Eating breakfast gets your brain functioning and helps to jump start your body's metabolism. A bowl of toasted oats, muffins, yogurt or scrambled eggs are all worthy breakfast contenders.

But when you are looking for true breakfast comfort, this frittata is a winner. We ate variations on this 3 times during the holidays, mainly because it's great to put together when you've got guests over for brunch. Everything gets whipped up in the kitchen beforehand and then it goes into the oven for a short bake, and ta-da!, breakfast is ready!

I've made this vegetarian and with meat and tried different cheeses and it always tastes delicious. Save this for a leisurely weekend when skipping breakfast is the furthest thing on your mind.

Spinach & Cheese Frittata
1 large potato, diced into 1" cubes
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced thinly into half moons
1/4 c diced Canadian bacon, ham or sausage - or mushrooms (optional)
1 t herbs du provence
4 eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
salt & pepper
1 bunch spinach, rinsed
1/4 c cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese

Preheat oven to 400F.

Boil the potato in a small pot until tender. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, whip together the eggs, milk and salt and pepper. Set aside.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet and heat the garlic and onions until soft. Add in the meat or mushrooms if using, sprinkle with the herbs, and saute until heated through. Dump in the spinach and let it wilt. Add in the potatoes and let them get a little brown.

Pour the eggs over top and let the bottom set slightly. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and scatter the ricotta evenly over the top. Bake uncovered in the middle of the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until the top of the frittata is set and the cheese has melted. Cut into slices and serve.

By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody likes Sandwiches

Jan Halvarson


Maxabella said...

Delish! I adore a good breakfast. It's my favourite meal of the day when done right and the WORST when it's just a bowl of crummy cereal and a piece of stale toast. Thanks for the inspiration. x

Anonymous said...

oh, I might give this a try on the weekend. sounds yummy. I never have breakfast, def something I should change in the new year!

Sophie said...

We are so on the same wave length! My family eats eggs at least once per week for breaky and that is a recipe that we will definitely be trying!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lady Grey said...

That looks delicious!! I really need to get back into eating breakfasts!

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics said...

Mmmmm looks lovely, I'm starving now, could just eat that!

Jenipher Lyn said...

OH my! That looks delicious!

i can't wait to try it. :)


Laura said...

this looks amazing..