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Recipe: Baked Vegetable Frittata

​Serves 4

A frittata is like a cross between an omelet and a quiche, and you can eat it hot or cold, which makes it a great do-ahead breakfast. Plus, the protein in those eggs is going to give you lots of energy for your day!

Adult: Yes
Active time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

​Kitchen Gear:

  • Measuring spoons
  • 8- x 8-inch baking pan or 9-inch pie pan
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or fork
  • Skillet
  • Spatula or big spoon


  • 3 teaspoons olive or canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped ½ head broccoli or cauliflower or ¾ pound asparagus, chopped (about 2½ cups)
  • ½ cup leftover cooked potatoes or cooked rice or day-old bread cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup fresh basil or Italian flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  •  ½ cup grated or crumbled cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, Feta or Parmesan


  1. With the help of your adult, turn the oven on and set it to 350 degrees. Use 1 teaspoon of oil to grease the baking pan.
  2. With the help of your adult, put a large skillet on the stove, turn the heat to medium and carefully add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil.
  3. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally with the spatula or big spoon, until golden and softened, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the vegetables and potatoes or rice and cook until the vegetables are the tenderness you like, 5-10 minutes. Set aside for 10 minutes, or until cool.
  4. Put the eggs, salt and pepper in the mixing bowl and using the whisk or fork, mix well.
  5. Add the onion mixture, basil or parsley and cheese, and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and, with the help of your adult, carefully move it to the oven.
  7. Bake until the top is golden and the eggs are set, 25-30 minutes.
  8. Set aside to cool and serve warm or at room temperature. Or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Did Y​​ou Know?
​Our frittata is baked in the oven—making it easier to cook and healthier for you—but frittata actually comes from the Italian word for fried!

Sauté is a much used cooking term, from the French verb sauter, which means to jump.

For more great recipes, click here.​

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ChopChop Magazine - Fall Issue (Copyright © 2011)
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