Simple Vegetable Frittata Recipe | Living Well Spending Less® (2024)

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A perfect last-minute weeknight recipe for using up what’s left in the fridge! You can use any veggies you like in this recipe, and it whips up in no time at all.

I’ve been slightly obsessed with frittatas lately, one of my favorite budget meals. Have you ever made one? They are the perfect last-minute-oh-crap-it-is-5:30-and-I-have-no-idea-what-to-make-for-dinner meal.

As long as you’ve got eggs, cheese, and a little milk or cream (or even evaporated milk in a pinch) you can whip one together and throw in whatever items happen to be taking up space in your fridge. With all those Worden Farm veggies we’ve been getting lately, our fridge is always full of a random assortment and this is my absolute favorite way to use them up.

Simple Vegetable Frittata

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Here is what you need:

Assorted fresh vegetables, chopped or diced
(for this particular frittata, I used 1 small head broccoli,1 small zucchini, &2 small leeks)
3 tablespoons butter
6-8 basil leaves
8 eggs
3/4 c. half & half (or milk or evaporated milk)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

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Step 1: Lay basil leaves on top of one another then roll up tightly and slice. Set aside.

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Step 2: Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Saute broccoli, zucchini, & leeks (or other vegetables of choice) until crisp tender, 6-7 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

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Step 3. Whisk eggs and half & half in bowl until well blended. Whisk in basil, salt, pepper, & cheese.

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Step 4: Spread out vegetables in pan so they are evenly distributed. Carefully pour egg mixture over vegetables. Cover & cook on low until set and puffy, approximately 15-20 minutes.

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There is SO much you can do to modify this recipe! Use different herbs, different veggies, different cheese, or even throw in some cooked ham or turkey. Our current favorite combination is green onions, leeks, broccoli, & basil with cheddar and goat cheese, but that changes all the time. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

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Simple Vegetable Frittata

The perfect quick & easy weeknight meal to use up all those leftover veggies!

Course Breakfast

Keyword Simple Vegetable Frittata

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1 small head broccoli cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small zucchini cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 small leeks sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6-8 basil leaves
  • 8 eggs
  • 3/4 c. half & half or milk or evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Lay basil leaves on top of one another then roll up tightly and slice. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Saute broccoli, zucchini, & leeks (or other vegetables of choice) until crisp tender, 6-7 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

  3. Whisk eggs and half & half in bowl until well blended. Whisk in basil, salt, pepper, & cheese.

  4. Spread out vegetables in pan so they are evenly distributed. Carefully pour egg mixture over vegetables.

  5. Cover & cook on low until set and puffy, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Number of servings (yield): 6

Other vegetarian recipes:

  • “Meaty” Vegetarian Lasagna

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