My vegetarian frittata recipes gets a lot of use around my house when we need a great healthy meal and don’t have all the time in the world to prepare it. It’s beautifully versatile as it can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner and though it’s definitely homey and delicious, you can dress it up easily.
Not only is a frittata recipe versatile based on what time of the day you can serve it, it’s also much like a pizza in that the range of add-ins and toppings you can use is near infinite. There are so many wonderful vegetables, herbs and cheeses you can use to make a vegetarian frittata flavorful and unique.
I made this vegetarian frittata recipe one Saturday evening when we had a lot of veggies left over from the week that would have gone bad had I not used them. Normally we make sauteed kale (or chard) and fried eggs on the weekends but sometimes a frittata just can’t be beat. It’s sort of like a crustless quiche or even like an open-faced omelet.
Unlike omelets though, you can just make one big one for the whole family to enjoy. That means only doing the cooking and prep for only one dish! Additionally, because frittatas are made primarily on the stovetop and only use the broiler for a few minutes, they come in handy in the summer when you don’t want to keep the oven on for prolonged periods of time.
Since frittatas are beautiful served as is they make a wonderful menu option when you have guests over for brunch.
* You will need a skillet that can go from cook top surface to the broiler in this recipe. I used my dutch oven. If you don't have an oven-safe pan you can cook it a bit longer on the stove top, it just might not get as crusty brown a top as otherwise.
Use this vegetarian frittata recipe alongside some spring greens and a glass of wine for a sophisticated but light and healthy dinner. Or feel free to pair it with some fruit and buttered whole grain toast for a more mid-day meal. Vegetarian frittatas are a great way to get lots of protein, a serving of vegetables and all without many carbs to weigh you down. Now that’s what I call one awesome healthy vegetarian recipe!