On days when a fast and simple breakfast is needed, a basic frittata recipe is a great way to save time. Just prepare and stick in the oven while you get ready or shower, and it is ready by the time you are done. (Try these ham and cheese muffin cups for another super-fast breakfast idea)
Basic Frittata Recipe
This recipe is very versatile and can be changed to fit your family’s tastes. You can use leftovers from the night before and pre-chop as you put them away to save extra time.
In fact, I feel bad even calling this a “recipe” since it is such a loose term, but I’ve made many variations of this:
- Corned beef and cabbage oven frittata with leftover corned beef and cabbage
- An Asian themed frittata with leftover vegetable fried “rice” and meat
- A tex-mex themed frittata with leftover taco meat and toppings
- A French version with Brie, Apple and Chicken
- An Italian favorite with Ricotta blended into the eggs and ham and cheese added
Whatever your family enjoys, throw the leftovers into this recipe and call it a frittata!
- Chopped Veggies of choice (spinach, mushrooms, onion, pepper, cooked sweet potato, cooked broccoli or cauliflower, etc)
- Chopped meat of choice (bacon, sausage, chicken, ham, pork, steak, etc)
- 12 eggs
- Spices to taste
- Cook or heat meat in large oven-safe pan with butter until cooked/hot
- Add vegetables and cook until cooked or heated
- Crack eggs and put directly in pan
- Add spices of choice
- Scramble with fork until yolks are broken and ingredients are mixed
- Put in oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes until cooked.
- Remove, cut like a pie and serve. Can be wrapped in foil to eat on the go.
What do you do for breakfast when you are short on time? Tell me below!