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Spinach, Mushroom and Red Pepper Frittata

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

I first made this rustic frittata for some friends who came over for brunch. It’s beautiful with crisp edges, and can be served in wedges like a pizza. Great for any meal from breakfast to dinner, and is the perfect meal prep for the week!


 10 Eggs
 6 oz Baby spinach (chopped)
 ½ cup Onion
 1 Red medium bell pepper (seeded and diced)
 12 Garlic cloves (minced)
 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
 1 tsp Italian seasoning
 2 tbsp Low-fat milk or unsweetened nut milk
 Freshly ground pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy 10-inch nonstick skillet. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 5-8 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic and salt to taste, stir for about half a minute, and stir in the chopped spinach, Italian seasoning and the marjoram. Stir together for a few seconds, then remove from the heat and set aside in a separate bowl. Do not cover.


Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the salt (about 1/2 teaspoon), pepper, milk, spinach, onion, mushrooms and red peppers. Clean and dry the pan, and return to the burner, set on medium-high. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Drop a bit of egg into the pan; if it sizzles and cooks at once, the pan is ready. Pour in the egg mixture. Tilt the pan from side to side to distribute the eggs and filling mixture evenly over the surface. Shake the pan gently, tilting it slightly with one hand while lifting up the edges of the frittata with a spatula in your other hand, to let the eggs run underneath during the first few minutes of cooking.


Turn the heat to low, cover and cook 10 minutes, shaking the pan gently every once in a while. From time to time, remove the lid, tilt the pan, and loosen the bottom of the frittata with a wooden spatula so that it doesn’t burn. The bottom should turn a golden color. The eggs should be just about set; cook a few minutes longer if they’re not.


Meanwhile, heat the broiler. Uncover the pan and place under the broiler, not too close to the heat, for 1-3 minutes, watching very carefully to make sure the top doesn’t burn (at most, it should brown very slightly and puff under the broiler). Remove from the heat, shake the pan to make sure the frittata isn’t sticking, and allow it to cool for at least five minutes and for as long as 15 minutes. Loosen the edges with a wooden or plastic spatula. Carefully slide from the pan onto a large round platter or cutting board. Cut into wedges or into smaller bite-size diamonds. Serve hot, warm, at room temperature or cold.