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5 Ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Frittata

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5 Ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato and Spinach Frittata

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What is a frittata?

The frittata is the Italian cousin to quiche - basically a big, veggie-packed omelet. The traditional cooking approach often involves stirring, broiling or (eek!) flipping the eggs to make sure it's fully cooked and golden brown. This easy spinach frittata recipe skips the tricky bits: Instead, the eggs cook all the way through in the oven. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Edwina Clark, RDN

What veggies can go into a frittata?

The frittata is a very flexible dish: Making one from whatever veggies are in the fridge is a common approach. Asparagus, red bell pepper, green onions, and fresh spinach are all delicious. In this recipe, sun-dried tomatoes infuse flavor into the eggs and baby spinach rounds out the flavors. It’s a flavorful spin on the classic spinach frittata.

Don't forget at least a pinch of salt and a few good grinds of black pepper. Frozen spinach works perfectly as long as you thaw it and squeeze out the extra water before adding it in. For good looks and a punch of bright flavor, you can “float” a few grape tomatoes on top of the egg mixture right before it goes into the oven.

So...just veggies?

Heavens no. Meat, cheese, and milk are all welcome additions. Parmesan cheese is the classic flavor booster, but anything you’d put in an omelet works: sausage, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, ham, up to a 1/4 cup of cream or whole milk.

If you add bacon, you can skip the salt. If you leave out meat and cheese entirely, you may need up to one teaspoon salt. Be sure to cook any meat ahead of time: A few minutes in a frying pan on medium heat will do it for bacon. Whatever your final mix, ground black pepper is a must-have.

How to cook a frittata

Remember to preheat the oven just as soon as you get into the kitchen - part of the secret to the gloriously quick cooking time (total time of 15 to 20 minutes) is high oven heat (425º F). You’ll need all of your sundried-tomato-cutting / egg-whisking time for the oven to preheat.

Pan size is somewhat flexible: A 10- or 12-inch cast-iron skillet or non-stick frying pan is perfect for this. However, if you don’t have either, improvise: A pie pan, well coated with nonstick spray (or olive oil or butter), will also work.

An easy make-ahead dish

There are several different ways to create a make-ahead frittata. The simplest: Cook it the night before and serve it cold straight from the fridge. Frittata is one of those rare dishes that tastes good warm, cold, or at room temperature.

Another make-ahead option is to combine the ingredients in a large bowl the day before. Store it sealed in the fridge, preheat oven in the morning and pour egg mixture straight into your pan to cook. If grating Parmesan before you’ve had your first (or fourth) cup of coffee is not for you, having everything prepped the night before can be a lifesaver.

Is a frittata healthy?

That depends on what “healthy” means to you - it’s gluten-free, high in protein and low carb. It’s perfect for a keto diet - and see below for a paleo frittata variation, if that’s your style.

Frittata is also vegetarian (assuming you don’t add meat) and an easy way to get your veggies (if you fill it with veggies). It’s also high-fat, because it’s chock-full of eggs. But you knew that, right? A frittata can be made with egg whites (or some egg whites and some whole eggs) to reduce the fat content.

Side dishes to serve with frittata

What goes well with a frittata? Something bright and crunchy (like a salad), salty (like ham), or carby (toast or biscuits) are all good choices. Serve a frittata with bacon and crispy potatoes for a breakfast feast, or with a green salad for a classy weekend brunch.

Another option is to reflect the veggies in the frittata: A Tex-Mex green chile and jack cheese frittata pairs well with sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocado. A feta frittata is perfect with a greek salad full of red onion and olives dressed with lemon and extra virgin olive oil.

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  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 spray olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
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    1. Preheat the oven at 425F.
    2. Finely slice the sundried tomatoes, and shred the baby spinach.
    3. Crack 12 eggs into a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
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    Calories130Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate2g1%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Magda 7 months ago
    I made this to have as a high protein snack for the family, either hot or cold. It’s delicious, simple and quick. YUM!
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    Helina Prükk 2 years ago
    It was a little bit dense, but tasted really good.
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    Bryan Reese 2 years ago
    Too dry and boring. Wouldnt make again
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    Mike Phillips 2 years ago
    Tried this with fricasseed chicken tonight and found it to be a little under flavoured. While the taste of the tomatoes came through it seems to be missing something. As others have found it is better with added ingredients that add their own flavour to the dish. That or greater use of other condiments might assist
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    Diane 2 years ago
    Just okay. Didn’t like the texture not fluffy but more spongy. Also didn’t like that the spinach and sun dried tomatoes rose to the top rather than being dispersed throughout the frittata.
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    Durham 2 years ago
    easy to make and quite tasty
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    Stephanie B. 2 years ago
    This was very tasty. I cooked turkey bacon and shredded potato and put that in to bake with it. It was great! Thank you. :)
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    Tonya Fair 2 years ago
    It was very good. I used fresh basil and added red chili flakes.
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    Whitney-Vernon 2 years ago
    it was bland. could have used some bacon or sausages. Also put in too small a dish so took 3xs longer to cook.
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    Nightingale 2 years ago
    i loved it, added hamm and cheese
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    Khayla Lawrence 2 years ago
    very delicious, with extras i added
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    Carrin 2 years ago
    It was super easy and fast to make. Frittatas (or wggs, in general) aren't my favorite food, but I would still make this again because of the taste and how easy it was to make. The sun-dried tomatoes gave it a really good flavour.
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    William B. 2 years ago
    Added a bit of Heavy crsam, diced Bell peppers, and bits of pepperjack cheese to up the flavor. Then with 5 minutes left added Some Italian cheeses on top to give a good crusting of cheese and flavor on top.
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    Daphne Stokes 2 years ago
    This was delicious and easy to make.
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    Adam 2 years ago
    I thought it was pretty good. I cut the recipe in half. Thought it was a little dry
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    Margarita 2 years ago
    I added some bell pepper and it was pretty yummy. It was very easy to make, but I feel like it needed a bit more flavor.
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    Stephanie Black 2 years ago
    It was good but could have used a little more flavor
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    Grace Barker 2 years ago
    Great! Would make this again, very easy.
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    Jazzaline.cos 2 years ago
    pretty good but gets a 4 cause the taste didnt completely wow me.^^
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    Beth Brown 3 years ago
    Simple and Tasty. 4 stars b/c I felt like it needed something more
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    Linda Lyshol 3 years ago
    Ok I added some bacon to appease my husband. But I liked it!
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    Linda L A. 3 years ago
    did something wrong it did not "fluff up"
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    Sydney M. 3 years ago
    Really easy and quick to make for a filling breakfast. Added some garlic and onion powder. Had to cook for a little bit longer than 20 minutes. Next time I'll try adding more veggies like onions and peppers.
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    Mary Ballou 3 years ago
    really easy. family loved it.
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    Teresa M. 3 years ago
    I added garlic, onions, and peppers. I don't know why I can't live without those. Tasty.
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    Danya Thompson 3 years ago
    It was easy and cooked well
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    Jus Crowe 4 years ago
    I under salted it, but it’s easier than it looks. Will have to try again
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    Kristi O'Shea 4 years ago
    Great! Didn't modify it. Would make it again.
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    Charlie charter 4 years ago
    it was bomb!! if you happen to not set a timer for yours like i did, you can just use a skewer, fork, knife, or anything to test if its finished all the way through!
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    Christina Lisk 5 years ago
    Easy and delicious. .....