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Frittata Florentine 

Frittata Florentine ~ Whisked eggs baked with spinach, onions, peppers and covered in cheese.
Frittata Florentine ~ Whisked eggs baked with spinach, onions, peppers and covered in cheese ~ The Complete Savorist What is a frittata? An omelet? Fancy scrambled eggs? All of the above? Whatever it is, I love it! Quick and easy to make.  Healthy and high in protein.  In my opinion, everything but the kitchen sink is acceptable to toss in.  Veggies, meats, cheeses, all are fair game.

Despite my delicious spinach salad last night, I still had plenty of the green stuff I needed to use up before it went bad.  Part of what I love so much about cooking is trying to create recipes under pressure.  Or at the very least, throwing things together and calling it a meal.

My daughter had a minor medical procedure before the sun was up this morning.  Dinner tonight could have easily been take out, drive-thru, or the very least, left over Easter dinner.  My love and commitment to this blog means I had to cook something, that I wanted to cook something.  But whatever it was, it had to be fast and easy.  I rummaged around like I do and found I had three dozen eggs.  I rarely have that many eggs.

Too many eggs, lots of spinach…the idea formulated rather quickly.  Frittata.  Toss in a few other veggies lying around, some cheese, and call it dinner.  It really was that simple. Frittata Florentine ~ Whisked eggs baked with spinach, onions, peppers and covered in cheese ~ The Complete Savorist Frittata Florentine ~ Whisked eggs baked with spinach, onions, peppers and covered in cheese ~ The Complete Savorist

Frittata Florentine

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

  • 8 large/jumbo eggs (10-12 medium eggs)
  • 2 tbsp half & half
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 onion; diced
  • 1 bell pepper; diced
  • 2 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese; finely grated
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. In a sauté pan, add the butter and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook for about 3 minutes, or until they start to soften and brown, but still crisp.
  3. While the onions and peppers are cooking, beat the eggs in a large bowl with half and half. Salt and pepper them to taste.
  4. In a baking dish, pie plate, or the like, add the beaten eggs.
  5. Then incorporate the sautéed onions and peppers.
  6. Mix them into the eggs well and evenly.
  7. Then layer the spinach leaves into the eggs, pushing them down, into the eggs.
  8. Top with cheese.
  9. Bake for 12-17 minutes in a preheated 400º oven, or until the eggs will be set and firm.
Frittata Florentine ~ Whisked eggs baked with spinach, onions, peppers and covered in cheese ~ The Complete Savorist Frittata Florentine ~ Whisked eggs baked with spinach, onions, peppers and covered in cheese ~ The Complete Savorist

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    janelle
    August 14, 2014 at 6:20 am

    What a great idea, and I love how the green pops out in the frittata. Great recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Janelle, but sadly, there was a bit too much for the little one. She did enjoy picking the green out.

  • Reply
    Ellen
    August 14, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I’m not a big fan of eggs, but I love quiche and I think that I would totally nosh on this! Yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Ellen, the veggies in this hide the eggs nicely. Thank you!

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