Veggie Frittata

Here’s a sneaky way to get more veggies in your diet. Or, more likely, in your kid’s diet. It’s also wonderful for using up veggies that are teetering on the verge of going bad–because the vegetables are sauteed, it doesn’t matter if they are slightly soft or cut in uneven chucks.

Preheat the oven to 375.

Put a little olive oil in a large skillet* and then put in whatever kind of cut-up veggies you’d like. I like tomatoes in slices, onions, pre-boiled potatoes, eggplant, corgettes, any kind of squash…pretty much anything works! You can also toss in some crumbled or sliced pre-cooked sausage. Brown everything for about 5 minutes.

*Cast iron, if you have it, works really well, as the skillet will go directly in the oven. Cast iron skillets in general are great for even cooking, and will even add minute amounts of iron to whatever is cooked in them, ensuring that eaters in your house get enough iron—which the body needs to produce red blood cells—as it seeps off the cookware into food in small amounts. See here and here.

In a large bowl, stir 6-8 eggs with ~1/2 cup of cheese (any kind, but I like mozzarella and swiss). The amount of eggs & cheese can be adjusted for how much food you want to make.

Pour the egg/cheese mixture into the frying pan and shake it a little to get the eggs distributed evenly over the veggies. Immediately place the frying pan directly into the oven for about 15 minutes.

Then transfer the frittata to a plate and cut it like a pizza. Ta-da!


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