Thursday, September 27, 2012

Easy Zucchini Frittata

Sometimes you need a super simple dinner that won't take too long to prepare or cook.  Last night was one of those nights.  To me, frittata is an any-meal dish that can be put together of just about anything.  It's basically like a quiche but the key difference between them is that a quiche has a crust.  This makes a frittata super easy because all you have to do is cook everything up in a fry pan, add some beaten eggs, and stick it in the oven to finish cooking.  Really.  It's just that simple.

Last night, I wanted a way to get protein into my meal without having chicken or beef, and I wanted a decent amount of vegetables without just having a huge salad.  Well, I did it.  And you can too!!

Easy Zucchini Frittata with pepperoni and cheese
The Ingredients
  • Zucchini (as many as you want - I used 4 small zucchini), quartered longways and chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • Red Hot Pepper Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 10-12 large eggs, beaten
  • Chopped pepperoni
  • Shredded cheese
Chopped Zucchini and Onion

The Method

  • Chop up your zucchini and onion, as small or as large as you want.  I chose to chop my zucchini by slicing them the long ways (in quarters) and then chopping them.  This will ensure that you don't get massive pieces of zucchini in each bite.
  • Chop up your onion
  • Saute the zucchini and onion in some olive oil with the red hot pepper flakes.
  • Add some salt and black pepper to taste
  • Once the vegetables have softened, add the beaten eggs into the pan, and mix it just so that there is egg completely on all sides of the vegetables
  • Sprinkle the pepperoni and cheese on top (you're more than welcome to mix them into the egg, but I chose to leave them on top)
  • Transfer the entire frying pan to a 350* oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the eggs are completely cooked
And that's it!!!


1 comment:

  1. frittatas are fantastic--all the glorious taste of quiche but without the hassle of a crust. they're a great way to use up zucchini, too!