“Real men don’t eat quiche.” Does anyone remember that silly slogan from years ago? Well, thank goodness times have changed! Real men DO eat quiche quite happily, and even the lowly egg has been elevated to “superfood” status. We think that’s a pretty awesome idea. The egg is an extraordinary little oval…packed with all sorts of lovely things like protein, amino acids and choline (which helps your cells transport nutrients.) It’s a no-carb, no-sugar and no-gluten food, and it’s one of the cheapest items at the grocery store! The egg is eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner now. Want to ramp up a dish to something more elegant? Fry an egg and place it delicately on top of a piece of beef or a rice and veggie bowl or a simple green salad. Who would’ve thought the egg, of all things, could be so popular, attractive and…can we say, fancy?!
Here’s another idea for “gentrifying” the EGG. The frittata is an Italian word meaning “fried,” and is basically an open-faced omelette, often cooked in a skillet on the stove. Our version, Feta and Favorite Veggie Frittata, is basically a crustless quiche baked in the oven. Obviously, it’s packed with tart feta and veggies of any variety. And it doesn’t have to end there! If you’d like, add some bacon, sausage, or ham! Be creative here. Just pick your favorites, stir them in, shove the whole thing in the oven, and you’ll have a delectable breakfast, lunch or dinner 40 minutes later. Maybe while it’s cooking, you can have a contest to see who can say the name ten times fast…”Feta and Favorite Veggie Frittata…Feta and Favorite Veggie Frittata…Feta and Favorite Veggie Frittata!”
- 3-4 mushrooms
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1/2 cup packed spinach or kale
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 lbs. bacon or sausage (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- ½ cup feta cheese
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ lb. Monterey Jack, Pecorino, Parmesan, sharp cheddar or any favorite cheese
- pinch salt
- 4 drops Tabasco
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook bacon or sausage (if using)
- Chop veggies and saute in olive oil.
- Mix all ingredients and pour into buttered 12" quiche dish.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes (until knife comes out almost clean.)
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
*Be creative! Add your faves to create a different-tasting dish every time. Artichoke hearts, tomatoes, red peppers, left-over potatoes, fresh basil or parsley....open your fridge and use what you have! It'll be delicious:)
Oh my goodness this looks amazing. And, as we have to keep dairy and egg free, pretty easy to convert! Definitely going to be making this Easter morning.
P.S. Your blog name is absolutely amazing. <3
Dannie, thanks so much! Let us know how you convert it. We’d love to hear feedback! Happy Easter and happy cooking:)
Oooh, my hubby would love this! I need to make it for him!
Michelle, hope he (and you) loves it! My hubby thinks it’s pretty tasty:)
This looks absolutely delicious! We love frittata in my house, too. Our faves are potato or caramelized onion! Pinning!
Valentina, pretty much anything with caramelized onion is delish. Yum! I might have to do a potato/onion version tonight. Thanks for the idea!
Thanks for sharing this. I don’t think I’ve ever had a frittata.
Dia, I love trying new things! Frittatas are easy, fairly healthy and yummy. Hope you like it!
Reminds me I haven’t made frittatas in a long time. Going to correct that.
Candy, ’tis the season for eggs, right?! Happy cooking!
OMG this looks so yummy. I am definitely pinning it to my Pinterest board so I can try to make it one day.
Ninz, such an easy recipe! Hope you love it. Happy cooking!
This looks so delicious!
Jenny, we think it’s delicious. Hope you love it, too! Happy cooking!
Oh this looks so delicious. This is going on my list of must make.
Celeste, we hope you love it and it becomes a staple, like it is for us!
Oh wow, that photo is gorgeous! Makes me want to eat quiche more often! I never thought about using feta….thanks for the recipe!
Kim, thank you so much. We hope you love it!
Yum yes please !!! Definitely trying this ASAP love it
Laci, let us know what you think! Thanks for supporting us:)
You really can’t go wrong with a frittata in my book. I love the feta cheese in this one!
Liz, I agree. And feta is sooo good! Hope you love this one!
That sounds so yummy!! I love feta cheese!
Jessica, I love feta, too. It’s so good! Hope you love this recipe!
I’ve already saved the recipe and am ready to try this for Easter! I love anything with feta, kale and hot sauce 🙂
Liz, Happy Easter and happy cooking! Hope you love it as much as we do:)
Veta and vegetables and eggs are a great combo anytime anywhere! Thanks
PS. “Real men definitely eat quiche.” – my husband
Truly, anything with feta is pretty much amazing. Hahaha love that quote from your husband. We definitely agree 🙂
This looks absolutely amazing! Great photos too 🙂
Great recipe. I love fritatas, and feta is my favorite cheese.
Dave, I pretty much will eat feta with anything. Happy cooking (and eating)!