Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dinner Frittata

Simple Dinner Frittata with vegetables and meat
Picture update June 2013/I used smaller round skillet
-Just in case if you missed my announcement let me tell you again that I will have every Tuesday post dedicated to Weeknight Meals only and in the tag/label line you will find all the dinner ideas under "Weeknight Meals With Sandra" or simply by clicking on the page on top. 
I wanted to start today's dinner idea with something that most of us are familiar with... which are eggs. Eggs are staple of almost every household and in my house we often eat breakfast for dinner, which is not all that bad if we kick up a notch and make that meal packed with flavor and leave the boring and plain behind. 
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Frittata is simple dish, and it takes very little prep time. Work ahead by washing and chopping all the veggies and placing it in the airtight container and back in the fridge, prepare cooking dish that you will cook in, and your dinner will be done in no time. 
So let me take you through this and you will see how you can turn your ordinary frittata into something incredibly tasty!


Homemade Dinner Frittata but could be breakfast, lunch or brunch

If you are worried because you don't have a skillet or omelette pan, well this will ease your pain as well as keep some money in your pocket. Use your regular round baking pan, I used mine and it seems that it is working just fine. 
I am sure that this is not first time you saw this kind of recipe, but I liked it very much as well we my family, so I want to share how I did it! 

Dinner Frittata
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total :25 minutes
Low Carb Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 4-5 Eggs
  • 3 Tbs. Skim Milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt or to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • 8 woody Asparagus stems, or depending how wide/large your pan/skillet is.
  • 5 slices smoked Ham, coarsely chopped (or pre-cooked chicken, Canadian bacon est.)
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Green Onions,
  • Cheese *optional (Feta Cheese, Parmigiano, Mozzarella, Smoked Gouda est.) Note if you are using Feta cheese lower the sodium (about 1-2 pinches)
Simple recipe for Dinner Frittata or breakfast

Directions:
  1. Wash all the veggies. Chop the Ham, green onions, and mushrooms. 
  2. Preheat the oven on 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. In a frying pan/skillet add just a drop of oil and put a Asparagus on a high heat for few minutes. 
  4. Mix eggs, and season with salt and pepper; Add chopped ham, green onions and mushrooms; stir!
  5. On a burner (med. heat) place baking pan/or skillet) and oil it; Line the Asparagus making about 1/2 inch in between. 
  6. Pour vegetable and egg mixture over the asparagus; Move the Asparagus left and right to let eggs get underneaths. 
  7. Cook on the stove top (largest burner) for about 5 minutes on a medium heat, than transfer it in already preheated oven. 
  8. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the top of the frittata is completely dry. 

This can be placed in a airtight container, and preheated later as long as it's refrigerated. 
Serve it with salad, and perhaps if you wish you could add Chicken Strips.

Enjoy!

Easy Dinner Frittata

Your friend,

Sandra 




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62 comments :

  1. Sandra, how can you make a dull vegetable so attractive? I'm having this for breakfast tomorrow for sure. The pictures are great :)

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  2. That looks absolutely stunning and SO yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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  3. @Muna, hehee, Well I think asparagus is very attractive!:))) Hope you make some tomorrow...Thanks sweetie!

    @Jennifer, and thank YOU for visiting me!!!

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  4. Love your new series! This fritta looks tasty yet simple - just perfect for the working person. Hope you are having a great week!

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  5. Thanks Lisa! the idea is to make as simple as possible for working people to make it in no time and enjoy dinner or rather home-cooked meal!

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  6. A frittata is my favorite way to enjoy eggs. I love your combination of asparagus, mushrooms, and onions. Beautiful photos, too!

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  7. This looks gorgeous! So colorful and delicious!

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  8. @Laura, Thank you, i am glad you like the idea!

    @Asmita, Thanks so much!

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  9. What a great idea for dinner!Love all those veggies in there too with the eggs.Makes it so vibrant, flavorful and filling :)

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  10. I love frittatas and this could easily become a family favorite. Beautiful pictures too.

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  11. Beautiful - I love how you left the asparagus in full spears.

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  12. This looks so beautiful and delicious! Great job with it :)

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  13. Stunning! Such a beautiful combination of ingredients to make a lovely dinner fritatta!

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  14. Aww thank you ladies so much!

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  15. Oh my word Sandra! That is gorgeous! Only you are able to make a frittata look that good!

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  16. Look at you, lucky girl winning all those giveaways! Love the veggies you used here, sounds wonderful!

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  17. Stunning frittata my friend - forget only dinner this could be my meal every time :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. A frittata is always welcome in our house. I love putting vegetables in it. It's fast to do and delicious. Thanks for sharing! And I like your idea of a dinner series.

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  19. This looks fantastic, Sandra. I love asparagus and I love ham... ok, so I love the green onions and the mushrooms too :-P

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  20. Thank u Raven ; Erin; Ccu and Rowena so very much!

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  21. @Janet:)) i am so glad that you like it all....thanks sweetie!

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  22. Beautiful!!!
    I'm coming for Dinner....

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  23. Nice wins, Sandra! This is the second asparagus fritatta I've seen tonight...this will be my lunch tomorrow. YUM!

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  24. I always had difficulty getting a nice round frittata that stays intact, this looks fabulous and a great idea to bake it instead of cooking on the stove and having to flip it over! Will try this soon! Congrats on winning so many give aways! I am envious!

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  25. @Reem, anytime sweetie!!!!:))

    @Liz, you have to try it, it is very easy and so delicious! Thanks!

    @Jeannie, yes you cook it on top for few minutes and back in the oven. It will come out perfect! Just preheat before as well grease the pan. Thanks, i hope you will succeed!

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  26. It looks really pretty and yummy. I love eggs and made a similar recipe for dinner all the time. I'll have to try this out. Thanks!

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  27. @Binh..I hope you try it this way..let me know did you like it! Thanks for visiting me again!

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  28. Looks great! I make big, veggie filled frittatas for dinner a lot.

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  29. Congratulations on your wins Sandra! I think your idea to share fresh healthy dinners with us is a good one;-) I know I'm always looking for new recipes to try for dinner, it's so easy to get in a rut and make the same things over and over!

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  30. This is absolutely gorgeous Sandra. My hubby would love this one.

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  31. That's so awesome that you won 3 giveaways!!! Yay!

    Your frittata looks so awesome, so hearty - perfect for dinner indeed!

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  32. Thanks you Anita and Patty, Kim and Jen!

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  33. I love the way you laid the asparagus! It makes for a wonderful presentation. I love fritattas for breakfast, lunch or dinner and yours looks wonderful!

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  34. Ooo I do love frittatas. This look so so good. I love eating 'breakfast' type foods for dinner. This looks perfect!

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  35. One unique combo! The photographs are just mind blowing.

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  36. I love all the colors! This is my kind of breakfast, lunch AND dinner!

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  37. This looks like such an amazing light, healthy and delicious meal!! Gorgeous!!

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  38. Ova fritata jednako lepo izgleda koliko je puna divnih ukusa.

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  39. Oh what a great idea, a frittata for dinner! This looks so delicious and I just love all the flavors in this, well done!: )

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  40. What a stunning frittata, Sandra! It has everything I love! So delicious!

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  41. Breakfast for dinner...and dinner for breakfast? Or in your case dinner! I love a good frittata, and your is amazing, colorful, light, and so delicious. Another one I need to pin on Pinterest!
    Hugs,

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  42. Thanks for pinning Elisabeth...i appreciate it!
    Ladies, thanks for your lovely comments!!!xoxo

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  43. Thx for connecting with me on foodbuzz. I just subscribed to your blog feed and can't wait to see what your next post will be!

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  44. Glad to have you CJ! Thanks for stopping by..i hope you will like the next post!:)

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  45. This looks gorgeous and very tasty Sandra!Thanks for sharing, have a good day, xoxo

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  46. Oh Sandra! I love your new series! I even feel my posts are getting boring without any "series" (especially after my Japan trip post). This is really good one and we look forward to some healthy dinner ideas from you! Frittata can be very versatile and I love that you used fresh asparagus. We always get a bunch from a market and I love that it's easy to prepare. Delicious!!

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  47. looks beautiful! and I love your dinners with sandra segment idea, what a great idea!

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  48. I love making frittatas for breakfast and brunch but hardly ever make them for dinner! This is a great, hearty frittata recipe you've shared and you used a delicious bunch of ingredients! I just might have to try it for dinner one of these nights. :)

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  49. Great series, and gorgeous Frittata! Looks incredibly delicious, and they are so fun to
    make :)

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  50. I just love rustic meals like this that are hardy yet full of flavor and good for you. I look forward to you new series :)

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  51. It's one of those meal I can eat everyday plus with asparagus .. it's my fav!

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  52. Everything you make looks like a banquet meal this one doesnt take a back seat wow!

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  53. Sandra. I love your new idea for a series, it's great. This fritatta looks wonderful, do you think an egg substitute would work, I can't eat eggs for cholesterol reasons, even as a vegetarian I have had to cut those things way out and dairy also. The photo is beautiful and I love the way you displayed the asparagus. Sorry I haven't been around in the past few days, I have been a bit under the weather. Happy Memorial weekend.

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  54. Thanks everyone!!!!!!

    @Suzi, I really don't know if the egg sub will work. I haven't eat eggs for 6 months due that issue that I had, but never made frittata with the sub before..Sorry honey!

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  55. What a gorgeous frittata! Love the asparagus in there - one of my fav veggies! Everything you make looks SO delicious, Sandra! Thank you for sharing this one :)

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  56. Great new series, Sandra - and well done on all your giveaway loot! Beautiful presentation here: I adore asparagus and have been eating it every day. Super idea!

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  57. I love your blog, so many great food ideas. I just nominated your blog for the Versatile Blog Award. Congratulation!!

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  58. Beautiful meal. Frittatas are the perfect vehicle for all kinds of wonderful seasonal vegetables, aren't they? You can put almost anything in them.

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  59. This frittata looks amazing! I am in a program for changing my nutrition and metabolic boosting and this recipe is just perfect for me.
    Need to make this!

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