Veggie Frittata: Vegetarian Recipe
Delicious, Versatile Veggie Frittata Recipe
Each year, our family makes this delicious frittata for Easter brunch. A frittata is a casserole-like egg dish, which is particularly appropriate on Easter Sunday. We've also enjoyed this recipe on Mother's Day and other special celebrations. The egg is a symbol of fertility and re-birth. In springtime, when the world awakens after a long winter, eggs are a sign of new life emerging.
This recipe can be made with, or without sausage, for those that may wish to have a vegetarian option. In fact, when we've hosted larger gatherings, we make 2 versions: one with, and one without meat. There are never any leftovers!
I like to serve the frittatas brunch-style, out on the kitchen counters. I set the dining room table for the adults, and the kitchen table for the kids. Then I have everyone go through the kitchen with their plates to serve themselves some frittata, fruit salad, and sweet rolls (I like to get hot cross buns). Orange juice and coffee compliment the brunch well.
This veggie frittata is great any weekend when you're having guests over, or if you have a large family! You may want to serve it the morning after a wedding, a graduation, or any other special occasion!
Looking for a sweet recipe to compliment this savory one? How about Caramel Apple French Toast?
Cook Time for Veggie Frittata
Ingredients for Veggie Frittata Recipe
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 medium onion chopped
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, chopped
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
12 eggs slightly beaten
1 1/2 pounds cheddar/mozzarella/colby cheese, grated
1-2 cloves chopped garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 pound browned Italian sausage (optional)
Easy Directions for Veggie Frittata
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Chop all vegetables
Crack the eggs into a bowl
Brown the Italian sausage, if you will be including it in the frittata
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
Spray 13x9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray
Carefully pour mixture into pan
Bake for 40-50 minutes until firm. Be sure to test whether the frittata is baked all the way through. There should be no watery consistency in the center of the pan
Allow frittata to rest 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
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Veggie Frittata for Dinner or Special Occasions
You don't have to have a special occasion to make frittata. And, just because it is an egg dish, you do not have to limit this recipe as breakfast fare. Serve it up any time, morning or night!
Family gatherings are made all the more special when anchored by traditional food and fare. My kids know I am preparing the veggie frittata recipe when they see me grating the zucchini and chopping the onions. This year, I'll have all four of them in the kitchen helping me crack the eggs. After all - with a dozen eggs in the recipe, I can use some help! I certainly do not need to worry about them cleaning their plates afterwards, because there are rarely any leftovers when we make veggie frittata!
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© 2008 Stephanie Marshall