Smoky Broccoli Cheddar and Spinach Frittata – A simple frittata recipe featuring pasture-raised eggs, broccoli, spinach, aged cheddar and smoked paprika. A delicious savory breakfast or an easy cast-iron skillet weeknight meal!
Frittatas are incredibly versatile. Have veggies that are on their last leg? Want a simple vegetarian meal that comes together in less than an hour? The frittata is your new best friend.
This fluffy egg bake is filled with delicious veggies and cheese (meat if you’d like). It’s a great way to get veggies in for breakfast and this frittata makes for a simple savory egg lunch or dinner.
This delicious frittata is filled with veggies and aged cheddar. A great savory breakfast or try with a side salad for a simple lunch or weeknight dinner meal.
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1 – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2 – Combine eggs, milk, salt, smoked paprika, thyme and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk and set aside.
3 – Heat cast iron skillet (or other oven-proof skillet) over medium heat (you don’t want a smoking hot pan or the eggs will stick). Once warm, add oil, garlic and onions and saute until onions are translucent, 5-8 minutes. Add broccoli and saute another 5 minutes. Then add spinach and saute until spinach is just starting to wilt. Spread the veggies out evenly in the skillet.
4 – Sprinkle cheese over broccoli/spinach mixture. Once the cheese is starting to get melty, pour the egg mixture into the cast iron skillet, and sprinkle with a bit more cheese and cook over medium-low heat just until the sides are starting to set, about 5 minutes. Don’t stir the mixture, we aren’t looking for scrambled eggs here.
5 – Transfer to oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and test doneness by cutting into the center of the frittata, if the egg runs, bake for another few minutes. Once done, remove from oven and enjoy!
Smoky Broccoli Cheddar and Spinach Frittata: Tips, Tricks and Tools
Invest in a cast iron skillet. They are incredibly versatile and when I say invest, I really mean hit up a local garage sale and pick one up. Even the dirty/rusted ones can be restored to their old glory!
Use those broccoli stems. Either cut them up and use them in this frittata or save them for future use! They make a great addition to salads, can be roasted as a side vegetable or even made into broccoli stem soup.
Recipe variations. Feel free to change it up depending on what you have on hand. Use swiss chard instead of spinach, try cauliflower instead of broccoli.
We hope you love this Smoky Broccoli Cheddar and Spinach Frittata!
- A great savory breakfast, or a simple lunch or dinner.
- A scrappy meal that’s great for using up wilted spinach, limp broccoli, and whatever aging produce you have on hand.
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Smoky Broccoli Spinach and Cheddar Frittata
- 10 eggs ideally pasture-raised
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- pepper sprinkle
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 onion (large) diced
- 3 stalks broccoli cut into small florets (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 bunch spinach about 2 cups
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (+ more for garnish) get the good stuff
- Preheat: Set oven to 400 degrees F.
- Combine ingredients: In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, smoked paprika, thyme and pepper. Whisk until combined, set aside.
- Sauté: Heat cast iron skillet (or other oven-proof skillet) over medium heat. Add oil, once warm, add garlic and onions and sauté ~5 minutes. Add broccoli, sauté another 5 minutes. Then add spinach and sauté just until spinach starts wilting. Sprinkle cheese over the broccoli spinach mixture. Once it starts melting, pour egg mixture over broccoli mixture, sprinkle a bit more cheese over top and cook just until the sides start setting, ~5 minutes.
- Bake: Put skillet in oven and bake for 20 minutes. You can also test doneness by cutting into the center, if egg runs into the cut, cook for another couple minutes. Once cooked, remove from heat and enjoy!
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