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broccoli frittata sliced in a cast iron skillet with one serving on a plate beside it

30-Minute Nutritious Broccoli Cheese Frittata

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 8
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This simple one-pan frittata features nutritious broccoli and two types of cheeses: cheddar and gruyere. Start by cooking it on the stovetop and finishing it in the oven to yield a fluffy vegetable frittata that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 4 cups broccoli, cut into bite size florets
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese, shredded
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add the Greek yogurt and a generous shake of salt and pepper.
  3. Whisk this all together until cohesive. It’s OK if there are a few small lumps of yogurt remaining. Set aside.
  4. In a 12-inch cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the white onion and stir, cooking for 1-2 minutes until they are translucent.
  5. Add the scallions and broccoli to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything up and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes, until the broccoli is bright green but still a bit firm.
  6. Spread the vegetables around into an even layer in the skillet.
  7. Reduce heat to low.
  8. Pour the whisked eggs into the skillet. Give everything a gentle stir to evenly distribute the eggs.
  9. Cook frittata on the stovetop on low heat for 2-3 minutes, until the edges just begin to set.
  10. Using oven mitts, transfer the skillet to the oven.
  11. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the center is just set. It will still be slightly jiggly, but bounce back to the touch.
  12. Let the frittata cool for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces.

Notes

Can I prepare frittatas in advance?

Yes, frittatas can be prepared ahead of time, making them a great option for meal prep. Just cover the cooked frittata with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for 3-5 days.

You can reheat the whole frittata in the oven set to 300 degrees. Heat it for 15-20 minutes, or until it is heated through. Or, you can heat individual portions in the microwave for about 45 seconds.