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Real Food – Frittata (how-to)

in Family, General, Real Food / Easy Meals

Frittata – an egg based dish similar to an omelet or quiche.

It has come to my attention {cough, cough –> Joanne}, that I have several EASY meals that I know how to make without digging out a cookbook and that not everyone does. I prefer, simple meals made from real food. We eat very little processed or frozen food here. In fact, I’ve even started baking my own bread (I’m bragging again).

I think it’s time that we stopped buying prepared foods and started making meals from REAL FOOD. You know … the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize as food. This particular recipe takes 5 MINUTES of prep time. I doubt you can pull out of rush-hour traffic and get a fast food meal in less than 5 MINUTES.

One of my favourites is Frittata. It’s tasty, healthy and a great way to clean out the fridge (really). The basis of this dish is 8 eggs and 2 tablespoons of water, after that, the sky is the limit. The recipe below is indicative of what I had on hand (I really need to grocery shop), you could substitute or add all kinds of other meat and veg. For example: bacon (chopped), spinach, cilantro, basil, oregano, tomato, bell pepper …

I am sure you get the idea!


Prep: 5 minutes, Cooking: 30 minutes


* 8 eggs
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1/2 cup onion, chopped
* 1/2 cup ham, chopped
* 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
* 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
* 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, cayenne and chili powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Beat eggs and water with wire whisk in medium bowl. Stir in ham, 1/2 of the cheese (both cheddar and mozzarella), onion and spices.
3. Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.

My creation

This recipe generally feeds our family of 2 adults and 3 children. It’s great served with a fresh salad.

MK xo
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11 comments… add one

  • Deb April 25, 2010, 8:40 am

    Mmmm. I love eggs. I’ll have to try this one.

  • mommyknows April 25, 2010, 10:35 am

    @Deb, If you like eggs, you’ll love this. Let me know how it turns out. I miss reading your blog. I don’t have access to the new one.
    .-= mommyknows´s last blog ..Real Food – Frittata (how-to) =-.

  • deb April 25, 2010, 11:33 am

    I’ve sent you an invite. ;)

  • Madeline April 25, 2010, 8:53 am

    Mmmm…We love frittatas around here. They’re also a great way to sneak in the green veggies. I like putting spinach in mine.
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  • kim @ mommyknows April 25, 2010, 10:37 am

    @Madeline, I love spinach too! I have another in the oven right now, it has feta, spinach and olives. Mmmm …
    .-= kim @ mommyknows´s last blog ..Real Food – Frittata (how-to) =-.

  • Gayle Broks April 25, 2010, 9:20 am

    Looks yummy!!

  • kim @ mommyknows April 25, 2010, 10:37 am

    @Gayle Broks, It tasted good too! Mr. MK insisted on another one for lunch today :)
    .-= kim @ mommyknows´s last blog ..Real Food – Frittata (how-to) =-.

  • Jo April 25, 2010, 10:18 pm

    Hey Kim. Thanks for the recipe. I wish I had checked my emails this morning, cause we had guests over this weekend and this would have been a hit. I’ll definitely give it a try. Keep’em coming! Ciao!!

  • samantha_williams April 25, 2010, 10:26 pm

    Its really great food.. good for health and very nutritious..

  • Angella April 26, 2010, 1:20 pm

    Oh, yum! I’ve been starting to eat more eggs and have been wanting to try new recipes. :)
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  • Ashley September 10, 2010, 6:25 am

    hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

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