This easy Broccoli and Cheese Frittata has a secret ingredient that makes it rich, indulgent, and packed with protein. It is a great dish for breakfast, to make ahead for lunch, or even for a quick dinner. Jump to Recipe
This recipe for broccoli and cheese frittata is perfect for serving at your next Sunday brunch! You can make this in less than an hour, and it always turns out perfectly. Your brunch guests are sure to love it!
Quiches and frittatas are some of my go-to dishes to make on the weekends. I can easily customize each recipe and add whatever I like. Sometimes, I'll go for tomatoes and goat cheese, while other times, I like to mix in asparagus and mushrooms. It just depends on my mood!
For today's frittata recipe, I decided to go with broccoli and two different types of cheeses: ricotta and parmesan.
Not only does this frittata make a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but it keeps well in the fridge. So, it's great to have around all week for a quick meal or snack.
When I decide to make one, I will double the recipe and make two, so I am sure to have leftovers for my weekly meal prep. I usually make two identical quiches, but usually, I switch out the veggies, so I have some variety!
What you’ll Need For this Broccoli And Cheese Frittata
The ingredients for this frittata are both filling and nutritious. They are also incredibly easy to find. Here's what you'll need before you begin, along with some extra tips about them:
- Olive Oil: I used this to saute the onion. You can use avocado oil as a substitute.
- Onion: You only need 1/4 cup, so feel free to use frozen diced onion for this step. You could also chop up a pearl onion if you want to save on food waste.
- Broccoli: To save time, I just used frozen broccoli that I thawed and drained. You can also use fresh broccoli that has been chopped into bite-sized florets.
- Ricotta Cheese: Ricotta cheese adds a delicious rich flavor to this dish. Both part skim and full fat will work or you can swap in cottage cheese. If you aren't a fan of soft cheeses, swap in your favorite shredded cheese.
- Parmesan Cheese: For the best flavor (and to avoid hidden starches), shred your parmesan cheese at home!
- Eggs: You'll need six eggs to make this frittata recipe.
- Salt and Pepper: You only need to use enough salt and pepper to add a bit of flavor to the dish.
Recipe Tips And Ideas
Follow these tips to make sure that this baked frittata is cooked perfectly every time you make it!
- Preheat the oven before you begin. This will save you time that you might otherwise wait. If you put the frittata in an oven that isn't preheated, it won't cook evenly and may take longer.
- Use a cast-iron skillet or another oven-safe skillet. This way, you can just make everything in one dish.
- If you don't have an oven-safe skillet, you can do the sauteing in a skillet and then transfer everything to a casserole dish to bake it.
- You will know the frittata is done baking when you gently shake the skillet or baking dish, and it is firm. It will also have a golden color that is darker around the edges of the pan.
What To Serve With Broccoli Frittata Recipe
Even though you can certainly eat frittatas any time of day, they are known as a breakfast or brunch recipe. I like to serve a slice of it with something that tastes sweet to compliment the savory frittata. For example, if I'm in a rush, I'll have it with an apple banana smoothie.
If I have more time, I'll make some apple cinnamon pancakes to serve with it. Another time-saving recipe that tastes great with this dish is your favorite overnight oats! There are so many ways to make overnight oats, and they all taste divine.
Frequently Asked Questions About Baked Frittatas
Here are some questions I frequently get asked about by some readers…
Can I freeze frittatas?
Yes, you can freeze frittatas and save them to reheat later. If you are going to do this, I suggest baking them in a freezer-safe container, like an aluminum baking dish that you can seal tightly.
Then, bake the frittata as usual and let it cool off completely. Seal it tight and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When you are ready to enjoy it again, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes!
What other vegetables can I add to frittatas?
This is the fun part! You can use any of your favorite veggies in frittatas.
Try making it with:
- Sweet potatoes
- Yellow squash
I like to use a combination of vegetables, so it tastes a little different every time.
Are these frittatas keto-friendly?
Yes, this frittata recipe is keto-friendly! Since it is made with broccoli, cheese, and eggs, it is naturally low in carbs and fits into a ketogenic diet.
What is the difference between a quiche and a frittata?
The most significant difference between a quiche and a frittata is that a quiche usually has some sort of a crust. You can make a crustless quiche, but it will usually have more dairy ingredients than egg ingredients. For this reason, a quiche usually has more cream in it than a frittata.
In my frittata recipe, I used almost equal amounts of both, so it is still considered a frittata.
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Broccoli and Cheese Frittata
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- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- 10 oz. frozen broccoli, defrosted and drained
- 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 6 U eggs
- Salt and pepper
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