Italian Frittata Recipe

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We eat frittatas enough in the US that your kids may not realize the origin.  Frittata, derived from the word “frito” meaning ‘to fry’ has evolved to the more common meaning of the word, “Italy’s version of an open faced omelet.” (source)

We’ve had eggs on our mind this week anyway, because one of our chickens (we’ve had them since Easter) started laying eggs this week! We are so excited!

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

So, back to our Frittata. This recipe is easy, fast, and can serve an entire family of four.

Our vegetables of course were what was in season, zucchini.  We also used an onion and garlic.

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

We cooked the zucchini, onions, and garlic in a little olive oil until it was soft and tender.

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

Then we poured 6 beaten eggs over the top, turned down the heat, and covered it till it cooked through, only about 8 minutes.

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

After the eggs were set, we sprinkled parmesan cheese on top.

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

So, our final Italian Frittata Recipe was this:

  • 3 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 2 TBL olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1) Pour oil in hot skillet.  Cook all chopped vegetables for about 5 minutes, or until they are tender.

2) Break eggs into a separate bowl, and beat.

3) Pour beaten eggs over veggies in pan.

4) Turn heat to medium, cover with a  lid, and let eggs cook through, about 6-7 minutes.

5) Once eggs are cooked, turn off heat and top with cheese.

The finished dish is delicious!

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

Another version we had made was with some cherry tomatoes and spinach that turned out amazing!

Italian Frittata Recipe. Have you ever added this to your frittata's before? ZUCCHINI!!

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What a great recipe! Your daughter looks so cute with that barred rock. We have had three chickens since Easter (2 rhode island reds 1 barred rock) and my kids are eagerly awaiting what they call “egg”tober (we estimate that our first eggs will come around October). I bet it was exciting to find that first egg. 🙂