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Easy, Healthy, Make Ahead Breakfast or Brunch Recipe: Veggie Frittata Wedges


By on 1/09/2023 09:58:00 AM

Since my family have sporadic, crazy schedules, I love to make a lot of grab and go style breakfast options on the weekend that can be easily reheated between the hours of 6 and 10 without a lot of fuss!  Oven baked frittatas are our go-to breakfast entrees several days a week.  I often make two frittatas on Sunday morning, slice them into wedges and store them in the fridge for the family to reheat for a few days.   Today, for Meatless Monday, I am sharing my veggie frittata wedges.  Usually, these veggie frittatas use up random veggies and shredded cheese leftovers from the previous week's recipes.  I almost always have bell peppers, mushrooms and onions hanging out from the previous week.  Often, I add broccoli or spinach. What is my go-to Veggie Frittata Wedges recipe?

Veggie Frittata Wedges with fruit and toast on a white plate

 

What is a Frittata? 

A frittata is an Italian, egg based, omelet-like dish that generally contains various meats, cheeses, vegetables and spices.  A Frittata often has similar ingredients to an omelet--but, is cooked with a combination of stove top and oven baking rather than just a stove top skillet prep. A frittata is also similar to quiche--except a frittata lacks the pastry crust common to a quiche.  

I make basic frequent frittata recipes--like a Spinach Mushroom and Potato Frittata or a Steak and Potato Frittata or the one I'm sharing today.  I also get a little more creative with recipes like this Salmon and Red Potato Frittata or my Red Pepper, Smoked Sausage & Jarlsberg Frittata. 


Frittatas are my absolute favorite make ahead breakfasts when I know we have a busy week ahead!  They are easy to make and store and reheat well until our family of four uses them up!

 

Ingredients for our Veggie Frittata Wedges Recipe
 
1 Tbsp Butter & 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Large Yellow Onion, diced
8 oz White Mushrooms or Baby Bella Mushrooms, chopped
2 large handfuls of Spinach, stems removed and torn (optional--not shown in this recipe)
1 Large Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper (or a blend of the three)
Salt and Pepper
¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
1 c. Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese + Four Tablespoons
12 eggs or an equal amount in egg whites, lightly beaten
 
Instructions for our Make Ahead Veggie Frittata Wedges Recipe
 
Preheat the oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sauté the Veggies.   Heat the butter and oil in one oven-safe, 12-Inch frying pan over medium heat until hot. Avoid over heating the oil! Add the peppers and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes; add mushrooms and spinach if using, and sauté until all vegetables are tender. Add 1 tsp. of the seasoning blend and garlic powder. Cook for another minute. Remove the spinach mixture from the heat and divide to spread evenly across 2 12 inch oven safe frying pans.

Prepare the egg mixture. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and a dash of salt and pepper.

Build the Frittatas. Sprinkle 1/2 c. of the cheese over the veggie mixture in each of the skillets.  Pour half of the the egg mixture evenly over the veggie and cheese filling between the two skillets.

Cook the Frittatas. Cook on the stove top over medium heat until the eggs are nearly set, about 3-5 minutes. Place frittatas into the preheated oven and bake until the eggs are set through approximately another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese and return to oven until cheese is just melted.

Slice and serve. Cut the frittatas into wedges and serve. We enjoy garnishing with jalapeno pepper slices and salsa. Serve with bacon, sausage patties or links or desired breakfast meat,  mixed fruit, juice, and wheat toast.

Frittatas are quick, easy to prepare and really cost-effective when feeding a busy family!  
 
 
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Tips for Storing and Reheating Frittata Wedges
 

How do I store frittata leftovers?

Fridge. Slice and store individual servings in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days.

Freezer. I recommend slicing into individual servings before freezing so that you can reheat only the servings that you need on a given morning. Simply wrap the portions in plastic wrap and place the wrapped servings into a large freezer bag and place the sealed bag into the freezer.

When I make a triple batch or more--our frozen frittata leftovers generally only last a couple of weeks--but, can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do I reheat frittata leftovers?

Microwave. Allow frittata to defrost at room temperature. Place thawed frittata slice on microwave safe plate lined with a damp paper towel. Cover with a second damp paper towel and microwave on low for 30-45 seconds.

Oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cook the frittata slices for 15-20 minutes if thawed or 40-45 minutes if frozen. 


Enjoy!


About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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