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Italian Frittata

 Today is National Egg Day and I am celebrating with this delicious Italian Frittata.  A frittata is an Italian egg dish, similar to an omelet.  There are several differences, though, which I will share with you. A frittata is ope-faced, while an omelet is folded.  A frittata is fried then baked, an omelet is completely fried. A frittata is slow-cooked on the stovetop, then baked to finish it off and the omelet is cooked at medium-high heat until the eggs are set and ready to fold.

One thing is similar: the creative options for a frittata and an omelet are endless. I created an Italian version of the frittata, using creamy Italian cheese, tomato sauce, and vegetables.  It is so good and custardy, which comes from the slow stovetop cooking.

Check out these recipes for more delightful egg recipes.
Here's the recipe for the Italian Frittata!

Yield: 2
Author: Terri Steffes
Italian Frittata

Italian Frittata

A slow-cooked egg dish with a creamy center.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c ricotta cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Melt butter in pan.
  3. Saute vegetables in butter until softened.
  4. In the meantime, beat eggs and cream together.
  5. Pour over vegetables in the pan.
  6. Dollop tomato sauce and ricotta cheese on top of the eggs.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Cook on low heat 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from stovetop and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.


Eggs will puff up in the oven and fall when removed. That's normal and doesn't affect the taste.

Baking or frying at too high of heat results in tough eggs.

Precook veggies for the best texture.

Use full fat dairy products and the others are too watery.

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  1. I love frittatas...they are a go to Meatless Monday meal...anxious to try your version.

  2. It has been too long since I have had a frittata. Yours looks amazing! I especially love the addition of the spinach and bell pepper.

  3. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner! And a great way to use up the big bag of spinach in my fridge!

  4. Frittatas are great for cleaning out the crisper too!

  5. We love making frittata. Thanks for sharing your recipe and joining the party.

  6. I love frittats and this one looks yummy. I will have to make this with fresh beet greens

  7. Anonymous5:54 PM

    This looks so yummy and flavorful. Looking forward to making this.

  8. Eileen M Loya6:04 PM

    This would make for a healthy and delicious breakfast. I am going to try this tomorrow. Thanks for the tips too!

  9. Jennifer Stewart9:51 PM

    This Frittata sounds marvelous with all the veggies and ricotta cheese.

  10. I love fritattas! I cant wait to try this. The ricotta I'm sure makes it so heavenly.

  11. Richelle Escat1:07 AM

    It looks so savory! I can't wait to make this for our breakfast!

  12. We love omelets and frittatas at home. I like the simplicity of your ingredients, perfect for a light breakfast or mid-morning snack.

  13. I am currently watching old episodes of Master Chef and they made frittatas. I wanna make one now and this recipe is perfect!

  14. I have never had Frittata for almost a months now, and seeing this makes me wanna go to my kitchen and make this for everyone.

  15. This looks like a delicious breakfast! It will be perfect for the weekend and/or company!

  16. It has been so long since I have had frittata. I need to make this soon. It looks amazing.

  17. I've not had Italian Frittata before but have made my own version. They are quite tasty and healthy too.

  18. I see I have been missing the precook veggies part. I am going to try this tip

  19. I love omelette ❤️ I have never tried frittata before, so would love to give this recipe a try soon 🙂 It looks delicious 😍

    Thanks for sharing,
    Everything Enchanting

  20. I would like to wake up with this frittata tomorrow morning! It sounds the best breakfast ever!

  21. I love a good frittata, but never had Italian frittata before. It looks delicious! That's what I want for breakfast today! -LYNNDEE

  22. I'm a huge fan of omelets and I really need to branch out and make frittata's instead. I'll do that this Sunday for brunch. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration. Cheers


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