15 Frittata Recipes That Help You Use Up Leftover Veggies
Not sure what to do with all the leftover vegetables in your fridge or freezer? Bake a frittata. Frittata recipes are always comforting, endlessly versatile, and couldn't be simpler to tweak. In other words, you can substitute the suggested veggies for whatever you have on hand. These 15 recipes call for all the vegetables — fresh, frozen, cooked, and canned — plus meats and cheeses. Once you understand the basic formula of a good frittata, you'll be riffing and creating all on your own.
Asparagus, Potato, and Onion Frittata
Vegetable Stovetop Frittata
Marinated olives and sheep's milk feta give this veggie-packed frittata a Mediterranean flavor.
Frittata with Kale Raab
"Kale buds, also called kale florets or kale raab, have started to show up at farmers' markets, so snatch them up when you can. Note that you can also use the buds of collard greens. They are a little sweeter in flavor than kale buds. The flowers are edible, too, so if your kale buds have any flowers attached, you can use those as a garnish." — nch
Bacon Tater Egg Cups
Bell Pepper Frittata
"Love this! And it's a great way to add both protein and veggies to your diet at breakfast time. I made several and reheated them over the next couple of days to have a quick, veggie-filled breakfast before work each morning," Clare Schwemlein says.
Potato and Vegetable Frittata
Potato and Pepper Frittata
"This rustic egg pie was invented for late summer's vegetable bounty," Chef John writes. But you can cook this potato- and pepper-filled quiche all year.
Spring Vegetable Frittata for Mother
Zucchini Egg White Frittata
Cauliflower Kale Frittata
Frittata di Zucchine e Fiori di Zucca (Italian Courgette Frittata)
Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Frittata
"In Australia, and some other overseas countries, pumpkin means squash. I like to use butternut squash because it's sweet," recipe creator Jalay says. "This would make a great brunch, but we like it for supper. It's even good cold."
Need to clean out the freezer or pantry? This recipe calls for frozen spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms straight from the jar.
Frittata with Leftover Greens
Our home cooks rave that this frittata tastes delicious with greens like Swiss chard, spinach, and kale.
Hot or Cold Vegetable Frittata
Brimming with zucchini, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, bread cubes, and Cheddar, this frittata tastes delicious hot or cold.