16 Frittata Recipes That Help You Use Up Leftover Veggies

Cauliflower Kale Frittata
Photo: Megan Olson

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 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.

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Asparagus, Potato, and Onion Frittata

Asparagus, Potato, and Onion Frittata
Molly

This hearty frittata pairs salty ham, Cheddar, and mozzarella with potatoes and asparagus. Top with basil for a punch of fresh flavor.

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Vegetable Stovetop Frittata

Vegetable Stovetop Frittata
Paula

Marinated olives and sheep's milk feta give this veggie-packed frittata a Mediterranean flavor.

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Frittata with Kale Raab

Frittata with Kale Raab
nch

"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

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Bacon Tater Egg Cups

Bacon Tater Egg Cups
Culinary Envy

These little egg cups pack in fresh spinach, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. Frozen tater tots top them off.

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Bell Pepper Frittata

Bell Pepper Frittata
Wendy

"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.

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Potato and Vegetable Frittata

Potato and Vegetable Frittata
Anabelle Sálico Maxzud

"I also added cooked red onions, red peppers, garlic and spinach to make more of a veggie frittata," Elaine Swope says. "Greek yogurt gave a nice texture and all my guests loved it."

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Potato and Pepper Frittata

Potato and Pepper Frittata
blueangel084

"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.

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Spring Vegetable Frittata for Mother

Spring Vegetable Frittata for Mother
Newcook

With asparagus, zucchini, spinach, cooked potatoes, leek, and jalapeño, this frittata would be perfect for Mother's Day brunch or other springtime special occasions.

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Zucchini Egg White Frittata

Zucchini Egg White Frittata
lutzflcat

"If you're watching your cholesterol or just trying to eat healthier, this recipe is a super star!" — lutzflcat

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Cauliflower Kale Frittata

Cauliflower Kale Frittata
Megan Olson

Eating more cruciferous vegetables is simple with this quiche, which gets a flavor boost from thyme, garlic, and Parmesan.

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Frittata di Zucchine e Fiori di Zucca (Italian Courgette Frittata)

Frittata di Zucchine e Fiori di Zucca (Italian Courgette Frittata)
Buckwheat Queen

Topped with zucchini flowers, this zucchini frittata would make an impression at brunches or bridal showers. Parsley and mint add to its fresh, summery flavor.

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Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Frittata

Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Frittata
Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Frittata. Amanda Harris

"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."

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Mediterranean Frittata

Mediterranean Frittata
Linda T

Need to clean out the freezer or pantry? This recipe calls for frozen spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms straight from the jar.

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Frittata with Leftover Greens

Frittata with Leftover Greens
m. martineau

Our home cooks rave that this frittata tastes delicious with greens like Swiss chard, spinach, and kale.

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Sheet Pan Mediterranean Frittata

Sheet Pan Mediterranean Frittata
NicoleMcMom

Here's a simple frittata that you make on a sheet pan with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like garlicky chicken sausage, feta, and fresh dill. "This veggie-forward sheet pan frittata has tons of Mediterranean flavor," says NicoleMcmom. "It's a cheap and easy meal that's fit for company whether served as a weeknight dinner or weekend breakfast. Easy to make with minimal clean up, I would make this over omelets any day! Serve with buttered toast."

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Hot or Cold Vegetable Frittata

Hot or Cold Vegetable Frittata
getinmybelly

Brimming with zucchini, mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, bread cubes, and Cheddar, this frittata tastes delicious hot or cold.

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