Vegetable Stovetop Frittata


A light and high-protein vegetarian egg dish, easy and fast, which can be enjoyed hot or cold with a green salad for lunch or some whole grain bread for breakfast. I love to eat this after a hard workout or bike ride. Serves 2 but easily scalable. Cut in half and serve with toast, a small salad, or some fresh fruit.

close up view of Vegetable Stovetop Frittata, served with berries on a plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 10-inch frittata


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • cup 1-inch pieces broccoli florets

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ sweet onion, chopped

  • 6 marinated olives, chopped

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg whites

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup crumbled sheep's milk feta cheese (Optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir broccoli, bell pepper, and sweet onion in hot oil until hot, about 3 minutes. Place a cover on the skillet and continue cooking until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes more. Stir olives into the vegetable mixture.

  2. Beat eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, and pepper together with a whisk in a small bowl; pour over the vegetable mixture in the skillet. Sprinkle feta cheese over the egg mixture.

  3. Replace cover on the skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the egg is lightly browned on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip the frittata and cook until the bottom is again lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

If you are serving those with heartier appetites, increase the eggs to 3 whole and 3 whites.

This can be made with almost any combination of whole eggs, whites, Egg Beaters(R), etc., but if using whites only, I'd recommend adding some fresh chopped herbs for more flavor.

If using cast-iron pan, make sure it is well-seasoned or the frittata may not flip easily.

You could cook it uncovered in the oven instead of flipping it, which is a traditional frittata cooking style.

Good quality olives and feta add a lot to the taste of this dish, so splurge if you can!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
21g Fat
11g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 215mg 72%
Sodium 627mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 67mg 336%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 375mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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