Frittata with Kale Raab


The best thing about letting kale overwinter in your garden are the buds in the spring, they are delicious. Kale buds, also called kale florets or kale raab, have started to show up at farmers' markets so snap 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. Sprinkle kale flowers on top if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 12 kale raab

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more as needed

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse and dry kale raab. If kale raab is very large, cut in half lenghwise.

  2. Heat oil in an 8-inch cast iron pan over medium heat. Add kale raab and fry until just wilted and bright green, 1 to 2 minutes, turning them once or twice. Do not let them brown. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon or fork.

  3. Lightly beat eggs in a bowl. Add Parmesan cheese, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.

  4. Add more oil to the pan if needed so the entire pan is covered with a thin layer of oil. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook over low to medium heat until the bottom starts to set, 3 to 5 minutes. Distribute kale raab in a decorative pattern on top and cook until eggs are set at the bottom but still moist on top, about 5 minutes.

  5. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Broil until eggs are fully set and top is lightly browned, 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with kale flowers. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

236 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 284mg 95%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 138mg 688%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* 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.