A light and tasty vegetable frittata made in a cast iron skillet. The perfect egg entree for breakfast, brunch, lunch or breakfast for dinner! Dare I say the BEST frittata recipe ever!

Light Vegetable Frittata with bacon, spinach and tomatoes- super tasty and really simple!

Good morning! Hope you guys are all having a wonderful long weekend. I made this egg recipe for lunch yesterday and oh my goodness….. yum! My son and I each had one slice and then Brad finished it off…. yeah, he’s pretty much our garbage disposal. 😉

You guys are going to love this light vegetable frittata, also known as “The Best Darn Frittata”, just as much as we did! I decided to try this frittata in my new cast iron skillet. I’ve never cooked with a cast iron skillet and I’m not sure if the skillet had anything to do with the taste of this frittata, but just in case it did, I would definitely recommend cooking your frittata in one.

Light Vegetable Frittata with bacon, spinach and tomatoes- super tasty and really simple!
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Nutrition Facts
Light Vegetable Frittata
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Light Vegetable Frittata
Prep Time:
8 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
 
A light and tasty vegetable frittata, perfect for any meal!
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion about 1/2 an onion
  • 1 green bell pepper diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 slices turkey bacon cooked and chopped (I use a nitrate free brand; like Trader Joe's or Applegate)
  • 5-7 eggs depending on size (I used 5 large eggs for a medium-sized skillet)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to iron skillet and use a cooking brush or paper towel to wipe oil along the sides of the skillet. Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Saute onion and green pepper for about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile; beat eggs, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in medium bowl or 2 cup measuring cup. Set aside.
  4. Next, add garlic, spinach, tomatoes and bacon to iron skillet and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Finally, pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the vegetables and stir to ensure the egg mixture is evenly distributed, then immediately remove the skillet from the heat.
  6. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes, and until the top of the frittata has browned slightly and is set.
  7. Allow frittata to cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Author: Kim

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I’ve got a few quiche recipes on the blog, but no frittata recipes. Before I titled this post, I actually had to check to make sure this was actually a frittata and not a quiche. On Cooking Clarified, I found information on the difference between a quiche and frittata.

Quiche vs. Frittata:

  • Quiche usually consists of a custard base, a combination of eggs and heavy cream, and has a deliciously creamy consistency when baked. The cream can be replaced with a light half and half or milk to cut the fat.
  • Quiche usually has a crust, but it doesn’t have to.
  • Eggs are the center star of the frittata. Frittatas have no crust and little, if any, milk or cream.
  • Frittatas are cooked first on the stovetop, then finished in the oven or under the broiler.
  • Both are equally delish, in my opinion, depending on what you’re in the mood for!!!
Light Vegetable Frittata with bacon, spinach and tomatoes- super tasty and really simple!

Something to think about….

What’s your favorite; quiche or frittata?

What are your favorite additions to a frittata?

Have you ever used a cast iron skillet? If so, what did you make? I want to use this thing for all recipes, now!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! And be sure to remember why we’re off work, Monday!

Of possible interest: My quiche recipes, on the blog, are Spaghetti Squash Quiche, Paleo Spinach Bacon Quiche, Crustless Spinach Quiche, Butternut Squash Kale Quiche in an almond flour crust, Super Simple Quiche Summer.