Lidl Dinners: Easy Frittata

Easy Frittata (serves 6)

Prep Time: 15 mins                    Cook Time: 15 mins             Total Time: 30 mins


9 eggs                                      1/4 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper                       1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp minced garlic                  1 tsp olive oil 
2 cups of frozen broccoli cuts
1/2 cup            diced red or yellow pepper   
1/2 cup of onion diced           
1/2 cup of mushrooms, sliced
1 cup shredded Italian cheese


1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Whisk the eggs, cream, and dash of salt together in a bowl. Wisk in half of the cheese and set aside.
3. Cover bottom of cast iron skillet with olive oil. Add the garlic, broccoli, pepper, mushrooms, and onions and saute until soft. (Cast iron works best because you will need to move the skillet from top of the stove to oven. If you don't have cast iron, use a regular skillet and then move to an oven-proof baking pan starting with instruction #6.)
5. Add basil and cook, stirring for 30 seconds to mix well.
6. Spread the vegetables into an even layer, flattening with a spatula. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top and let it just start to melt.
7. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet over the vegetables and cheese. Tilt the pan to make sure the eggs settle evenly. Cook for a minute or two until you see the eggs at the edges of the pan beginning to set.
8. Put the pan in the oven and bake until the eggs are set, 8 - 10 minutes. To check, cut a small slit in the center of the frittata. If raw eggs run into the cut, bake for another few minutes. If the eggs are set, pull the frittata from the oven. For a browned, crispy top, run the frittata under the broiler for a minute or two at the end of cooking. I let mine sit for a little longer, because I like everything a little crispier. Slice into wedges and serve! 
      Serve with frozen potatoes on the side, and a side of asparagus. RT didn't particularly like the hash browns. He couldn't pick them up as easily. I think french fries or tater tots. would have been better for him.

      This is a super awesome meal for to deliver to a new mama or someone who is sick. My friend Amanda introduced me to it when my father was sick, and we have been eating it since. It's so easy and so good. Because the base is eggs, it's also really easy and affordable to pick up at Lidl. It has lots of leftovers which travel well. I forgot to take pictures of the asparagus, but we have enough left over that it will last us a few days and I will pair with something else too.