This flexible vegetarian spinach frittata recipe makes an easy dinner or crowd-pleasing brunch! Add your favorite spices or cheese to customize it.
Here’s another fast, simple, “non-recipe” recipe that I make pretty darn often. What I love about a frittata is that the effort required is similar to making scrambled eggs, but somehow the end result is fancier. (And yes, I make my scrambled eggs with piles of greens and things).
Frittatas are also my go-to dish for brunch entertaining. Because, let’s face it, who wants to get up on a Saturday morning and really cook. Not me.
Pop your frittata in the oven and pour the mimosas!
Simple Spinach Frittata
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk (any kind, I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- 2-4 cups fresh spinach
- ¼ cup or so scallions, chopped (reserve some for garnish)
- Pinch of paprika or other spices you like (optional)
- Chopped sun dried tomatoes (optional)
- Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
- Grated parmesan or pecorino cheese (also optional)
- Sea salt and fresh black pepper (definitely not optional 🙂)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Crack the eggs into a medium bowl and whisk them together with the milk, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and any spices you want to add. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet, sauté the spinach and scallions in a bit of olive oil until the spinach is mostly wilted. Add a pinch of salt.*
- Place the cooked spinach into the egg bowl with the sun dried tomatoes, if using, and gently mix.
- Pour the whole mixture into your cast iron skillet (add some cheese on top if you want to) and bake in the oven until it puffs up and becomes golden brown. My skillet was a 5″ mini skillet, so I cooked mine for about 20 minutes. If you have a larger skillet and a bigger batch of eggs, you will need to cook it longer. Just watch it and poke at it a bit until your eggs are firm-ish and cooked.
- Remove from the oven and let cool. Slice and serve.