Dinner Frittata


by Jul 29th, 2010 // Breakfast, Dinner, Recipes

Dinner Frittata

My husband loves when we have breakfast for dinner. Pancakes, eggs, waffles – you name it. He’ll gladly order them up even at 8pm. In honor of his love affair with breakfast we took a traditional breakfast recipe idea and whipped up this super delicious dinner frittata.  Even though it is chock full of spinach, my kid devoured it!

This can, of course, be eaten for breakfast. But we served it for dinner with a big salad and sliced fruit. (No, my kid did not eat the salad – how much can I push my luck?) My husband was in heaven. Now for the recipe…

Dinner Frittata Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 15 mins

4 eggs
4 egg whites
1/3 cup shaved Parmesan
1 leek, sliced thin
10 mini potatoes, sliced thin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped frozen spinach, thawed
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to broil setting. In medium size bowl whisk eggs together. Set aside. Heat 12-inch non-stick, oven safe saute pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and leeks. Cook leeks until soft and brown. Remove leeks from pan and set aside. Add another tablespoon of olive oil and swirl around the pan to cover the bottom. Lay potato slices across the bottom and brown. Flip slices over and sprinkle leeks on top. (It’s ok if the potatoes are softening but not cooked all the way through yet.) Sprinkle the leeks over the potatoes and then put spinach on top of the leeks. Smother the spinach by placing a plate on top of it. The plate should be just smaller than the pan. (You can also use a lid to a 10 inch pan to smother.) Let cook for 5 mins. Carefully remove plate / cover and sprinkle with parmesan. Wait until parmesan starts to melt and add eggs. Cook until the egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set up on top. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Place pan into oven and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy. Serve frittata slices upside down with the potato side up. Makes 6 slices.

Dinner Frittata

Do you like breakfast for dinner? We are always looking for new ideas. Tell us what you make in the comments section below.

A slice of Dinner Fritatta.

9 Comments on “Dinner Frittata”

  1. 1.) Dana
    July 29th, 2010

    A lot of times when we want breakfast for dinner(and not craving challah french toast or eggs on a raft), we go for a dish that we have deemed 'Pasta a la Papa' or 'Pasta a la Mama' (based on whoever is cooking it that evening!). Basically, its leftover whole-wheat pasta, tossed with egg beaters and whatever vegetables we have leftover from the farmer's market. (Make sure your pasta ia hot before adding your eggs).Then we toss Morningstar breakfast sausages into the mix and some fresh grated parmesan. Garnish with green onions and you have a hearty and fantastic meal!

    We'll sometimes make this to fuel for long bike rides, and sometimes just as a way to use up leftovers, and moreoften, because its delicious and feeds a lot of people! I hope you enjoy this easy, tasty meal if you try it with your kid and husband!

  2. 2.) Jill
    July 29th, 2010

    Wow, what a great idea! We're big fans of breakfast for dinner. The favorite in my house is lox, eggs, and onions with a side of toast and salad (which, like yours, my kids don't touch).

  3. 3.) Nicole
    July 29th, 2010

    love breakfast for dinner – can't wait to try this new twist!

  4. 4.) jack
    July 29th, 2010

    dessert for breakfast and breakfast for dinner! you rock my world!!

  5. 5.) Misti
    July 29th, 2010

    I can't wait to make this!

  6. 6.) fugatz
    July 30th, 2010

    My husband orders Pasta Mama at a place called Hugo's here in LA. You've just inspired me to make it at home. Stay tuned!

  7. 7.) Missy
    October 19th, 2010

    We finally had a chance to make this and it was delicious! Thank you so much for the idea – this will definitely become something that goes into the rotation.

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  9. 9.) Ulva
    February 5th, 2012

    Sadly, no loevfters. We demolished the feast that night, and I did take some mac & cheese home but ate it that night as a snack! I love your ideas though, esp the stuffed acorn thing and bread pudding!I would also lke to add quiche! And rice porridges. Savory oats. Fried rice!

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