Meatless Monday Cheesy Broccoli Frittata

Good Monday Morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! We were running all around the DC area this weekend, which was great! Unfortunately, it was more mission oriented than for leisure. Therefore, exploration of our new metropolis will commence in the weeks to come, but it was still fun to travel all around running errands and checking out new places. On the top of our explorative list is a menu of restaurants worth finding, I am sure. Nick and I try to have a “date” night each week. Sometimes life has a way of sucking us in to adult responsibility and forces us to lose touch with the simple things in life. So at least once a week, usually on the weekend, we like to go out and sit in a nice restaurant. It really is fun. We sit around for hours talking about food and our blog, politics, international chaos, work and our future. Being able to talk to somebody on so many levels is refreshing and exciting; we aim never to lose that connection, so date night each week helps us strengthen that bond.

One of our many topics of conversation this weekend had to do with the path of my blog, particularly in the weeks to come. Several weeks ago I asked all of my foodie favs what they may like to see appear on my blog in the months to come. I was encouraged by the suggestions I received and am in the process of incorporating each of those suggestions in some way. Today it all begins.

I have a mini-series tab that highlights a particular type of diet or food that I experiment with for a week or so and some of my new paths will expand on that idea; however, the mini-series may be more like a reoccurring weekly series. Are you ready to know what I have for you today? Today begins Meatless Monday’s! A few of you expessed interest in something like this and Nick’s sister was kind enough to inspire the name. I hope this series does not disappoint! To begin Meatless Monday’s I have for you today… Cheesy Broccoli Frittata!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 ½ cups red potato, cubed [1 BIG red potato]
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 1 ½ cup broccoli florets, chopped & steamed
  • 1 cup Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 4 to 5 eggs
  • 1 to 1 ¼ cup skim milk
  • Garlic powder OR 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • In an oven safe skillet over medium – high heat, sauté the potato and onion for about 12 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring frequently. If you are using garlic cloves, add those about 5 minutes into the process. If not, just sprinkle some garlic powder over the onion and potatoes immediately.

  • In the meantime, combine the milk, eggs, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl and whisk together until light and frothy

  • Add the broccoli to the skillet and top with the cheese, making sure to spread it evenly

  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet over the potato mixture
  • Shake the pan so that all of the ingredients are equally distributed

  • Cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or until the bottom starts to set up while the top is still a bit unsettled
  • Move skillet to oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until the frittata has set up
  • Insert a toothpick into the center to verify its doneness

I had never made a frittata before, but this was probably the easiest dish to make! I was a bit skeptical and a little worried because I had no real idea what I was getting myself into, but I am so glad that I gave it a try! You should too!!

Tune in next week for another Meatless Monday recipe!

Until Next Time,

Happy Frittata - ing'