15 Easy and Healthy Frittata Recipes for a Veggie-Packed Breakfast
Kale, Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Frittata
A breakfast frittata is the home cook's best friend. Not only is it super nutritious (eggs + veggies = a whole lot of protein and vitamins), but you can put just about anything in the pan, and it will still taste great. What's more, egg frittatas leave practically no mess in the wake of their prep. This Kale, Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Frittata works well as a faux-fancy dish to serve for brunch or as an easy make-ahead lunch or dinner. (For more meal prep tricks, try these meal prep tricks from the pros.)
Baby Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash Crust
Give your vegetable frittata a boost in texture and flavor by adding sweet potatoes to the bottom of the pan before throwing in the rest of your ingredients. With every fork-full of this Baby Spinach Frittata with Sweet Potato Hash Crust, you'll cut through layers of leafy spinach, tangy goat cheese, and fluffy egg all layered atop a hearty sweet potato crust. Give us some of that! (Wait, is there a difference between yams and sweet potatoes?)
Tomato and Zucchini Frittata
With its heaping amount of produce and the bright colors, this vibrant Tomato & Zucchini Frittata belongs on your Instagram. Plus, the use of dairy-free almond milk in the vegetable frittata keeps the eggs light and fluffy. (If you're allergic to almonds, one of these other good-for-you milks will work just fine.)
Potato and Broccolini Frittata
Perfect for cold-weather days, this Potato and Broccolini Frittata is just the warm, filling meal you're probably craving. Loaded with dark leafy greens and satisfying spuds, this vegetable frittata has everything you love about breakfast, all in one dish. Shout out to the parmesan crust for adding a much-appreciated crispy and savory element. (P.S. this is everything you need to know about broccolini.)
Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozarella
An egg dish with a south of the border twist is definitely something everyone can get behind, and this breakfast frittata has you covered! Nix the avocado toast and get your daily dose of the green fruit by pairing it with zesty cotija cheese and eggs for a decadently creamy yet protein-filled meal to fuel your day (or night). (For more #avo #inspo, try these 5 new things to do with an avocado.)
Spaghetti Squash and Meatball Frittata
Spaghetti and meatballs: A comfort food classic that represents full bellies and family get-togethers. As beloved as the traditional version is, this transformation of the dish into a healthy Spaghetti Squash and Meatball Frittata is truly drool-worthy. To lighten things up, replace pasta with spaghetti squash and swap ground beef for ground turkey meatballs. All the classic flavors still shine, but you won't feel bad eating leftovers—if there are any.
This Chicken-Spinach Frittata (which totally fits into the Mediterranean diet) shows off a breakfast frittata's value as an end of the week, throw-in-everything-you-have-left-over kind of dish. Take cooked chicken as well as any and all of your extra veggies and toss 'em in the pan. The chicken adds savoriness as well as a serious dose of protein, putting this recipe firmly in the food-as-fuel category.
Tofu Frittata with Spinach and Peppers
Here's a hint for all you aspiring vegans out there: When done right, tofu can actually mimic eggs! In this Tofu Frittata with Spinach and Peppers, soy sauce and tofu are blended together to create a consistency comparable to eggs—smooth and a little creamy, and ready to pour in a pan. Throw in some garlic and turmeric to up the flavor (and the detox value) as well as some scallions, cloves, spinach, and bell pepper to add color and nutrients to your vegetable frittata. (These high-protein vegan meal ideas will keep you fueled without the animal products.)
Shakshuka Egg White Frittata with Turkey Sausage
Traditionally, Shakshuka is an Israeli dish with eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce (worth trying at home, promise). Inspired by the flavors of that authentic recipe is this Shakshuka Egg White Frittata with Turkey Sausage. It keeps that Middle Eastern vibe with the spices, but adds turkey sausage for protein and replaces eggs with egg whites to cut calories in this vegetable frittata. Hello, healthy flavor bomb.
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata Fingers
Yep, you can turn a breakfast frittata into a finger food and it's still so darn classy. The proof: these Broccoli Cheese Frittata Fingers. In the bite-sized pieces you'll find all the familiar ingredients—zucchini, broccoli, egg, and cheese—but you'll cook this version on a rectangular tray to cut into munchable squares. Perfect for your next brunch party!
Creamy and Crispy Hash Browns Frittata
TBH, this one is a bit of a splurge in the nutrition department. There's cream and cheese in this breakfast frittata, but take solace in the overload of veggies and beans. With every bite of this Creamy and Crispy Hash Browns Frittata, you'll get a gooey, melted middle covered with a crunchy hash brown top.
Easy Artichoke, Spinach, and Herb Frittata
This Artichoke, Spinach, and Herb Frittata has so many veggies that it literally turns green! Artichokes, broccoli, spinach, green onions, shallots, and fresh herbs create a garden on the plate. A dash of goat cheese amps up the flavors and complements the creamy eggs. (Slicing and dicing artichokes is way more difficult than it looks, but these artichoke cooking tips will help you get the job done.)
Mini Margherita Quinoa Frittatas
Not only do these Mini Margherita Quinoa Frittatas taste incredible, they feed a crowd in a cinch and can freeze for days. Quinoa and eggs give you a one-two punch of protein, so just two of these can be a satisfying and nutritious meal, and one makes for a smart snack with some serious staying power. (If you're always eating on the go, check out these 3 easy ways to make egg muffins.)
Sure, you may need a waffle iron to whip this one up, but after seeing this Frittafle recipe you'll be running to the nearest Costco to buy one ASAP. The ingrdients themselves are pretty standard—bell pepper, roasted potatoes, arugula, bacon, and cheese—but turning it into waffle form makes this vegetable frittata that much more fun to eat.
Vegetably Versatile Frittata With Spinach and Herbs
When Dr. Seuss wrote about green eggs, he probably wasn't imagining this next-level breakfast frittata. Pureed spinach and herbs are whisked into the egg mixture for full-bodied flavor with each bite, and fresh fennel and radish add some much-needed crunch to this otherwise creamy dish. Oh, and don't forget a few dashes of hot sauce for a kick to your tastebuds. (Have you seen these out-of-the-box ways to use hot sauce?)