Kale and Bell Pepper Frittata

Healthy kale and bell pepper frigate

Good morning friends!  Ahh, the early morning sun is starting to come through the windows, my coffee just finished brewing, and I’ve got nothing on the agenda for the morning.  Aren’t these the best mornings ever?  I love love love being able to relax in our sunroom, read, talk, and sip on our coffee.  Perfection.  But then, my tummy started grumbling so I had to start thinking about breakfast.  I am ashamed to say I have never even heard of a frittata until about a month ago.  Gasp!  I know!  I have been living under a rock.  Now I am obsessed haha.

frittata out of oven 2

So for those of you living under a rock like me thinking what the heck is a frittata?! Here is my take on it: A frittata is an egg dish baked in a cast iron skillet.  Veggies are mixed into it and then topped with a little cheese (and hot sauce hehehe) Its very similar to an omelet and oh. so. good.

frittata slice close up

You can really get creative with these bad boys.  Throw in whatever veggies you have on hand, add meat if you want, beans? sure!  Play around with combos of cheeses.  Endless frittata happiness.

frittata with hot sauce

This frittata was made with kale from the garden and eggs from a local farm just a few miles away from my house.  I could go on about the benefits of local eggs for quite some time (I will save it for another post).  So for now, I will just say this, try your hardest to find a local source of eggs.  The taste of the eggs and quality of life for the chickens is a million times better than that of grocery store eggs.

Kale and Bell Pepper Frittata
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
A delicious frittata made with local eggs and kale grown in the backyard. Feel free to add whatever ingredients you have on hand! This recipe is adapted from Naturally Ella's base frittata recipe which can be found here: http://naturallyella.com/2013/09/01/new-series-base-recipe-frittatas/
Ingredients
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups packed kale (stems removed & chopped)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • hot sauce to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add in peppers and onions and cook until onions begin to soften. Add kale and cook until wilted.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, paprika, and salt and pepper.
  4. Add egg mixture to the cast iron skillet and cook 5-7 minutes (until bottom begins to set).
  5. Sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese and pop into the oven. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until eggs are set and cheese is starting to bubble & brown.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of hot sauce, if desired.

 

hot sauce fritata

much love,

Heather

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