Sunday, January 8, 2023

Broccoli cheese frittata

I do a lot of egg dishes (mostly frittatas) on Wednesdays because by mid-week I'm too tired after work for anything intensive for dinner.  The broccoli cheese frittata is the most recent modification.  It's also pretty easy.


  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, chopped (the ones I use are usually baseball sized)
  • 16-oz bag of frozen chopped broccoli (you can use another cut of broccoli like florets or cuts, but the chopped is nice and small for easy eating in the frittata)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I use the pre-packaged macaroni and cheese blend)
  • 12 eggs, beaten (I do this after step 4 below so I can use the bowl I cooked the broccoli in)
  • salt, pepper, paprika, and/or msg to taste


  1. In a 12-inch cast iron (or otherwise oven-safe) skillet, cook the onion until translucent.  Season to taste with salt, pepper, and/or msg.
  2. Cook the broccoli according to the package. (I usually microwave it while I'm cooking the onion.)
  3. Turn off the heat under skillet during assembly.  If your broiler needs to preheat, move the top rack up to broiler position and turn it on high.  (This is also a good time to check that you aren't storing anything in the oven, which used to be where we kept the iron skillets.)
  4. Spread the onion evenly on the bottom of the skillet, then layer the broccoli on top of it. (I use a slotted spoon so as not to get too much of the broccoli liquid into the skillet.)
    broccoli cheese frittata after adding the broccoli
    After adding the broccoli to the onion
  5. Spread the cheese evenly over the broccoli.
    broccoli cheese frittata after adding the cheese
    After adding the cheese
  6. Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the layered vegetables and cheese.  Gently smoosh down anything sticking up through the eggs. (It may not all be under the surface of the eggs, which is okay.)
    broccoli cheese frittata after adding the egg
    After adding the egg
  7. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.
  8. Turn the burner back on medium to medium high and let cook till you start to get bubbles up through in the egg.
  9. Turn the burner off and transfer the skillet to the oven under the broiler.  Cook for about 10 minutes or until the egg is set and the top has browned slightly.
    Broccoli cheese frittata done

 We do this as four servings, but you can probably do six if you're serving it with something else.

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