Quick, you’re making breakfast for a crowd—what do you prepare? You could fry two eggs per person…but that will take a while, and you’ll still have to cook up some hearty sides to make it a real meal. Same goes for waffles and pancakes. If you ask us, a frittata—an Italian egg dish that can be filled with veggies, cheese or meat, like an omelet—is the best way to satiate the morning masses. It cooks in a single skillet and usually comes together in the oven, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to set the table and work on the ever-important mimosa pitcher. Best of all, they’re so filling that all they need is a side of greens, potatoes or fruit. Read on for 20 of our favorite frittata recipes, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s five-ingredient number to one that uses last night’s leftover meatballs.
20 Frittata Recipes That Will Be the Star of Your Sunday Brunch (or Any Weekday Morning)
- Time Commitment: 25 minutes
- Why We Love It: vegetarian, low carb, keto-friendly, crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy
Isn’t she lovely? Don’t sweat it if you can’t find pretty squash blossoms to crown the frittata with—they don’t offer much in the flavor department (but they sure are pretty).
- Time Commitment: 50 minutes
- Why We Love It: vegetarian, high protein, gluten free
What’s the difference between a tortilla and a frittata, you ask? Tortillas are thicker and contain lots of thin-sliced potato, while frittatas are on the thinner, dryer side and don’t require potato.
- Time Commitment: 40 minutes
- Why We Love It: gluten free, crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy
Hosting Sunday brunch? Make this savory main ahead and serve it at room temperature, as they do in European wine bars.
- Time Commitment: 1 hour and 35 minutes
- Why We Love It: vegetarian, gluten free, Mediterranean diet-friendly
Ricotta cheese and heavy cream are whisked into the custard filling to make it as creamy and decadent as possible. (And that’s before the grated mozzarella hits the skillet.)
- Time Commitment: 30 minutes
- Why We Love It: vegetarian, low carb, keto-friendly, gluten free
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.