Spinach & Ham Frittata

March 3, 2009

Hot off the Skillet

Hot off the Skillet!

I absolutely love breakfast!  During the week, we all have pretty quick breakfasts, but on the weekend, I like to make something a little more special. A great omelet is probably one of my favorite breakfasts.

On Sunday, I decided to make a Frittata, an Italian omelet, for a change. I really wanted to make one with asparagus, but I had spinach on hand, so I used that instead. I started with a basic Frittata recipe from Bon Appetit, but I changed it up a little to suit my taste. I really liked the addition of the Rotel diced tomatoes. And, next time, I’ll add mushrooms and maybe some crispy bacon! Overall, I was pretty happy with the way this Frittata turned out.

HayHay couldn’t wait for it to cool a little, so this is what it looked like after I cut a slice for him.  Ahhhh! Have I mentioned that I LOVE cheese?

Can you tell I like cheese?

And here’s a perfect little slice.  I managed to get a teeny tiny piece while it was warm. I actually wanted a second little piece, but when I returned to the kitchen, the entire thing had disappeared. So, it was definitely a hit with the guys!


Spinach & Ham Frittata

3 T Olive Oil
1 garlic clove, minced
10 oz. package frozen spinach
4-5 oz. ham, diced
7 eggs
3 or 4 teaspoons Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilis, drained
ground pepper to taste
5 or 6 oz grated cheese (I used Trader Joe’s Shredded Three Cheese combo of Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Mozzarella)

Heat oil in heavy medium nonstick skillet over low heat. Add minced garlic and saute about a minute or two. Mix in spinach and diced ham. Add the Rotel tomatoes and chilis on top of the spinach mixture. Whisk eggs, add ground pepper, and pour over spinach mixture. Cover skillet and cook until eggs are almost set, around 8 minutes. Preheat broiler. Sprinkle frittata with the cheese and place under broiler until cheese melts and bubbles, just about a minute or two.  Serve warm.


12 Comments so far

  1. Posted by SisMama

    March 3, 200911:21 am

    That looks yummy! I’d like a slice right now..I made a spinach & ham quiche a week ago and it turned out good..

  2. Posted by BigSis

    March 3, 20096:49 pm

    That looks delicious! I bet your guys went crazy for that! I’m going to try it without the ham, and with mushrooms!

  3. Posted by Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    March 3, 20097:17 pm

    This looks so incredible – This is something that I would eat for breakfast or serve this baby with a salad and dinner is served!!

  4. Posted by LilSis

    March 4, 20097:51 pm

    Thanks Cathy! The tiny piece that I got was very yummy! Next time I make it, I’ll slice myself off a piece and hide it…tee hee

    And you’re right, it would be great for dinner with a salad.

  5. Posted by Deborah

    March 5, 20092:25 pm

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, and this looks wonderful!

  6. Posted by Maria

    April 22, 20102:58 pm

    Extra spinach for me please:)

  7. Posted by Jen @ How To: Simplify

    April 22, 20102:58 pm

    This frittata looks delicious! I love breakfast too! I can’t start the day without it!
    .-= Jen @ How To: Simplify´s last blog post … Peanut Butter and Pecan Blondies =-.

  8. Posted by Tracy

    April 22, 20103:07 pm

    Mmm, yum!
    .-= Tracy´s last blog post … Buttered Rosemary Rolls =-.

  9. Posted by marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    April 22, 20103:18 pm

    Nice frittata! Love everything eggs over here! xo
    .-= marla {Family Fresh Cooking}´s last blog post … {Gluten Free} Maple Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies =-.

  10. Posted by Cookin' Canuck

    April 22, 20105:31 pm

    Frittatas are one of our favorite quick dinner meals. This looks delicious!
    .-= Cookin’ Canuck´s last blog post … Roasted Tomatillo Shrimp Tacos Recipe with Honey-Lime Slaw =-.

  11. Posted by Fuji Mama

    April 22, 20107:13 pm

    It’s been forever since I made a frittata. I think I’m about to break the drought and make this one!
    .-= Fuji Mama´s last blog post … National Food Blogger Bake Sale, Los Angeles Recap =-.

  12. Posted by Maggy

    April 23, 20108:49 am

    Delicious and cheesy – love frittatas!

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