Tomato Feta Spinach Frittata
Spinach frittata with cherry tomatoes and feta cheese is a quick and easy meal for busy days. This egg frittata recipe makes a high protein, healthy breakfast. It’s gluten-free, low carb, meatless, and is kid-friendly, too! And when you round it out with some fruit or sausage or toast, Tomato Feta Spinach Frittata is also one of the best gluten free brunch recipes for holidays, or a fast brinner for busy nights.
Originally published Mar 5, 2013
We all have them. You know what they are.
Those are the types of days that you need a super fast dinner like this spinach frittata recipe…
It’s any given day when you have any combination of at least four or five of the following:
- piles of laundry to be done
- kids are acting crazy
- spouse is running late from work
- son needs a haircut
- daughter HAS to have new shoes for tomorrow
- traffic is ridiculous
- gotta get the grocery shopping done because there is NOTHING to eat
- bills have to be paid
- taxes must get done
- garbage gets picked up tomorrow
- baby is crying
- toddler wants to play Candyland
- lunches have to be packed
- you need birthday gifts for three parties next weekend
This was my day that needed this recipe…
So I had this sudden realization on Sunday, the day I hit 37 weeks, that Baby Brother is going to be here… SOON! Normally on Sundays, we lazily have breakfast, then at least make an attempt to go to church. When we get home, I do some stuff on the computer or a few random chores during The Bug’s afternoon nap, and I still manage to pull together a decent dinner.
Not this past Sunday.
Mom was visiting and was happy to go off galavanting with The Bug in tow. The Hubby had some work to do to prepare for a meeting on Monday. So, I felt it was time to begin to tackle the random piles of baby stuff everywhere. I finished the laundry I had started, folded the piles of bibs and blankets that I had stacked in the crib, took covers off of the swing and bouncer seat, and washed those and some other random things I found, wiped random things down with alcohol to clean them, rummaged through bottles and breastfeeding supplies to see what could be put back into service, and started gathering a few things for my hospital bag. Needless to say, I was exhausted and was not looking to make dinner a huge ordeal.
The very first thing that came to mind was a spinach frittata.
What is a frittata?
A frittata is baked eggs, sort of a combination of quiche, like this Bacon Cheddar Quiche, and an omelet, but it isn’t folded. You start cooking the eggs in a skillet on the stove top, then finish it off in the oven.
So this Tomato Feta Spinach Frittata is one of my, what I like to call, “back pocket meals”. Typically I either have the ingredients on hand or only need to quickly pick up one or two things. It comes together quickly, I don’t have to look at a recipe, and all three of us enjoy it.
Well, my big guy usually insists I pick out the tomatoes, but scrambling spinach into eggs is pretty much the only way I can get him to eat leafy greens. So I’ll take that. A little bit of Waldorf Fruit Salad or even just an orange, maybe a little turkey sausage, some toast or English muffins, or some combination of those, and we are good to go.
Frittatas are really versatile. Just use whatever veggies or cooked meat you have on hand. Spinach frittata is what my pregnant body was craving.
What kind of pan is best for making a frittata?
A good nonstick skillet is definitely a worthwhile investment. This Le Creuset Skillet is a great option, and though it’s a little pricy, the features will make this a kitchen workhorse that stands up over time. With a pan like this, you can leave out any excess fat, which often, especially in a nonstick pan, doesn’t help keep a recipe like this frittata from sticking. And it’s safe to put in an oven up to 500°F and even under the broiler.
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If you like the spinach frittata recipe, here are more ways to use eggs to create quick and easy dinners.
Eggs are a go-to for me for a back pocket meal. They are so quick, easy, and versatile. Plus you can make the portable if you take this combination of ingredients or any of the other ideas you’ll find to make 20 of the Best Egg Muffins.
- Hawaiian Scrambled Eggs with Cheese
- Buffalo Cauliflower Baked Eggs
- Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche
- Pressure Cooker Egg Bites
Tomato Feta Spinach Frittata Recipe
This baked eggs breakfast is perfect for a quick and easy brunch or brinner. Serve it for a holiday like Easter or Mother’s Day or Christmas (check out those red and green colors). Or whip it up in no time on a busy weeknight It’s a great source of healthy veggies and protein! Just add some toast and fruit for a complete meal.
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Tomato Feta Spinach Frittata
- 8 eggs
- 1 tsp kosher salt divided
- pepper to taste
- 6 oz baby spinach roughly chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat your broiler.
- Whisk the eggs, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Preheat a 9-10 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Add the spinach and the remaining 1/2 tsp salt, and cook 3-4 minutes, or until the spinach wilts.
- Add the tomatoes and eggs, and stir gently with a rubber spatula.
- Continue to cook over medium heat until set slightly, 5-6 minutes, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan with the spatula every minute or two.
- Scatter the cheese over the top, cover, and cook for 6-7 minutes.
- Once the eggs are nearly cooked through, place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, or until the eggs are fully set and the top has browned.
- Use a spatula to loosen the frittata from the pan, and slide out onto a cutting board or plate in order to slice and serve.
Enjoy the spinach frittata!