I love to eat a hearty breakfast, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to cook most mornings. It's much easier to pour myself a bowl of cereal before heading out the door than pull out the frying pan. I love making this Five Cheese Italian Frittata because it's a quick one pot dish. No need to load the dishwasher or pull out heavy baking equipment.
Now, you may be wondering, what exactly IS a frittata? For years, I've made egg dishes, but I didn't discover this amazing dish until recently. A frittata resembles an omelette, but there's no need to fuss with the flipping. It has the flavor of a quiche, but there's no need to roll out a pie crust.
Now, technically speaking, Frittata means "fried" in Italian. So an authentic frittata is generally fried in a frying pan until the edges are just set. Then it is either flipped or transferred to the oven to finish cooking. My frying pans are rather large, so it would probably take for entire carton of eggs for me to fill my frittata pan. So I opted to bake mine in a cute little pie pan I picked up recently (which is another reason I decided to skip the stovetop!) Plus, I've been on a "one pot cooking" kick lately, attempting to eliminate dished piling up in my sink. So, while this dish may be slightly lacking in technique, it makes up for it in the taste department!
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Hi, I'm Jennifer-the creator of What's Baking, Babycakes? Here you'll find easy to make desserts, frozen treats, healthy salads, and hearty casseroles. I love baking, and spending time with my family and two Papillions! Find out more in the "about section." Happy baking!