Hakuna Frittata - The Basics of Cooking Frittatas

6 people
1 hr 5 min

A frittata is a dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The core recipe is quite simple. Here are the basics of cooking frittatas.

Over Christmas break, the kids and I decided to go down memory lane with movies, and watch one of their favorite Disney classics; The Lion King. I have to admit that I did doze on and off, yet when that song came on, Hakuna Matata, all I heard was Hakuna Frittata.

Clearly I was hungry, but that song turned into a worm in my head and I heard it over and over again. So, in true Brooke form, in the middle of the night as that song was on repeat in my brain, I decided to put a frittata recipe on my blog calendar to share with you.

Between quiches and frittatas, I make one or the other at least once a week, and the best thing about each, is that they can be enjoyed breakfast, lunch or dinner. They make for superb leftovers, and to top all that off, they’re both very easy to make. You can view my quiche recipe here.

A frittata is simply a quiche without a crust. It’s that simple. The basics of a frittata are eggs and heavy cream. The added cheeses and ingredients are totally up to you. And that’s the best thing, really. The core ingredients of eggs and cream are defined, but it’s the added ingredients that are measured in “ish” terms. A cup(ish) of mushrooms. A cup(ish) of ham. Maybe a handful of cheese. My favorite kind of measuring, and having all my added ingredients options open is almost freeing.

Ok, I might be exaggerating, but I’m not far off. To make a frittata, you can literally clean out your fridge, combining ingredients that you wouldn’t initially think to put together, but totally work in the end. And, it’s a one pot meal. Now, how easy is that!

Let’s Make A Frittata!

Here, I’m sharing my Mushroom and Herbed Goat Cheese Frittata. Using items I had on hand from my fridge, these two gems sure made a delicious dish!

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Hakuna Frittata - The Basics of Cooking Frittatas
Recipe details
  • 6  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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For The Mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups cremini mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp course salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
For The Frittata
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1/3 cup crumbed herbed goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • sautéed mushrooms
For The Mushrooms
Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Add Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, salt and pepper.
Sauté until the mushrooms until softened and golden. Set aside to let cool slightly.
For The Frittata
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk eggs and heavy cream.
Add sautéed mushrooms to the egg mixture. Set aside.
Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in the nonstick skillet over low heat. Once the butter has melted, swirl around in the pan to cover the surface. Turn heat off.
Add egg mixture to pan. Sprinkle grated fontina cheese over egg mixture. Using a fork, distribute the cheese evenly.
Evenly add crumbled herbed goat cheese over top. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden on top.
Cut into slices and serve hot or at room temperature
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