Italian Frittata Recipe With Peas

The Bella Vita
by The Bella Vita
2 portion
25 min

Italian frittata with peas is a quick and super delicious lunch idea, or an easy dinner idea.

Frittata with peas is one of my favorite dishes since I was a child, as the sweetness of peas makes everything more delicious.

piece of Italian frittata with peas

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Why This Frittata Recipe Works

Family friendly: A dish loved by everybody young and old.

Easy to prepare: It sounds difficult, but it’s not. Making the perfect frittata takes a few tricks, which I’ll reveal.

Play around with the filling: You can make with any veggie you have at home.

If You have zucchini you can prepare a delicious zucchini frittata.

slice of italian frittata with peas

Ingredients – ​​What Do You need?




Parmesan cheese:

Salt & black pepper:

What Is The Best Pan For Frittata?

nonstick frying pan for make frittata

How To Make This Peas Italian Frittata: Step by step Fritatta

Cook the vegetables: Chop the onion and soften it in a large skillet with a drizzle of oil.

When the onion has softened, add the peas and a cup of broth or water; let it cook for about 10 minutes until the broth has dried. Adjust the salt if needed.

Transfer them to a bowl to cool.

Beat the eggs: In a bowl, beat the eggs together with grated parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt and a grinding of pepper.

Use a fork or a kitchen whisk. Be careful not to whip the eggs.

Add the vegetables to the egg: At this point, add the peas to the egg mix and gently mix them.

Cook the frittata: You can use the same skillet where you cooked the peas.

Grease the non stick skillet with a little oil and heat.

Put the mixture in and cook over lower heat, covering with a lid for about 5 minutes.

Flip the frittata by helping yourself with a flat plate, let it cook for another 5 minutes.

close photo of frittata

What Should I Serve With Frittata?

Frittata is a super versatile dish; I love to serve it with this delicious orange salad or potato salad and accompany it with a soft focaccia.

If you’re looking for a different side dish, check out these side dishes.

Italian Frittata Recipe With Peas

How Long Does Frittata Last in The Fridge?

This frittata can be store in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to one day.

Italian Frittata Recipe With Peas
Recipe details
  • 2  portion
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 ½ cups Peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small Onion
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Olive oil

Peel and chop the onion.
In a non-stick pan with two tablespoons of olive oil, sauté one onion, until softened.
When the onion has softened, add the peas and half cup of water, add salt and pepper.
Cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat, until the peas have turned soft.
When the peas are ready transfer them to a bowl and let them cool.
Meanwhile, in another bowl, break the eggs, add the parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper, and lightly beat them with a fork, being careful not to overbeat them.
At this point add the peas, and amalgamate them with the eggs.
In the pan where you cooked the peas, add a tablespoon of olive oil, and let it heat up. When it is hot, add the mixture and lower the heat and cover with a lid, let it cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Gently shaking the pan every few minutes.
At this point the part that seems most difficult, but is not if you use the right pan. Help yourself with a plate the same diameter as the pan. Place it on top and flip the omelet.
Add a little olive oil if needed, and gently  slide  the frittata on the other side.
Let it cook for another 5 minutes or so.
Flip the frittata on the plate again.
Serve with your favorite side dish
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