Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

11 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014

This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups thinly sliced red onion
  • 1½ cups chopped zucchini
  • 7 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅔ cup pearl-size or baby fresh mozzarella balls (about 4 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped soft sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil


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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
  2. Heat oil in a large broiler-safe nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and zucchini and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour the eggs over the vegetables in the pan. Cook, lifting the edges to allow uncooked egg from the middle to flow underneath, until nearly set, about 2 minutes. Arrange mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes on top and place the skillet under the broiler until the eggs are slightly browned, 1½ to 2 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes. Top with basil.
  4. To release the frittata from the pan, run a spatula around the edge, then underneath, until you can slide or lift it out onto a cutting board or serving plate. Cut into 4 slices and serve.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 292 calories; 21 g fat(7 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein; 65 mcg folate; 346 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 937 IU vitamin A; 13 mg vitamin C; 227 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 513 mg sodium; 408 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (23% daily value), Vitamin C (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 2½ medium-fat meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 11

April 28, 2019
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By: scannon
Delicious and easy! I recently made it for a weekend brunch at a vrbo with the step children. This dish makes such a nice presentation and everybody loved it. I brought my blue diamond nonstick pan and the frittata slid off onto the platter looking picture perfect.
December 23, 2017
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By: Claudia Amstutz
Easy and delicious! I added garlic and some hot peppers to the onion and zucchini for a kick ??
July 16, 2017
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By: Jaye Martin
I left out soft sun-dried tomatoes, and used some leftover grape tomatoes cut in half. was very tasty, and much heather than our normal go to of quiche.
June 27, 2017
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By: Kellbeezy
Easy, and delicious. One serving was not filling though, but next time I will add more vegetable to the recipe. Mushrooms & spinach, and maybe some garlic.
February 23, 2017
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By: Sarah
Very delicious and easy. I didn't think it was cooked throughout using the time in the recipe... After I took it out of the oven I put it back on the stove for 5 more minutes on medium heat to make sure it was cooked throughout. It was delicious. I paired it with a salad using a champagne vinaigrette. It was all very good.
January 18, 2017
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By: SherryD
Love that this is gluten free AND vegetarian! Very easy to make, and I'm no gourmet cook! The zucchini at my grocery store was bad, so I substituted gray squash (which I had never eaten). It was good!
August 10, 2016
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By: SandyLee
Didn't have basil, used Italian Seasoning - turned out great!
August 02, 2016
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By: adpowers7
The base recipe for this is great and seems to be very versatile. I made it without sun dried tomatoes or basil and added some chiles. We would even make this again for dinner this week!
May 21, 2016
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By: hirzel506
Quick and tasty This recipe is surprisingly delicious and oh so very easy to make. You can add more ingredients if you wish- I added mushrooms and spinach. Start to finish in under 15 minutes. My entire family commented on how tasty it was. I have been cooking for over 35 years and am always looking for new and simple recipes. Pros: Easy, fast, tasty, one pan means easy clean up
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