As an extreme breakfast enthusiast, I’m always eating breakfast for dinner (and lunch). Sometimes that means pancake dinners (which are just the best invention ever). But more often than not, my breakfast-for-dinner is an omelet or frittata.
Realistically, there’s not much difference between an omelet (omlette?) and a frittata. One’s made in a skillet; one’s baked in the oven. That’s really it.
Unfortunately it’s very easy to get into an omlette/frittata rut. There are only so many cheese and/or mushroom and/or asparagus omelets one person can have before everything involving eggs seems humdrum. Well, I couldn’t have that now, could I?
Enter the pizza frittata!
This is herb-y, mushroom-y frittata topped with pizza sauce and cheese. It tastes surprisingly like a pizza!
And it’s easy to customize too. Don’t like mushrooms? Throw in a different vegetable. Have some leftover roasted vegetables? Go ahead and add them. Prefer some other cheeses? I’m no cheese snob, so feel free to experiment (or – perhaps more importantly – use whatever you have on hand).
The way I see it, if you’re ever in a food rut, pizza is the answer.
In fact, if anything’s wrong, pizza is the answer.
Question of the Day
Now I can’t stop thinking about pizza. So, does anyone have any delicious or exciting pizza ideas to share? One time I tried a dessert pizza – it was cooked pizza dough topped with Nutella, banana slices and strawberries!
- 5 eggs
- 1 heaped tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (from approx. 4 - 6 stems)
- ½ cup chopped fresh basil (from approx. 2 stems)
- 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- 4 oz. (115 g) mushrooms, sliced
- ¼ cup pizza/pasta sauce (e.g. marinara)
- 1 oz. (30 g) buffalo mozzarella, shredded or thinly sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9.5-inch (24 cm) pie dish, or another large baking dish.
- Use fork to beat together the eggs in a large bowl. Add the thyme, basil, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Mix until completely combined. Stir in the sliced mushrooms.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until set. Remove from the oven, and spread over the pizza/pasta sauce. Scatter over the mozzarella.
- Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the frittata is cooked through. Slice into wedges, and enjoy!