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Caprese Frittata

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A quick and simple vegetarian recipe for breakfast or brunch featuring Italian flavors of tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese.

A fresh and bright frittata recipe ready in less than 30 minutes. Fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil pack this egg frittata with flavor. Gluten free (GF) and vegetarian, a simple breakfast or brunch for a crown. Caprese Frittata | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com This Caprese Frittata is full of fresh and bright flavors.  Classic caprese ingredients of tomato, mozzarella, and basil make this a great vegetarian breakfast or brunch recipe.

A fresh and bright frittata recipe ready in less than 30 minutes. Fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil pack this egg frittata with flavor. Gluten free (GF) and vegetarian, a simple breakfast or brunch for a crown. Caprese Frittata | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com This post contains affiliate links.

If I am going to make breakfast, I want it to be delicious.  But I also do not want to wake up really early to make it, either.  No sacrificing sleep here!  This Caprese Frittata takes only 20 minutes and is incredibly simple.  To make the frittata, just mix the ingredients together and bake in a skillet on the stove for a few minutes until the edges are set.  Then transfer the frittata to an oven until cooked through and you are done!

A fresh and bright frittata recipe ready in less than 30 minutes. Fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil pack this egg frittata with flavor. Gluten free (GF) and vegetarian, a simple breakfast or brunch for a crown. Caprese Frittata | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com A frittata is very similar to an omelette, except the ingredients are mixed throughout the egg and it is flat.  My mom is a BIG fan of caprese anything, so I have been experimenting with new ways to use the same flavors in fun recipes.  I love to pack my frittatas full of mix ins like the tomatoes and basil, so every bite of this Caprese Frittata has flavor in it.  The hubby is obsessed with cheese (aren’t we all?) so sometimes I add some additional cheese right inside.  A non-stick skillet is best, but you can also use a cast iron skillet.  The egg tends to stick more in cast iron, making it difficult to flip out if you choose to do so.

A fresh and bright frittata recipe ready in less than 30 minutes. Fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil pack this egg frittata with flavor. Gluten free (GF) and vegetarian, a simple breakfast or brunch for a crown. Caprese Frittata | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com This Caprese Frittata is vegetarian and gluten free (gf), perfect for entertaining and holidays.  Easily make a frittata for a crowd by doubling up the ingredients in the same skillet.  It will take longer to cook through but will be just as simple and easy.  Find more of our frittata recipes here!

A fresh and bright frittata recipe ready in less than 30 minutes. Fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil pack this egg frittata with flavor. Gluten free (GF) and vegetarian, a simple breakfast or brunch for a crown. Caprese Frittata | Three Olives Branch | www.threeolivesbranch.com

Caprese Frittata

A quick and simple vegetarian recipe for breakfast or brunch featuring Italian flavors of tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Keto/Low Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 225kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Place a large (10 inch wide) nonstick skillet that is oven safe on the stovetop. Heat over medium heat.
  • While the skillet is heating, prepare your ingredients by halving the tomatoes and cutting the mozzarella into chunks approximately 1/4-1/3 inches. Chop the basil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese chunks, fresh basil, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add the oil to the skillet. When warm, add the egg mixture. Stir briefly. Let the egg mixture cook until the edges begin to set, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove and place the oven safe skillet in the oven. Bake until the eggs are completely cooked through and the frittata is dry to the touch on top, approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the frittata from the oven. Run a rubber spatula around the edge of the frittata to loosen it and either slide it out or flip it onto a plate. Serve immediately and top with additional fresh basil if desired.

Notes

To ensure a completely vegetarian dish, make sure to use vegetarian cheese.
non-stick skillet is best, but you can also use a cast iron skillet.  The egg tends to stick more in cast iron, making it difficult to flip out if you choose to do so.
The smaller the skillet, the thicker your frittata will be and the longer it will need to cook.  The larger the skillet, the thinner the frittata and the faster it cooks.  I use a 10 inch skillet for this recipe.
You can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried basil for the fresh, however fresh basil is recommended for optimal flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 333mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
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By on May 5th, 2018

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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7 thoughts on “Caprese Frittata”

  1. If I want to double this recipe for a serving of 8, how much longer than 3-5 minutes, should I let it cook in the skillet until it sets, and then how much longer should I bake it at 350?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Hi!
      I have not made a double batch, but here are some educated guesses for you. First make sure you have a big skillet to make sure it all fits! It puffs up as it cooks, so you need a skillet much larger than 10 inches.

      For the 3-5 minutes in step 5, still let it cook until the edges are setting. It will take longer but not positive how long. Maybe 7 or so? Just look for those edges setting.

      And for the final cook, still look for it being dry to the touch (especially in the middle) and that when you touch it, it does not feel like there is liquid moving around in the center. Maybe 18-20 minutes?

      I am not sure on the times, but if you go by the markers (edges setting, dry to touch, etc) it should still work out! Just make sure you have a larger skillet or something that will fit the double batch. Otherwise can just use two skillets.

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