Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema

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Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

Eggs…Cheese…Veggies…Lemon Crema…a beautiful combination.  This Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is the perfect one pan, low carb, gluten free, and yummy dish!  You can eat this for breakfast before work, pack it for lunch, eat it for dinner, or brunch on the weekend.  It has no boundaries, it’s like the super hero of recipes!

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema starts with the veggies: Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Zucchini, and Scallion.  Does this scream good-for-you or what?  But don’t worry, there are plenty of eggs, some cheese too, to round out the dish and give it a creamy, buttery, nutty flavor.

Then, top with a fresh, bright and zesty Lemon Crema, that needs only lemon, sour cream, salt, and pepper.  It adds another layer of flavor that you will fall in love with!

Serve with a light side Mesclun and Tomato Salad or Quinoa Salad and you are set!

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

Finally, let’s get fancy…  Doesn’t the zucchini spiral design on top look so pretty!?  It is truly easy, takes just seconds to create, and will impress everyone!

I just love this Frittata because (1) it’s DELICIOUS (2) it’s Gluten Free (3) you can really use up any veggies that you have in your fridge, so go nuts.  You can also swap out the cheddar for another favorite cheese, like goat cheese, if you want.  Finally, (4) it is E-A-S-Y clean-up!  Only one bowl to mix the eggs and one pan to cook that starts on the stove and then moves to the oven.  Of course, you need to prep the veggies, but do that in the day(s) ahead and the night you cook is no-muss, no-fuss!

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR VEGETABlE FRITTATA COOKING ‘KIT’

You are busy, so these are the steps you can do a day or two in advance to prepare food ahead!  (See the recipe below for more details)

  • All of the vegetables can be prepared in advance, including cleaning, peeling, and cutting into small pieces.
  • For the Zucchini, you want to slice it into thin rounds for layering on top.

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

  • I love carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and scallions for this frittata because of the different colors and textures.  You can really use any vegetables that you love or have on hand though.
  • You can also make the Lemon Crema ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

COOK YOUR VEGETABLE FRITTATA:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • When you are ready to cook your frittata, you first make the egg mixture and set aside.
  • Cook the vegetables (not the Zucchini yet) in a pan until starting to soften.

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese and then add the egg mixture.  Do not mix, just let the egg immediately hit the pan and start to sear on the bottom.

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

  • Turn the heat down to low and then layer the zucchini rounds starting at the center and working your way out until the top is completely covered.

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

  • Sprinkle the top of the Zucchini with more cheese and then move into the oven to cook for 20 minutes.  Test the center with a toothpick to make sure it is done.

Serve with a dollop of the Lemon Crema…YUM!

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema

Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe!  This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese.  It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.  #frittata #vegetarian #eggrecipes #breakfast #brunch

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword eggs, frittata, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 366 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli, diced
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower, diced
  • 1 Zucchini, Medium sliced
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Eggs Mixture

  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Lemon Crema

  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Lemon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Dice the carrots.  Break off the broccoli florets and rough chop them into small bite-size pieces.  Break off the cauliflower florets and rough chop into small bite-size pieces.  Slice the scallions.  Put all in a storage bag in the fridge until ready to cook.

  2. Thin slice the zucchini into 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.  Put in a storage bag in the fridge until ready to cook.

    Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.
  3. Make the Lemon Crema.  Add the sour cream into a small mixing bowl.  Zest the Lemon and add the zest to the sour cream.  Cut the lemon into quarters and add the juice from one quarter.  Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste.

Cook the Frittata

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

  2. In a separate medium mixing bowl, crack the 8 eggs.  Add the 1/4 cup milk, salt and pepper and whisk until all yolks are combined.  Set aside.

  3. Preheat a 10" sauté pan and add 1 tbls extra virgin olive oil.  Then add the veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, scallions, but NOT the zucchini) to the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then stir to ensure even cooking.  Cook for 5 minutes stirring a few times throughout until starting to get soft.

    Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese over the veggies.

  5. Pour the egg mixture over the veggies and cheese.  Do not stir the eggs in, just let then sink to the bottom and get a sear on the bottom.  

    Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.
  6. Arrange the zucchini on top in a flat spiral by laying 1 round slice in the center and then laying more slices around it in a circle and continuing to lay then around in a spiral shape until completely covered.  Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

    Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.
  7. Put the pan into the preheated oven for 20 minutes.  Test the center of the frittata with a knife to see if it comes out clean or if the egg is still raw in the center.  If still raw, put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes and continue to test every 5 minutes until done.

    Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.
  8. Remove the fritatta from the oven and let sit to cool before cutting.  Serve with a dollop of the Lemon Crema and ENJOY!

    Vegetable Frittata with Lemon Crema is an easy weeknight dinner, quick breakfast, or weekend brunch recipe! This Vegetable Frittata is thick and hearty with lots of flavors and textures from the veggies, but is also light and creamy from the eggs and cheese. It's loaded with healthy veggies, is gluten free, and super EASY to make and to clean up after.

3-Ingredient EASY Banana Bread

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This 3-Ingredient Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.

This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread recipe is seriously THE EASIEST cake or bread recipe that I have ever made!  It started out as a sort-of experiment, but to my amazement, came out the perfect texture, was incredibly moist, and tasted delicious!

This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.

So what is this magical recipe?  What are those 3 simple ingredients?  Well, of course, bananas is one.  They need to be over-ripe bananas that when you look at them you think, yep those have seen better days and you may typically just toss into the trash.  BUT DON’T!  Use these perfectly nearly-black-all-over beauties for this recipe.  BTW, you can also slice these over-ripe bananas up and freeze them for smoothies or banana ice cream! For more Freezer Hacks, download this Free Meal Prep Freezer Hack Sheet!

This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.

And the key ingredient?  Drum roll please… PANCAKE MIX!  Pancake mix is great for those times when you are in a pinch and need to make something fast.  It includes several of the ingredients in a banana bread recipe…flour, baking powder, sugar, salt…all pre-measured and combined for you.  NOTE: I used Aunt Jemima Complete Pancake Mix Buttermilk.  I also tried Maple Grove Farms and both worked great.

I do recommend adding Vanilla Extract to this when you mix the pancake dry ingredients with Water.  The vanilla just makes this recipe extra delicious and is such a great pairing with the bananas.  That is the 3rd ingredient, as I am not counting water or the Extra Virgin Olive Oil needed to coat the pan.

That’s it!  Mix 2 Cups Pancake Mix with 3/4 Cups Water and 1 tsp Vanilla Extract.  Then add 3  over-ripe bananas and mash.  If it is still too dry, add another teaspoon of water until the dry ingredients are all moist.

Mix to combine, pour into a bread pan and then bake in the oven 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.  If the toothpick comes out wet the first time, put the bread back in for 5 more minutes at a time until done.

That’s it!  ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

 
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3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread

This 3-Ingredient Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 Slices
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Pancake Mix, COMPLETE mix only requiring added water note, I tried 2 different pancake mixes, Aunt Jemima and Maple Grove Farms and both worked great
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Bananas, over-ripened
  • 3/4 cups Water
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the pancake mix, water, and vanilla extract.  Mix to combine.  If it is still too dry, add another tablespoon of water and again until the dry ingredients are all moist.

  3. Peel and break up 3 bananas into the bread mixture.  Mash up the bananas into the mix and stir to completely combined.  Keep some chunks as this will help to keep the bread extremely moist and textured. 

  4. Pour into a bread pan that has been sprayed with a little extra virgin olive oil.

    This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.
  5. Bake in the oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick placed into the center of the bread comes out clean.  You can start checking at 50 minutes.  If the toothpick comes out wet the first time, put the bread back in for 5 more minutes at a time until done.

    This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.
  6. After the bread is done, let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.  Enjoy!

    This 3-Ingredient Easy Banana Bread could not be any EASIER! It is moist, delicious, and so incredibly simple that you can whip it up in 5 minutes, then bake it in the oven.