A frittata is an egg- based Italian dish that I refer to as a crustless quiche. It is a fantastic one pan recipe that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This meal is simple to make and can be quickly assembled.
Frittatas are perfect for those hot days when you want to whip up something fast and easy, or when you want to use leftovers in your fridge. Making a frittata takes about 20 minutes, so you can have dinner ready in under 30 minutes. That is a win in my book.
They are very versatile in that you can use any meat, cheese, and greens to flavor yours. You can make the frittata vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free!
This frittata is made using onions, pancetta, parmesan, and some Italian seasonings. When you don’t feel like eating plain scrambled eggs, throw together one of these. You won’t be disappointed!
Easy Frittata with Pancetta, Onion, and Tomato
serves 4 – 6
8 large eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup cubed pancetta
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 Roma tomatoes chopped
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
salt & pepper
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and water, then add the Parmesan cheese and combine.
- In a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick or cast iron skillet*, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta stirring frequently until it begins to crisp, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the chopped onions and tomatoes to the pan, and cook until they soften, about 3 minutes.
- Turn on the broiler.
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet over the cooked pancetta, onions, and tomatoes. Sprinkle the herbs, salt, and pepper over the eggs. Stir gently, and then let the eggs cook without stirring them for about 5-6 minutes, or until the egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set on the top.
- Place the skillet under the broiler (about 3-4 inches below the heat), and broil until they are set and lightly browned (this will only take about 2 minutes.)
Typically, I serve a frittata with a green salad and toast, but you can choose whatever sides you want. Bon appetit!