Cheesy Turkey Veggie Frittata

  Feb 24, 2017  |  #Breakfast
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Breakfast. My favorite meal. I love breakfast any time of day. As a matter of fact, breakfast for dinner is a classic go-to in my house, and it usually involves eggs. There’s so much you can do with eggs. And cheese. A cheesy egg sandwich. Or a cheesy omelet. Perhaps you’re craving a cheesy veggie egg scramble. Or a cheesy veggie frittata.

Are you with me?

Cheesy Veggie Turkey Frittata, Easy Frittata

 

Frittatas are very popular in our house. In fact, one of the first breakfasts Ed made me when we were dating was a frittata. Or was supposed to be. It ended up turning into an egg scramble, but he filled it with all the veggies he could find in the house. It was a sweet gesture, and ever since, I’ve always associated frittatas with love. We call them love pizzas, because they can be personalized any way you like them and fit to your needs. Plus, frittatas are one of the easiest balanced dinner meals.

They Provide:

  • Servings of veggies
  • Eggs for protein, iron, vitamin D, B vitamins, choline, and more!
  • Cheese for calcium
  • Minimal hands on prep
  • Great for leftovers, easy for groups and reheating, filling and delicious

I don’t even have kids yet, and I’m all about the easy meals. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook. It’s cathartic, especially on a slow night with no plans where I can blast some great music, open a bottle of red, and just follow a delicate recipe. But those nights are far and few between, so I often opt for quick, better for you recipes and meals that are a little more hands off.

Cheesy Veggie Turkey Frittata, Easy Frittata

So about this gooey, cheesy frittata. I used Borden® Cheese, which I found at Lowe’s Foods, but this store locator can help you find a Borden® Cheese near you!

Sidenote, Lowe’s Foods is a little farther than my typical grocery store of choice, but they have rebranded and it’s almost like a mini theme park experience walking around in there. You can stop and have a drink at the bar, and each section (deli, bakery, seafood) has fun wooden branded signs and a different theme. I highly recommend this store!

I headed to the cheese and dairy aisle and picked out Borden® Cheese Finely Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Shreds and Borden® Cheese Mild Cheddar Shreds. I like to blend different cheeses when making egg dishes because it makes the flavor bolder. Plus, more cheese.

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Why I Love Cheese

I almost always talk to clients about including cheese in their diets if they are able. While it may get a bad rap, cheese is an excellent source of calcium and protein. It’s a great way to make that salad go a little further in the satiety department, plus it adds flavor! Skip the salt shaker, and season with cheese. You don’t have to use a lot, but you’re getting extra nutrients in with it!

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The best things about egg dishes, especially quiches and frittatas, is that you can add whatever you’re feeling to them in terms of veggies and protein. They are so forgiving.

I settled on zucchini, tomatoes and onions, then chopped those up. I chose ground turkey for the protein, but bacon would be a delicious choice, too! Start sauteing your veggies, and mix spices, eggs, a little bit of milk, and your protein in a separate bowl.

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Then, you’ll pour the whisked egg mixture over the cooked veggies and let it sit. Don’t stir! It’s important to be patient.

Cheesy Veggie Turkey Fritatta, Easy Fritatta

Next, once it’s set, you’ll stick it in the oven for about 7 minutes, and then your work is essentially done. I took mine out and added additional cheese, stuck it back in the oven for 3 minutes, and then you’re done! You have an easy, family friendly, nutritious, and delicious meal with multiple servings. Love and cheese are prime ingredients for a happy family. You could even cook several frittatas at once.

Cheesy Veggie Turkey Frittata, Easy Frittata

The slices are perfectly cheesy and nice and thick! This frittata won’t crumble on you!

Cheesy Veggie Turkey Fritatta, Easy Fritatta

So, let’s get to the recipe

Cheesy Turkey and Veggie Frittata
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A delicious and nutritious, protein-packed frittata that is great for any meal of the day. It's easy to make in advance and great for crowds.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
Ingredients
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb ground turkey cooked
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups Borden® Cheese Mild Cheddar Shreds, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in cast iron skillet or pan over medium heat. Add diced onions, zucchini and tomatoes and cook over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes. If turkey is not cooked, cook it now.
  2. Mix eggs, milk, 1 cup of cheese, ground turkey and spices in a bowl and whisk together.
  3. Once veggies are cooked, pour the egg mixture into the pan! Don’t stir! Cover and allow to cook until the eggs cook through and the edges begin to set, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer skillet or pan to the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes. Add additional cheese and pop it back in for 3 minutes, or until cheese melts.

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15 responses to “Cheesy Turkey Veggie Frittata

  1. I kept swallowing my saliva throughout the entire article. Why does your Frittata have so much life? Mine don’t come out this picture perfect!

  2. I love frittatas and this looks so good! I dont really like cheese in my eggs though- Im very picky about cheese and used to not eat it at all when I was growing up! Now I like it with some foods,. I wish I liked it more because I could probably use some more calcium in my diet!

  3. This is so true; if you have a good amount of cheese on top you don’t need as much salt. My dad loves to make an omelet every day, but I love the idea of a frittata because you don’t have to flip at all.

  4. Cheese is loveeeee. Although I’m not one to like eating hunks of cheese on their own, like my mother, give me a handful of shredded cheese or melt some ontop of my dinner and I’m there. Shredded cheese tastes better than sliced cheese, does it not? Frittatas are so great and I always forget how damn easy they are. I would add chopped butternut squash and either feta or goat cheese.

    1. I tend to love shredded cheese so much more because there’s more to do with it, and more to add it too! Yumm butternut squash and goat cheese sounds like lovely additions.

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