Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata

Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata

I was thinking about some events lately – particularly Cinco de Mayo, The Kentucky Derby, Easter, Valentine’s Day, and the like. While all of those events, holidays, etc. are celebrated for a certain reason or another, most of them are centered on food and drink. Especially in this, the food blogging world, most of us, me included, spend entirely too much time thinking about creative appetizers, ham glazes, which herbs to mash with the potatoes, how many desserts to serve and various flavored cocktails to prepare. Truthfully, I do this even for a get-together with friends in our home.

I love entertaining. I love planning a menu. I love pairing flavors together and using fresh, seasonal ingredients. I love feeding people.

Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata

It’s all-to-easy to forget that feeding people can also be simple. Simple, yet flavorful. And I was thinking about that with Mother’s Day approaching. If anyone deserves an extraordinary meal, it’s Mom. Mom deserves lots of flavor, thoughtful preparation and tons of love thrown into her dish. And that’s where this frittata comes into play.

Most women I know love a simple frittata for brunch – they are simple to prepare, healthy and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I chose spinach, artichoke & sun-dried tomatoes for this one because they are simple, staple ingredients with big flavors that most people enjoy. I used Extra Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this one so that the flavor of the olive oil didn’t out-do the flavors of the other ingredients, which paired perfectly with the herbs and feta cheese!

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Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 30 min

A simple,yet flavorful brunch frittata with spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs and feta cheese.

Ingredients:

6 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
3 tsp. STAR Fine Foods Extra Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, minced
1 green onion, chopped (greens & white)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 cup artichoke hearts, in water, roughly chopped
1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, packed
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles

Directions:

Turn the oven broiler on to high. Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl with the salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a 10-inch oven save skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and garlic with a small pinch of salt and stir. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the onions begin to soften. Add the basil, oregano, artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. Cook for an additional 4 minutes until the mixture is very fragrant. Add the salt and pepper and the spinach. Stir occasionally, allowing the spinach to wilt.

Flatten the mixture to cover the bottom of the pan. Pour in the eggs and make sure to cover all of the mixture in the pan. Let the eggs cook for about 2 minutes, they will begin to set. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Place the pan into the oven and let the frittata broil for about 5 minutes until the eggs are fully cooked and the edges are browned.

Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata

 Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by STAR Fine Foods.  All opinions are my own, as always. 

 

43 Responses to “Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata”

  1. #
    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon — May 7, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    This looks fabulous! I absolutely adore frittatas for breakfast-you nailed it!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 7, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    Spinach, artichoke AND sundried tomatoes are a total fave of mine. All of them! About a year ago I made these bars that are made with those ingredients. They’re like spin/artichoke dip, spiked with re peppers, baked into squares. I love the looks of your frittata!

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — May 7, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    So many of the food-centered holidays are my favorites! It feels like people really get to focus on spending time with one another. :) And this frittata sounds delightful. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

  4. #
    Tieghan — May 7, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Three of my very favorite things!!! Love this!!!

  5. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 7, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    Mmm what a fabulous treat!!

  6. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — May 7, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    My sister hosts mother’s day brunch every year for my mom, her MIL, and me. I provide dessert :D My mom and I would love this!

  7. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — May 7, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    I have a horrible confession: I’ve never made a frittata or a quiche in my life. What is wrong with me? This looks so good!!!!

  8. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — May 7, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Those chunks of feta are calling my name!

  9. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 7, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Mmmm I love this frittata! We’re going out to eat for Mother’s Day brunch (I just can’t bring myself to make a meal in the morning for 10 people :)), but I’m definitely keeping this in mind for a much smaller and more manageable brunch party :)

  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 7, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Yerms.

  11. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 7, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Simple is always a great idea! This looks delicious.

  12. #
    Heidi @foodiecrush — May 7, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Frittatas are the one breakfast meal I rarely make but your flavor combo is one of my faves. Must remedy and this would be great for dinner!

  13. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — May 7, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Frittatas fun to say fun to eat for breakfast lunch or brinner ; )

  14. #
    Jess — May 7, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    It’s so true that sometimes we put tons of effort into complicated dishes to celebrate all those holidays and we overlook what is simple and good. Frittatas are so perfect for brunch and who wouldn’t love those ingredients in combination?

  15. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 7, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Simple breakfast that taste great is key!

  16. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — May 7, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    This is perfect for mothers day! I love that it’s simple and elegant.

  17. #
    Lauren@ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 7, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Always keep it simple. I think it’s party planning rule numero uno! This frittata looks simple and refreshing, Cassie! Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch.

  18. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — May 7, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    While this is perfectly lovely for Mother’s Day brunch, my husband & I would eat this any day for any meal!

  19. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 7, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    How can you go wrong with this !!!

  20. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — May 7, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    This looks delish Cassie. I have a soft spot for frittata’s of any shape or size.

  21. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 7, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    I love a frittata, this has all my favorite veggies!

  22. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 7, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    This looks fantastic!! I love frittatas! Looks so perfect for this lovely weather too :)

  23. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 7, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    THIS mom would love this dish for Mother’s Day :)

  24. #

    It will go soo good for a breakfast, yummy.

  25. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — May 7, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    These are my favorite flavors for a frittata! Perfect for Mother’s Day!

  26. #
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl — May 7, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    This sounds awesome! I just love, love, love artichokes!! :)

  27. #
    Joanne — May 7, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    I know what you mean…I go crazy for parties/holidays when really probably a simple dish like this would suffice AND make everyone happy! Love the flavors in this!

  28. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 7, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    I haven’t baked a frittata in…. I don’t know… forever? But what a flavor combination here Cassie. I swoon over all of your savory recipes. Oh, and your sweet ones too. I wouldn’t mind waking up to this frittata any morning of the week :)

  29. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 7, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Yum! I love the artichokes in this frittata!

  30. #
    Tracey — May 7, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    We had an early celebration for my mom this past weekend and she specifically requested simple :) I didn’t make a frittata but definitely bookmarking this for another occasion – great flavor combo!

  31. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 7, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    So many great flavors going on in this frittata!

  32. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 7, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    I’m the same way with feeding people… I just LOVE it! And I just love this frittata, Cassie!

  33. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 8, 2013 @ 12:43 am

    I love feeding people too, except I get way too stressed out when I cook for me and Jason. I should stop being such a perfectionist and just enjoy my time in the kitchen!

    Love this frittata btw. I think I have some lingering veggies to use up so I definitely have to make this soon!

  34. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — May 8, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    It’d be absolutely lovely to wake up to this on Mother’s Day, I love a frittata, especially with sundried tomatoes!

  35. #
    dixya@food, pleasure, and health — May 8, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I absolutely love planning meals and entertaining my friends, families in general. This frittata would be great and love the flexibility of being able to add or remove veggies.

  36. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 8, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    This is frittastic! ;)

  37. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — May 17, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I don’t know why I don’t make frittatas for dinner! I love the ingredients you used in this one!

  38. #
    nessa — May 19, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    This look really good!

  39. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — June 5, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    I love the ingredient list here! This looks amazing :)

  40. #
    Claire Gallam — May 9, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    Oh yes please!!!

  41. #
    Jen — May 15, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    My first Christmas party after I got married I spent two days in the kitchen preparing. By the time the party rolled around I was so exhausted I had a miserable time. Lesson learned – nice and easy does it!

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