There’s been a major lovefest happening between me and broccolini lately. It cooks up so quickly, roasts beautifully in the oven, and it really finds the spotlight in this Broccolini Frittata with Goat Cheese.
Frittatas make a great breakfast, brunch or lunch, and this combination was one I pulled together after getting the three main ingredients delivered in my latest produce (and grocery) deliveries. While I love a good quiche (I mean, who doesn’t?), the magic of a frittata is that it can be made without a crust and is flexible to match whatever diet restrictions you might be facing.
Doing Whole30? Skip the goat cheese. More meat inclined? Add some crispy, crumbled bacon. Looking to get rid of some random veggies in the crisper drawer? Roast them up and add them into the mix.
This is definitely one of those recipes you can pull together without much preparation, and the shopping list is not daunting in the slightest.
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small bunch broccolini (about 5 stalks)
- 6 eggs
- 3 tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- ¼ cup goat cheese, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Heat a 9-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once heated, add sliced red onion and sauté, stirring often, until onions become soft and start to brown (about 10 to 12 minutes).
Remove onions from pan and set aside. Trim broccolini stems and cut into half, lengthwise, through the stems.
Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil to the same skillet, until heated. Sauté broccolini for about 5 to 7 minutes, until stems just begin to brown.
Remove broccolini from the skillet and set aside. Turn heat to low.
Crack 6 eggs into a medium bowl. Add 3 tablespoons water, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
Pour egg mixture into the skillet, and cook for about 3 minutes, carefully scraping the sides with a rubber spatula. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle the top with sautéed onion and broccolini. Dot with goat cheese pieces, and place into the preheated oven. Cook for 15 to 17 minutes, until set. Serve.