Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I especially look forward to breakfast on the weekends since I don’t have to worry about rushing to work. With no where in particular to go, frying slabs of bacon, cracking a couple eggs and making home-fries is a welcome event in my apartment.
Welp, sometimes the weekends don’t lend a lot of time for making a big breakfast — and what about the weekdays, certainly there has to be something more than a quick bowl of cereal or a stop at a drive-thru to eat — right?
The answer is yes! Enter frittata. Not only is it a great make-ahead breakfast goodie; but also, it can easily be made in one pan.
There are many ingredient combos you can put into this, think about what you might put in an omelet… I decided to make a sausage, sun-dried tomato, spinach and goat cheese frittata. (try and say that 5 times fast)
Overall, this was pretty easy to prepare. I think the most intensive part of this frittata was taking the sausages out of their casings and breaking them up in the pan. You could easily avoid this by either cooking them whole and slicing or simply buying ground meat from the beginning.
The rest was easy peasy, whisking the eggs with the half & half and chopping up the tomatoes rounded out all the prep that needed to be done. After that, it was just adding each ingredient to the pan.
The goat cheese did get a little messy — I just broke it up with my hands and dotted those yummy morsels into the pan. After the eggs had set a bit, all I had to do was pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes and I had a promising few days worth of breakfast on my hands!
Mmmmm mmm mm. This was really good. Not only the day I made it, but also the next morning.
Sure, it required some prep and oven time, so maybe it wasn’t the quickest breakfast to make, BUT the fact that you can make, store and save it for another day is the real appeal here. Maybe pick a day you have some free time, but know you have some busy mornings to come. You’ll be happy you did!
It’s a nice change of pace and also great to have something other than a granola bar or yogurt at your disposal in the mornings. Try my recipe or use the base (the eggs and half & half) and substitute some of your favorite ingredients for the rest.