Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easy Dinner: Spinach & Chorizo Frittata


I love eggs. Couldn't live without them.

Fried, hard boiled, egg salad, omelets, quiches, souffles.........they are my favorite cooking ingredient, and my go to for an easy quick weeknight meal (with yummy leftovers tomorrow).

There is no cream in this recipe, so not a quiche, more of a frittata.
There are only 5 ingredients, not including the s&p, making this the perfect quick meal.

This is also a great dish to serve at room temperature for brunch or sliced thin as an appetizer with aioli.

Spinach & Chorizo Frittata:

6 eggs
1 lb. bag or 2 big handful of fresh spinach leaves
kosher salt & pepper
1 large onion, sliced
1 link of chorizo
2 cups of grated cheese (I used sharp cheddar)

In a large heavy skillet, saute the onion in some olive oil for a minute or two, until translucent.
Throw in the sliced chorizo and cook another minute.

Add in the fresh spinach leaves and season with kosher salt. Toss the spinach around with tongs, until wilted, about 2 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat and let cool.

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, add in the cheese and the cooled onion spinach mixture. Mix well and season with more salt & pepper.

Pour into a 9" buttered pie dish.

Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.


Let rest 15 minutes before cutting into slices.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks delish! I'm vegetarian so wanted to know if I could omit the chorizo without affecting the quality of the frittata.

Content in a Cottage said...

That looks great. Where do you buy clown eggs? You are too funny!

Katie C. said...

I love eggs too but I have high cholesterol so I use Egg Beaters when I can or cut back on the yolks - for every two eggs, one yolk - less cheese too, most of the time just on the top . I also tend to start it in a non-stick skillet and finish it in the oven (less pans to clean). These are great to bring a slice to work and heat it in the microwave. Your creation looks beautiful and yummy!

Stacey Snacks said...

Bake at 350F

Stacey Snacks said...

Yes. Of course
No rules in frittata! You can omit the chorizo and add peppers if you like or mushrooms

Stacey

DobiBrown said...

I love your recipes and would like to be able to add them to my Pinterest, but the link seems to be missing and/or not working most of the time....could this be fixed please?

Stacey Snacks said...

Dobi
I have been having such problems with the Pinterest link on my blog lately

if anyone knows how to embed it I would greatly appreciate it

Stacey

Kristin @Dizzy Busy and Hungry said...

Quick and easy. And delicious! Love it!

Tracy said...

Lol the clown eggs are really funny. Recipe looks great but then again I am obsessed with frittatas.

Bites from life with the barking lot said...

I love this idea! Fast, easy, and nice and comforting with all that great cheese!