Autumnal Elegance: Baked Frittata with Butternut Squash, Kale, and Sage

Embrace the warmth of fall with a sumptuous frittata that captures the season's finest. Tender cubes of butternut squash, vibrant kale, and aromatic sage come together in a fluffy egg canvas, baked to golden perfection. Each bite promises a burst of earthy flavors, evoking cozy autumn memories.

Photo of a dining table setup: a slice of the frittata on a plate, a side salad, a glass of apple cider, and a few scattered sage leaves, creating a cozy autumn dining scene.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A generous slice

Essential Nutritional Information

  1. Calories: 220 kcal per serving
  2. Proteins: 12g
  3. Fats: 14g
  4. Carbohydrates: 12g
  5. Sodium: 410mg
  6. Fiber: 3g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Butternut squash (cubed): 400 grams
  • Fresh kale (chopped): 200 grams
  • Fresh sage leaves (chopped): 20 grams
  • Eggs: 8 large
  • Heavy cream: 100ml
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 100 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 15 grams
Photo of a skillet in the oven, the frittata baking to perfection, with bubbles around the edges and a glistening surface hinting at the parmesan's meltiness.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the butternut squash and sauté until slightly softened.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and chopped kale, cooking until the kale wilts.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, grated Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the veggies in the skillet.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped sage leaves over the top.
  6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the frittata is set and golden on top.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adding a sprinkle of red pepper flakes can introduce a hint of heat.
  • A side salad with a tangy vinaigrette complements the richness of the frittata.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use spinach instead of kale? Yes, spinach can be a great substitute but will wilt faster.
  • How do I store leftover frittata? Allow it to cool, cover, and refrigerate. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.