Golden Morning Delight: Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata

Awaken to the comforts of a warm and fluffy frittata, where the mellow flavors of zucchini meet the sharp, creamy notes of cheddar. Every bite promises a harmonious blend of textures and tastes, making it a delightful way to greet the morning.

Photo of a golden-brown Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata in a skillet, with visible slices of zucchini and melted cheddar, set against a morning breakfast backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: A slice of the frittata, approximately a sixth of the dish.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 190 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 12g
  • Fats: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fiber: 1g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Zucchini (sliced): 200 grams
  • Eggs: 8 large
  • Cheddar cheese (grated): 150 grams
  • Olive oil: 20ml
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 15 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 3 grams
  • Garlic (minced): 10 grams
  • Red chili flakes (optional): 2 grams
Photo of a breakfast table setup: a plate with a slice of the Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata, a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and slices of toasted bread with butter, creating a cozy morning scene.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  2. Add the sliced zucchini and cook until they're tender but still retain a slight crunch.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper, and chili flakes (if using). Stir in half of the grated cheddar cheese.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the zucchini in the skillet, ensuring an even distribution.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
  6. Cover the skillet and let the frittata cook on low heat until the edges are set but the center is slightly runny.
  7. Transfer the skillet to a preheated oven (350°F/175°C) and bake for 10 minutes, or until the frittata is fully set and golden brown.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a richer flavor, consider adding diced bell peppers or sautéed mushrooms.
  • A side salad with a light vinaigrette complements the frittata beautifully.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use a different cheese? Yes, mozzarella, feta, or goat cheese can be delightful alternatives.
  • How do I store leftovers? Cool the frittata completely, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.