Zesty Zucchini Frittata: The Italian Brunch Delight

Wake up to the warmth of Italy in your own kitchen with the "Frittata di Zucchine," a delectable brunch masterpiece that weaves the humble zucchini into a golden tapestry of eggs and herbs. 

Each slice is a harmonious blend of the zucchini's mild sweetness and the robust flavors of aged Parmesan and aromatic basil. 

The edges boast a crispy finish, while the center remains sumptuously soft and moist. 

This frittata not only delights the palate but also graces your table with its rustic, sun-kissed charm.

Zesty Zucchini Frittata: The Italian Brunch Delight

Preparation and Cooking Time

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

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 6 servings 
  • Ideal Serving Size: One-sixth of the frittata

Essential Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: Approximately 200 kcal per serving 
  • Macronutrients:
    • Carbohydrates: 4g
    • Protein: 12g
    • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g


  • Medium zucchinis, thinly sliced: 600 grams
  • Large eggs: 8 (440 grams)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 50 grams
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped: 10 grams
  • Olive oil: 15 grams
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Black pepper, freshly ground: 2 grams

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add zucchini slices and sauté until tender.
  2. Whisk together eggs, Parmesan, basil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the zucchini, tilting the pan to distribute evenly.
  4. Cook until the edges start to pull away from the pan, then transfer to a preheated 190°C (375°F) oven.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the frittata is set and the top is golden brown.
  6. Let it cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use the freshest zucchini for a delicate flavor and firm texture.
  • Ensure even cooking by cutting zucchini into uniform slices.
  • A dash of cream in the egg mixture can add richness to the frittata.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Q: Can I add other vegetables to the frittata? A: Certainly! Feel free to include bell peppers, onions, or spinach for added flavor and color.
  • Q: What's the best pan to use? A: A well-seasoned cast iron or non-stick ovenproof skillet works best for easy flipping and oven transfer.
  • Q: Can this frittata be made ahead? A: Yes, you can cook it ahead of time and reheat gently before serving, or enjoy it at room temperature.