simple spinach farmhouse fritatta in a cast iron skillet
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Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata

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This Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata recipe is a hearty, one skillet meal that is made with crispy potatoes, spinach, and egg batter then topped with cheese. This one is an easy one to make any time of the day.

I love breakfast foods. They are fun to have any time of day so in our house, they are never limited to just the morning hour. In fact, this was served for today’s lunch. It’s a simple, hearty farmhouse skillet. Easy for anyone to whip up and serve no matter what time of day it is. I can’t tell you how many times this skillet-style dish has saved me from a meal mishap. Needing a quick, delicious meal, make a frittata. This one couldn’t get easier.

Now not only is this Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata an easy meal to make up. It is also a great one for serving others.

I make this Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata to serve at brunches that I host or when bringing a dish to someone else’s brunch. It pairs unbelievably well with this Puff Pancake for a sweet and salty combination that guests love. Be sure to check out my Weekday Brunch at Home Video and you will see just how lovely these dishes complement each other.

What is a Frittata?

Now you might be one who wonders what a frittata is. If so, You are not alone. I have been asked this very question on the blog multiple times over. I am sure it won’t be the last either. It is a common question and to clarify that I decided to add this section specifically for this frittata post. Now true enough, a frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to that of a quiche.

As they are both egg dishes that can be filled with an array of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. However, the differences lay in the crust. A frittata has no crust whereas a quiche has a crust. The word itself, “frittata” means to fry. So essentially a traditional frittata would be an egg mixture fried up in a skillet. For this recipe, I do have you finish off your frittata in the oven so it is slightly varying from the traditional elements of a frittata. Nevertheless, it is a frittata.

Why I Love This Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata

The clue is right in the title. It’s simple! Yes, to make this up is nothing significant as far as time goes. I love how it is hearty enough to make for any meal of the day. While the ingredients are things I usually have on hand.

This Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata is something I make often. It is also one of those meals I make when I forgot the all-important task of taking the meat from the freezer. A common mistake around here I must confess. It is extremely useful to have recipes like this one that don’t require much effort or planning. All while still preparing a satisfying meal any time of the day.

What You’ll Need To Make This Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata

⅓ cup of coconut oil

3 medium russet potatoes

⅔ cup of milk

1 tbsp chives

3 cups of fresh spinach

8 eggs

2 cups of Monterey jack cheese

1 cup of finely diced red or white onion

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cracked black pepper

Directions:

Heat the oven to 425℉. In a large skillet, heat up the coconut oil. While the skillet is heating peel potatoes and dice them into small cubes as shown.

potatoes being cut up on a cutting board for spinach fritatta

Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes with a bit of salt and pepper. While the potatoes cook, begin dicing up the onion and garlic cloves.

diced potatoes in a cast iron skillet

After the potatoes begin to soften (about 10 minutes), add the onions. Give the potatoes and onions a stir to incorporate them.

diced potatoes and red onion cooking a skillet

Let them cook until crisp. During this time, go ahead and grate the cheese if not using pre-shredded. When the potatoes appear cooked and golden, add the spinach and minced garlic.

skillet with spinach, onions, potatoes cooking

Make sure to give everything a good stir when adding as to coat all the veggies in the coconut oil.

measuring cup with eggs, cream and chives

In a bowl, crack the 8 eggs, add the milk and the chives, and mix. Once the spinach is cooked down a bit turn the heat off.

Pour the egg batter over the entire contents of the pan.

Sprinkle all the cheese over the top and pop into the oven to allow the eggs to cook, approximately 10-12 minutes.

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simple spinach farmhouse frittata in a cast-iron skillet

Cooking Tips For Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata

  • Use a cast-iron skillet.
  • Make sure to cook potatoes until crisp.
  • I use jack cheese for this recipe but other cheeses like white sharp cheddar, mozzarella, or a Mexican blend work well for this dish.
  • Coconut oil works wonderfully at seasoning the skillet and creating perfectly crisp potatoes. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can substitute for olive oil. Amounts might vary a little so be sure to have enough to add extra if needed.

Serving Suggestions For Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata

  • Serve with a side of salsa.
  • Serve alongside this Puff Pancake Recipe for a perfect sweet and salty brunch-style breakfast combination.
  • For lunch, this Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata Works well with a side salad or sliced steak on the side.
  • Have a side of bacon or sausage to serve alongside this skillet.
  • It’s great to have with warm flour tortillas, salsa and sour cream.

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simple spinach farmhouse fritatta in a cast iron skillet

Simple Farmhouse Spinach Fritatta

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A hearty simple fritatta with crisp potatoes, spinach, egg and cheese.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup (72g) of coconut oil
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • ⅔ cup (160g) of milk
  • 1 tbsp (.2g) chives
  • 3 cups (90g) of fresh spinach
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups (490g) of monterey jack cheese
  • 2 (6g) garlic cloves
  • 1 cup (210g) of finely diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp (9g) sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp (1.6g) cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425℉ /218℃
  2. In a large skillet, heat up the coconut oil.
  3. While the skillet is heating peel potatoes and dice into small cubes as shown.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the potatoes with a bit of salt and pepper.
  5. While the potatoes cook, begin dicing up the onion and garlic cloves.
  6. After the potatoes begin to soften (about 10 minutes), add the onions. Give the potatoes and onions a stir to incorporate them.
  7. Let them cook until crisp.
  8. During this time, go ahead and grate the cheese if not using pre shredded.
  9. When the potatoes appear cooked and golden, add the spinach and minced garlic.
  10. Make sure to give everything a good stir when adding as to coat all the veggies in the coconut oil.
  11. In a bowl, crack the 8 eggs, add the milk and the chives and mix.
  12. Once the spinach is cooked down a bit turn the heat off.
  13. Pour the egg batter over the entire contents of the pan.
  14. Sprinkle all the cheese over the top and pop into the oven to allow the eggs to cook, about 10 - 12 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 19g

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