Zucchini Parmesan Frittata

Like all of you, I love to stretch each dollar.  Well, a frittata, or an Italian omelet, traditionally baked in the oven and broiled in the end, is a great way to do it.  You can use almost any veggie you enjoy and have on hand.  Potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, corn, or in this case, zucchini along with cheese, are some of our favorite ingredients.  Not only is it inexpensive, it’s hearty and can be served with little else for a satisfying, quick fix, meal.
 
Zucchini Parmesan Frittata is another low-carb entree, that is a favorite, especially with zillions of zucchini still growing like crazy!
 
 
Saute zucchini and summer squash with a diced onion in olive oil for 5-6 minutes.  Whisk eggs well, add ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and spices and mix well.  Add egg mixture to the squash and onion in an oven proof skillet.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes
 
 
Turn on the broiler and watch carefully until the top of the frittata is light brown and bubbly.
 
 
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting and serving….with love.
 

Zucchini Parmesan Frittata

  • 3 small zucchini and/or summer squash
  • 1 onion,diced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Slice squash, dice onion and saute in an oven proof skillet for 5 to 6 minutes.  While the squash is cooking, whisk eggs well.  Add ricotta cheese and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese.  Add the basil, thyme, salt and pepper.
Pour mixture into the skillet with the squash and onion.  Sprinkle the last 1/4 cup of cheese over the top and bake in a 350 oven for 45 minutes.  Turn the oven to broil and watch carefully until the top of the frittata is lightly brown and bubbly.  Remove from the oven and let rest before cutting for 5 minutes.  Serve with love!

Ahha:  I’ve pictured what I served my guy who enjoys toast or a muffin with his frittata.  He also likes potatoes, which I throw in when I have cooked ones ready in the fridge.  I just “eat around them!”  For me, I like to garnish mine with sliced tomatoes, omitting any bread.  We also had a tossed green salad.  Thanks to those of you who have e-mailed me and asked for more low-carb ideas.  I’ll keep them coming!
 

Low-carb and lovin’ it!

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

23 Comments

  1. LDH

    Here I am up bright and early and looking at this delicious frittata. Yum!

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  2. Debbie

    This sounds like a perfect Saturday morning breakfast! If I had any squash left on the vine here, it would be dried like an autumn gourd, but I have plenty stored up and a grocery store around the corner. I love squash!

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  3. Julie

    Beautiful! I wish my husband would eat breakfast for dinner. No zucchini left on the vines here :(.

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  4. GardenofDaisies

    The frittata looks scrumptious! And the berries are the perfect side for it!!

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  5. Julie Harward

    This looks so good to me! Thanks for sharing it. And your header looks good enough to eat too! 😀

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  6. Mandy's Creative Corner

    I just happen to have ALL of these ingredients! I’m going to try it tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration =)

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  7. Brianna!

    looks sooo delish
    i had a rather large frittata this past weekend
    xoxo
    bB

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  8. Jo

    I appreciate the low-carb ideas and recipes- they inspire me to make my new eating plan a way of life and not just another diet. Thanks

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  9. Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple)

    yum!!!! i also love the low-carb options! thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics of such a delish looking dish! love your new fall blog header too! xoxo

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  10. vintage girl at heart

    MMMM Looks wonderful!!
    I will be checking back for more low carb ideas!!
    Have a Blessed weekend!

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  11. Susy

    Yummm, sounds delicious. (Think I might add some fresh spinach) I love that you can serve it anytime.

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  12. Donna@Conghaile Cottage

    “Yummy”!!! I am definitely making this! I LOVE egg dishes that make a meal and you can just through everything together… Thank you for this great recipe!
    Hugs, Donna

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  13. AUDRA

    This sounds and LOOKS SOOO good!!Thank’s for stopping by today.
    I can’t find the giveaway, could you email me the link?

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  14. Lenore

    Oh, my goodness your frittata looks HEAVENLY! I will make this recipe myself and soon!

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  15. Dishesdone

    Your frittata looks fabulous!

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  16. alicia

    Looks and sounds amazing. Thanks so much for linkin it up to tasty tuesdays. Can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
  17. Jerri

    Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

    Reply

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