One of the best parts of having backyard chickens is the eggs – eggs for days. Free eggs. Some people refer to their chickens as the only pet that pays rent. It’s funny but true. It’s easy to get in a rut with how you use your eggs so we thought you might like to try our pizza frittata.
What Is a Frittata?
A frittata is a quiche without the crust. Frittatas are Italian while quiche is French. Either way, you’re sure to love this great dish you make with your farm-fresh eggs. How cool is that?
Pizza Frittata Recipe
This recipe feeds about 6 people, depending upon how you portion it. Normally, Bridget bakes her frittatas in a glass pie pan but today in our test kitchen, she used a cast iron skillet. Did you see our Asparagus & Beet Frittata Recipe?
Frittata ingredients include eggs, veggies, a protein source of some kind, butter (of course), salt & pepper, and heavy cream. The varieties are endless, really. Think about things that go together well – independently of the eggs. That’s the key. Eggs serve as a binder in baking in addition to being a source of protein in your diet.
- 12 large, room-temperature eggs. We used 7 eggs and honestly, we needed more.
- 3 breakfast sausage links (from the butcher if you can get it)
- 1 large heirloom tomato
- ¼ c of alfredo sauce
- 1 stick salted butter
- 2 large cloves of garlic (diced)
- 1 tbsp of basil (fresh would have been better)
- Freshly-Ground Pink Himalayan Salt
- Freshly-Ground Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Beat the room temperature eggs. You don’t have to get all fancy with a Kitchen Aid, a fork works just fine. Whisk in the 8 tbsp of sliced butter and alfredo sauce. Set aside.
- Dice the garlic.
- Slice the breakfast sausage.
- On low (we used a gas stove on 2), sauté the garlic and brown breakfast sausage. Add basil, salt, and pepper. Add more butter if you like.
- Once the breakfast sausage is browned, add in the slices of tomato. Allow to brown.
- It’s time to add in your eggs.
- Bake for 20 minutes uncovered.
You did it! Frittatas can be served hot or cold. This frittata would pair even better with burrata drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Mmm. Next time.
Will you add this to your lunch or dinner meal plans?