Mini Frittata

This is not really a recipe,  more of a starting point and an invitation to be creative (or use up your leftovers).

The basics are that you quickly fry up some veg. Whisk some eggs and bake both in a muffin tin in the oven.

Usually I make this dish if I realize I have too many vegetable scraps lingering in the fridge or I am just craving a hearty carb free breakfast. Actually it also makes a great side dish to a piece of meat for a light dinner.

Below you van find one of my favourite combinations but the variations are endless.  Do you have a special combination you particularly like?

Makes 6-8 muffins

½ onion
1 garlic clove
½ red capsicum (bell pepper)
2 handfuls of spinach
1 tbsp chopped basil (this really is the special ingredient)
2 tbsp crumbled feta
2 eggs
2 egg whites
salt, pepper



  1. Heat oven 180C.
  2. Chop the onion and dice the capsicum. Sauté with minced garlic until soft.
  3. Tear the spinach and add.
  4. Whisk egg and egg whites together.
  5. Add basil, feta, salt, pepper.
  6. Combine vegetables and eggs. Pour mix into a muffin tin.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until cooked.
  8. Allow to rest for a few minutes and serve hot or room temperature

Tips & Variations

Consider some of the following

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Leek and ham
  • Spinach and ricotta
  • Mushroom and spring onion
  • Peas and mint
  • Grated zucchini, mint, feta and roasted pine nuts (my favourite frittata as a side dish for dinner)
  • All your leftover fresh herbs and roasted pine nuts
  • Bacon
  • Salmon

    Fluffy small frittatas loaded with lovely vegetables

  1. Lei said:

    mmmmmmmm… this looks really good!
    Looking forward to try this one out!

    • afracooking said:

      They really are yum – especially the combination of sweet capsicum and onion with creamy goatscheese and peppery basil!!

  2. Liz said:

    Sounds like something I can whip in minutes. I would love to try this. I enjoyed browsing. Best wishes!

    • afracooking said:

      It always is so nice to see that you have stopped by! Yes, these take no time at all to make – and they are so versatile.

  3. everythingaleah said:

    This looks so yummy! I am going to have to make some this week 🙂

    • afracooking said:

      That is so sweet of you! I know how long my “to-cook” list is and that it can sometimes take me ages to get round to making something. When you do, let me know what you thought of it! …and I am always interested in tweaks and changes 🙂

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