Spinach and Asiago Frittata

  • Yield 6 servings

The strong, nutty taste of Italian Asiago cheese enhances the flavors of this easy frittata.

Ingredients

1 leek, thinly sliced (white and light green part only)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
4 cups torn fresh spinach
1 medium yellow or red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
6 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Saute the leek and garlic in the heated olive oil in an ovenproof 10-inch skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes or until tender. Add the spinach and saute for 1 minute or until the spinach wilts. Remove from the heat and stir in the bell pepper, thyme, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Mix in the eggs.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Loosen the frittata from the pan with a flexible spatula and remove carefully to a plate. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup remaining cheese. Cut into wedges.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, First Impressions, Dining with Distinction (the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, Inc., 2001).

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