I whipped up (literally) a delicious meatless dinner of veggies and eggs. But then I wondered what to call it. Is it a crustless quiche? Or a frittata? Hmmm…Either way, it was fantastic!
What’s the difference between a quiche and a frittata? The biggest difference is that the quiche has a crust and cream, while a frittata does not.
- A quiche has a crust, a custard base of eggs and cream, and contains meat and vegetables. A quiche is baked in the oven.
- A frittata is made with eggs, meat, and vegetables combined. A frittata is started on the stove (for the meat and veggies) and, after the eggs are added, it’s finished in the oven.
Thanks to my handy Vitamix Aer container, a fancy quiche or frittata has become a standard weeknight meatless meal in our home.
This week I had onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers sauteing in a cast iron skillet. Meanwhile, I cracked half a dozen eggs into the Aer container and frothed them for a minute. (Don’t froth for too long, or the blender will heat up and begin to cook the eggs!)
Once the veggies were softened, I spread them evenly along the bottom of the skillet. Then I poured the frothed eggs on top. Lastly, I sprinkled cheddar cheese on top.
The frittata baked in the oven for 10-15 minutes, and came out with a cheesy top and wonderful aroma!
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2-3 bell peppers, diced
- 16oz mushrooms, diced
- Seasoning of your choice
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Warm a cast iron skillet (or any skillet that is also oven-safe) to medium-high heat with 1-2 Tbsp olive oil.
- Dice the vegetables. Add to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5-8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, crack the eggs into the Vitamix Aer Disc Container. Run on high for 45 seconds until the eggs are frothed.
- Once the vegetables are softened, spread them evenly in the pan. If desired, sprinkle the seasoning of your choice on top.
- Then pour the frothed eggs on top of the vegetables.
- Then sprinkle the cheese on top, and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
Feel free to add other veggies or ground meat to this recipe!
For a thicker frittata, use 8 or 9 eggs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 146mg Sodium: 149mg Carbohydrates: 8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g