I really wanted to call this recipe my "Wednesday after Thanksgiving clean out the fridge everything but the kitchen sink Frittata." But that name seemed a tad bit long, so Fall Frittata it is.
The word Fritatta sounds fancy. Don't let the name fool you, it's really just the lazy man's omelet. Easy, delicious and something new even the hubs will eat? Now you're speaking my love language. When Nolan text me from work asking "what's for dinna" (yes dinna, because the extra 'er' takes too much time) and I told him a Frittata. His response? "What is that? Should I grab chili again?" Side note, we live entirely too close to a Wendy's so when there's an epic dinner fail, or I'm too lazy to cook, or don't want to go grocery shopping, or life happens and its 8:00pm and we still haven't had dinner, Wendy's Chili it is.
But my friends, this was no epic dinner fail. This was an Epic Dinner. It's the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, there are still leftovers in our fridge. I'm sick of left overs. Like not eating turkey or stuffing til February sick of them. But I also wanted to clean out my fridge, enter the Fall Frittata. Frittata's are the perfect fridge clean out food, all you really need are 6 eggs and whatever other ingredients that you happen to have in the fridge.
Fall Frittata (serves 6)
-6 eggs, beaten
-1 lb breakfast sausage (I use Jimmy Dean reduced fat)
-My Roasted Butternut Squash (recipe here)
-1/2 c grated parmesan (feel free to use the Kraft green can like me, because ain't nobody got time to freshly grate that stuff)
-1/2 tsp pepper
-Pinch of salt
Cook breakfast sausage in large saute pan over medium heat. While sausage is cooking, in medium mixing bowl, using a fork beat together eggs, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Once sausage is cooked completely, add Roasted Butternut Squash (recipe here). Pour egg mixture into saute pan over sausage (drain excess grease from pan if there is too much) add butternut squash and slowly mix with a rubber spatula. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until egg mixture has set on the bottom and begins to set up on top.
Place pan into oven and broil for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy. Remove from pan and cut into slices. Serve immediately. And Enjoy!
The possibilities are endless! Next time I'm thinking about adding bacon, onion and cheddar cheese. This would be great for a breakfast or brunch (I'm leaning towards brunch so It's socially acceptable to pair with mimosas) or add a side salad for a filling dinner.