When I need a quick and easy dinner, one staple item I turn to often is eggs. They lend fast preparation, are a good source of protein, and are chock full of nutrients. Eggs also happen to be economical and delicious.
This is a dinner that can be on your table in under 30 minutes. If you’re really fast and efficient in the kitchen, you can have this prepared in under 20 minutes. How’s that for a quick and easy dinner? It helps when you only have four ingredients:
A lot of fast meals tend to be bland and unforgettable. We are forgiving of these things because they are so quick. That is so not the case with this apple cheddar frittata.
Apples and cheese were made to go together. It’s one of my favorite combinations. Pair them with eggs and you have a serious winner. Quick and easy never tasted so good.
Apple Cheddar Frittata
Makes 4 servings
1 tablespoon butter
1 apple, thinly sliced
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
salt and pepper
In a medium iron proof skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Cover the skillet with the sliced apples. Cook until the apples are softened, about 3 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together well. Stir in 1/3 cup of cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the apples and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Allow it to cook without stirring it until the edges are set and the top is starting to set, about 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven’s broiler. Add the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese to the top of the eggs and carefully transfer the pan to the oven. Place it about 6 inches from the broiler. Broil until the top is set, about 2-3 minutes. Watch it carefully so as not to burn it. When ready, it will be starting to brown and the cheese will be bubbly.
Be careful as you remove it from the oven. If you aren’t careful, you might catch your oven mitt on fire like I did. Please ignore my dirty oven mitt. Eew.
Each serving has about 210 calories. Because this is an animal-heavy dish without any veggies, I suggest pairing it with a green salad loaded with fresh vegetables like I did.Print