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This 15-minute caprese frittata is the recipe you’ve been waiting for -- tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella wrapped between fluffy, light eggs. A go-to breakfast for entertaining or an easy dinner for busy weeknights. | aheadofthyme.com

15-Minute Caprese Frittata


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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: <10 minutes
  • Total Time: -26103472.416667 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

This 15-minute caprese frittata is the recipe you’ve been waiting for — tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella wrapped between fluffy, light eggs. A go-to breakfast for entertaining or an easy dinner for busy weeknights.


Ingredients

  • 8 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk (or heavy cream)
  • 1/4 cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 lb. mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/8-inch thick rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine eggs, milk, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Place an oven rack about 2-3 inches from the top and set broiler to high.
  3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron (or oven-safe) skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add eggs and cook for 2 minutes, using a spatula to pull back and loosen the eggs slightly from the sides, allowing more raw egg to coat the pan. Remove from heat and let it rest for one minute.
  4. Place sliced mozzarella rounds on top of the eggs and place skillet in the oven. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes, or until eggs are just set.
  5. While frittata is cooling, heat olive oil in a small pan over high heat. Add tomatoes and cook, gently swirling the pan often, for 5-7 minutes, until tomatoes are browned and beginning to burst. Season with remaining salt and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Spoon tomatoes on top of frittata. Serve immediately or at room temperature.