Easy oven frittata

Easy oven frittata

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Sure to become a firm family favourite, this dish is packed with peas, sweetcorn and peppers - it'll help you get your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal277
  • fat12g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre3g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.72g
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Ingredients

  • ½ tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 85g fusilli or macaroni
  • 1 leek or 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 85g frozen or canned sweetcorn
  • 85g frozen peas
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (preferably lemon thyme)
  • 50g extra mature vegetarian chedder, grated
  • 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Grease a 1.2 litre baking dish with the olive oil.

  2. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water in a large pan for 8 mins. Add all the vegetables and cook for another 2-3 mins until the pasta is tender and the vegetables slightly softened. Drain, then tip into the baking dish and mix well.

  3. Beat together the eggs and milk in a jug and add the thyme. Mix the two cheeses together and add most of it to the egg mixture, then season. Pour into the baking dish, stir gently, then scatter the rest of the cheese on top. Bake for 35-40 mins until set and golden. Cool for a few mins, then serve with a green salad.

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squeeeek
10th May, 2011
I really enjoyed this dish and served with a salad or chips it will serve 4 for a lunch sized portion. I added cherry tomatoes, used three medium eggs and n extra 50mls of milk and frozen mixed peppers. Nice eaten cold for lunch.
mrsmammy
18th Apr, 2011
4.05
Not enough for four people? Seriously? I did the whole recipe for two of us, based on the comments I had read and served it with salad and garlic dough balls. Other than the tweak suggested of 3 eggs and 225mls milk (which I only did as it seemed as though it might be a bit dry) I followed the recipe quantites and there was plenty! Half is in the fridge for lunch/tea tomorrow. Taste wise it's quite nice but there's not much to it in my opinion. But a great 'use up whatever leftovers you have meal' and therefore nice and cheap too.
slinkystardust
31st Mar, 2011
3.05
After taking on board the comments I added celery, carrots, extra egg and milk, added quite alot of paprika to the egg mix and sprinkled chilli flakes over the pasta before putting the mixture on. It was nice but there was still something missing. Will add chilli powder next time.
lhea-ibiza
23rd Mar, 2011
3.05
yep very poor....very bland. I followed everyone's suggestions here - more pasta, much more seasoning, some spice, more varied vegetables...more milk, more egg, much more cheese.....and yeah....i thought it tasted watered down - not sure why...not idea tho. will eat the rest of it with some spicy sauce in a baguette or something!!
josephina86
20th Mar, 2011
3.05
I will admit I found it a bit bland myself, but my boyfriend, who is a lover of stodgy carbs, said it was like a delicious, healthier macaroni cheese! It's great for having ingredients you can get at a Tesco express, and being very easy. And yes, I would say double the quantities if you really want enough for 4 people, unless you are all sparrows!
lucyrumens
14th Mar, 2011
1.05
I don't rate this recipe. Seeing other people's comments I made the recipe for 4 for just 2 of us. I even added bacon and carrots and it was still only 'lunch size' and quite bland. Trouble is I also made one to freeze too! I don't think it will be coming out at dinner time.
djm6066
9th Feb, 2011
1.05
Have just made this for tea, and I must agree with most of the comments made.......the portions given are way too small for 4 people. I doubled the quantities, and added cayenne pepper, but it tasted bland. Don't think I'll be making it again though.
mounses2
3rd Jan, 2011
1.05
Had to use up a few eggs and milk on their last legs so made this. I thought this was a bit bland, but all in all I think it is a good way to pull something together with pasta quite quickly. I'll probably make it again but like others will make a few changes/additions, maybe smoked chicken, salami etc to give more depth and flavour.
jaqui_sampson
19th May, 2010
1.05
Really underwhelmed by this. Despite variety of veg, strong cheese and adding halved cherry tomatoes to the mix, we still thought it was bland. Probably good for kids though.
aimz_clarke1988
17th May, 2010
This was so easy and very summery. except I used goats cheese instead for parmasan. Its one of those recipes you can bung what ever you have in the fridge which is awsome if your a busy mum

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