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~ italian vegetable & orzo frittata~ cassies

Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

I've often been accused of being Italian, although I'm not, I love anything Italian...this Fritatta is no exception. The added sauce really set it off. This would be a great entree for Brunch or for a vegetarian. I was going to add some Italian sausage , then realized I was fresh out. I hope you try this yummy recipe sometime. Enjoy!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For ~ italian vegetable & orzo frittata~ cassies

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    fresh, broccoli flourets - large chop
  • 2 green
    onion, sliced or sweet or bermuda onion - sliced thin
  • 1/4 c
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3
    mushrooms, sliced - optional
  • 1/3 c
    orzo pasta, prepared
  • 1 md
    tomato chopped
  • 1/3 c
    black olives, sliced
  • 1 tsp
    jarred minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh chopped basil or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 8
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    fresh shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1 c
    warmed spaghetti sauce - chunky preferably

How To Make ~ italian vegetable & orzo frittata~ cassies

  • 1
    In an oven proof skillet ( a good seasoned iron skillet is what I use. ) saute onions, pepper, mushrooms, broccoli over medium heat, until tender.
  • 2
    Add tomato, basil and oregano and garlic - continue cooking and stirring a couple more minutes. Stir in the Orzo and olives and remove from heat.
  • 3
    In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper, until eggs are thoroughly mixed. Stir the vegetable Orzo mixture into the eggs.
  • 4
    Wipe skillet and add butter, melt butter over low heat. Once melted ad the egg mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and cook until middle and sides are set, should be just a little jiggly when shaking pan, about 10 minutes.Turn on broiler.
  • 5
    Place pan under broiler and broil until the top is browned and no raw egg remains.
  • 6
    Cut into wedges and serve with warm sauce.