Fast Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella

Fast Italian Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers

You will absolutely love the fluffy texture of this Fast Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella. The Mozzarella adds a creamy element that pairs perfectly with the moist, succulent roasted red peppers to create an incredibly delicious breakfast dish. What’s even better is that this entire recipe takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!

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Do you ever think to yourself, what can I make for breakfast that’s quick, easy, healthy and won’t take me all morning to prepare?

If this sounds like something you’ve asked yourself more than, oh I don’t know, ONCE, then hang on for a Fast and Easy Frittata recipe that I think you’ll love!

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I haven’t made a breakfast recipe in awhile, even though breakfast may be my favorite meal of the day!

I’m sharing my Fast Italian Frittata with you here, but if you would like another healthy breakfast recipe please also check out my Keto Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes – it’s one of my favorites!

What Is A Fritatta?

A frittata is nothing more than a quiche without the crust!

This makes your typical frittata quicker to prepare and without the added calories and carbs of a quiche!

If you’re interested in a quiche, I recommend Stephanie’s Perfect Breakfast Quiche, which is an awesome breakfast quiche for the cooler months.

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And in keeping with my theme of sharing seasonally-inspired recipes with you, I think a frittata – especially one like this – is the perfect breakfast dish for spring and summer.

What Makes A Frittata an Italian Frittata?

Even though all frittatas include eggs and involve some baking, the number and kinds of other ingredients you can include range from meats and vegetables to seafood like lobster or crabmeat.

This makes frittatas a great vehicle for using some leftovers, such as spare pieces of leftover chicken, beef, salmon or crab.

Frittatas are also a great recipe idea if you are wondering What To Do With Leftover Taco Meat!

Mexican Frittata anyone?

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Since I am a big proponent of the Mediterranean Diet – as you can probably tell from some of my Orzo recipes elsewhere on this site, such as my Sun Dried Tomato Orzo – I absolutely love including Greek and Italian ingredients whenever I can.

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What’s Included In This Fast Italian Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers?

In this Fast Italian Frittata Recipe, I am including fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers (jarred in olive oil), and lots and lots of oregano.

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Don’t worry, the overabundance of oregano is a personal preference and I’ll explain how much to use in the recipe details below for anyone who is not as crazy about oregano as me.

Fast Italian Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella – The Ingredients

Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella Ingredients
Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella Ingredients

As you can see from the photo above, there are not many ingredients required to make this Fast Italian Frittata recipe.

Fast Italian Frittata – The Ingredients

Measurements for all ingredients are included in the recipe card below.

If you’ve tried any of my other recipes, such as my Sun Dried Tomato Orzo One Pot Recipe or my Copycat Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip you’ll already know that I try to use the fewest ingredients possible.

By using fewer, easy-to-find ingredients, I am hoping to make my recipes feel more accessible to anyone who visits this website.

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And by keeping my recipes relatively simple and accessible by using fewer ingredients, this will encourage you to try making them yourself.

Please let me know in the COMMENTS SECTION below if you have tried this recipe and how it turned out!

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Preparing The Ingredients For My Fast Italian Frittata

Sometimes a little bit of preparation can help your recipe go much more smoothly.

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Here’s what I like to do to prepare my ingredients before making this Fast Italian Frittata.

Shredding The Fresh Mozzarella

Shredded Mozzarella on plate
Fresh Mozzarella, Shredded, on Plate

Simply tear or shred (by hand) pieces of the fresh mozzarella and place on a plate so that it will be ready to add to the frittata, later.

Obviously, this is only necessary if you use fresh mozzarella like I did.

It’s perfectly acceptable to use shredded mozzarella like this, in which case you can skip this preparation step.

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Slicing The Roasted Red Peppers

I also like to slice my Roasted Red Peppers into smaller pieces or strips. When you do this, please make sure you use a sharp knife like this one!

By cutting the peppers into smaller pieces, they will cook faster when you saute the them (it also makes them easier to eat)!

Sliced Roasted Red Peppers Sauteing in Skillet
Sliced Roasted Red Peppers Sauteing in Olive Oil in my Lodge Skillet

Even though the peppers came in olive oil, I added some additional Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the skillet, as well.

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This also helps prevent the finished frittata from sticking to the skillet.

Whisking The Eggs

Egg mixture egg beater and shredded mozzarella ready for this recipe!
Whisked Eggs, Egg beater and Shredded Mozzarella

I whisked the eggs thoroughly in my bowl and then set them next to the shredded mozzarella so that everything would be ready once I started making the frittata.

It’s always a good idea to have ingredients ready to be added to your recipe, beforehand.

This cuts down on cooking time, tremendously, and makes it easier to add ingredients at exactly the right times!

Fast Italian Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella – Recipe Equipment Needed

Recipe Equipment for Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers
My Lodge Skillet was the Key Piece of Cookware Needed

This Fast Italian Frittata recipe doesn’t require a lot of cookware:

My egg beater was IN-USE at the time of the photo above (which is why it’s in a separate photo – LOL!)

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When making a frittata, a skillet is probably the most important and essential piece of cookware.

I used my Lodge Skillet from Amazon that you see in the photo above.

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Other than a skillet, you will need an egg beater, Pyrex measuring cup, Serving Spatula (Pie Server), and a small bowl to whisk your eggs in, a good pair of oven mitts like these are essential.

Skillets get HOT!

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From The Stove-Top To The Oven

Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Mozzarella Cooking in Skillet
Fast Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers Cooking on Stove Top Before Baking

A frittata is really just a classic ‘bake’ recipe that starts on the stove and then is finished in the oven.

It’s really NOT complicated.

All of the exact step-by-step recipe instructions, including exact measurements of each ingredient, is in the recipe card below – please try it and let me know what you think!

Fast Italian Frittata

5.0 from 2 votes
Recipe by Bill Course: Breakfast FoodsCuisine: Italian, MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

280

kcal

This Fast Italian Frittata with roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella is a Mediterranean breakfast treat! You will love how fluffy this frittata becomes immediately after coming out of the oven. The fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers pair perfectly to give this recipe a creamy element and a savory element.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Start by preparing the mozzarella and roasted red peppers by shredding and/or measuring out 6 ounces of mozzarella and placing on a plate. Slice the roasted red peppers into smaller pieces or strips and set aside.
  • Crack 8 eggs into a bowl, adding the white and yolk from each, and whisk together thoroughly (I like to add 2-3 eggs at a time and whisk before adding my next 2-3 eggs)
  • Place your Lodge Skillet over Medium Heat on your stove top.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your skillet and let warm for 1 minute.
  • Slowly drop in the sliced roasted red peppers and saute for 2 minutes just to get them warmed/slightly cooked
  • Drop in your shredded mozzarella and let it begin to melt slightly – about 30 seconds. At this point I like to spread the roasted red peppers and mozzarella evenly over the entire skillet, since this will prevent having to spread out those ingredients AFTER the egg mixture is added (which can be messy)!
  • Add 1/2 ounce of oregano (I used a bit more because I love oregano), 3 pinches of salt and 6 pinches of pepper to the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees (I start this here so my oven is ready when it comes time to transfer the frittata from the stove top to the oven.
  • Slowly pour the egg mixture into the skillet. It should fill the entire skillet and partially cover the roasted red peppers and fresh mozzarella.
  • Raise the stove-top temperature to Medium-High and cook over Medium-High Heat for 3-4 minutes (just until the edge of the frittata starts to ‘set’ where it contacts the skillet).
  • Transfer Italian Frittata to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Depending on the size of your eggs, you can use more (or less) than the 8 Grade-A Jumbo Eggs I recommended.
  • By preparing the mozzarella and roasted red peppers ahead of time, you will save time during the cooking process.
  • I used my handy Lodge Skillet (AMAZON LINK), but any solid cast-iron skillet will do. (Just remember: Since this frittata recipe is finished in the oven, DO NOT USE anything with a rubber handle that could melt).
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What’s The Difference Between An Omelet And A Frittata?

Omelets are usually made with 2-3 eggs and intended to serve a single person and frittatas generally use more eggs and feed several people.

The main difference, however, between an omelet and a frittata is how they are made.

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Omelets are cooked entirely on the stove top and folded over so that both sides cook equally. Frittatas, on the other hand, start on the stove top (which cooks the bottom and edges) but are finished in the oven (which cooks the top).

Because the cooking process is different, omelets can be made in almost any type of frying pan, but frittatas must be made in a skillet (or something that does not have rubber handles).

Is Your Fast Italian Frittata Part Of The Mediterranean Diet?

Yes, this Fast Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella is part of the Mediterranean Diet.

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What To Serve With An Italian Frittata?

Frittatas don’t really require any sides because you can add any ingredients right into the frittata, itself.

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However, because a frittata involves eggs and is, typically, a breakfast dish, potatoes are my favorite side to serve with this Fast Italian Frittata.

I will say that most Frittata recipes, such as this Potato Frittata Recipe by Tara from Sip and Feast, just include the potatoes directly in the frittata.

Is This Italian Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella Keto?

Yes, this frittata recipe is Keto friendly.

Just make sure to use the non-fat milk like I suggested above.

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The mozzarella cheese doesn’t contain many carbs, either, which keeps this Fast Italian Frittata with Roasted Red Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella KETO!

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