Broccoli-Rabe and Ricotta Frittata Recipe

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Benjamin Published: March 26, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Broccoli-Rabe and Ricotta Frittata

Blanched broccoli rabe is beaten with creamy egg mix for this simple ricotta frittata that’s baked into a delicious, super easy brunch dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ¾lbbroccoli rabe
  • 9eggs
  • ¾cupricotta,(about ⅓ lb)
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1clovegarlic
  • 2tbspgrated parmesan

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the broccoli rabe for about 3 minutes until almost tender. Drain.

  3. Rinse the broccoli rabe with cold water and drain thoroughly. Cut the broccoli rabe into 2-inch lengths and set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the ricotta and ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and the pepper.

  5. In a medium cast-iron or ovenproof nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat.

  6. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring, until fragrant.

  7. Add the blanched broccoli rabe and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  8. Evenly distribute the broccoli rabe in the pan and then add the egg mixture.

  9. Cook the frittata, without stirring for about 2 minutes until the edges start to set.

  10. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and bake for about 25 minutes until firm.

Recipe Notes

Broccoli rabe is, frankly, bitter, usually appealingly so, but sometimes the bitterness can be overwhelming. Blanching the vegetable in boiling salted water for a few minutes before proceeding with the recipe tempers its strength. The trick, used here, can be applied to almost any dish.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 317.89kcal
  • Fat: 23.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.62g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.16g
  • Fiber: 2.40g
  • Sugar: 0.85g
  • Protein: 21.83g
  • Cholesterol: 386.79mg
  • Sodium: 559.99mg
  • Calcium: 300.52mg
  • Potassium: 361.26mg
  • Iron: 3.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 331.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.41mg
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