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Mushroom and Scallion Frittata


Although it makes a delightful breakfast, the frittata could also be served with a green salad for a lunch or light dinner.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2003


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 scallions, including green parts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps sliced 1/4 inch thick, or white mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add scallions, mushrooms, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover, and cook until the vegetables are very soft, about 15 minutes. (The vegetables start out piled high, but they cook down quickly.)

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over the vegetables, stir for 2 minutes, then cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Sprinkle cheese over the frittata, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Cleaning shiitakes: Remove the mushroom stems and discard, then gently wipe the caps with a damp paper towel.

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  • MrsDfromTheD
    27 FEB, 2016
    Made this for brunch with a side of cornbread and found it really tasty and easy to make. I didn't have an iron or similar skillet that could go from stovetop to oven, so in lieu of cooking the eggs on the stovetop prior to baking, I just poured them over the sautéed vegetables into a baking pan and baked them for a bit longer in the oven (about 5 extra minutes). I would recommend two changes next time: smaller scallion pieces, and more cheese.
  • ReSmith
    4 APR, 2013
    This was such a simple but delicious dish! I cannot believe how lovely it was with a salad for a light dinner! Will definitely be using again and again!
  • MaggieLawler
    17 MAR, 2011
    People, People!!! Please stop whining about nutritional values for each recipe! Just do as KT556 suggests, and buy a's not hard to figure it out for yourself. I have one, and it's really not hard to do! Step out of your comfort zone and do it yourself!! mags98366
  • adozeneggs
    16 MAR, 2011
    I made this for dinner a couple of nights ago, it was super easy and delicious. Definitely going to make it again, especially because it was so simple and quick! I do think that it needs garlic, so next time I'll be adding chopped garlic when the veggies are half cooked.
  • MS10751156
    3 DEC, 2010
    Come on Folks -- It's a 6-ingredient-recipe. Don't be so lazy. Get yourself a good Calorie / Carb / Fat counting book (under $10) and figure it out. Don't forget to add / subtract according to how YOU make the recipe i.e., different veggies, cheese, "fat", etc IF YOU ARE DIABETIC and can't tell at a glance how many carb servings and/or exchanges are in this recipe, GET YOURSELF TO A DIABETES EDUCATOR IMMEDIATELY!
  • blazard
    29 APR, 2010
    Yummy! Great quick breakie for dinner recipe. Will definitely eat this again! I do agree that putting it in the broiler for a few seconds after it is baked gives a very dark, crispy topping.
  • Ray570
    28 FEB, 2009
    For being such a simple recipe, this has a lot of flavor. I have used cheese and chive flavored egg beaters in place of some of the eggs, and had great results. It did not puff up, though, so I will try adding the splash of milk next time. Thanks for the tip!
  • marialuiza76
    10 JAN, 2009
    I just made this and it was a big hit! Just a few suggestions: Put a splash of milk (or heavy cream) in the egg mixture for extra fluffy and airy results. Use the broiler to brown the top for 2 to 4 minutes once the inside is already cooked through and your top is still yellow. Fritattas are a great way to use up left-overs!
  • kokovillage
    4 JAN, 2009
    Made this yesterday (01/04/09)! I used Shitake mushrooms and added a bit more Parmesan Cheese to the top. I also used Egg Beaters in place of regular eggs. Didn't have an "ovenable" skillet, so I cooked it in a regular skillet and transferred mixture to a casserole dish. It required more baking time (20-30 min.), but it came out a beautiful golden brown and was very robust in flavor w/half the calories! Two thumbs up!
  • anitarn
    3 JAN, 2009
    sounds wonderful. You can add any veggie you like. Add Romano Cheese right in the mixture before baking, tastes better