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Easy oven baked frittata (omquittata) recipe

Updated 14th July 2020

Ever since signing up with Veg Box People, I’ve found new and interesting ways of cooking. One of my go-to recipes for particularly lazy days is an oven baked frittata. No need to mess with pastry, just chop and fry some veggies, add eggs, milk, and cheese and ta da! Dinner is served! I’m sharing this basic recipe, but feel free to mix things up with whatever veggies you have and whatever cheese you like!

Easy oven baked frittata (omquittata) recipe

Servings 6


  • 250 g chard and 250g mushrooms or any vegetables and leftovers you have in the fridge
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml milk
  • 200 g cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas mark 5
  • Fry any raw ingredients and remove excess water from leafy vegetables afterwards (e.g. chard, cabbage, spinach) if using. You can do this my squeezing with your hands or pushing the water out against a sieve.
  • Put into a casserole dish.
  • Whisk the eggs together and add the milk
  • Add the cheese to the mixture, you can reserve some cheese for sprinkling on the top.
  • Put it into the oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  • Slice into 6 pieces and serve.


You can use any cheese or combination of cheeses you like, I usually add cheddar and parmesan but you can also use cottage cheese, ricotta or even blue cheeses!


  • Sarah | Susty Meals
    27th September 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I make these too, Elsa, but I call them oven frittata! They really area a great way to make tea in a flash and use up old veggies too. I think I’ll be adding one to my meal plan for next week with a nice big salad. Thanks for the inspiration x

    • Elsa Eats
      27th September 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Haha, yes. I’ve pondered about whether it is a frittata but I think they are made by cooking the egg on the stove, then finishing by grilling in the oven. The eggs in these are just cooked in the oven, so I decided it was more like a quiche. whatever they’re called, they’re easy and damn tasty!

      • Sarah | Susty Meals
        27th September 2016 at 2:10 pm

        Haha! It is a very complicated thing these egg dishes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The hob and grill one sounds like an omelette! I agree though, they are delicious and very versatile. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rebecca
    27th September 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Elsa – oghis often too except I use goats cheese and unsweetened soya milk, as I’m lactose intolerant. I signed up for manchester veg box earlier in the year. I love the variety of veg – and it makes me think of new ways to cook things. I’m looking forward to this weeks box

    • Elsa Eats
      27th September 2016 at 1:47 pm

      All the root veg are starting to come in too! I’m looking forward to roasting my squash and parsnips!

  • Katya Willems
    28th September 2016 at 1:41 pm

    This sounds and looks yummy and I love how low calorie it is. Great idea. x

    • Elsa Eats
      28th September 2016 at 2:36 pm

      There’s a fair amount of fat in there, so feel free to use less cheese or just re-balance the other meals you’re having that day to take that into account ๐Ÿ™‚


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