Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Muffin Frittatas

Three of my current obsessions include food in muffin form, feta cheese, and dishes that are quick and easy to make.  Making anything in the form of a “muffin” automatically makes it more fun to eat, feta cheese adds a delicious bite to almost anything, and lately, I just don’t have the time or energy to cook elaborate meals.

Breakfast for dinner is pretty much the best lazy girl’s way of cooking and eating a healthy, filling, and varied meal.  And these spinach, mushroom and feta frittatas are clearly a manifestation of my three current obsessions.

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The inspiration for these came from Pinterest- yet another recent obsession.  I think I officially have an obsessive personality.  That’s ok- there are worse things to be addicted to than Pinterest and feta cheese, right!?

These frittatas are so simple to make.  The feta/spinach/mushroom combo was fabulous, but so many other mix-ins could work as well.  Sun dried tomato and feta or broccoli and cheddar cheese would be great twists.

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Muffin Frittatas

Yield: 9-10 muffins

Adapted from: The Manila Spoon’s Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package (8 oz) baby bella mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 Package (5 oz) baby spinach
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 4 Lage eggs
  • 1-2 TBS olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Clean mushrooms by wiping them with a damp paper towel, then finely dice them.

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3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat and add mushrooms.  Cook mushrooms for about 5-6 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside.

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4.  In the same skillet the mushrooms were in, add the spinach and a few TBS of water.  Allow the spinach to wilt over medium/low heat for a minutes until it is all shriveled an wilted.

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5.  Remove spinach from heat and allow to cool slightly.  Then, gently blot spinach with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.

6.  In a large bowel, whisk the eggs, then add the mushrooms (not including any liquid they released during cooking), feta cheese, and spinach.  Stir to combine.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

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7. Spoon mixture into a non-greased muffin tray.  Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Allow to cool in tin for a few minutes, then enjoy :)

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These stay  fresh for a few days wrapped and refrigerated, so they also make the perfect grab-and-heat breakfast or light snack.  A weeknight meal that is easy, fun, and healthy?  Yes, please!

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What are your favorite ways to enjoy breakfast for dinner?

What are your favorite foods to make in fun forms?

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Let’s Do Brunch

Brunch.  I love that word.  I love the way it sounds, and I love the images it conjures of lazy weekends spent sitting outside while eating delicious, rich food that is guilt free because it counts as two meals.  I picture french pressed coffee that is ridiculously overpriced but tastes so good that I don’t care it costs $4 for a small cup.  Everyone at any given brunch spot in any city is happy because it is pretty much the most relaxing way to spend a weekend morning at 11 am.

Today Ryan and I went to my absolute favorite brunch spot in Ft. Lauderdale called the Original Breakfast House (OB House).  This place is your quintessential breakfast spot complete with the rudest and most incompetent wait staff, steep prices, long wait times, and the most delicious, mouth-watering, lick-your-plate-clean food.  Part of the charm of OB house is how fresh and local all of the food is: they make their own bread, use farm fresh eggs, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.  And let me tell you- you can taste it in every bite!

Now, how do you guys feel about sharing food (i.e. splitting two entrees) with a friend/significant other?  I used to hate it for many selfish reasons, but lately I am starting to see the appeal.  Sharing allows you to not have to choose between two irresistible sounding meals.  Today, that is what Ryan and I decided to do.  I ordered the Original Downtown Breakfast Sandwich which is egg, homemade salsa, and pepper-jack cheese on homemade multigrain toast.  I have had some very good egg sandwiches in my life, but this one makes the rest look like an Egg McMuffin.  In fact, the word “sandwich” is a serious understatement here.

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Ryan ordered the French Toast which is honestly the best french toast I have had, ever.  It was perfectly crisp and sweet on the outside and doughy on the inside.  Topped with quality maple syrup, it was really the highlight of my week.

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Im curious, what is your favorite thing to order for brunch? And.. do you share?