Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, September 9, 2015

Aired September 9, 2015

Serves 4 as a main dish, 6-8 as a starter or snack

3 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped or thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
Salt and pepper
4 to 5 cups baby spinach or stemmed and coarsely chopped chard
8 large organic, cage-free eggs (preferably pastel-colored Araucana eggs)
About 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta, preferably sheep's milk
About 1/3 cup grated Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano
About 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg


Position a rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 375°F.

In a 10- to 12-inch ovenproof skillet, add the EVOO, three turns of the pan, and swirl to coat the entire surface, using a paper towel to reach the edges. Heat over medium. Add the onion, garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until onion softens, 6-7 minutes.

Add the spinach or chopped chard and stir to wilt, 1-2 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, ricotta, Romano and nutmeg together until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the spinach.

Bake until the center is just set, 15-20 minutes. When cool, run a knife around the skillet edges to release the frittata. Invert onto a work surface and cut into wedges.