Sometimes, I feel really uninspired when it comes to cooking. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, I'm not always up for being creative and sometimes...just sometimes...I'm just plain lazy.
That's where my 'Go To' meals come in. I'm working on developing an arsenal of Go To's for all of those uncreative times. But just because I'm not reinventing the wheel doesn't mean sacrificing style, quality or deliciousness.
My roasted red pepper, goat cheese & basil frittata always fits the bill. It's bursting with complementing flavors, can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and is as easy as combining all the ingredients in one bowl and pouring into a skillet. You can't beat that.
Roasted Pepper, Goat Cheese & Basil Frittata
3 whole large eggs
4 large egg whites
1/2 C mozzarella, shredded
2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1 small jar sliced roasted red pepper strips (I use the deli slices, in canned goods aisle)
1 handful fresh basil
pinch fresh pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whole eggs and egg whites. Add cheeses, roasted peppers, salt and pepper and whisk until all combined.
In a nonstick, oven-safe skillet, brush the olive oil around the bottom and up the sides. Heat the pan over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. Spread the whole basil leaves on top.
Over medium heat, let the egg mixture stand (do NOT mix) until the bottom and sides solidify, just a few minutes. Run a rubber spatula around the sides; when the sides are just coming together, transfer the pan to the oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until the top is completely cooked.
Let cool briefly, slice and serve.
Could that be any easier? Or prettier? I love it for its elegant simplicity. No one has to know that it actually took you 15 minutes to throw together.
So there you have it...an easy, delicious and chic meal for any time of the day.
Question of the Day:
What are your Go To Meals in a pinch?