Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata
  • 4Servings


  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 - 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 tsp. freshly grated or ground nutmeg


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

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 to 7 minutes. Add the spinach and stir to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes.

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

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