September 9, 2023

Zucchini Frittata with Dill

My niece is getting married at the cabin in Ely this weekend, and many relatives are scattered about the lake. We made a brunch zucchini frittata for everyone to get their sustenance before the big event.

A frittata is nothing more than a crustless quiche. It’s made by whisking eggs and mixing them with various ingredients like vegetables, cheese, herbs, and sometimes meats. The mixture is then cooked in a skillet on the stovetop and often finished under the broiler to set the top. Frittatas can be customized with a wide range of ingredients, making them an excellent option for using up leftover vegetables or other ingredients you have on hand. We use them as a quick weeknight dish to use up the dribs and drabs of leftovers.

Zucchini Frittata with Dill

Zucchini Frittata with Dill

Yield: 8

This is a great brunch recipe and is also perfect as a clean-out-the-refrigerator easy weeknight meal.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 cups 1 large zucchini, grated on a box grater
  • 1/2 cup cheese grated
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat oil in a 9-inch ovenproof non-stick skillet over medium-high.
  1. Add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini, and cook, stirring often, until zucchini is tender and brown in spots, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour over vegetables in skillet, and cook, stirring gently, until eggs begin to set about 1 minute.
  4. Sprinkle cheese and half the dill over the frittata
  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven, and bake until the edges are set but the center is still slightly loose, 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Increase oven temperature to broil until the center is set and the top is lightly browned about 2 minutes.
  7. Place a plate over the skillet and invest Frittata onto the plate
  8. Garnish with remaining cheese and dill


You can use any kind of cheese, vegetable or herb combination here


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