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Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas

Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas

Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas

I definitely don't eat enough vegetables. And because I don't eat enough vegetables, I tend to forget to include a lot of vegetables in meals I cook for my kids (and clearly kids need vegetables for their little growing bodies). It's something I've really been working on and trying to get better about. 

In addition to fresh vegetables that I get at the farmers market, I always have frozen vegetables on hand because they are easy to add to a meal in a pinch and they still have as much of the nutritional value packed inside. Today, I've partnered with Birds Eye—a brand I use regularly—to create a recipe using their Flavor Full line that I know my kids (and hopefully other kids) will love. We recently made a mini version of the classic frittata which is an easy and delicious way to add veggies into a meal. And, with this mini version, both kids and adults will have fun eating them!

See how below…

Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas

Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas
(makes 12 mini frittatas)

You'll need: 

– 8 eggs

– 1 package of Birds Eye Flavor Full Ranch Broccoli (defrosted on counter for 30 mins)

– ½ cup milk (whole or low fat depending on your preference)

– ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

– pinch of salt and pepper

– parsley (optional)

– muffin pan

Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas

Here's how:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray. Whisk the eggs, milk, pepper, and salt in a large bowl to blend well. Stir in the broccoli, cheese and parsley. By using this Ranch Broccoli, it adds instant flavor without you having to add too much more on your own.

3. Fill prepared muffin cups with the egg mixture almost to the top. Bake until the egg mixture puffs and is just set in the center, about 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittatas from the muffin cups and slide the frittatas onto a platter. Sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, or shredded cheese to taste.

Ranch Broccoli Mini Frittatas

They also make for an easy school lunch! You can also freeze these once cool and save for easy heat-up and a quick breakfast/lunch/dinner whenever you need it.

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Birds Eye. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and original content like this for Oh Joy.

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy, styling by Ariel Fulmer.}

22 comments

  1. This looks like a fairly simple and healthy recipe. Never added broccoli in my egg, might try it with spinach or some other frozen veggies. Hope the girls liked it.

  2. Thanks for this great post Joy! I’ve been thinking recently how I need to get some savory, healthy, veggie-filled foods into my kids’ bellies! Too much sugar lately!

  3. Thanks, Joy! And thanks for sharing this great lunch idea. I plan to try these out for a brunch that I’m hosting!

  4. this reminds me that i should keep a food diary. Besides a delicious kale salad I had today, I’m drawing a blank when I try to remember the last time I had a vegetable! Do avocados or tomato sauce count?
    I remember growing up there was a green vegetable with every dinner, but now that I have to fend for myself, I need to remind myself to eat them every day, not just when I actually crave them!
    Oftentimes the produce sits in my fridge until I panic about them rotting and throw all of it into a soup.

  5. Hi Joy! These look delicious. My family often throws veggies into eggs to use up odd bits of produce lying about. You know, you’ve mentioned before that you’re trying to get better about incorporating vegetables in your diet, have you ever thought of doing the vegetarian challenge? My friend did it, just totally gave up meat for a few months and I asked her what she thought about the experience and she said that after you make vegetables the main focus of all your meals for a few weeks, you sort of forget your repertoire of meat dishes because ideas for vegetarian meals comes so easily. Might be something for you to consider, although I don’t know how receptive your little ones will be to this.

  6. do these taste eggy? Or is that taste hidden by the broccoli and cheese? If not, is there a quiche version of this?

  7. These look so yummy! I have made these before (they are great when you are watching what you eat and want a full breakfast on the go), but I have yet to see the ranch flavored broccoli. i will definitely have the hunt this down and try the recipe.
    Rachel
    http://rachelinflight.com

  8. Hi Joy,
    I’m new to your blog and I really like it. Your ideas, pictures, posts are very beautiful and inspiring!
    These mini frittatas are delicious. My 2 years old son likes them, and so do I. Haha
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    Elena

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