Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Frittata Soup

Anything can be made into a soup- even a frittata!

For Sunday brunch with my family, I made a delicious frittata dish in the oven with shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, and a mixture of cheeses.

Vegetable-Four Cheese Frittata
serves 12

12 eggs (6 whole, 6 whites)
1 cup milk
6 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used TJ's Quattro Formaggi blend)
a big handful baby spinach, chopped

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beat eggs, milk, and cheese together. Pour into a 9 x13 baking dish and add the tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach. Stir to combine. Bake for about 50 minutes until puffed through the center. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

I neglected to take a picture of the finished dish but we had a nice bowl of leftovers.


Not wanting to waste it, I borrowed Mom's #1 trick for Monday's dinner: add chicken broth and make a soup!

I put about half the leftovers into a bowl and added a good amount of broth. Reheating caused the cheese to melt and the eggs to break down a bit more. It was more delicious than the original dish!
I read an article recently (I can't find it right now and I'm so sorry) about homemade soups and healthy people. Studies have shown that those who make and eat homemade soups on a regular basis are thinner and healthier than those who don't or eat canned soups (which have more sodium and calories).

So make and eat your soup, it's good for you! With autumn fast approaching on Monday, what better time to bring out the big pot and whip some up.



Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea .... and I agree, homemade soups are the best and very easy.


Meg said...

What a wonderful idea. I bet it tasted wonderful!

FOODalogue said...

Very creative...yet, why not? Waste not, want not.

Cookie said...

I LOVE soup, especially since it's so cold in SF! Great idea! Are you located in the bay area as well? You mentioned San Mateo in your previous post.

Sarah said...

Hi Cookie,

Yep, the Bay Area is my home! I lived in Los Gatos in high school, went to college in the East Bay, and I currently live in San Mateo. I'll always love the South Bay but I've completely fallen in love with the Peninsula. It's proximity to the city and great weather and culture are the perfect mix.


Cookie said...

Awesome! I love fellow Bay Area Bloggers (AND your blog!). I'm adding you to my bloglist. Hope I can make it onto yours! :)

Lauren said...

fritatta soup! I would never think of that- it's a great idea!