Potato and Zucchini Frittata

Nuvita Biscuits

For an easy, hearty weekend brunch dish, try this five-star frittata, loaded with fresh zucchini, tender potatoes and queso fresco.


  • 1 small russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small zucchini (about 6 ounces), grated and squeezed dry in clean kitchen towel
  • 1/2 cup queso fresco (2 ounces) or any other white cheese
  • 2 strips cooked crumbled turkey bacon, optional


Bring the potatoes with enough cold water to cover to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook, over medium-high heat, until the potatoes are tender, 6 to 8 minutes; drain and pat dry.

Whisk together the eggs, egg whites, cilantro, salt, and hot sauce in a large bowl.

Preheat the oven broiler to medium-high.

Heat the oil in a medium (10-inch) ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 2 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until tender, about 6 minutes more. Add the cooked potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes begin to brown slightly, about 4 minutes more.

Evenly pour the egg mixture over the vegetable mixture. Cook, over medium heat, tilting the pan and lifting the edges with a rubber spatula to let the uncooked egg flow underneath. Sprinkle with the cheese and the bacon, if using. Broil, 5 to 7 inches from the heat, until the eggs puff and are just set and the cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove carefully to a plate, or serve in wedges directly from the skillet.




Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Franklin Bluth on Mar 18, 2013

    My wife has an accent, and she asked me today to go buy a case of Fresca. So, I drove all over town looking for that item, which isn’t very common these days. So, I finally found it, and when I got home with the case of Fresca, my wife yelled at me and said she wanted Queso Fresco. Dangit! So, how often do accents mess with your life?

  2. posted by Scott Bull on Mar 26, 2013

    i need 2 cook 4 me and my mum…we dont eat much meat so preferrably veggatarian, and EASY!…

  3. posted by tjpimpin on Mar 26, 2013

    Can someone help me find their phone number and what type of food they serve.
    Finding it hard…..

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