Cheap Meals – Roasted Pepper, Mushroom & Basil Frittata

Oooh, a frittata! Sounds so expensive! So difficult!

Nope. About $0.75 per serving. And easy as pie.

Crustless, egg-filled pie.

In this particular frittata, and all of the frittatas (frittati?) I’ve made lately, I use:

  • 10 eggs (a dozen costs $1.99)
  • 1/2 red pepper (1 = ~$0.79)
  • 1/2 lb of white button mushrooms = ~$1.00.
  • Other ingredients (milk and spices in small amounts) = negligible cost

All in all, a frittata works out to about $3, or $0.75 for a quarter of it.


Step 1: Oil the pan (this is a 10″ glass pie pan).

Step 2: Place the (pre-roasted) red peppers in the bottom of the pan.

Step 3: Put some fried mushrooms, basil and really whatever else your heart desires, on top of the peppers. Our basil plant in the window is the gift that keeps on giving. πŸ™‚

Step 4: In a measuring cup, I crack 10 eggs, add some milk and some water to bring it up to 2.5 cups. I’m still playing with proportions, and cream vs milk.

Step 5: Add herbs and spices, such as salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and parsley. Whisk it up good.

Step 6: Pour egg mixture into pan, slowly so as not to push around the fillings too much.

Step 7: Put it in the (pre-heated to 350F) oven and bake for 30 mins or so.

Step 8: Serve, consume and enjoy watching people’s eyes roll back in their heads. πŸ™‚


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