Mushroom Spinach Frittata



Eggs are the easiest you can cook when you run out of ideas. I don’t know how many of you agree with me on that, but I would definitely say so. Unfortunately, Rasha hates eggs so I have to divert my attention to making something that everybody would eat. It is really frustrating at times, when you try to cook taking into consideration what “all” would eat. It is not easy, but sometimes you have to do make something and give them an ultimatum – you eat or you starve. I remember reading this hilarious quote somewhere: “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take It or Leave It.” (Mark Twain) Umma was exactly the same. Even if we would not like what she made, we would still eat it. But today’s kids are so apart – they are not willing to take our threats of starving them. πŸ˜• The other day, I had made some puttu along with this chicken curry. Azza likes her puttu with banana, but since it was dinner time, I purposely put curry into it without asking her. For the next 30 minutes, she cried her lungs out demanding that she gets puttu with the banana. I didn’t budge at all and went ahead with my work, even though my ears were getting ready to explode. Finally once she understood that nothing is going to happen, she quietly finished off her food. I was wondering what all those tantrums were for…


Anyway, coming back to the eggy business, that is how this frittata was made. I have haters of mushroom, spinach and eggs at home, just that it is all different people. But since that was what I had in my pantry, I went ahead and made it and served it with bread. I was expecting one or another plate to come back untouched, but surprise, surprise, it was wiped off! I still didn’t get it how, but yes, it did happen. I was pleasantly happy at how this dish became a hit. Definitely the start to many more frittatas to come… OK, frittata is nothing but an Italian dish similar to an omelette, which includes a variety of ingredients like vegetables, meat, cheese and flavorings and is usually baked or cooked on low flame till done, and looks like a crust-less quiche. I realised I had already posted a frittata with potatoes and cheese! Do check that out and right now, hoping off to the recipe…






Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic pounded
  • 1 onion minced
  • 250 gm mushroom sliced
  • 1 bunch spinach chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 small eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square pan ready.
  • In a saucepan, heat oil. Fry the garlic briefly.
  • Add the onion and saute till wilted.
  • Add the mushroom and spinach, along with the dry spices, salt and pepper and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes and switch off. Allow to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk till well combined.
  • Add the sauteed mixture and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till done.
  • Serve warm with salad or with toast.

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  1. This frittata has everything I love…a wonderful dinner!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  2. Aj and kids would love to have this for tea .Not for dinner????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… yes, it makes a good tea snack too… thanks a lot Hiba… πŸ™‚

  3. With only the two of us at home, I still have to crack my head on what to cook. Guess I am the easier one, my other half half though has mellowed down on fussing, still, chicken a big no and fish, must be his fav. I can understand what it is like to cook considering what the other will eat.

    But seemed like this frittata was all taken up. So, I know why. I see the deliciousness.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am so happy that I am not alone, Nava… it is not easy adjusting to everybody’s likes! Thank you so much dear…

  4. Raf! I love reading these kinda posts from you! Frittata is my favourite but not with mushrooms! πŸ˜› True, like you said we were hardly demanding or fussy eaters compared to these days kids! From food to cloths, they have a demand!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh yeah, and smirk there at my helplessness! πŸ˜› Thank you so much Fami…

  5. Ahh the tantrums… My lil one is the master in it….I thought it gets better with time as they grow, but I guess I am wrong then πŸ™‚

    The frittata looks so yumm…it has always been on my list to try and with your post making me tempt I am gonna make it soon

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… they keep increasing till a certain age, then the tantrums actually move to deep silences (Rasha stage) which is even more irritating… πŸ™ Thank you so much Anupa…

  6. priya @asmallbite
    Quick and simple menu for dinner,bookmarked it.Thanks for sharing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  7. This looks so good! I have been using mushrooms quite a bit in my cooking recently, and this looks like a must try! <3 –

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gingi…

  8. This makes a complete and filling meal .Lovely share Rafee..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sharmila…

  9. I feel the same here…. with my daughter . Kids of this age are very picky. I like this combination of spinach with mushrooms. Will try this… πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

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