Making a delicious, vegetable frittata or bacon-laced crustless quiche? Wondering what to serve with frittata? From salads and soup to fresh fruit drinks, crispy potatoes and more, here are the 50 most delicious side dishes to serve with frittata for brunch, lunch or even dinner!
What Is A Frittata
A frittata is an Italian egg dish that can be served at breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It's an easy egg dish usually made in a cast iron pan. Frittatas are enriched with heavy cream or whole milk, other optional ingredients are added before being baked in the oven until just barely firm in the middle.
They're often flavored with fresh herbs and fresh veggies like red bell peppers, green peppers, or mushrooms as well as savory bits of meat like bacon or ham. Shredded sharp cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese are often melted on top or sprinkled over after baking. It can be served hot, warm or cold.
Traditional Side Dishes
Classic sides for a frittata include a fresh green salad, fruit salad, crispy potatoes and/or some fresh bread, scones or toast. Bacon, ham or sausage are also popular side dishes.
In Italy and Spain, frittata is often cooled to room temperature and served as a snack or antipasti. It is cut into wedges or squares and served with a crisp salad or flavorful, light soup and a glass of wine. (Choose a crisp white wine, sparkling wine or a light red wine.)
A great frittata is an excellent choice for brunch. Pair it with some of these best side dishes for a memorable breakfast, brunch, or lunch and enjoy!
A salad is the most common and traditional pairing for frittatas. You'll find my favorite refreshing garden salad with fresh orange vinaigrette along with lots of other great savory options. From Italian and European salads to refreshing slaw and California style avocado salads, these pair perfectly.
At brunch, a little something sweet compliments the richer savory dishes and adds a festive touch. Make one of these fruit-forward salads to complete a special brunch menu.
Sometimes a good loaf of bread is the best thing. It can make an egg frittata into lunch or a light dinner. Fresh and warm from the oven, the entire family will love these scones, buns and breads.
Warm soup is a soul-soothing side dish with an easy frittata recipe. Choose one of these soups. They all have rich vegetable flavors that will compliment your main course perfectly.
Steamed, pickled or fried, a side of vegetables pair up well. Great ideas include green veggies like asparagus or green beans, mixed pickled veg like Italian giardiniera and earthy mushroom dishes. Fancier eggplant involtini or stuffed mushrooms will take your best frittata recipes to the next level!
From seasoned home fries to Moroccan spiced sweet potatoes, there's a potato dish to suit every delicious frittata. Fried potatoes are a brunch mainstay and possibly one of the most popular choices along with toasted bread.
For the meat-eaters, a side of breakfast sausages, Italian sausages, back baco,n or Canadian bacon is a great choice with all your favorite frittata recipes. Here are a few homemade options that have great, wholesome flavor.
Don't forget a fresh drink or cocktail to pair up with your frittata feast. Go healthy with fresh juice and smoothies or make it a boozy brunch with a delicious cocktail. Coffee and tea are always have a place at brunch too.
Brunch always needs a little something sweet. Frittatas are substantial but still light and go well with light desserts. Choose a healthy-ish fruit salad from above, individual fruit parfaits or one of these lovely made-for-brunch cakes. Serve these up on the buffet table or plate and serve after the main course.
Top 5 Reasons To Make A Frittata For Brunch
- Frittatas make a great make and take or potluck dish, as do many of the side dishes listed here.
- They are an economical way to feed a crowd.
- A frittata can easily be made a vegetarian main course.
- They are a family-friendly meal that is easy to adapt to picky eaters.
- You can make it ahead. A frittata cools and keeps well, freeing you up for other things. Rewarm or serve at room temperature like the Spanish and Italian!
Variations Around The World
A Spanish version is a potato frittata called tortilla, not to be confused with the flatbread. It is also very tasty.
For those on a low-cal diet, an egg-white frittata that omits the egg yolks is popular. In France, they make a quiche with a pastry crust and egg filling or an omelet. These egg, vegetable and cheese dishes are prepared differently though the ingredients are very similar.
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