Artichoke, Leek, and Fontina Frittata

Artichoke, Leek, and Fontina Frittata Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker
Think of a frittata as an omelet made effortless: no fussing or folding here. Just stir the ingredients together, pour into a skillet, briefly cook on the stove, and finish in the oven to create a crisp, golden top. Our cheesy version is studded with a savory blend of artichokes, leeks, and crisp bacon. You can also make it vegetarian by leaving the meat out altogether. Don't feel like shopping? Improvise with what you have on hand. Frittatas are a great solution for using up all those leftover vegetables at the end of the week. Good-bye wasted produce, hello dinner. Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes. Notes: Cooktop temperatures and ovens can vary greatly, so it is always important to follow our visual cues, especially when cooking eggs.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 238
Caloriesfromfat 64 %
Protein 15 g
Fat 17 g
Satfat 7 g
Carbohydrate 6.3 g
Fiber 2.2 g
Sodium 454 mg
Cholesterol 268 mg


4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 3/4-in. pieces
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
1 cup thinly sliced leeks (white and light green parts)
3/4 cup grated fontina cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a 10-in. ovenproof nonstick frying pan or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels; reserve 2 tbsp. drippings in pan (discard the rest) and set aside.

2. Whisk together eggs, milk, chives, salt, and pepper. Stir in bacon and artichoke hearts. Set aside.

3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add leeks and sauté in reserved bacon drippings until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add egg mixture and stir to combine. Cook 1 minute, then gently stir in 1/2 cup fontina and the parmesan. Cook without stirring until edges of frittata are set and the center is still a bit soft, about 2 minutes (edges should appear firm when pan is gently shaken; the top layer should appear wet).

4. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup fontina over top and transfer skillet to preheated oven. Bake until eggs are fully set and the top is light golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. If top has not browned, broil frittata about 5 in. from heating element, keeping oven door ajar, until lightly golden, about 1 minute.

5. Slice frittata into wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.


June 2007
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