This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own.
I remember one of the first things I made with my cast iron skillet was a frittata. I bought this skillet for this purpose entirely, not knowing that a skillet must be well seasoned and oiled before you can even think of making eggs in it. While my frittata was delicious, cleaning that skillet was such a headache trying to get all those pieces of egg off of my skillet. At that point I made it a point to learn how to take care of my skillet and how to cook with it to prepare the type of meals I love to eat. Eventually I got it down, and after good care and proper cleaning, a cast iron skillet ends up being almost non-stick!
One of my favorite things about making frittatas is not only the pan going from stovetop to oven seamlessly, but the fact that you can use any number of ingredients to create a delicious brunch. Another secret to making a great tasting frittata would be adding some Liquid Gold, aka VELVEETA®. I love that VELVEETA® melts so smoothly into a creamy texture that has a great flavor that complements so many dishes. I thought it would be a great addition to a tasty frittata that looks like I spent a lot more time and ingredients on it than I actually did. Aren’t those just the perfect meals? Minimal effort with a lasting impression.
This is a great way to hide some veggies in a fun way, and I love to have my teens help me with these sort of meals because they are so impressed at how easy it is to come up with something tasty so quickly. Great for lazy Saturday mornings or busy Sundays. I just added some scallions, broccoli and bacon and I love to use heavy cream with my eggs when baking them because it creates a great texture and a fluffy texture that doesn’t dry out. Not a fan of broccoli? Add some spinach instead. Maybe you don’t have scallions? Red onions are fine too. Not a bacon fan? Add sausage or ham instead! This is a simple recipe that’s easy to switch around to suit your own tastes.
Broccoli and Bacon Frittata Ingredients:
- 1 shallot, thinly sliced
- 1.5 cups chopped broccoli
- 5 thick slices cooked bacon, cut into small pieces
- 1 ounce VELVEETA®, diced into small pieces
- 8 medium eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Once the edges start to round out, which means the eggs are beginning to set up, pop it in the preheated oven and let it cook for about 12 minutes. The eggs should be cooked through and the bits of VELVEETA® will be melted and bubbling, like Liquid Gold.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy brunch?
VELVEETA® lovers know it as Liquid Gold, and it has been a favorite of families since 1928. Known for its smooth, creamy texture and perfect melt, you can use VELVEETA® in a variety of recipes – and strike Liquid Gold.