Weekends and holidays are the best time for a warm, delicious hearty breakfast. Few breakfast recipes make me happier than this Sausage & Mozzarella Frittata. It’s rich and filling and never fails to make eyes light up when I pull it out of the oven and plot it in the middle of the breakfast table. The amazing part is that it’s also fairly easy to make! A little mixing, a little slicing, a little cooking, and you’ve got a gorgeous breakfast to make great memories over.
Baby spinach is a favorite of mine. Not only is it delicious and full of all the vitamins and minerals you expect from leafy greens, it also comes in really convenient packaging. I just buy the washed and trimmed bags or boxes of baby spinach meant for salad and cook with them. To me, it’s a great timesaver and a no-excuses way to make sure I get the healthy veggies my family needs snuck into rich dishes like this. When I’m feeling ambitious, I sometimes roughly chop the baby spinach which makes getting a bite on your fork a little easier, but it’s certainly not necessary.
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Other kinds of leafy greens work as substitutes in this dish, if you would prefer to try your own favorite. The taste and texture may change a bit, but that’s the fun of cooking and experimenting to see what suits your palate best. I have used frozen spinach after it is thawed and well-drained (I really squeeze the water out) and then roughly chopped. Fresh works best, though, in my opinion.
Mozzarella is a big part of the finishing flavor of this dish, so I have big opinions on the mozzarella used. The old school American mozzarella I grew up with is sort of a dry, rough cousin to fresh buffalo mozzarella. They both have their uses! American style mozzarella is great on pizza and makes a really nice melting cheese when shredded. However, fresh mozzarella, the type typically packed in water, or with at least a bit of water around it, is going to put this dish over the top. The price is a bit of a splurge, and I know it’s tough to find sometimes, although most major supermarket chains carry it nowadays. If you’ve never tried it before, give it a go for this recipe. The gooey, creamy way it melts is second to none!