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.
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!