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Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit


  • 3 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 to 5 cups baby spinach or stemmed and coarsely chopped chard 
  • 8 large organic, cage-free eggs (preferably pastel-colored Araucana eggs)
  • About 1 1/2 cups fresh ricotta, preferably sheep’s milk
  • About 1/3 cup grated Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • About 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg


Position a rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 375°F. 

In a 10- to 12-inch ovenproof skillet, add the EVOO, three turns of the pan, and swirl to coat the entire surface, using a paper towel to reach the edges. Heat over medium. Add the onion, garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until onion softens, 6-7 minutes. 

Add the spinach or chopped chard and stir to wilt, 1-2 minutes. 

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, ricotta, Romano and nutmeg together until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the spinach. 

Bake until the center is just set, 15-20 minutes. When cool, run a knife around the skillet edges to release the frittata. Invert onto a work surface and cut into wedges. 

Rachael Ray