Spinach, Mushroom and Red Bell Pepper Frittata, and the Pioneer Woman

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As everyone in the food world knows, the contagiously hilarious food blogger Ree Drummond, aka the Pioneer Woman had her premier cooking show Saturday morning on the Food Network. And as expected, kajillions of groups of people in the food world gathered to watch her family come to life before our eyes, letting us into their ranch life for 30 short minutes, while of course serving up some scrumptious cowboy food.

I gained 4 pounds just watching.

My friend Carly hosted a little brunch watch party, so a few of us foodies (this fun gal included) got up early and prepared a dish to bring to the shindig.

3 more pounds were gained.

You guys, there were scones, fruit, pumpkin oat bars, my frittata, coffee, coffee, coffee, and a leetle bit of coffee.

I drank so much coffee I looked like an electrocuted cartoon character by noon.

I hold Ree responsible for this.

Spinach, Mushroom and Red Bell Pepper Frittata: 

I stuck my whole head in this thing.

Dear goodness.

I can’t sit still.

We had coffee. I had too much coffee.

Purty cherries!

Carly made ze scones. So, so good.

Oh look who is on Paula Deen, Y’ALL!

Cassie made ze pumpkin oatmeal bars. Yum for my face.

Little of this, little of that. My mouth never closed.

Leetle group! Look at Cassie tweeting. That girl.

 

What it took for 6:

* 9 large eggs
* 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
* 1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
* 4 cups baby spinach
* 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles
* 1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped
* 1/4 cup basil, roughy chopped
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1/2 tsp coarse salt
* 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
* parmesan shavings for garnish

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, a pinch of salt, pepper, basil and parsley.

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add the onions and saute 3 minutes. Add the garlic and red bell pepper; saute 3 more minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute 3 more minutes. Add the spinach to wilt. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed veggies, until it has covered the whole skillet. Add the goat cheese and let eggs cook for a good 4 minutes, then move the skillet to the oven and let it sit under the broiler for a few more minutes, until the eggs are cooked and set.

Let cool 3 minutes, garnish with parmesan, slice and serve!

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19 Responses to Spinach, Mushroom and Red Bell Pepper Frittata, and the Pioneer Woman

  1. Ryan August 28, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Too funny! I was tweeting with Cassie before the PW show and she said she was at a viewing party but didn’t realize you all were at the same shindig! Looks like an awesome time with delicious food (of course with all of those great cooks in one room)! That frittata looks fantastic with all of those veggies and cheese!

  2. Katie August 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    I wish I was a part of this party so badly. I love drinking too much coffee – I get really productive. And jittery.

    I also love Ree…like with my entire heart. And we don’t have cable so I couldn’t watch it. Waaah.

  3. Deborah August 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    How fun!! I watched, but all by my lonesome… I wish I would have had this frittata to keep me company!!

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm #

    pumpkin oatmeal bars look splendid. that is my kinda food…bars!

    i didnt even KNOW Ree had a show coming out. I dont read her blog regularly so was in the dark. Heard some…mixed reviews…on it.

    I can drink anyone under the table these days. With coffee that is :)

  5. Tracey August 28, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I love it Bev! Yummy!! Thanks for sharing the photos of your morning with all of us foodies. I watched Saturday too. I’m going to “Pin” this recipe on Pinterest.com! :)

  6. Cassie (Bake Your Day) August 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    I will vouch for the frittata – it was incredible. I’ve already made plans to try it out next weekend!

  7. carly {carlyklock} August 29, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    This frittata was so scrumptious. The baby bella mushies made it – don’t use plain ol’ white button ones if you can help it!

    I need a haircut.

    Actually, no I don’t. But I would save a helluva lot of money in hair products if I did.

    • Bev Weidner August 29, 2011 at 1:29 am #

      You know what’s funny? Jacque Pepin ONLY cooks with white button mushrooms. I myself am not a mega lover, but he swears by them!

  8. Maria August 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    How fun! And all of the food looks super delicious!

  9. Dana August 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    I missed the hype and I missed the show. Gotta get caught up! I love making frittatas for brunch guests. It’s a great way to feed eggs to a lot of people with minimum fuss. All super yummy things and it turned out beautifully!

  10. Tia @ Buttercreambarbie.com August 30, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    this looks so good. i love your clean, bright photographs and clean looking blog. glad i found your blog!

  11. Cookin' Cowgirl September 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    What tha….Where was my invite? I was at home, all alone, with no yummy treats, watching my fellow Oklahoma gal make scrumptious food, by my lonesome, no yummy frittata, just me. Whhaaaaaaa

  12. Aggie September 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Oh my goodness how good does this look!! I gained some pounds watching too…how could you not. I wanted to ride a horse so bad after that show!!

    I want this frittata.

  13. DD September 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Looks amazing! Thinking about making it for brunch with my in-laws this weekend.

    When do you add the goat cheese? And about how big of skillet for the perfect size?

    Thanks!

    • Bev Weidner September 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      Ooops! I totally left that part out. So sorry! Add the goat cheese right after you pour the egg mixture into the skillet. And I used a 10-inch skillet I believe. I hope this helps!

      • DD September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

        Awesome, thanks so much!

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