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Butternut Squash Frittata


The girls brought in some butternut squash someone gave them a few weeks back. I was looking for something simple to make with the squash and came across a recipe for butternut squash frittata. The dish tasted like a quiche to me. A quick google informed me quiches usually have crusts and frittatas don’t have crusts. Both are basically eggs with veggies and or meat along with cheese all baked into goodness.

The recipe turned out very well. It reminded me how much I like quiches and made me wonder why I don’t make the easy dish more often. I know there are tons of recipes out there. If you’ve got a favorite quiche or¬†frittata recipe please share it with us.

You can go here to find the recipe I made. I used the cheese I had on hand which was white cheddar.


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  • Reply
    November 12, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    This post made me laugh too especially ED Ammons post, I do like a quiche, most of the ones I’ve had have spinach among the other tasty additions… gonna look at that recipe though .

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    Ron Stephens
    November 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Ed, your question is much like, “If a tree falls in the forest and there is no-one to hear it, does it make a sound?”

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      Ed Ammons
      November 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      No, it only vibrates the air. Vibration is just that if there are no ears to hear it.

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    November 12, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I’m going to have to try this one. It really looks good. We love squash. Adding all these little turn arounds are different for me but im willing. Mm i will try this. Thanks Tipper and God Bless!

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    Bill Burnett
    November 12, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I don’t have the recipe but the only quiche i have ever eaten (for fear of becoming less of a man Ed) was on a challenge by the owner of Shoebooties in Murphy. He had a Shrimp and spinach quiche he had made. I advised him I didn’t think I’d like quiche, he challenged me to try it and if I didn’t like it my lunch was “on the house”. Ever the one for a free meal I tried the quiche. It was wonderful, I paid for my lunch gladly.

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    November 12, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I love butternut squash but I usually cut one in half and bake them. Just yesterday I happened to buy a pack already peeled and cut up so I just baked them and they were so good. I didn’t add any brown sugar, as they were sweet enough. Never tried them any other way, but I did print out that recipe and I’m going to try that Frittata. Only thing bad about going to those sites are, you can spend a lot of time looking at delicious looking meals and I can’t seem to leave with just one recipe. They all look so good.

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    b. Ruth
    November 12, 2018 at 9:12 am

    This sounds delicious! When I get Butternut squash, Acorn Squash, etc. We just bake them. They are “buggers” for my old weak hands to cut up anymore. The last hard squash I cut up was a large Cushaw to make pies. I thought I would never cut thru that thing…ended up baking a bit to soften the rind…
    I cut my winter squash, Butternut or Acorn, in half. Slice a piece off the bottom so it sits level in the pan. Clean out the seeds and slice or poke some holes into the fleshy part of the squash from the inside…Rub it down with butter and put some brown sugar in the sliced areas and cup of the squash. We love them baked this way…just mash it up with a little more butter if you need it. We eat them like a sweet potato. Easy and very good…I know the brown sugar and butter might not be too good for you…but well we consider it a dessert as well. I have only made a few savory dishes with winter squash. I think I’ll give this frittata recipe a try soon. We didn’t grow any winter squash this year, but usually buy a few different varieties around November/December holidays..
    Thanks for this post…

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    Ed Ammons
    November 12, 2018 at 8:46 am

    I do know that white and yellow cheddar are the same cheese. The yellow cheddar has has an orangish coloring added to it which don’t change the flavor.

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    Ed Ammons
    November 12, 2018 at 8:39 am

    I have no idea what a frittata is. I have heard the word quiche but don’t know what it is either. Wasn’t there a commercial on TV one time that said “Real men don’t eat quiche!” If that is true, I must be a real man because not only have I not eaten it, I don’t know what it is.
    PS: Reckon if I have eaten quiche without knowing what it was I would be less of a man?

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    Gayle Larson
    November 12, 2018 at 8:11 am

    This post made me laugh. I have been making these for years in my iron skillet. I love to add broccoli, cauliflower or any other veggies leftover and some bacon or ham. Just popped a lid on after adding the cheese til it melted.
    Never knew they were called Frittatas. Guess I was cooking fancy and didn’t know it.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 12, 2018 at 7:04 am

    That sounds wonderful, Tip. It not only sounds easy to make it also sounds like a recipe I could play with using whatever ingredients I have! I used to make quiche frequently but just got away from it. My favorite was spinach because I love spinach. It was much like this with cheddar or Parmesan cheese, eggs , spinach, and a little chopped onion cooked in a crust.
    I may try this one, I like the idea of no crust!

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