Broccoli & Tomato Frittata

6 eggs
1 cup half & half or milk
½ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup broccoli florettes, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup grape tomatoes, sliced into thirds

Heat oven to 400°F. Butter 9-inch deep dish pie plate or 2-qt. baking dish.

In large bowl, beat eggs with half & half until well mixed. Add remaining ingredients except sliced tomatoes and mix well. Pour mixture into prepared dish. Arrange tomatoes, sliced-side-up on top of egg mixture.

Bake at 400°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until eggs are set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 6 servings


Colors of the Season

Brightly colored vegetables are packed with diverse nutrients, and brighten your holiday table.

Red, Green, and Good for You

The colors of many vegetables hold clues to which nutrients they contain. When you serve a variety of brightly colored vegetables, you maximize the variety of vitamins and nutrients you serve in a meal. Plan a red and green meal to keep the holiday spirit alive while giving your family the Vitamins A and C found in tomatoes, plus the powerful antioxidants found in green produce. It’s a meal designed to boost immune systems as well as holiday spirits.

Broccoli (about | recipes)

Although broccoli is available year round, it’s at its best during the winter months. This flavorful cruciferous vegetable has a unique structure that gives it texture and crunch, and contains a wide variety of powerful nutrients. One cup of broccoli contains over 200 percent of your daily Vitamin C requirements! Plus, you’ll enjoy Vitamin A, folate, fiber, trytophan, potassium, calcium, and many more important minerals and compounds. Broccoli can be enjoyed cooked or raw, and adds taste and color to a wide variety of dishes.

Tomatoes (about | recipes)

While technically a fruit, most people cook with tomatoes as if they were a vegetable. They are an essential ingredient in ethnic cuisine, including Mexican and Italian cooking, and a popular garnish on all-American meals like burgers. Their bright red color hints at the powerful nutrients inside. They are packed with Vitamins A, C, and K, and also contain lycopene, and powerful antioxidant that contributes to heart health. Tomatoes are available year round.

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