Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata

Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata is a simple yet flavorful breakfast or brunch.
Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata | theroastedroot.net #brunch #recipe #paleo @foodfanatical @dreamfarm

Mother’s Day is just a stone’s throw away, and we have a menu to prepare!

If you’ve been around my site for a while, you know I have a very close relationship with my mom. Not only has she guest posted on my blog, but I’ve made a tradition of baking her muffins and writing a letter to her on my blog every Mother’s Day (see this and this post). I feel so fortunate to live near my mom and to have her as the most reliable rock in my life.

While I visit with my mom often, Mother’s Day is always a memorable time of year. My immediate family alone is uuuuuuge (I have two brothers, a sister, and ten nieces and nephews), so rounding up the troops to celebrate all the mommies of the world makes for good laughs, and of course: tasty eats.

Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata | theroastedroot.net #brunch #recipe #paleo @foodfanatical @dreamfarm

Let’s face it: in order to feed a crowd as large as my family (and cater to everyone’s taste buds), we need to have a large array of food. Spreads upon spreads upon spreads upon peanut butter and jelly for the kidlets. Let’s face it x2: I’m usually the one in charge of the healthy eats. Because my family is cut from meat-and-potatoes cloth, this Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata (with a side of bacon, please!) is perfect for the adults in my family who are watching their blood sugar level.

Ergo, zee frittataaaah.

Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata | theroastedroot.net #brunch #recipe #paleo @foodfanatical @dreamfarm

Frittatas never get old in my book. Vegetables + eggs make an approachable and healthful brunch for any occasion. Since Springtime is basically Brunchtime, and Mother’s Day is just a couple of weeks away, I’ve been inspired to whip up frittatas galore to take all the flavors out for a test run. I’ve gotta say, this one’s pretty dandy!

Healthy yet filling, this Spinach, Leek, and Potato Frittata definitely suits the needs of my family. The leek gives the frittata a great deal of flavor, and adding Italian seasoning and cumin also adds to the flavor factor. The potatoes do a nice job of making the frittata nice and hearty to keep the family full and happy.

After making frittata after frittata, I have acquired some tidbits of advice:

Keys to Frittata Success:

  • Use fresh vegetables, such as potatoes, spinach, kale, chard, asparagus, onion, etc.  Don’t be affraid to use cups on cups on cups of chopped vegetables, because they will cook down!
  • Saute said veggies prior to adding the beaten eggs – this softens them up and brings out some flavor.
  • Add a pinch of seasoning, such as cumin, curry powder, Italian seasoning, etc. in order to give that frittata some pep.
  • Grate up some cheese, such as jack, mozarella, gruyere, or cheddar. Or go cheeseless…whatever’s your jam.


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  1. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    We used to go to a super overpriced brunch on Mother’s day (mainly because it was in my mom’s favorite casino, so two birds one stone kind deal) but last year we switched to me bringing over everything to make brunch instead. This frittata would SO be on the menu this year, but I have a bridal shower to go to — seriously, who puts that on Mother’s day?!

    1. Julia Post author

      LOL, gambling + MD Brunch sounds like a winning combo. Perchance there will be frittatas at the bridal shower, along with all the other eats and treats! So happy you like the recipe, dear!

  2. Julie

    I want to meet your momma!!! We need a get together. Damn that you are on the opposite side of the country. 🙁 I miss you a lot. Happier thought: I love those spoons!! I need those spoons! Even Jerry would like those spoons because they would be super accurate for him. Heading over to enter right now. Also, I’m now hungry for a frittata. Please come make me one. Hugs, squeezes and kitty cat sneezes.

    1. Julia Post author

      Oh my gosh, Julie, you would LOVE the levoons! They have all sorts of tricked out colors, too. I could see the blue or the green going fabulously in your household, and I bet Jerry would enjoy them, too. Wish I were there to make and share a frittata with you’uns! xoxo

    1. Julia Post author

      Maaaaw I wish there were a good way of making vegan frittatas, ha! So glad you like the recipe – I like to thing of frittatas as fancy too, even though they’re deceptively easy! xo

  3. Olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    Beautiful friend, your mom should be such a fun person like you 😉 and yes you are very fortunate to live near your mom. I miss my mom every single day, but at least I can talk to her by FaceTime almost everyday… hahahah!

    You are definitely the queen of your frittatas. I love all your frittatas recipes! Delicious!

  4. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    That is the purdiest dern freetata I ever did see! All of the flavors sound perfect together and I’m sure yo mama is gonna love it. I know I would.

    And I can’t believe how big your family is! I’m sure that makes for a fun time whenever y’all get together. My family is teeeeny tiny. 🙂

  5. Joanne

    I love frittatas for brunch for a gazillion and one reasons. (1) veggies, (2) make-ahead, (3) they taste good at room temp!, (4) EASY. This filling is so lovely in so many ways.

  6. Carol

    I’m confused. Are the tips the recipe? I have no idea of the ratio of eggs to veggies and how to cook the potatoes for this. Where are the measurements and servings, etc? I got a link to this through a meal plan and have alreadt bought the ingredients but not sure what to do with them. Also, onomatopeia is when words sound like what they describe, such as “splash” and “boom!” When two words combine to form one word, it’s called a portmanteau. (My husband had to tell me that because I had no idea what that was called. And having studied french, I thought he was messing with me because in French, portmanteau means suitcase.)


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