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Collard Green Goat Cheese Frittata

Collard greens, goat cheese and tomatoes make a simple and delicious frittata. Great for lunch or dinner.

Collard Green and Goat Cheese Frittata

When life gives you 2/$4 organic cage free eggs, you make a frittata for lunch.


Seriously, how good of a deal is that for 2 dozen eggs?

Some recent changes at my job have left me now working from home which means saying adios to packed quick lunches and welcome to all the possibilities in my fridge and pantry.

At first, I thought I’d miss talking to people in person throughout the day but, when you can make this for lunch any day of the week, social interaction becomes overrated.

Collard Green Goat Cheese Frittata

Omelets have never really been my thing.

They’re soft, mushy and the whole flipping half of it over to get the perfect fold thing has always eluded me. I’m no Julia Child.

This asparagus omelette souffle is a different story though, it’s light, fluffy and really incredible.

Frittata’s however, require none of that fanciness. Three steps and you’re done.

1. Sauté mix-ins.

I used collard greens here as the primary leafy green. It’s one of the few ways I enjoy this bitter green besides making this spicy collard greens recipe.

Collard Green Frittata

2. Pour eggs in the skillet.

Collard Green Frittata with Goat Cheese

3. Broil in oven.

Collard Green Frittata with Goat Cheese

There should probably be a step #4 to remember not to grab sauté pan from oven with bare hands but for some reason I think that may only apply to me, my impatience and my growling stomach.

Collard Green Frittata with Goat Cheese

While this combination of flavors was amazing, this is really a method you can adopt for any toppings. Go ahead and get crazy.

And, if you’re not as “lucky” as me to work from home, it makes an egg-cellent dinner in a time crunch.

Collard Green Goat Cheese Frittata

Collard Green Goat Cheese Frittata

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Collard greens, goat cheese and tomatoes make a simple and delicious frittata. Great for lunch or dinner.


  • 2 eggs
  • splash of milk
  • 5 leaves collard green, chiffonade
  • handful of grape tomatoes, sliced half
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. In a medium skillet, saute olive oil, garlic and onion on medium heat for 1 minute to soften.
  3. Add collard greens and saute for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes next and cook for another minute.
  5. In small bowl, whisk eggs and milk together.
  6. Add egg mixture to pan and turn the pan to make sure eggs coat the entire surface.
  7. Crumble goat cheese on top and cook for about 2-3 minutes until eggs are almost set.
  8. Place pan into broiler and broil for another 2-3 minutes until eggs turn a slight golden brown on top and cheese melts.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 795Total Fat: 50gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 386mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 39gSugar: 6gProtein: 45g

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Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Thanks for the recipe. I just got a large delivery of collard greens & eggs from the co op. I had some tomatoes and an onion on their last legs and just bought goat cheese yesterday! Lunch for the next few days!


Saturday 31st of March 2012

Just finished this for brunch today. I recently tried goat cheese (never had it before) with kale and happened to have some chopped collard greens in the fridge. I'm convinced that just about everything taste better with goat cheese. I have always been a fan of collard greens (lived in the South for about two years) and during the sautéing step, I made more greens than I needed for this receipt. Going to use the rest for your collard greens and rice recipe.

Lilian Ryan

Sunday 11th of December 2011

I usually default to an omlet when I want eggs but I like the idea of throwing it in the oven. I love Fritata! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

kari @ Running Ricig

Thursday 4th of August 2011

Holy YUM! I was just telling Mike we have to have something with eggs for dinner because we have a billion of them. I need to make this!


Wednesday 3rd of August 2011

I love Fritata! And your Collard green & goat cheese frittata looks very delicious and healthy! yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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