Pumpkin Bacon Frittata

Cuisine: Italian

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

A delicious delight that's perfect for stepping up your food game at any party! With just a few ingredients, learn how to make this melt-in-your-mouth delicacy. Let everyone immerse in its rich taste.

  • Pumpkin
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Thickened cream
  • Bacon rashers
  • Onions

A quick and easy delicacy for fun parties!

  1. Take 600g chopped pumpkin in a bowl and toss it with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Then transfer it to a tray lined with butter paper and bake at 200 °C for 25 minutes. 
  2. Whisk six eggs with ⅓ cup thickened cream into it. 
  3. Finely chop four pieces of bacon and add a sliced onion to them. Fry it in a frying pan over medium heat for 6-8 minutes. 
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the grill at a high temperature and add the pumpkin to the frying pan. Pour the egg mixture over it and reduce the heat to low.
  5. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges are set, until the center is still soft and runny. Grill it for 5 minutes or until the pumpkin bacon frittata turns golden brown.

Chef Tip: If the handle of the frying pan is not heatproof, make sure to wrap it in foil before you place the frying pan on the grill. This protects it from extreme heat.

Get ready to share the fantastic recipe of this delicious dish once your family and guests try it because one simply won't be able to get over it anytime soon! Prepare it as an excuse to catch up with your girl gang. Let us know in the comments below how you became the number one chef in your group! 

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Frittata in Italy belongs to the class of ‘Cucina Povera' which means ‘poor people cooking’ because of its simplicity and humbleness.

• Sometimes the leftovers of the previous day are kept to cook up this dish for the next morning. 

Historical Fact

• The Italian word frittata means “to fry” which is derived from friggere. This term was originally used for cooking eggs in a skillet.

• This is a dish that was made at the last minute or in the spur of the moment using the leftovers in the fridge, and therefore there is an expression in Italy that goes like: “hai fatto una frittata” which loosely translates to “you’ve made quite a mess or sequence of mistakes”.

Nutrition Fact

• Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, they also act as antioxidants that reduce the risk of several chronic diseases like cancer, sun damage, and eye diseases.

• Needless to say, the humble egg is incredibly healthy, it raises HDL or good cholesterol and is linked to reducing the risk of heart diseases.