A Recipe Swap / / Acorn Squash and Apple Frittata

To usher in fall, my sweet friend Teresa and I are swapping our favorite autumn recipes on our blogs. The weather might not have changed in south Florida, but this frittata oozes fall to me!

acorn squash and apple frittata

//Teresa lives in sunny south Florida with her husband (Ale), daughter (Grace), schnauzer (Bauer) and their growing baby bump. She has a passion for embracing and enjoying everyday adventures and writes about them on her lifestyle blog, Ale & Tere- a family blog//

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acorn squash and apple frittata

A couple of years ago, I had a friend drop off an acorn squash. Apparently, she bought one too many and thought I might want to tryout a new recipe. It was my first time making anything-squash and I thought chopping it up and roasting it would be the way to go. I cut the whole thing up, sprinkled half of it over a salad and kept the rest in the fridge.

The next day, we were ready for breakfast and I remembered about the sweet golden chopped up squash living in our fridge ready to be eaten. I quickly threw this frittata together and have not looked back since. It’s turned out to be one of our go-to fall staples. My husband LOVES it and all of the spices and aromas warm up our home for the fall season! Win win!

acorn squash and apple frittata

Ingredients

½ medium acorn squash
1 teaspoon of allspice
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cloves
2 tablespoons of olive oil for roasting
1 granny smith apple cubed
1 tablespoon of chopped sage
2 tablespoon of butter
1 cup of fresh spinach
3 tablespoons of dried cranberries
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons of shredded gouda
salt to taste

Directions

  1. preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. cube the acorn squash and place in a roasting pan
  3. toss the squash with some olive oil, allspice, nutmeg and cloves and a pinch of salt
  4. roast for 40- 50 minutes or until the quash is tender
  5. in a medium frittata pan (set on medium high heat) add one tablespoon of butter, the apple and the sage and sauté for five minutes to soften the apple
  6. add the rest of the butter, spinach, roasted acorn squash and cranberries and cook for another 3 minutes
  7. meanwhile turn on the broiler
  8. in a medium bowl whisk the eggs and add to the pan twirling the pan to spread the egg evenly, cook for 3 minutes and transfer the pan to the oven
  9. allow the broiler to finish cooking the top of the frittata and watch it closely for about 5 minutes
  10. add the shredded gouda to the top of the frittata and return to the oven until the cheese is brown and gooey
  11. enjoy!

acorn squash and apple frittata

acorn squash and apple frittata

16 thoughts on “A Recipe Swap / / Acorn Squash and Apple Frittata”

  1. How many do you think this would serve? What would I do to serve 4…double it? One big pan ok? I have most of the ingredients here now so thought I’d try this for a fall dinner, along with a salad. Breakfast for dinner is a hit at my house!

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