Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Frittata di Pane (Bread Frittata) with Broccoli Rabe, Sausage and Ricotta
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
4 to 6 serving
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr 35 min
Active:
35 min
Yield:
4 to 6 serving
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving 
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/4 cup whole milk 
  • 12 large eggs 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • Scant 2 cups cubed day-old Italian bread (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil 
  • 3 links pork or turkey sausage (hot, sweet or any combination), meat removed from casings (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced 
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • Pinch red pepper flakes 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 
  • Homemade or good-quality pasta sauce, for serving, optional 

Directions

Line a strainer with some cheesecloth, add the ricotta and let drain for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; prepare an ice water bath. Blanch the broccoli rabe briefly in the boiling water, and then transfer to the water bath to stop the cooking. When cool, drain and coarsely chop. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cheese, cream, milk and eggs; sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix. Add the bread cubes and let soak until softened, about 15 minutes.

While the bread is soaking, heat the oil in a 12-inch cast-iron pan over high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the sausage meat and cook until golden brown, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon as it browns. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.

Add the onions to the pan and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Add the broccoli rabe and toss to coat in the mixture. Return the sausage to the pan and cook for a few minutes. Add the butter and cook until it melts. Reduce the heat to medium.

Gently fold the bread pudding mixture into the pan and press the top to make it even. Add the ricotta by tablespoonfuls, forming little pockets on top. Continue cooking the frittata, without stirring, until the bottom is lightly browned, about 5 minutes; there should be a few bubbles around the edges. Transfer the pan to the oven and continue to cook until the center is firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Sprinkle with the parsley and serve hot or at room temperature with pasta sauce, if desired, and more grated cheese on the side.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Mini Biscuit Breakfast Sandwiches with Spicy Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Frittata di Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy of Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Frittata Di Verdura: 'Clean Out the Fridge' Frittata

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Mint Omelet: Frittata di Menta

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Cherry Tomato, Sausage, Arugula, Ricotta Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Egg Bread and Citrus Sauce: Pane con le Uova e Salsa di Agrumi

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Tuna Omelet Roll: Rotolo di Frittata con Tonno

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Grilled Bread (Pane alla Grillia)

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Carnival Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Carnival Eats

11am | 10c

Carnival Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12pm | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Good Eats

4pm | 3c

Good Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Good Eats

5pm | 4c

Good Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Good Eats

6pm | 5c

Good Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Good Eats

7pm | 6c

Good Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Wars

9pm | 8c

Cake Wars

10pm | 9c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cake Wars

12am | 11c

Cake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Wars

2am | 1c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here