I traveled to St. Louis last summer for a conference for work. It was almost 100 degrees outside, so I opted for the hotel restaurant for lunch. Wanting something light, I chose the tomato soup with basil pesto.
I had never had pesto before, and this was not my mama's tomato soup! I actually had it again for dinner the next night, came home and purchased some at the store. It is now a staple in my fridge, and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate it into a recipe.
The brand I use is Classico.
Today, I decided to try it in a frittata.
Here's my recipe that I made up as I went along.
3 pieces of bacon
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1 T pesto
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to broil.
In bowl, whisk together 6 eggs, salt and pepper. Set aside.
I cooked the bacon in my iron skillet and drained the grease. While that was cooking I defrosted the spinach in the microwave.
Once the bacon cooked, I used kitchen shears to cut it /break it up into smaller pieces.
Then I put the spinach in the iron skillet and kind of smeared it around, then I put the pesto on top and kind of smeared that around, too.
Next, I added the eggs on top and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, I sprinkled shredded cheddar on top, sprinkled on a little more pepper and popped it in the oven for about 5 minutes.
Do you have a favorite frittata recipe? Or iron skillet recipe? I'd love to hear about them in the comments.
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