Morel Frittata

Sure to become your favorite springtime frittata, this one stars fresh morel mushrooms and spinach in the egg and milk mixture.

Morel Frittata in metal pan
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
30 mins
Broil Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
32 mins


  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 ounce fresh morel mushrooms*, cleaned, trimmed, and halved lengthwise

  • 1 small bunch fresh spinach, washed and stems trimmed

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk

  • 2 sprigs Italian parsley (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a large nonstick ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the morels and cook until onion is translucent and morels are tender, about 5 minutes more. Add the spinach to the skillet; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until spinach has wilted.

  2. Preheat broiler. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and half-and-half together in a large bowl. Season with additional salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and pour eggs into skillet with mushroom mixture. Stir to ensure the mushrooms and spinach are evenly arranged in the pan. As the frittata cooks, lift the cooked edges allowing the uncooked eggs to ow underneath. Cook until eggs are just set; the center will still be runny.

  3. Place skillet under broiler, about 4 inches from heat. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from oven, slide frittata onto a serving plate (if desired), and cut into four or six pieces. If desired, garnish with parsley.


If fresh morel mushrooms are not available, substitute 1 oz. dried morel mushrooms. Soak dried mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

To clean morels

Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each stem and, if desired, cut the mushrooms in half from stem to tip. Rinse in cool water to remove any dirt and insects. If the mushrooms look clean, this may be enough; if not, a 10 to 15 minute soak in lightly salted water brings out any remaining insects and dirt. If soaking, change the water as needed until dirt and debris are removed. Rinse the morels well, pat dry.

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