All the flavors of eggplant parmigiana team up in this spicy roasted eggplant, tomato, and ricotta frittata to make a meal that is healthy enough for breakfast and hearty enough for lunch and dinner.
roasted eggplant, tomato, and ricotta fritatta

What. A. Weekend.

I’m not really sure what to say other than that it was a total whirlwind. From Thanksgiving on Thursday to the rehearsal dinner on Friday to the wedding on Saturday to waking up as husband and wife yesterday, everything felt both too slow and too fast.

But definitely perfect.


On Friday night, my mom, sister, and I stayed at a hotel in Brooklyn. I can’t say we really slept, but we stayed there. And did our best.

The next morning, we woke up bright and early, downed a few gallons of coffee, and prepared for the hair and makeup people to show up (we used Embellir Artistry, who I can’t recommend enough!) They got there at 8:30 and from that point on, it was GO GO GO. One by one, my bridesmaids arrived at the hotel, got their hair did, helped each other with make-up and shoe choices, tried to eat lunch, failed at eating lunch, until suddenly the photographer and videographer were there. That’s when things got real.

I really wasn’t feeling nervous up until that point, mostly because things just felt pretty surreal. Then all of a sudden, WHAM. Everyone was like, GET YOUR DRESS ON. POSE IN FIVE MILLION STATES OF UNDRESS. GET YOUR BUTT OUT THE DOOR.

Really, it was exactly like that.

And can I just say that the one thing no one tells you about wearing a wedding dress is that it is impossible not to step all over it unless someone else holds it up and also that it is impossible to pee without assistance. This is not the time for modesty, people. Ask for help. And make sure you use the bathroom before you put it on. Twice.


The ceremony went off pretty much without a hitch. I can’t say I knew what was going on 90% of the time, since it was a Greek Orthodox ceremony and I was raised Roman Catholic, but what IĀ do know is that I was incredibly nervous up until the point where I was up there, in front of the altar, standing next to the.boy. Once I saw him and got to hold his hand, I knew that everything was going to be okay.

More than anything, the.boy and I wanted the reception to feel like a big crazy awesome party (with 160 of our closest friends and family), and it definitely surpassed our expectations. Every detail turned out perfectly, from the white pumpkins and bittersweet decorating every table, to the food (which I had all of two bites of, but everyone else said it was great), to our pretty epic (I think)Ā first dance, to the espresso bar that was added in the final hour because my mother was appalled that we could even consider having a wedding without one. The dance floor was filled practically the entire time (major props to our DJ!) and we rocked out. Big time. So many of our friends and family said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to and I’m inclined to agree, though you should probably take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better, more magical day.


Here’s a little sneak preview picture of me, the.boy, Audra and Lauren, that I stole from Audra’s Instagram. There were plenty of other photos posted to Instagram and/or facebook, and many of them were tagged with #whitepumpkinwedding, so feel free to scour the internets for that hashtag. I have to admit, I did little to no real time Instagramming or photo taking, so I have very few photos of anything myself, but as soon as I have more, I will share!


Now, back to real life. The weeks in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas are kind of a weird time because you’re in full-on holiday mode but you also have to eat dinner. There are two approaches to this – one is to full-on overindulgence for five weeks straight and severely regret it come January 1st, and the other is to control your cravings between holidays so that when you do eat every cookie in sight on Christmas morning, it’s not such a travesty. I choose the latter.

Frittatas are pretty much my favorite healthy, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink weeknight meal. You really can stuff them full of just about anything, but here I’ve taken the flavors and components of eggplant parm and repurposed them in breakfast-for-dinner form. This frittata is stuffed with roasted eggplant and tomatoes and then topped with a hefty layer of ricotta, so that you feel like you’re eating ALL THE COMFORT when you’re really eating ALL THE PROTEIN. It’s a win/win.

Spicy Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Ricotta Frittata
All the flavors of eggplant parmigiana team up in this spicy roasted eggplant, tomato, and ricotta frittata to make a meal that is healthy enough for breakfast and hearty enough for lunch and dinner.
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant, trimmed and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb ricotta
  1. Heat oven to 450F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the olive oil, eggplant cubes, and tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes, or until eggplant is tender and tomatoes are bursting.
  3. Lower oven to 375F.
  4. In a second bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Grease a 9-inch pie or tart pan. Stir together the egg mixture with the vegetable mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Top with the ricotta. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until set. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

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82 Responses to Spicy Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Ricotta Frittata

  1. AHHHHHHH this is my favorite post yet…until the wedding photos. Plus, this recipe is great too! Oh girl, I’m so happy for you. xx

  2. Sune Moolman says:

    Congratulations! You looked stunning ā€“ can’t wait for the rest of the pics!
    Two thumbs up for this frittata. šŸ™‚

  3. Endless congratulations and best wishes for your married life!

    I’ve never been to a Greek Orthodox wedding, but the pictures I’ve seen look so cool with the crowns and whatnot.

    This frittata looks like just the thing to lift the spirits in the post-excitement slump.

  4. Another big congrats, Love. I am so, so happy for you. What a special night!

  5. Congrats!!! You were a beautiful bride and I LOVE love love your dress!! That first dance was awesome .. loved it!! How fun! So happy for you, Joanne!! šŸ™‚ and now this spicy roasted eggplant, tomato, and ricotta frittata. . oh my gawd, perfection!!! Looks so good!!

  6. Trisha says:

    Joanne, you looked absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  7. bellini says:

    Congratulations you two once again. No big drama and plenty of time with friends and family, that is how it should be.

  8. Congrats! On the wedding, not the frittata. Though it looks tasty, so congrats on both :-p

  9. Congratulations Joanne! You looked stunning! Best wishes for your new life together and husband and wife!!

  10. EEEEE! Your wedding looks/sounds like it was perfect! I completely stalked your hashtags the whole day/night! lol

  11. Joanne you looked amazing! And, that dress was perfection!! I can’t wait to hear more details and see more pictures. Enjoy these first couple of days as newlyweds – it is truly a magical time <3 CONGRATS!!!!

  12. SallyBR says:


    Congratulations again and again….. I knew it would be a perfect day, even if a little crazy…. those are the best days!

  13. Zainab says:

    ahhh I love this post!! So excited for you! And glad you had a magical day šŸ™‚

  14. AHHHHHHHHHH YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t wait to see more pics šŸ™‚

  15. daphne says:

    I’m such a fan of fritatas and this is one I’m sure my whole family will enjoy! Good sharing!

    Congratulations again and welcome to married life! It’s fabulous. You look absolutely gorgeous and it sounds like such a happy day!! xx

  16. Sammie says:

    Oh Joanne! You look so gorgeous! Congratulations on getting married! Your husband is so lucky to have such a beautiful and talented chef at home!!

  17. Sues says:

    Hooray!!! You look so beautiful! Can’t wait to see more šŸ™‚

    Also, I did not go to the bathroom from the time I put on my wedding dress until the reception room was cleared out. Not sure how I managed that, but my dress was not going to mess around!

  18. Julia says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! The big day finally came! So happy for you, my dear! You looked beautiful and it’s obvious that you and your hubs are such a happy couple. Looking forward to seeing more photos!! P.S. I want the whole frittata.

  19. Ahhh – you look GORGEOUS – can’t wait to see more photos and in the meantime will search via that hashtag. Congrats Mrs.!!! (and of course yummy recipe as always šŸ™‚

  20. Christina says:

    Congrats to you and the boy! You looked beautiful and i’m sure it was an amazing wedding and reception! I know all to well about being the dress “bathroom attendant”… I have held my fair share of dresses up for friends to do thier business šŸ™‚

  21. This frittata looks amazing!! And congrats on getting hitched!! Can’t wait to see more photos!! xoxo

  22. Joanne made one gorgeous bride, lady! So elegant!!! And I don’t believe you are blogging after just getting married which leads me to saying a huge -CONGRATS to you and the.boy! I love how fluffy your frittata is!

  23. I WANT TO CRY IT’S SO PERFECT. I’m so happy for you and the.boy. And that dance? Amazing! Congratulations. You two deserve all the happiness in the world!

  24. Heather says:

    Congratulations! It sounds like it was amazing!

  25. Beth says:

    Ha! Joanne, you are priceless, blogging the Monday after your wedding. Congratulations times ten! You guys look great together – hope to see lots more photos.

  26. CONGRATS, Joanne! So ridiculously excited for you. Sounds like your wedding day was all you’d hoped for and more – yay!!
    And you are most impressive, blogging two days after your wedding šŸ™‚ Yummy recipe!!

  27. Super congrats! Thanks for sharing this special moment with everyone! I am so impressed you fit in blogging amidst all these celebrations. You go, girl!

  28. Congratulations! You look so gorgeous!!!! Your frittata looks awesome.

  29. Congrats!! From what I can see, your dress looked gorgeous! Can’t wait to see more snippets from the wedding. Here’s to many, many more delicious feasts for the two of you!

  30. Congrats, lady! This looks delicious, and please post more wedding pics!

  31. DUDE. You’re a wife! Wheeeeeeee! I’m glad you didn’t IG all night. Some events, like um, getting married, deserve your undivided attention. And way to kick off the new week with this frittata. You’re already winning at this marriage thing.

  32. Sarah says:

    Congrats!!! I’m so happy to hear that the wedding went well! From your description it sounds like such a fun day filled with joy and people you love. You look beautiful in the picture, I can’t wait to see more! This Frittata looks delicious – MAJOR props to you for posting right up to your wedding and right after. You are amazing!

  33. I teared up reading this post, Joanne. Congratulations! And what a stunningly beautiful bride you were!!

    I did crack up at this sentence, “The ceremony went off pretty much without a hitch.” considering that you got ‘hitched’. šŸ˜‰

    Love this frittata too.

  34. I’ve really been in the mood for a frittata. Love this flavor combo! Mmm…delish.

    Hope you had a beautiful holiday weekend Joanne!

  35. Yay congrats!!!! I gotta troll your FB and instagram for photos. Ps. I am currently charger my first ever smart phone so watch out instagram here I come!

  36. Yay! Congratulations. You are a Mrs! Um, yeah white dresses. I used my wedding dress as basically a napkin to mop up all the spills on the dance floor so none of my guests would feel embarrassed. Ricotta in frittatas, love it!

  37. HUGE congrats to you, gorgeous!! You look absolutely beautiful and your big day sounds like it went amazingly well. I am so, so happy for you. xoxo

  38. Congrats Joanne – going to the loo in your wedding dress:) You made me remember my problems with that 27 years ago:) You looked stunning and so pleased it went so well. Wish you and The Boy a long and happy life together.

  39. Kelly says:

    Aaw yay congrats!!! You looked beautiful and I love your dress! So glad you had such a magical day – it sounded perfect šŸ™‚ Just like this frittata, love it!

  40. Yayyyyyyyyy. I can’t wait to see more wedding photos.

    Oh, and this sounds yummy too.

  41. Kate says:

    Congratulations Mrs. Dr. Theboy!

  42. Kathleen says:

    Both you and the frittata look breathtaking! I thought about you and sent you lots of good energy over the Holiday weekend, partly because of your wedding and partly because we really enjoyed eating your green bean casserole. Seriously, I can’t wait to see all your wedding pictures!

  43. Tara (Chip Chip Hooray) says:

    Congratulations!!! You looked amazing — I hope it was the perfect day. šŸ™‚

  44. I love frittatas.
    This looks awesome.

    Congratulations on your wedding and marriage!

    Now I must go scour the internets and instagram for pictures, when I really should be working.

  45. Megan says:

    Congratulations! Your wedding sounds so perfect!!

  46. Monica says:

    Awwww! Congratulations!!! I’m so very happy for you and “the.hubby” : )! Thanks for sharing that wedding pic – you looked beautiful and the dress is so classy and lovely on you! I’m wishing you many, many years of happiness ahead. I know you guys will be sharing countless delicious meals together for ages to come!

  47. Congratulations, Joanne!! You and your hubby make a beautiful couple! Here’s to many many spicy roasted eggplant, tomato, and ricotta frittatas together!!

  48. Yayyyyyyy you guys!!! (did I just sound like the Goonies?) Eggplant Parm is my absolute FAV! Thanks for sharing a new way to prepare it, looks perfect.

  49. CONGRATULATIONS, Joanne! I’m so glad you had a wonderful wedding. Your first dance was great!

  50. erin m. says:


  51. Congratulations Joanne! I’m so glad you enjoyed your wedding day!

    I will go enjoy this frittata to celebrate šŸ™‚

  52. Eileen says:

    YAY!! Congratulations!! Also, I cannot believe that you have a Monday morning post all ready to go after a weekend that full of major life events. Gold star! šŸ™‚

  53. Betty says:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for both of you! šŸ™‚

  54. Congrats. Glad you had a great time…. but do share, when is your honeymoon???

  55. CONGRATULATIONS, Joanne! Sounds like such a lovely wedding! xo

  56. aww…congrats! Years of happiness to you guys!

  57. Look at you — stunning! So many wishes of joy and happiness and years of yummy frittata breakfasts ahead for you and the.boy, friend.

  58. Reeni says:

    You’re gorgeous! I love your dress! I’m glad everything went well and can’t wait to see more pictures. The dance. OMG so cute! I can’t focus on this food even though it looks darn delicious. I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!

  59. Joyti says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! How magical, and wonderful! So glad it was perfect.

    And the frittata – girl, the fact that you shared a RECIPE after your WEDDING astonishes me. You’re such a great blogger. Thank you! And what a terrific recipe it is – yum!

  60. I’ve never known a bride to eat at her own wedding, or remember the ceremony. Hope you’ve got a video of it to watch. You looked beautiful Joanne šŸ™‚

  61. Katerina says:

    Congratulations Joanne! May your life be as happy as your wedding one! Na zisete eftixismeni!

  62. Kathryn says:

    Huge congrats to you and the.boy! I’m so glad that you had such a wonderful day and I wish you guys every happiness for the future.

  63. CONGRATULATIONS JOANNE! You look gorgeous in the picture you shared and I am so glad the day went well. No need for real life yet!

  64. Krista says:

    I’m so thrilled you had such a fantastic day, luv. šŸ™‚ Your dance made me smile so big. šŸ™‚

  65. debbie says:

    Congratulations to you both!! Your wedding sounds beautiful Joanne…and you looked so pretty in the picture. Sounds like a wonderful time and the start of a great life for you both!!!!

  66. Dixya says:

    Congrats congrats congrats!!!! You look beautiful and I am sure everything was purrrrrfect.

  67. Johanna GGG says:

    wow congratulations and so much fun to watch your wedding dance video – if the whole wedding was that much fun I suspect people were right to say it was one of the best weddings – I hope there are photos of the white pumpkins – and you look amazing in that dress – oh and healthy eating between thanksgiving and christmas sounds wise – doing my best not to indulge in christmas too much but it is early days šŸ™‚

  68. OMG Joanne MANY MANY MANNNNNNY CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :* :* I had goosebumps throughout the time I was reading about your wedding day!!!!! This frittata is just the perfect thing to make for a Holiday Breakfast! Especially now that December is finally here, all meals are going to be so festive and that get’s me too excited! Pinning this beauty! <3 šŸ™‚

  69. So amazing…the wedding and the frittata. I go away for a year and you get up and hitched! I’m so happy for you darling!

  70. Pam says:

    I thought of you last week… I am so glad you had an amazing time at your wedding! You look stunning and so happy!

    The eggplant frittata looks mighty tasty!

  71. grace says:

    what an inspired frittata! this is very unique and i’m pretty daggone excited about it–i love frittatas almost as much as i love eggplant parm!

  72. Christine says:

    What a beautiful bride you made! Loved the video of you and the.boy dancing! Congratulations! On the wedding and frittata. šŸ™‚ It looks delicious.

  73. Susan says:

    Oh, congratulations, Joanne! I have tears in my eyes. Mrs. The Boy šŸ™‚ You looked lovely My Dear. Blessings to you both.

  74. Ala says:

    Awwwww yeah, girl! Sending you a bushel and a ton of love–congrats to both of you wonderful, lovely folks! It’s a whirlwind now, but you’re going to own this thing called Married Life, I can tell. <3

  75. sandra says:

    wow – your dance was amazing!! I give you a ton of credit for getting the.boy to do it with you – it was spot on!

  76. How exciting! I can’t wait to see more wedding pics! (Also, love love love the apple butter idea) šŸ™‚

  77. Congrats again! Can’t say enough!
    This frittata is genius ! Almost can be called a frittata lasagna ! Love it !

  78. Congrats again! Can’t say it enough!
    This frittata is genius ! Almost can be called a frittata lasagna ! Love it !

  79. Susan says:

    Congratulations Joanne! It sounds like it was an amazing wedding and evening and cherished memories! You looked beautiful! Loved your dress (and those glittery flats you changed in to, a must in my opinion)! I say go 50/50 on the eating healthy, treating yourself until Christmas. You deserve it!

  80. Natalie says:

    loved the glimpses I saw on Facebook–you looked gorgeous and I’m so glad the day surpassed expectations. Gah, weddings are the best!

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