Not sure what to do with the random leftovers in your fridge? Turn them into this EASY everything-but-the-kitchen-sink frittata!
everything but the kitchen sink frittata

If you’re like me (and I suspect you are, because you’re awake at 8AM on a Saturday reading food blogs), then by the end of the week, your fridge looks like a prepared foods section tornado hit it.

There’s a little of this, a little of that, and ten sweet potato fries that you knew just wouldn’t be the same the next day, but you kept anyway. Not enough of any one thing to turn into a whole separate meal, but just enough of any one thing that you feel guilty throwing it out.

If you find yourself nodding YES YES YES to any/all of this, then have I got a fridge-cleaning solution for you!

The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink frittata. Works every time.

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So this is not really a recipe, but more of a concept/insight into the inner workings of typical Friday nights in the Eats Well With Others household. I figured if I have this problem, then you must have this problem. And if we all have this problem…then we should fix it.

In the words of The Almighty Olivia Pope – Consider it handled.

So here’s what I do: Heat oven to 375F. Grease whatever pan you’re going to be making you’re frittata in – I usually use a 10-inch tart pan. You do you. In a large bowl, whisk together 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, and a pinch or two of salt and black pepper. Then mix in EVERYTHING IN YOUR FRIDGE. In the case of this frittata, I threw in some stir fried asparagus and peas…and 10 sweet potato fries that I cut into smaller bite-sized chunks. You can also add cheese. I encourage it. Pour everything into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until set.

While the baking is going on, look into your fridge and breathe a sigh of relief at all the empty space in there. It does a body good.

This is my submission to this month’s Recipe Redux, where we are repurposing our leftovers or cooking once and eating twice!

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47 Responses to Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink Frittata

  1. Agness says:

    Omomomomo!! This looks absolutely amazing. I’m getting more hungry right now. Great idea for a dinner!:) Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. A Saturday post?? 🙂 How is your frittata so pretty?!

  3. SallyBR says:

    GUilty as charged.

    Love this frittata… but I won’t be here too long, going for a run!!!! 😉

  4. debbie says:

    I clean out the fridge every week so this will come in handy!

  5. Whoa. Look at that stack of asparagus! This looks gorgeous, Joanne. Growing up, my mom would always say that we were having ‘musgos’ for dinner, which means opening the fridge and saying, “This must go. And this must go.” Frittatas are the perfect recipient of ‘musgos’. 🙂

  6. Sarah Grace says:

    LOVE making frittatas out of all my fridge leftovers..this looks delicious!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  7. Sarah says:

    LOL!! This is the story of my life. If I’m honest with myself I engage in extremely rare leftover consumption, but I engage in extremely frequent bouts of guilt about wasting food. Hence WAY too may leftover. I love your blog!

  8. Eileen says:

    Yes! I usually make veg leftovers into what we call “egg mess” — pretty much just a big scramble with everything I can find — but I think baking it into frittata form is an even better idea. Yay!

  9. Tina says:

    I never heard of Recipe Redux but what am cool idea. I use up as much as I can from the leftovers, usually it’s a soup creation.
    Brilliant choice with this frittata. I always get too ideas from reading your site.

  10. Danguole says:

    I do clear-the-fridge soups and salads, but it’s never occurred to me to switch it up! This looks too good. Check out all them veggies!

  11. AHAH this is so funny! I have a friend who makes something really, really similar and calls it ’empty the fridge ’cause i’m cleaning it’! Nice easy and useful recipe for a problem every household has 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Okay, so I am TOTALLY like you! I have all these random half vegetables in there. WHAT CAN I DO WITH THEM! Thank you for the solution!

  13. I love using leftover veggies for frittatas! They are amazing! Yours looks wonderful!

  14. o my…I NEED this in my life. It looks crazily delicious and healthy as well, Joanne.

  15. Kate says:

    Frittatas are my go to for cleaning out the fridge!

  16. This is a great use of leftovers. I usually turn mine into pasta sauce 🙂

  17. haha, yes! by the end of the week, my fridge looks like a prepared foods section tornado hit it. it’s a serious problem. . I’ve started freezing a lot too. . but still so. much. food. The everything-but-the-kitchen-sink frittata is brilliant and WOW, looks SO GOOD!!!! love this, Joanne!

  18. mira says:

    Love how thick, fresh and delicious this frittata is! And so many other awesome recipes in the links 🙂

  19. Amanda Finks says:

    Such a great way to use up leftover veggies! This frittata is gorgeous!

  20. Barbara says:

    I love frittatas like this! We always have little bits and pieces we need to use up. Yours is chock full of goodies!
    Love your Facebook recipes, trips etc. Think I need to go to Disney…it’s been a while.

  21. Chris says:

    Are you SURE there isn’t any kitchen sink in there? Because I’m kitchen sink intolerant 😉

  22. This has got to be one of my favourite recipes I’ve seen this week 😉
    So practical, so tasty … and now I have an easy peasy emergency recipe stashed away in my head, too … 6 eggs, a cup of milk, everything in your fridge + 30-40 minutes. Love it!

  23. Perfect. Love the idea and especially for a Friday night

  24. Such a great idea to make a meal out of a bunch of little bits. I love making soups, veggie burgers and even vegan lasagnas this way!

  25. Mary Frances says:

    Haha yes! Our fridges must be kindred spirits 😉 I love jam packed frittatas, it is the only way to do it in my book. Lay it on heavy, believe me, I would love several slices of this!

  26. Reeni says:

    This is the perfect way to use all those little odds and ends up! You get a taste of everything you ate that week in one delicious dish! Much better than trashing them.

  27. I love a frittata to use up all those bibs and bobs that accumulate in the fridge – yours looks delicious!

  28. This is also my favorite way to use up leftovers! Anything goes!

  29. How did you have leftover asparagus?? That wouldn’t last 2 days in my house. Eggs are truly the absolute best food. Ever. Love this!

  30. Betty says:

    Perfect way to use up leftovers! I always have little containers with bits and pieces too small to do anything else with. I do love your combination though- I may have to plan to have some asparagus “leftovers!” 🙂

  31. Sarah says:

    Oh this looks amazing!

  32. Those little odds and ends can drive me crazy! I’d love to try this with besan flour – thanks for the idea 🙂

  33. Kelly says:

    Yum! This jam packed frittata looks amazing! Perfect way to use up all those leftovers!

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  35. What an easy recipe to keep in my back pocket. Good on you for saving 10 sweet potato fries — I would’ve loudly exclaimed I was going to throw them away and then just eaten them instead. Maybe this will be better motivation to save them for later.

  36. This looks amazing and I am totally guilty of the “what do I do with this” conundrum! A delicious solution for sure 🙂

  37. Katie says:

    great post and looks fab!

  38. Mmm between breakfast omlettes and stir fries I tend to do the same thing, using all kinds of things I find in my kitchen that need to be used up.

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  40. Sounds like a great way to clean out the fridge.

  41. Brian says:

    I’ve always been a big fan of the frittata. Love the concept of just throwing your favorite ingredients into a baking dish with some eggs. It’s a great brunch dish.

  42. haha…I love this! I totally do the same thing with saving a small amount of something just because I can’t bear to toss it. Frittatas are such a great way to repurpose leftovers!

  43. Lynn says:

    A great idea! I do that with dinner salads – you never know what will end up in it, but like this idea, too.

  44. grace says:

    well this is just gorgeous. a more photogenic frittata, i have never seen. love all that green in there!

  45. what a fab idea…I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before! Great way to use all of those random leftovers (added bonus—super quick weeknight dinner!). Love it!

  46. Ashley says:

    Great post! I was just thinking, “does anyone ever just make an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink frittata?” So, I quite literally, used that as my pinterest search query and this article popped up. Thanks for the encouragement! I’ve got leftover chili, a baked potato, some mushrooms nearing their peak, cilantro, half a bell pepper… it’s all going in! Muahaha!

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