Pumpkin & Feta Mini Frittatas


olive or canola oil spray

1 leek (white part only), cut lengthways and finely sliced

600 g pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes

6 eggs, lightly beaten

3/4 cup reduced-fat milk

95 g reduced-fat feta cheese

1/3 cup basil leaves, chopped

small green salad, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced).
  2. Spray a 12-hole, ½-cup capacity muffin pan with oil. Spray a non-stick frying pan with oil and place on medium heat.
  3. Add leek to frying pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  4. Add pumpkin, spray with oil and stir to coat vegetables. Add ½ cup water, cover pan and steam for 10 minutes until just tender.
  5. In a medium sized jug, whisk together eggs and milk; season with black pepper.
  6. Remove pumpkin mixture from heat and stir through feta and basil.
  7. Place muffin pan on a flat baking tray then spoon pumpkin mixture evenly into 12 holes. Carefully pour over egg mixture to almost fill muffin holes. Bake for 25 minutes, or until firm and golden.

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning on a wire rack.

Serve warm or cold with a green salad.

Frittatas make a nutritious finger food for toddlers and are perfect packed in your child’s lunchbox.

Variation: Vary vegetables to include any combination of diced sweet potato, peas, corn kernels, chopped mushrooms, spinach, asparagus or semi-sundried tomatoes, or even leftover roast vegies.