Mushroom kale frittata crepes are a thinly cooked frittata transformed into a posh crepes-look-alike. These frittata crepes can be served as a side or as an appetiser, but they’re nutritious enough to satisfy as a main paired with a large salad.
Fill them up with tender kale, earthy wild mushrooms and melt-in-your-mouth Fontina cheese for a hearty fall dish that you’ll want to make on repeat. Ready in 20 minutes, this easy healthy frittata recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb and keto friendly.
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Before we talk about the mushroom kale frittata crepes recipe…
I know, I know. You’re excited to learn how to make mushroom kale frittata crepes. But before we talk about this delicious healthy frittata recipe, allow me to introduce my latest cookbook obsession: 20-Minutes Italian, a beautiful cookbook written and photographed by Andrea Soranidis and release by Page Street Publishing Co. You may know Andrea as the creator of The Petite Cook, an award-winning UK-based food blog featuring delicious and healthy Italian recipes.
20-Minutes Italian: Your Traditional Favourites, Faster, Easier and with a Modern Twist
The recipes in 20-Minute Italian were inspired by the meals Andrea’s mum would make for her growing up in Sicily. As a child, Andrea admired her mother’s ability to quickly prepare tasty classic Italian meals. Of the idea behind her book, Andrea says:
“Re-creating her meals and coming up with easier, faster versions of classic Italian recipes gave me the confidence to experiment more and more. And I began thinking, ‘maybe these recipes can actually help others who have as little time as I do!’ What started as a way to feed my family the delicious meals we loved as quickly as possible soon became this awesome cookbook, which will hopefully make your busy life easier!”
“The 75 recipes in this book will show you just how much you can do in 20 minutes. Some of the recipes are so simple and quick you could make them blindfolded.”
Andrea Soranidis, 20-Minute Italian
About the book
The 20-Minute Italian is available as softcover print and eBook. The cookbook includes 75 quick Italian recipes and is divided into 7 chapters:
- Quick and Easy Antipasti for All Occasions
- Flashy Pasta and Risotto Dishes to Make on Repeat
- Perfect Meat and Poultry in No Time
- Exciting Fish and Seafood Mains in a Blink
- Pulses and Grains Ready in Less than 20 Minutes
- Speedy Nutritious Salads
- Effortless Everyday Sides
The book will be released on 1 October is available for pre-order on Amazon.
The recipes in 20-Minute Italian include beloved favourites of Italian cuisine, like carpaccio, homemade gnocchi, pasta recipes, risotto, or polpette. Seriously, just thinking about some of the dishes makes my mouth water.
The recipes are straight forward and easy-to-understand. Andrea’s precise instructions are to the point, which is particularly useful for recipes you have never tried before. I also enjoyed reading the personal anecdotes and introductions Andrea put before each recipe.
The serving size is intended for 4 persons in most recipes, but can be easily scaled up or down.
Speaking of ingredients, I love the wide variety of seasonal ingredients in the cookbook. Whether you crave Italian food in summer or winter – you will surely find many delicious Italian meal ideas. Now that it’s autumn, I have set my eyes on the many delicious pumpkin recipes, like the Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage or Pumpkin and Smoked Pancetta Pasta.
Another plus is that you only need ingredients that are widely available and can easily be found in most supermarkets. When a recipe calls for Italian ingredients that could be difficult to buy, Andrea often suggests alternatives and substitutions.
My family has different dietary requirements, and I was happy to see dietary information included with each recipe. No browsing the ingredients list to see if a recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.
Also note that the book doesn’t follow a specific diet. You will find a variety of vegetarian, meat, fish and seafood recipes. Some recipes are vegan and many gluten-free.
The measurements are in cups and spoons, as well as grams and ounces. You will occasionally find ingredient amounts only listed in ounces or grams. So, I recommend to either use a kitchen scale or use a measurement converter in case you don’t own a scale.
The photos and layout
Just like the images on Andrea’s blog, the food photography in 20-Minute Italian is very beautiful and enticing to look at. I mean, just look at these images and tell me you aren’t drooling. Even my husband, who rarely ever picks up a cookbook, loved the photos. By the way, he already requested every Italian meatball recipe.
I always enjoy a thought out, well-structured layout and beautiful fonts (sorry, my inner graphic designer is geeking out.) The concept of one recipe and image per spread is functional and easy to read. I also appreciate the binding: the book stays open and you won’t have to hectically flip through pages in the middle of making a recipe.
Beer Turkey Meatballs, Creamy Pumpkin Soup and Sicilian Pasta alla Norma from 20-Minute Italian by Andrea Soranidis Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. © Photo Credit: Andrea Soranidis
Easy and quick Italian recipes in 20 minutes?
My schedule is pretty busy throughout the week. I have a full-time graphic design job in addition to running this blog. When I get home after a hectic day, I’m usually tired and want a healthy, simple and fast dinner that will keep family fed and satisfied.
My husband is a picky eater and prefers fresh, homecooked food over take-out on any given day. Having a delicious selection of easy and quick recipes is therefore very appealing to me.
So, can you make these Italian recipes in 20 minutes or less? For the most part, I think yes. Experienced cooks will have no problem preparing the Italian recipes quickly. Some recipes require cutting more ingredients than others and might take a little longer than 20 minutes.
Bottom line: the recipes are fast to make and perfect for busy weeknights or a quick lunch. Some of the recipes would also be great additions to a picnic basket or make excellent finger food for parties.
So, do I recommend 20-Minute Italian? Absolutely yes! Each recipe was inspired by Andrea’s love for classic Italian cooking and healthy eating. And you can see this love, paired with great attention to detail, on every page of this Italian cookbook.
The meals are not only quick and easy for a busy weeknight, but also fit for many other occasions. The authentic Italian recipes are perfect to changing up your dinner routine and make midweek meals fun and exciting.
20-Minute Italian won’t gather dust on my kitchen shelf, and I look forward to trying more recipes. Thank you to Andrea and Page Street Publishing Co for sending me this beautiful Italian cookbook and allowing me the opportunity to share a recipe from the book.
Mushroom Kale Frittata Crepes
With so many delectable options to choose from, it wasn’t easy to pick just one easy Italian recipe to make for this review. I decided on the mushroom kale frittata crepes recipe because a) absolutely delicious, b) gluten-free and c) I have never made frittata crepes.
Also, keep in mind that cooking crepes or pancakes is not exactly my strong suit. I followed the Andrea’s guidance to the letter and my homemade frittata crepes turned out perfect if I may say so myself. I always know that a recipe is a hit when my family requests it again while they’re still eating.
What are frittata crepes?
Think of frittata crepes, or crepes di frittata as they are called in Italian, as a very thin, crepe-like frittata, similar to an omelette or a crustless quiche. Frittata crepes taste flavourful and have a light and airy texture. Like most frittatas, you’ll need eggs and a little cheese to make frittata crepes.
This two-ingredients frittata recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, low carb and keto-friendly. Amazing, I know! You can fill frittata crepes with any savoury filling you like, think a simple seasonal salad, warming marinara sauce, or healthy vegetables.
Mushroom kale stir-fry
Following Andrea’s recipe, I made a quick kale and mushroom stir-fry. The veggies were absolutely delicious on their own and even better as hearty filling in these scrumptious frittata crepes. Andrea also suggests Fontina cheese for the filling, which provides even more Italian flavour to this easy healthy frittata recipe and turned out to be utterly delicious!
I hope you enjoy making mushroom kale frittata crepes as much as I did. And don’t forget to order your copy of 20-Minute Italian!
- 6 tbsp / 90 ml extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 small shallot, finely minced
- 5 oz / 150 g fresh kale, roughly chopped
- 5 oz / 150 g fresh or defrosted mixed wild mushrooms
- a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 6 fresh large eggs
- 4 tbsp / 22 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 thin slices Fontina cheese
- Heat 2 tablespoons /30 ml of extra-virgin olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallot, kale and mushrooms. Stir-fry all the ingredients for about 5 minutes, or until the kale is tender and the mushrooms are cooked through. Season with a pinch of nutmeg, and salt and black pepper to taste.
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs together with the Parmesan cheese, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
- Heat a small frying pan over medium heat, and grease with 1 tablespoon / 15 ml of extra-virgin olive oil.
- Pour a ladleful of egg mixture into the small pan and immediately start swirling it around the pan to get a nice even layer. Allow the thin frittata “crêpe” to cook for 2 minutes, then carefully flip it onto the other side with the help of a large spatula.
- Fill the frittata “crêpe” with a couple of spoonfuls of the kale-and-mushroom mixture, top it with 1 slice of Fontina, then fold it in half twice to form a triangle. Remove the frittata from the heat, and transfer it onto a serving plate. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients, greasing the pan with 1 tablespoon / 15 ml of extra-virgin olive oil each time.
Reprinted with permission from 20-Minute Italian by Andrea Soranidis Page Street Publishing Co. 2019.
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