Summer Squash Frittata #SundaySupper

Summer Squash Frittata - an easy to make, gluten free meal that's healthy and delicious!

I have been wondering where the summer went, how it is possible that it is in fact September.  This puzzles me and makes my head hurt when I think about it.

But upon further inspection, I do know where the summer went.  While bigger picture I still have lots of worries and am waiting impatiently for my career to jump start and to find my place in the world, the summer went a lot of amazing, interesting places and I couldn’t be more thankful for it.

It went to a lot of amazing food.  Baking, cooking, ordering wild salmon direct from Seattle, hitting up the farmers’ market, making sure no day was complete without peaches, tomatoes, and cherries.  There were visits to restaurants all over metro Detroit, the vast majority of which were amazing.  From Savor Detroit to Forest to Public House, we tried some funky places that pride themselves on great food.

Summer Squash Frittata

Summer helped us explore parts of the area we hadn’t before.  We checked out Great Lakes Crossing, plus the area’s two outdoor malls.  We visited the Cranbrook Science Museum and headed to the Grosse Pointe showhouse.  We went to the State Fair and the Buy Michigan Now festival.  We spent time outside and treated the area as though we were tourists.

My tween and teenage self is super jealous of the concerts I went to.  Four of them in total, and I loved every moment.  After spending years telling myself it would be too crowded and scary, the past few years have shown me that is not the case and in fact concerts are healing in a way I can’t explain.  I saw Carrie Underwood, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, Coldplay, and most recently Adele (I can’t wait to tell you about that next week).  Even better: I saw three of the concerts with Mom.  Sure it’s fun to go with someone my own age, but Mom is my person.  We go through some not so fun times together, so it’s nice to be able to enjoy life with one another.

Summer Squash Frittata

We took walks, smelled flowers, listened to the birds sing, looked at the moon, stayed out late, had fun, forgot about problems, and enjoyed life.  That’s where summer went and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Summer also went to this Summer Squash Frittata.  It’s easy to make when you are in a hurry and need dinner on the table in a flash.  It is super healthy, gluten free, and very satisfying.  I have just been pairing it with sliced tomatoes for a hearty dinner that I can practically put together with my eyes closed.  All the better for enjoying all life has to offer.

Summer Squash Frittata

Summer Squash Frittata #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


2 large zucchini or yellow squash

1 large onion, sliced into half moons

2 tablespoons olive oil

8 large eggs, whisked

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven broiler.

Cut the stems off the zucchini and/or yellow squash and cut it into large rounds. Cut the rounds in half.

Heat an 8-inch skillet over medium high heat. I like using a stainless steel skillet. Once hot, add the oil, followed by the squash and onion. Sauté until they begin to caramelize.

Add the well whisked eggs and cook until the eggs begin to set, scraping the bottom well.

Place the skillet under the broiler for 1 minute. Check for doneness. If the frittata is not fully cooked, place it back under the broiler, checking frequently until it is cooked. Be careful as the pan will be very hot.

Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Don’t forget to check out the other Sunday Supper dishes!

Favorite Skillet Breakfasts

Favorite Skillet Sides

Favorite Skillet Entrees

Favorite Skillet Desserts

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  1. Sounds like a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner to me!!! Jealous of the concerts you saw—I need to stop making excuses and just go!!! 🙂

  2. Love your recipe, Laura…And, oh my! What a summer you had! The fairs and Farmers Market sounds fantastic…But a summer highlight looks to be a Carrie Underwood! concert!!! This lady from Tokyo loves country music. (And Adele next week? Wow!) Anyway, your frittata does indeed look like a do-able yummy for the tummy!

    • You should definitely go see Carrie Underwood if you have the chance. In person her voice took my breath away. And I posted about Adele today 🙂

  3. Debbie Eccard says:

    You have been one busy girl!! Glad you had a great summer doing so many fun things. And this frittata looks really fun and delicious!

  4. Love making a frittata for dinner! Much prefer having them then, rather than breakfast. And the fun thing is you can put almost anything in them! Yours looks wonderful — thanks.

    • I orefer them for dinner as well, John! They are definitely super versatile, but this has been my favorite over the summer.


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