Stuffed frittata roll to share with friends

Stuffed frittata roll to share with friends

By 16/02/2014

I have a shelf bursting with hundreds of colourful Italian cookery magazines which have been piling up over the years. It is my souvenir whenever I fly to Italy. Two or three magazines are a must. And as my source of inspiration I cherish them all.

I love flicking through them, that feeling of thick and shiny paper between my fingers with its distinctive smell of ink and the rustling noise when I turn a page is somehow calming to the mind. Paper gives me some sort of security, something tangible in my hands which no tablet device can possibly instill.

It is from one of those magazines I got the idea of this tasty and filling frittata roll. The recipe I am eager to share with you today has been made with the help of my children. Perfect as an easy and colourful lunch with friends, to take with you to work or simply as a convenient way to prepare your meal in advance and just slice and serve when you get home.

You can fill your roll with your favourite ingredients: grilled zucchini or eggplant slices, tomatoes and salami would be great too.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes


Whip the eggs with the parsley, salt and pepper. Wash and slice the peppers and grill them until soft on a griddle pan

Stuffed Frittata Roll

Cover a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper. Pour the egg mixture over it and cook at 180C for about 15-20 minutes until the eggs congeal and look light brown in colour

Stuffed Frittata Roll

Take the roll out of the oven, wait a few minutes then roll it gently inwards with the baking paper. Unroll it flat again and lay the ham slices over it

Stuffed Frittata Roll

Spread the cheese evenly over the ham

Stuffed Frittata Roll

Sprinkle the rocket leaves

Stuffed Frittata Roll

And finally the slices of pepper

Stuffed Frittata Roll

And now it is mamma's job: roll the frittata inwards as tightly as you can. Wrap it tight with baking paper and put it in the fridge to set for an hour.

Stuffed Frittata Roll

Slice.. and enjoy!

Stuffed Frittata Roll

Stuffed Frittata Roll

This is a cheap roll and can be made using leftover vegetables from the fridge. Simple and filling.
I am submitting this to a challenge hosted by Camilla of Fab Food 4 All and Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
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12 Responses to Stuffed frittata roll to share with friends

  1. Camilla @FabFood4All

    Oh what a fabulous and colourful dish, I’m sure my kids would love this in their packed lunches:-) Thank you for entering Credit Crunch munch with such a yummy dish:-)

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Alida, this is a terrific idea! And they look very delicious and healthy.
    You have got great sous chefs in your house :-))

  3. Javelin Warrior

    Such a beautiful concept, Alida! I love the combination of flavors here, too. This would make a wonderful breakfast, brunch, lunch or even appetizer for friends!

  4. la cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglia Alida, mi piace l’abbinamento di colori, un antipasto molto italiano,complimenti! Baci!

  5. Louise

    Hi Alida:)

    I know exactly how you feel about your magazines. I have so many food magazines that I cherish. Some of them are even in different language but alas, none in Italian. I do have an Italian cookbook though:)

    Your frittata is so beautiful if that is possible. You make the most gorgeous meals. I love seeing the children helping. Cooking at the apron strings:) The melody of flavors in this meal sings goodness. Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

  6. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,

    When I first saw this on FB I thought you used a spinach wrap for the outside of this roll. Now I see that you made a frittata and used that for the base. Just brilliant! I love this recipe. It is like a whole meal all wrapped in one. Very colorful, tasty, and nutritious as well. I love the way you have your children helping you. They look so sweet, just like their mother!! I bet they help a lot, which is good if they do, better to start teaching them young. This is a definite try…also love when you show the steps….great job! Thank you for this one..

    Blessings for a great week..Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you so much Dottie was your always lovely comments. I must say this is quite a filling dish. A few slices of this roll fills you up very well. I will probably make it again especially if I want a ready lunch when I go out.

  7. elly

    Sempre molto molto invitante la tua cucina Alida! Ho visto che hai anche degli aiutanti adesso… e chi vi ferma più! Ghiotti i tuoi rotoli di frittata! abbraccio

  8. Alida

    Thank you for hosting Angela!

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  10. 2pots2cook

    So glad to find this one : so easy and frugal ! Pinned !

    • Alida

      Thank you! Frittata is always very welcome and easy to make.

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