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Ladies and Gents, I am dealing with a food hangover.

You know how I told you I lost 30 pounds since giving birth to Aleksandra 6 months ago? I think it all came back last night. I ate like a cow. At one point I took a two-hour break from eating, then I went back at it again; a full plate for the second time.

I am too scared to get on that scale today. That’s why I’m not going anywhere near it until after January. The Holidays are upon us and I don’t have any available days left for diets in my calendar.

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Tonight we are going to have this lighter-on-the-belly Leftover-Turkey Frittata for dinner. It’s packed with leftover turkey and I added fresh spinach to it… it’s the only healthy thing in my fridge. This frittata goes really good with a nice dollop of sour cream or some plain thick yogurt. Also, please don’t add too much salt to this. Your turkey was salted enough, I am sure, thus adding more salt to the eggs might result in a very salty experience.

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I’m also thinking about pouring some of that delicious cranberry maple syrup over vanilla ice cream for dessert… Yeah, I think I’ll do that for sure. I’ll try to limit myself to a scoop.


Leftover-Turkey Frittata with Spinach and Mozzarella Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup diced leftover cooked turkey breast
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sour cream or thick yogurt, optional


  • Preheat oven to broil setting.
  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together eggs, shredded mozzarella, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  • Heat a 12-inch non-stick, oven safe pan over medium high heat.
  • Add butter to pan and melt.
  • Add spinach and cook for 1 minute; add in the turkey and garlic.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Pour in the egg mixture and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Place pan into oven and broil for 4 minutes, until browned and fluffy.
  • Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve.
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  1. Online Gym December 2, 2012 at 3:47 PM - Reply

    I couldn’t agree more The Mom Chef. This would be a great way to eat up the rest of you thanks giving day left overs. I would have to run on the treadmill for 2 hours to burn this beautiful dish off. :)

  2. EA-The Spicy RD November 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM - Reply

    I love, love, love a good fritatta & this one with turkey, spinach & mozzarella sound delicious! Too bad I don’t have any leftover turkey to make it :-(

  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook November 28, 2012 at 2:45 PM - Reply

    Haha Food hangover! I missed Thanksgiving feast this year and now I’m jealous you had great feast! I love your frittata using leftover turkey.

  4. Sawsan @chef in disguise November 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM - Reply

    This sounds like a wonderful way to get over a food hangover :)
    I love the addition of spinach..

  5. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) November 26, 2012 at 10:25 AM - Reply

    We definitely were on the same wavelength–making a frittata with leftovers. I snuck in some greens, too, (shaved brussels sprouts) to balance things out.

    Love your version, Kate. Looks wonderful!

  6. Emma Deirdre November 26, 2012 at 1:51 AM - Reply

    This looks beautiful Katerina! Very clever idea!

  7. Sandra's Easy Cooking November 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM - Reply

    Ok Looks like you had great Thanksgiving…it’s a holiday you should eat and make a feast! Your frittata looks amazing Kate! I am loving your pics!

  8. Tony B November 25, 2012 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    Great idea….I’m a huge fan of using both 1) tasty leftovers and 2) a cast iron skillet. Thanks for sharing

  9. Parsley Sage November 25, 2012 at 7:15 AM - Reply

    Yeeeeees! The leftover recipes are always my favorite bit of Thanksgiving. Loving this…too bad I can’t roll myself to the fridge to make some…i’m still food hungover myself!

  10. cakewhiz November 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM - Reply

    happy belated thanksgiving kate!
    this ftrittata would be great for breakfast along with a freshley baked slice of herbed toast!

    and don’t worry about your weight… it’s the holiday time, a time for indulgences… you can lose it again :D

  11. Cookin' Canuck November 24, 2012 at 7:29 AM - Reply

    Food hangover is right! All I want to eat now is salads, turkey soup and this frittata. It looks wonderful.

  12. jenbeans November 24, 2012 at 7:01 AM - Reply

    A nice idea for a lighter dinner…. some gravy on that frittata would be yummy too! And a lighter dinner most definitely needs to be counteracted with ice cream + syrup :)

  13. Kristy November 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM - Reply

    Food hangover! LOL. I totally have one of those too and I’m not planning on going light tonight either. ;) This looks delicious. Great use of leftovers!

  14. Terra November 23, 2012 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    Yay to food coma! Even my puppy had turkey coma last night LOL! Love your frittata! I want to make one too. Such a perfect way to use leftovers:-) Hugs, Terra

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM - Reply

    I love fittatas, a great use for leftovers!

  16. Happy day after Thanksgiving! I was actually pretty good and limited my lunch to a single, normal plate. I did have pumpkin pie for breakfast though. :)

    Your frittata looks fantastic and is a great idea for the leftovers (which we have in copious amounts!).

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