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Cheesy Weekend Brunch: Frittata

weekend brunch

Mushroom Taleggio Frittata

The secret to this ultra-savory egg dish? More cheese than you think you might need—it ensures loads of flavor and a gooey texture.
Servings 6


  • 10 large eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 6 to 8 ounces mushrooms thinly sliced (use your favorite type—we like shiitake)
  • 6 to 8 ounces Taleggio cheese rind removed, torn or cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup minced fresh chives
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in center of oven. Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high. When warm and almost smoking, add mushrooms in a single layer (you may need to do this in 2 batches). Sprinkle a pinch of salt over mushrooms and cook without disturbing for 2 minutes. Turn mushrooms and repeat, then reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until mushrooms have collapsed and are tender. Repeat with second batch if needed. Reduce heat to low.
  • Pour egg mixture over mushrooms. Scatter cheese and chives over eggs, then season with salt and pepper. Place skillet in oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until frittata is set.
  • Set broiler to high and place frittata under it for about 2 minutes, until the top puffs, bubbles, and turns golden brown in spots.
  • Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Photographed by Armando Rafael. Styled by Leslie Orlandini

Leigh Belanger

Leigh Belanger is culture's former food editor. She's been a food writer, editor, and project manager for over a decade— serving as program director for Chefs Collaborative and contributing to local newspapers and magazines. Her first book, The Boston Homegrown Cookbook, was published in 2012. She lives and cooks in Boston with her family.

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