Baby Peas and Cheese Frittata

by Marla on August 31, 2011 · 100 comments

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Cheese and egg frittata with sunflower sprouts and sweet potatoes

There has been lots of behind the scenes planning and finally the day is here. A BIG surprise shower for Maria and Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod! Today is your virtual shower for baby pea!! A group of your blogger pals have gotten together to shower you with virtual love and to celebrate your sweet little baby.

Whenever I am at parties you can find me in the corner stuffing my face with all sorts of savories. This protein junkie always craves cheese and eggs so what better than to cook up a frittata for your shower.

Maria and Josh I hope you enjoy your party! All my love and the best to you and your sweet family during this special time in your lives.

Food Blogger baby shower for Two Peas and Their Pod

Maria, I hope you like that graphic I designed for you. I know how much you love the color green. There is lots of green in this post. It kinda matches your blog.

Cheese and egg frittata with sunflower sprouts

Baby peas, eggs and your favorite cheese will make the perfect frittata. Take your pick on what kind of cheese you want to use….

Baby peas in the pod

Feta ~ Gruyére ~ Mozzarella ~ Parmesan ~ Brie. Anything goes. Really.

Healthy egg, cheese and pea frittata in a pan

While in Telluride this summer I became addicted to sunflower sprouts. They are a delicate little leafy green with a slight hint of sunflower flavor. Speaking of sunflower ~ my Sunflower Seed Cookie Sandwiches would be nice at this baby shower too. They can be served to all the gluten free and vegan guests.

Two Peas and Their Pod blogger baby shower

This frittata is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or mini meals. Pack it in a lunch box. Or serve it at a bridal or in this case baby shower!

Did I mention that a BIG dash of Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce makes it even better? If you like hot sauce that is. Also a side of roasted sweet potatoes or baked sweet potato fries is a great thing.

Tabasco sauce with egg frittata by Marla Meridith

Congrats Maria and Josh. I am so happy to know you both so well. I can’t wait to meet baby boy pea and to celebrate with your family for reals. Also I look forward to skiing with you in Utah. Someday.

Slice of egg and cheese frittata with tabasco sauce

Listed below are the links to the awesome bloggers who shared their finest treats, crafts, bites, sips ooohhs and ahhhs. I want some of each.

Also a shout to my awesome party planning pal Lisa from With Style and Grace. Party with us all and lets celebrate *life*

Slice of egg frittata with sweet potatoes

What is your favorite frittata recipe? Have you ever hosted a baby shower? If so what sort of theme and menu did you have?

If you would like to follow this event on Twitter, the hashtag is #twopeasbabyshower.

Baby Peas and Cheese Frittata

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings


  • 4 large organic Eggs
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup fat free Milk
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan or your favorite choice
  • 1 Leek, cleaned and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Baby Peas (I used frozen, thawed)
  • pinch of fine Sea Salt
  • pinch of Black Pepper
  • Optional Ingredients
  • Sunflower Seed Sprouts
  • Micro Greens
  • Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce


  • Pre heat broiler with the oven rack in the middle. Whisk together eggs, milk and 1 ounce of the cheese in a bowl. In a 12 inch oven safe fry pan sauté leeks and garlic with olive oil over medium high heat until softened and slightly browned. Add peas, some salt and pepper to taste. Stir and heat for another minute or so. Add egg mixture to the pan. Tilt the pan and make sure the egg distributes evenly around the pan. Also nudge the pea mixture around if needed to make sure it covers the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook about 5 minutes or until the frittata starts to pull away from the edges of the pan. Top with cheese and broil for about 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted & slightly browned. Watch carefully so it does not burn.

Shower Party Links


Appetizers/Savory Bites



Frittata Recipe Links

Tidy Mom

*This post has been included in TidyMom’s I’m Lovin it Fridays

{ 70 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathryn August 31, 2011 at 3:14 am

This is such a wonderful idea and I’m in awe of the amount of planning that has gone into it.

This frittata looks gorgeous and just the thing for a virtual party.

All the best to Maria and Josh :)


2 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 31, 2011 at 3:17 am

Marla, it all looks so wonderful! I just saw the master list on Amanda’s blog…and about 15 other blogs that I normally comment on have all made such wonderful things. Maria is a lucky lady :)

I would have loved to participate and show her some love, too..but it looks like she’s well-loved with all this amazing food going around!!

your photos, and food, as always…amazing!


3 Marla August 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hey Averie, Maria is a lucky gal & so well celebrated by our whole community. Have you gals ever met? She and Josh are a hoot to be around. Thanks for the sweet compliments. By the way, your blog updates look awesome!


4 Rosa August 31, 2011 at 3:23 am

Yummy, that frittata looks mighty scrumptious! I love that addition of peas. Tabasco is so addictive! I put it on everything.




5 Nisrine August 31, 2011 at 3:26 am

The photos came out especially gorgeous. I’m a fan of fritattas and this one is tempting me.


6 Caroline @ chocolate and carrots August 31, 2011 at 3:37 am

Aww, yay! Happy Baby Shower Maria! :-) What a perfect recipe for a celebration, Marla. Don’t you just love those sunflower microgreens?!? I tried them for the first time this summer and I’m addicted.


7 Robyn | Add a Pinch August 31, 2011 at 3:40 am

Oh my, Marla! This frittata looks absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for hosting this beautiful baby shower for Maria and Josh, they are amazing people! I am so honored to be able to participate for them.


8 Clair August 31, 2011 at 4:26 am

What a sweet idea!

And the recipe looks great too. 😉


9 Marian (Sweetopia) August 31, 2011 at 5:10 am

Oh my Marla! This looks so completely delicious! I’d devour your page if I could. Thank you for organizing this lovely virtual shower. xo


10 Lauren at Keep It Sweet August 31, 2011 at 5:15 am

It was so nice that you put together this shower! Th frittata looks wonderful, I never would have thought to put peas in it before!


11 Sandy @ RE August 31, 2011 at 5:23 am

OMG, this looks fantastic. What a great recipe to share for this special shower today. Thank you for being such a gracious hostess (with Lisa) and for inviting us all to participate. I hope that Maria and Josh are blessed! Now on to check out the other fantastic recipes and creative ideas. xo


12 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

marla, the shots of the peas is one of my favorite things EVER :) you are such a sweet friend…thank you so much for organizing this all!


13 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 31, 2011 at 5:46 am

Love the sweet little peas you put in your frittata. Perfect! Great pics. Thanks for helping to organize the shower and the cute graphic.


14 Grace@ FoodFitnessFreshair August 31, 2011 at 5:48 am

I love that photo of the peas. These are great! Congrats to Maria and Josh!!


15 Kristen August 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

What a delicious frittata! Love your pictures, as always, and love the addition of Tabasco!


16 Marla August 31, 2011 at 6:04 am

Kristin, hot sauce makes everything better :) Gotta dash over now to see your post!


17 Georgia Pellegrini August 31, 2011 at 6:16 am

You’re so wonderful! Such a great friend for planning this and the recipe looks so tasty. I love fresh peas more than anything. Thanks for including me in the fun!


18 Kelley August 31, 2011 at 6:18 am

Adorable. It not only looks beautiful but I’m sure it’s tastes amazing! Thanks for organizing.


19 Wenderly August 31, 2011 at 6:26 am

Oh my goodness does that frittata look splendid! Absolutely stunning photos Marla! Those sweet pea pods are just so precious! Thank you so much for organizing this awesome virtual shower!


20 Jenny Flake August 31, 2011 at 6:28 am

It’s perfect Marla!! Your fabulous frittata and the entire baby shower went over just perfect. Can’t wait to see you soon!! xoxo


21 Aggie August 31, 2011 at 6:30 am

OH! this looks absolutely delish!! Love it. Have to try those sunflower sprouts.

That graphic is adorable!! and yes…hot sauce makes everything better :)

Congrats Maria & Josh!!


22 Maria August 31, 2011 at 6:37 am

Marla I am in shock! You really pulled this one off. THANK YOU! I seriously have the best blogging friends. I am really enjoying all of the posts. I just wish I could give you all big hugs in person and taste your fabulous food. Please come visit us when the little pea comes! Thanks again! I really have no words. I am so lucky to be part of this blogging community! xoxo


23 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 31, 2011 at 6:42 am

I am so glad you and LIsa set up this shower! It’s such a great idea and I love Maria and Josh! Your recipe looks awesome!


24 Cookin' Canuck August 31, 2011 at 7:42 am

What a beautiful post, Marla and your photos are stunning (new background?). Thanks so much to you and Lisa for arranging the whole shower. We all had such fun preparing for it!


25 Rosie @ Sweetapolita August 31, 2011 at 7:46 am

Marla, this looks absolutely incredible! Your photos are stunning as well–I particularly love the first frittata photo. Thanks so much for all of your efforts in coordinating this fabulous virtual baby shower, and I adore your graphic pea design! xo


26 TidyMom August 31, 2011 at 7:47 am

OH MY Marla! that look incredible!!!

Thanks so much for all you and Lisa did to put this “party” together! The only thing better would have been to do it in person!!


27 Soma August 31, 2011 at 7:56 am

Happy Baby Shower! What a marvelous post for the sweet pea. And AMAZING photographs:) totally in love with it!


28 Amanda @ Kevin & Amanda August 31, 2011 at 8:04 am

Yum!! This looks incredible and completely gorgeous. Thank you so much for putting this all together, what a fabulous shower! :)


29 Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray August 31, 2011 at 8:19 am

Look delicious, beautiful photos, and the sweetest idea ever! What a nice surprise for Maria and Josh to wake up to!


30 Dana August 31, 2011 at 9:07 am

What an awesome event you created… and an awesome recipe! It sounds absolutely delicious. Who doesn’t love cheese!


31 Jeanette August 31, 2011 at 9:31 am

What a fun idea and event – I’m sure Maria and Josh are touched by this. Everything on this menu sounds perfect for a baby shower!


32 Marsha August 31, 2011 at 9:41 am

I love this virtual baby shower! That frittata looks great!! I might have to make it one weekend to use for lunch for the week!


33 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner August 31, 2011 at 9:45 am

Oh gosh that looks good. :)


34 Noelle @Opera Singer in the Kitchen August 31, 2011 at 9:55 am

YUM!! I could use some of this tomorrow morning!


35 amelia from z tasty life August 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

lovely! and I am so bookmarking this page for baby-shower ideas :)


36 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather August 31, 2011 at 10:44 am

What a fun idea! So sweet of you all to surprise them :) This is so my kind of meal… Frittatas are one of my favorites! What a fun graphic you designed too!


37 Marla August 31, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Thanks Heather, it was fun to start up Illustrator again to make that graphic. It’s been a while :)


38 Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh August 31, 2011 at 11:09 am

Incredible!! Beautiful!! SO much fun!! :)
Beautiful pictures too!!


39 heather August 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm

So delicious looking! I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s shower offerings… so sweet! xo


40 Squash Blossom Babies August 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm

What a great recipe! My daughter will love this!


41 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen August 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

It’s very thoughtful of you to have organized this Marla, everyone’s contributions are really wonderful.


42 Lisa {With Style and Grace} August 31, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Yummm!!! I want a bite of this right now, looks so delicious! damn girl, your photos are rockin’ – awesome table! Thank you for being the best EVER co-host, I had a blast organizing this with you!! You’re right, time to think of our next project/party… xoxo


43 Marla August 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Lisa, what in the world is next girl?? Gotta have some plans in motion you know?! Fun journey indeed!


44 Sue August 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Awww, what a nice surprise for the expectant couple! Wish it wasn’t “virtual” so I could try this frittata:)


45 Marla August 31, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I know Sue, I wish this shower was for reals so I could enjoy all the goodies and see all of you in person :)


46 Rebecca ~ Sweet Baby Yams August 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Yum this looks good! I’m going to have go look for sunflower seed sprouts.


47 Marla August 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Rebecca, you must! I am addicted to those sunflower seed sprouts. Hope I can find them easily (& reasonably priced) in the OC. They were all over Telluride :)


48 Meredith (in sock monkey slippers} August 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Love the graphic! adorable!


49 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] August 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I need to make this frittata soon! Very soon.


50 susan August 31, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I love baby peas – this frittata looks great!


51 sophia August 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Marla, you’re just SO incredibly gifted. That is a lovely design, and popping in a subtle way, if that makes sense. I love it!


52 Marla August 31, 2011 at 6:10 pm

It makes so much sense Sophia. Thanks so much for the sweet compliment. It was fun to work on that graphic. Love that pea green :)


53 Esi August 31, 2011 at 5:54 pm

So sweet of you to organize this shower.


54 HeatherChristo August 31, 2011 at 6:35 pm

I just love frittata! this one looks so fresh and delicious!


55 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) August 31, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I’m having such a great time (distracting myself from REAL work tonight) reading all of these baby shower posts. I can only imagine how excited Maria and Josh must have been to find out! The frittata looks delicious – can you believe I’ve never made one before? Must change this…


56 Brooke @ Foodwoolf August 31, 2011 at 8:22 pm

What a sweet gift for the little pea to be! Also, what beautiful photos. I LOOOOOOOOVE your new boards. You did such a great job. I think you might have another side-business possibility in your future.


57 Marla September 1, 2011 at 5:07 am

Hey Brooke, gosh girl I am gonna miss those “boards” That is actually a little table from the place we stay in at Telluride. So it will be a “seasonal” piece. You will know when I am out there when you see that table top in my photos 😉 xo


58 Joanne September 1, 2011 at 4:01 am

I feel like frittatas are the new quiche when it comes to things like baby showers…way healthier and way more delicious! You did SUCH a great job planning this! I love Maria and Josh, so it’s made me so happy to see so many people celebrating their new pea!


59 Liz September 1, 2011 at 4:07 am

Gorgeous photos of a delicious frittata! And what a fun virtual party :) Congrats to Maria and Josh on the upcoming birth of their sweet boy!!!


60 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles September 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I could eat eggs and fresh peas every single day, and I love a morning shower that includes some kind of egg dish. This is the dish I would be hovering over – it’s beautiful! What a lovely job you did organizing this virtual shower for Maria.


61 Baking Serendipity September 1, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Such a cute idea! I love this virtual shower :) And your frittata!


62 Katrina September 2, 2011 at 5:02 am

This is such a nice post! You and your friends are seriously the nicest. Love this!!


63 Lori @ RecipeGirl September 2, 2011 at 6:58 am

Looks wonderful, my dear, and you are such a sweet friend for putting this together w/ Lisa. I MUST find sunflower sprouts!!


64 Kankana September 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

aaaww that is so cute :) I am sure it made them very very happy and this looks just so yum.


65 Sandi September 4, 2011 at 7:18 am

So elegantly displayed..and love the glass of peas touch :)


66 Erin @ she cooks, she gardens September 23, 2011 at 4:37 am

I’m a little late to the ‘party’ but wanted to say that I love this recipe and I love the idea of a virtual baby shower! Yum yum.


67 Marla September 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

Thanks Erin….never to late to the party my friend. So glad you could join us :)


68 Bree September 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Just found your blog and I love it! We have the healthy mom thing in common. I can’t wait to get post updates. Thanks for sharing so many great recipes!


69 Emily August 12, 2012 at 3:27 am

I made this for lunch today and it was delish! Myself, Hubby and three little munchkins demolished this beautiful frittata with a lovely side salad and wholegrain roll in no time at all. The best part – I did not hear ‘I’m Hungry’ for a very long time. Was well received and kept everybody satisfied for hours. Thank you x


70 Marla August 12, 2012 at 6:00 am

Emily, that is such wonderful news!! Thanks so much for sharing with me. I LOVE to hear when people have great success with my recipes ~ even better when the kids love it too. Happy to also hear there were no “I’m hungry’s” for quite some time after. We know how that goes 😉 Have a great Sunday! ~m


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