Pioppino Mushroom Frittata: A Hearty Italian Breakfast

By Josh Shearer on 01/30/2024

Kickstart your morning with the rustic flavors of our Pioppino Mushroom Frittata from ShroomSpy. This Italian-inspired breakfast dish will create a wholesome start to your day. To edit this post, navigate to the admin dashboard.


ShroomSpy is delighted to bring you a breakfast recipe that’s not only nutritious but also packed with flavors - the Pioppino Mushroom Frittata. Known for their nutty flavor and firm texture, Pioppino mushrooms are a culinary treasure in Italian cuisine, making them the star of our frittata recipe. This dish is a testament to the simplicity of Italian cooking, focusing on high-quality ingredients and straightforward methods to produce food that comforts the soul.

Why Pioppino Mushrooms?

Pioppino mushrooms, with their earthy and slightly peppery taste, add a depth of flavor to dishes that few other ingredients can. When cooked, they retain a pleasant firmness, providing a satisfying chewiness to the frittata. Their robust flavor profiles make Pioppino mushrooms an ideal choice for egg-based dishes, where they can truly shine.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk or a dairy-free alternative
  • 1 cup Pioppino mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Additional herbs like basil or chives for garnish


  1. Prep the Veggies: Heat olive oil in a non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sautéing until translucent. Add the Pioppino mushrooms and cook until they're tender and slightly golden.

  2. Mix the Eggs: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and half of the parsley. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese if using.

  3. Combine and Cook: Pour the egg mixture over the sautéed mushrooms in the skillet. Arrange the cherry tomatoes evenly on top. Let it cook on the stovetop over low-medium heat until the edges start to set, about 5 minutes.

  4. Broil to Perfection: Preheat the broiler. Place the skillet under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until the top of the frittata is set and golden.

  5. Serve: Garnish with the remaining fresh parsley and any additional herbs you like. Slice and serve warm directly from the skillet.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

The Pioppino Mushroom Frittata brings a slice of Italy to your breakfast table, offering a fulfilling and flavorful start to your day. The combination of earthy mushrooms, fresh eggs, and aromatic herbs encapsulates the essence of a hearty Italian breakfast, perfect for leisurely mornings or a sophisticated brunch spread.


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