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Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata

This Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata recipe is a cheesy, high protein, veggie-packed frittata made for one. However, this recipe can easily be multiplied to yield single-serve frittatas for many. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post.  

Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

We often enjoy frittatas as an easy, high-protein meal with lots of vegetables and cheese.  Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, frittatas are healthy, versatile and always a favorite. While I typically make them in a skillet and serve in wedges, there is something extra special about a single-serve frittata served in a ramekin. So I decided to mix things up from my usual spinach version (which is tasty too!) to make an Individual Broccoli Cheddar Frittata!…

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Cheesy Vegetable Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata is a healthy, protein-packed one-pot meal made in minutes using seasonal vegetables, eggs and cheese. Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring this post. {gluten free, low carb)

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata | alidaskitchen.com

During the summer months, this Cheesy Vegetable Frittata is a frequent go-to staple for dinner, breakfast or any time we want a healthy meal fast. It is quick, easy and we can use up whatever vegetables we have on hand, which is especially convenient during the summer when we have an abundance of fresh summer produce….

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Pizza Frittata | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #glutenfree #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Pizza Frittata #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Pizza Frittata is everything delicious about pizza with a protein-packed, egg-based crust.  Made in minutes, this fun twist on pizza is perfect for a quick dinner, last minute meal or any time you want a healthy pizza fix!

Pizza Frittata | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #glutenfree #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

When life gets busy, we always default to frozen pizza for dinner.  It is easy to have on hand, and what can I say, we love pizza!  While frozen pizza can be a simple dinner solution, sometimes I just want the taste of pizza but would rather have something healthier and with more protein.  Enter Pizza Frittata….

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easy vegetable frittata

Easy Vegetable Frittata

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Breakfast After Dark

 

 

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easy vegetable frittata

We love breakfast for dinner (or “brinner” as it’s often called), whether it’s waffles, pancakes, egg scrambles or frittatas.  This Easy Vegetable Frittata is a frequent “go-to” dinner because it’s quick, easy, and we can easily use up whatever vegetables or cheeses we have on hand.  Mike can make it too, which is another plus!

easy vegetable frittata

 In this frittata, for the veggies, I used sliced red pepper, chopped broccoli florets, chopped red onion, and some garlic, and I used cheddar for the cheese.  It was such a delicious combination and so colorful!  I paired my frittata with a mixed green side salad, because that’s generally what I have with any dinner.  Mike skipped the salad and enjoyed his with a beer ~ it is dinner after all!

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, this frittata would be an excellent dish to enjoy at your celebratory breakfast/brunch or for a breakfast for dinner.  Tomorrow I will be sharing another great brunch recipe…and it’s even easier to make!

easy vegetable frittata

 

Easy Vegetable Frittata
 
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! spread, divided
  • 4½ cups sliced/chopped vegetables (I used red pepper, broccoli, onions)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 8 eggs (or 4 eggs and 8 egg whites)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided (I used cheddar)
Instructions
  1. In a large oven-proof nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! over medium heat. Add your vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender (about 5 minutes). During the last minute, add minced garlic and Italian seasoning, stirring to combine.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the remaining tablespoon of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, melted I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! and 3 tablespoons water for about 1 minute, or until frothy. Stir in ½ cup cheese.
  4. Pour egg mixture over vegetables, stirring gently, and cook over medium heat until eggs begin to set. (Occasionally lift the edges of frittata to allow uncooked mixture to go to the bottom)
  5. Top with remaining cheese and broil for 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden brown and eggs are set. Cut into wedges and serve.

Source: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!

 

For  more tips about making this delicious frittata, check out the Breakfast After Dark Episode “Fabulous Frittata with Lisa Vanderpump

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Apple Cheddar Frittata

Since last week ended up being pumpkin week, I thought it would be fun to give a nod to another fall classic this week – the apple.   I enjoy an apple for lunch nearly every day and love using them in new recipes.  This Apple Cheddar Frittata was new to us and will definitely be making a recurring appearance.   The sweetness of the apple pairs beautifully with the sharp cheddar and the red onion balances nicely with the two.

Mike told me this is the best frittata I have made yet, though I’m noticing a trend.  He seems to say ‘this is the best yet’ with everything I make. Hmm… 🙂

Apple Cheddar Frittata
Yields 4 servings

1 medium red onion, sliced
Cooking spray
8 eggs, plus 2 egg whites
1 cup (4 ounces) white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon light butter
salt and pepper, to taste
1 large (or 2 small) Gala apples, thinly sliced (peeling is optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with oven rack set to the top third.
  2. In a medium nonstick ovensafe pan sprayed with cooking spray, cook red onions over medium heat until softened (about 7 minutes).  Put the onions in a separate bowl and set aside.  
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, 1/2 cup cheese, salt and pepper.  Stir in onions.
  4. In the same pan used for the onions, heat butter over medium.  Add egg mixture, and after 1 to 2 minutes once the eggs have set, arrange the apples on top in a circular pattern, starting from the outside edge.  Sprinkle with remaining.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven.  Bake until frittata is set in the center, about 20 minutes.  Using a rubber spatula, release frittata from pan and transfer to a cutting board.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  Cut into wedges and serve.

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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Vegetable Quichetata with Roasted Garlic Hummus and Goat Cheese

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Sabra, I was invited to create an original recipe suitable for a cocktail party using Sabra hummus.  My head has been swirling with several tasty ideas ever since, and I am very excited to share with you my creation!

We all know the basic difference between a crustless quiche and a frittata.  A crustless quiche is made with milk (or cream or half & half) and mixed with your veggies/meats.  A frittata is made with no milk and with whatever mix-ins you want to use.

Well, when you use hummus, but no milk, is the hummus a substitute for the milk, or is it considered a mix-in?  The answer wasn’t quite clear, so I married the two, and the ‘Quichetata’ was born!

In this variation of a Quichetata, I used Sabra’s Roasted Garlic hummus, spinach, roasted red pepper and goat cheese.  It is amazing how well you can really taste the hummus, which is good and garlicky, and balances nicely with flavors of the goat cheese and vegetables.  The result is fabulous.  Made in a mini-muffin pan, these Quichetatas are the perfect hot h’ors d’oeuvres for your next cocktail party, holiday party, open house or brunch.

Hummus Quichetata
Yields 24 mini-muffin-size quichetatas

8 large eggs
6 tablespoons Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese, plus additional for topping
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cooking spray

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray 2 12-cup mini muffin pans with cooking spray.  Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and hummus together until combined.  Add roasted red pepper, spinach and goat cheese, whisking until incorporated.  Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  3. Distribute egg mixture evenly among mini muffin cups (cups will be full).  Sprinkle additional goat cheese over each cup.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until eggs are set.  Serve immediately. 

Disclaimer: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, I was given Sabra’s hummus for free.  The details of my experience are exclusively my opinion, and I was not otherwise influenced or compensated.

    Spinach and Mushroom Frittata with Smoked Gouda {Alida's Kitchen}

    Mushroom and Spinach Frittata with Smoked Gouda

    On Monday, I shared with you a summery dessert that uses 4 egg yolks.  I also promised you a healthy way to use up those remaining egg whites.  A promise is a promise!  This Mushroom Spinach Frittata with Smoked Gouda uses exactly 4 egg whites.  How is that for even-steven!

    Now I’m not normally a ‘smoked’ fan, but smoked gouda is truly the perfect complement to the earthy mushrooms in this frittata. The spinach gives beautiful color and flavor to the dish as well. From the original recipe, I increased the onion and added garlic. To compensate for these additions, I increased the olive oil by 1 teaspoon.

    The result is a delicious protein-packed veggie-filled dish that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light dinner served with a side salad (saving room for Lime Tart for dessert, of course).

    Mushroom and Spinach Frittata with Smoked Gouda
     
    Yields: 4 servings
    Ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 cup chopped Vidalia onion
    • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 4 cups packed baby spinach leaves
    • 2 large eggs
    • 4 large egg whites
    • ½ cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese, divided
    • Pinch of salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • Cooking spray
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, cook 2 minutes. Add garlic, cook 1 minute. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until tender (approximately 5 minutes). Add spinach, cover and cook until wilted (1 minute).
    3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, ¼ cup cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach mixture to egg mixture, mix well.
    4. Pour mixture into cake pan and sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cheese.
    5. Bake 30 minutes or until eggs have set. Cut into 4 wedges and serve.

     

    Nutrition Information per Serving (1/4 frittata)
    Calories = 177 ~ Fat = 9.6g ~ Carbs = 8.8g ~ Fiber = 1.5g ~ Protein = 13.5g

    Adapted from Health Magazine, March 2007

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    Tomato Leek Frittata with Goat Cheese

    After taking a bite of this frittata, my husband sat for a minute and then said ‘Goat cheese is great, when done in the right way.’  Uh oh…and while I couldn’t agree more, I do know he’s not as fond of goat cheese as I am.  Fortunately he followed that up by saying ‘This way was definitely the right way!’ and quickly cleaned his plate!

    Goat cheese is definitely an ingredient that makes a statement.  Too much can ruin a dish.  Just the right amount can take an ordinary dish and make it extraordinary.

    So is the case with this frittata.  Goat cheese is the perfect complement to liven up the sauteed vegetables and eggs.  I reduced the amount of goat cheese from the original recipe, as I found it a bit overpowering.  I was a little generous when measuring the leeks because I love the subtle flavor and beautiful color.  Since I had large grape tomatoes, I halved them, and they still burst with each bite.  Beating the egg whites gives this frittata a souffle-like quality that just melts in your mouth. 

    The result is an exquisit blast of flavors in a light and airy frittata.   

    Tomato and Leek Frittata with Goat Cheese
    Yields 4 servings

    3 teaspoons olive oil
    2 1/4 cups sliced leeks
    coarse salt and ground pepper
    1 cup grape tomatoes
    6 egg whites
    4 egg yolks
    3 ounces crumbled goat cheese

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium. Add leeks ; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl and wipe out skillet.
    2. In another bowl, beat 6 egg whites with salt and pepper to stiff peaks. Whisk in 4 egg yolks.
    3. Heat skillet with 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Add eggs; sprinkle with vegetables and goat cheese. Cook over medium until sides are dry, 3 minutes. Transfer to oven; bake until eggs are set, about 15 to 20 minutes.
    Adapted from Everyday Food