Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spinach and red pepper frittata

Frittatas are like a more healthy version of the quiche. To me, most of the deliciousness of the quiche is found in the crust, but when you want to cut some calories and not sacrafice protein, a frittata is the way to go. I've filled mine with red bell peppers and spinach, but you can add anything really.

From Food pics


10 eggs
1/2 cup milk
a large handful fresh spinach, washed
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
a few generous grinds of cracked black pepper
1 tbsp fat-free ranch dressing (my old roommate taught me about this - I put ranch in all my eggs)

Preheat oven to 350

1. Take a large pie plate and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and ranch. Make sure its mixed well, the ranch can put up a fight.
3. Take the veggies and put them in the pie plate - mix them up. Put about 1/2 the cheese in there too.
4. Whisk the other half of the cheese with the eggs.
5. Pour the egg mixture into the pie plate over the veggies.
6. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the eggs.
7. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the frittata is puffed and golden brown, and the center is firm.


GG said...

Yum, this looks awesome!

Alisa said...

I dunno if I'd call something with that many eggs healthy. But it sure is tasty!

Melissa said...

Alisa, I didn't put it here, but I usually do mostly just whites. So...yeah. But it cuts out the butter from the crust, so its better. Plus one serving is really only one or two eggs.