Frittatas are such a versatile menu option to carry you through the day! Jumpstart your morning with this quick and easy protein-packed super meal or try it at lunch with a light salad. You can also saute your favorite vegetables and serve it in the evening for a light dinner.
Vegetable Frittata Recipe
Calories: 219 Fat: 15g Protein: 15g Carbs: 5g
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium red, yellow, or green bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 cups packed baby spinach
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the center position.
- In a bowl, combine eggs, salt, and pepper. Whisk well.
- Heat oil in a ten-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat.
- Add bell pepper and onion and saute until softened, for about seven minutes.
- Stir in the spinach and saute until wilted, about two minutes.
- Distribute the vegetables evenly in the skillet and pour in the egg mixture. Cook until eggs are just beginning to set around the edges for two to three minutes.
- Place the skillet in the oven. Bake the frittata until almost set in the center for about fifteen minutes.
- Turn the broiler on high. Broil the frittata until the top is golden brown, for about two minutes, watching carefully to prevent over-browning.
- Remove from the oven. Let the frittata rest for five minutes before serving.
Why is my Frittata Watery?
To prevent a watery frittata, you must make sure that you cook the vegetables before adding the eggs to the pan. Uncooked vegetables provide excess liquid that causes watery frittatas by steaming them in the oven rather than baking them.
What Are Some Low Carb Variations to Add to My Frittata?
This versatile dish can support many low carb variations to change up the recipe. Additional low carb options can include meats such as ham, bacon, or sausage. You can add cheese to the frittata or simply substitute veggies, adding broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini, or more. If you want to take a deeper dive into low carb options, check out our Guide to Low Carb versus Keto—it’s packed with information that will help with meal planning and trips to the grocery store.
What Proteins Are Best to Add to a Vegetable Frittata?
The eggs in the frittata already provide a great deal of protein. Additional protein choices could include vegetarian options such as quinoa or beans, however this will also raise the carb count. Additional meat proteins could include ham, turkey, chicken, bacon, or sausage.
Loving the veggie life and the hit of vegetables in this frittata? We’ve got a few more veggie-heavy options for you! Try our Loaded Vegetable Soup Recipe or check out our list of rockstar veggies to add to your diet.
Frittata vs. Omelette: What’s the Difference?
While frittatas and omelets both contain similar ingredients, they do have several distinct differences. Unlike an omelet, where ingredients are folded into the center of the pan, frittata fillings are mixed directly in with the eggs, starting on the stovetop, but finished in the oven. Omelets are also generally created with one person in mind, while a frittata can be divided into slices and served either hot or at room temperature.