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"Frittatas are a favorite in our house. They are essentially a crustless quiche, requiring half the work while only about half the calories of their bottom heavy cousins. I love this recipe because it's a nutritious, flavorful, one-pan meal that takes less than 30 minutes.

This is one of my "clean out the fridge" recipes because it takes advantage of available ingredients. Substitute steak, ground turkey, or shredded chicken for the bacon. Throw in any root vegetables or brassicas that have been lingering in the crisper. Feta, goat cheese, or asiago work well stirred into the egg mixture prior to putting it into the oven.

Experiment with this versatile recipe and have fun!" - Kayla Butts MS, RD, LD

(Photos by Rachel Durrent)

Bacon and Spinach Frittata

Photo Credit: Rachel Durrent

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ingredients:
  • ½ lb fresh bacon, roughly chopped
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup spinach, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup kale, rinsed, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 pastured eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (recommend: mozzarella, gruyere, or cheddar)

Photo Credit: Rachel Durrent

Directions:
Set oven to high broil. Using a 12” oven safe sauté pan, cook bacon over medium heat until brown. Reserve bacon on a paper-lined plate. Drain off rendered fat until only about 2 tbsp remain in the pan. Add onion and carrots to oil and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, greens, and mushrooms, continuing to cook for 2-3 more minutes, until greens are wilted. Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper.

Photo Credit: Rachel Durrent

In a bowl, combine eggs, dill and reserved bacon. Pour egg mixture into pan and continue to cook on medium-low until eggs begin to set up, about 4-5 minutes. Top egg mixture with cheese and place pan into oven. Broil for one 1 to 3 minutes, or until cheese begins to turn a golden brown. Enjoy with a slice of fresh avocado and a dollop of sour cream.

Photo Credit: Rachel Durrent

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8th of frittata)
Amount per Serving

Calories...........................275
Total Fat.........................19g
Sat fat.............................2g
Trans fat.........................0g
Cholesterol.................219mg
Carbohydrate...................5g
Sugar................................2g
Fiber.................................1g
Protein............................21g

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For more nutrient-packed goodies, check out Kayla's recipes in The Bend Magazine or on her blog at: https://lightheartednutrition.wordpress.com

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