Start your day with this quick and delicious Speedy Breakfast Frittata with bacon, tomatoes, spinach all finished off with a little cheddar
Quick Breakfast Frittata
Whenever I want a quick protein packed breakfast, my go to is these easy 2 egg frittatas. Just enough for a single serving and super quick to make.
Just saute any fillings you want, can be all veggie or you can add in some ham, bacon or sausage and then pour in your eggs, little bit of cheese on top if you like and then just as it's sets off underneath you place the pan under the grill to quickly finish off the top. So easy, filling and delicious.
What is the Difference between a omelette, frittata and quiche?
It's something I often see asked, mainly because they all use similar ingredinets like eggs and a choice of filling. So what exactly is the difference?
Omelettes are generally cooked in just a pan, either plain or with some filling and then folded over to seal all the filling inside.
Frittatas are very similar, but usually are started off on the stove and then finished in the oven or under the grill. The beauty of a frittata is that you don't have to worry about trying to fold or flip.
Quiches generally have a base, often a pastry case, but you can make a crustless version. But then you are probably wondering well isn't that then just a omelette or frittata. I suppose it is similar, but a quiche generally has other ingredients as well as eggs like either cottage cheese which is popular for a low fat version or things like cream for a more calorific version.
Best Pan for Cooking Frittatas
Any pan than can be used on stove top and in the oven is generally fine. I have a couple of wooden handled pans that I love. They are just the right size too for a single serve frittata.
Whatever pan you use if you are making it single serve like this recipe, then of course you don't want the pan too big. However if you are doubling or tripling up the pan you can use a slightly bigger pan. You just don't want to egg mixture to layer the pan too thin so that it burns or too thick that is takes too long to cook.
Good quality Non stick is also a good choice so that the frittata doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan making it hard to remove.
Cheese in a Frittata
You don't have to add cheese to a frittata if you want to keep the calories lower. Just some veggies and other add ins of your choice are fine.
I like to add a little bit of cheddar or parmesan for that cheesy flavour, you really don't need much, just a small amount grated (about 15g) added to the top is enough.
Simple Fillings for Frittata
Feel free to substitute or add your own choice of veggies, there is not right or wrong for this. The only key is to ensure you brown off before adding in the eggs to ensure you don't have lots of liquid that gets released which will make your frittata soggy and watery on the bottom.
Some things I like to add are:
- Leftover roasted veg - peppers, onion, zucchini, sweet potato, butternut
- Spinach or Kale
- Sauteed Peppers or Onion
- Sauteed Asparagus
- Cooked broccoli or cauliflower
- Tomatoes (you defintely want to cook these for a bit to cook off any excess liquid)
I added bacon for this speedy breakfast frittata, but if you are making for lunch you can really add anything you like:
- Cooked Chicken
- Cheese or any kind
- Meat Free Substitutes
More Frittata Recipes
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- Spinach and Feta Frittata
- Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata
- Ham and Hashbrown Frittata
- Bacon, Kale and Sweet Potato Frittata
- Roasted Vegetable Frittata
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- 1 shallot, diced
- 2 mushrooms, sliced thinly
- 2 slices of lean bacon, chopped (can also use ham)
- 6 tablespoons of chopped tomatoes, canned or fresh
- handful of chopped spinach
- 2 large eggs
- salt and black pepper
- cooking oil spray
- Preheat broil/grill
- Spray 7 inch frying pan with spray oil
- Add shallot, bacon and mushrooms and fry until lightly golden
- Add in the tomatoes and cook for a couple of minutes just to cook off any excess liquid that is release.
- Add spinach and stir until just wilted.
- Spread out evenly along the bottom of the pan.
- Season with salt and black pepper.
- Whisk the eggs and pour in, swirl across the bottom of the pan, keep on heat for a minute, just to cook bottom.
- Sprinkle the grated cheddar over the top.
- Place until broil/grill until set and a little golden on top. (approx 4-5 minutes)
Please see below for recipe values
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian friendly (see adjustments below)
- Slimming World - ½ Healthy Extra A per serving (or 3 syns if not using healthy extra A)
- WW Personal Points - 3+ per serving (add ingredients to your WW diary for points value - as this may vary depending on your personal points zero foods)
- Vegetarian - omit the bacon
- Dairy Free - omit the cheddar
NOTE: If doubling or tripling ingredients to serve more, it may require longer cooking times.
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 372Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 395mgSodium 406mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 45g
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