Monday, August 29, 2011

Tomato Spinach Frittata

Frittatas are basically giant baked omelets. This recipe is super simple and makes for a healthy and filling breakfast. I put this together for brunch in just a few minutes. It looks gorgeous and can serve a crowd. One of the great things about frittatas is that, done properly, they are extremely healthy. This version has only 108 calories per slice. You can also refrigerate leftovers for a day or two and warm up before serving.

The key to a frittata is not to over or under cook it. Watch it carefully. Right before it is done cooking it will puff up in the oven. Once it settles insert a knife into the center and see if it comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Full recipe after the jump

4 eggs
4 egg whites
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup chopped spinach
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, washed and chopped

Step by Step Instructions:
1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, egg whites and salt together
2. Fold in ricotta and parmesan and combine
3. Fold in basil, garlic and spinach,
4. Pour mixture into a greased glass pie pan or baking dish
5. Layer sliced tomatoes on top
6. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, until knife inserted in middle comes out clean
7. Cool and serve

Nutrition Info: Makes 8 servings
108 Calories
6g Fat
10g Protein

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