Sunday Morning Frittata
It’s a tradition in my family to make a big breakfast on Sunday mornings. We all sit around the table in our comfy pajamas, sipping hot cappuccinos, talking, and enjoying tasty food.
Sunday morning breakfast used to consist of large stacks of pancakes, donuts, or sweet breads. I still make those things occasionally, but now that we’re a bit more health-conscious I’ve swapped the overly sweet and starchy breakfast foods for savory egg frittatas that are just as delicious and pack a big nutritional punch!
This delicious breakfast “pie” is loaded with healthy goodies, is a great source of protein and healthy fat, and is oh-so-simple to make!
It’s also dairy, soy, nut, grain, and gluten-free!
Sunday Morning Frittata
Serves 4 to 6
- ½ pound bacon or breakfast sausage, casings removed
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small red or yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups spinach or kale, chopped
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 6 to 8 whole eggs
- ½ cup almond or cashew milk
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Cook the bacon or sausage in a 10 ½ inch cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet). Remove meat and set aside. Do not discard grease!
Step 3: To the pan grease add the pepper, onion, and garlic and sauté until the onion is tender and translucent, about 6 minutes.
Step 4: Add the leafy greens and salt and pepper. Saute until kale or spinach is bright green and wilted.
Step 5: Whisk eggs and almond milk together in a bowl. Dump mixture into skillet with the sautéed veggies. Lay the cooked bacon strips or crumbled breakfast sausage over the top.
Step 6: Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes to allow the eggs to “set up”.
Step 7: Put skillet into pre-heated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until eggs are completely cooked in the center.
Step 8: Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm!
The leftovers keep in the refrigerator very well and can even be frozen! Simply reheat the following morning for a delicious and healthy breakfast!
Change it up!
As if you need more reason to make frittatas a part of your healthy eating routine, it also very easy to to change this recipe to suit your family's taste! Try making a Greek-style frittata with Kalamata olives and feta cheese (if dairy doesn’t pose a problem for you). Or a Spanish-style frittata with chorizo and chili peppers. Add fresh tomatoes, artichokes, asparagus, mushrooms...