Canada’s food guide

Eat your greens frittata

You can't go wrong with eggs at breakfast, lunch or dinner. For a flavour twist, use different peppers or other greens like arugula or kale.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 container (142 g/5 oz) baby spinach, washed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 mL (1/4 tsp) hot pepper flakes
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 75 mL (1/3 cup) water or skim milk
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In an ovenproof 25 cm (10 inch) nonstick skillet, cook spinach with water that is still clinging to leaves, over medium heat, stirring for about 2 minutes or until wilted. Add pepper, garlic and hot pepper flakes; stir to combine. Add oil and cook for 3 minutes or until softened.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, water and cheese. Pour into skillet, stirring to combine with spinach. Cook lifting edge with rubber spatula, letting runny egg go to the bottom. Let cook, until edge is starting to set.
  3. Place skillet about 10 cm (4 inches) under broiler for about 3 minutes or until top is set and light golden.

Tips

  • If your skillet has a plastic or wooden handle, make it ovenproof by wrapping the handle with foil before placing in the oven.
  • Looking for a lunch idea in a snap? Cut frittata into larger squares and tuck into whole grain pita halves or roll into whole grain tortilla.
  • Add more flavour by serving frittata with sodium reduced pasta sauce or salsa.
  • Try using less of the ingredients that are high in added sodium, sugars or saturated fat. Adding salt or sugars directly to your recipe? Remember, a little often goes a long way.
Categories
30 minutes or less
Freezer-friendly
Vegetarian