Colorful Pepper Frittata Recipe

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Our taste testers loved this moist breakfast dish featuring bright sweet peppers and basil. “So filling and tasty, it will delight any meat lovers' taste buds,” writes Jess Apfe of Berkeley, California. We couldn't agree more!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 cup chopped sweet orange pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 187 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 155 mg cholesterol, 639 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, cook onion in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in peppers; cook for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, basil, salt and pepper. Stir in mozzarella cheese; pour over pepper mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Pepper Frittata in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 187 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 155 mg cholesterol, 639 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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