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Frittata Florentine Recipe
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Frittata Florentine Recipe

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My family is all about brunchy meals like this gorgeous Italian omelet. Lucky for us, it’s loaded with ingredients we tend to have at the ready. —Jenny Flake, Newport Beach, California
Featured In: Top 10 Brunch Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large egg whites
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 turkey bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 176 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 174mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients.
  2. In an 8-in. ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper and bacon; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until onion is tender. Reduce heat to medium-low; top with spinach.
  3. Pour in egg mixture. As eggs set, push cooked portions toward the center, letting uncooked eggs flow underneath; cook until eggs are nearly thickened. Remove from heat; sprinkle with basil, then cheese.
  4. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Want to be super healthy? Substitute 6 egg whites for the 3 whole eggs listed in the ingredients, you'll be using a total of 12 egg whites to complete the recipe.
  • Originally published as Frittata Florentine in Healthy Cooking August/September 2009, p43


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    lakewatcher User ID: 7407299 261485
    Reviewed Feb. 18, 2017

    "To dgrammie60 Yes, total of 9 eggs (6 will be whites only) I would use liquid egg whites (carton). Appr. 1 cup would be equivalent to 6 egg whites--the carton will tell you equivalents. I will have to try it--sounds really good"

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    dgrammie60 User ID: 6708908 261405
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

    "The egg ingredients confuse me. Are you using a total of 9 eggs? For the 3 large eggs - use the whole egg? Sorry I'm having a blonde moment."

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    ShawnyD User ID: 7148608 182565
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

    "Perfect as written; have made this many times!"

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    RC1956 User ID: 5292753 125779
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

    "Always good. If time is short, use a spinach/artichoke dip with cheese (TGIF) as the base and add onion, mixed peppers if you want."

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    jlee6300 User ID: 4203186 167530
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

    "We make this a lot when I need something quick and satisfying to feed the kids. I usually have all the ingredients and it can be easily modified with whatever you have on hand like instead of bacon I have used turkey sausage."

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    grammaberr User ID: 826492 116742
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

    "In answer to Raven05032's question about using egg whites, my dh has high chorlestrol and I use egg whites all the time, but my secret is that I add a drop of yellow food coloring per white and he says you can't tell the difference. Yellow food coloring is fine foe adults, but maybe not so good for some children.PS. It's cheaper than egg beaters and only about 17 calories per white."

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    KarenLiz User ID: 2217422 125738
    Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

    "I made this morning for my family and we all loved it! It wasn't difficult to make. It was not too heavy yet definitely filling. The flavor was delicious. The only change I made was using regular bacon instead of turkey bacon (I figured it was only 2 slices, not all that bad nutrtionally!)"

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    Genova User ID: 5044393 125737
    Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

    "Has anyone tried making this with ALL eggwhites to eliminate the cholesterol & additional fat?"

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