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Frittata Florentine

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
  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. In a small bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Want to make this recipe 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.
  • Nutrition 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.

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    • lakewatcher
      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

    • dgrammie60
      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.

    • ShawnyD
      Feb 23, 2013

      Perfect as written; have made this many times!

    • RC1956
      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.

    • jlee6300
      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.

    • grammaberr
      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.

    • KarenLiz
      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!)

    • Genova
      Jun 30, 2009

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