When you think of Italian foods, you probably think of carbs on carbs on carbs! Delicious pizza, pasta, breadsticks, gelato, and the list goes on! But, one of my favorite Italian dishes is almost carb-less, and the perfect post-gym dinner.
Have you ever had a frittata? If not, you may want to write this recipe down! Frittatas are so easy to make, high protein, and so tasty! A frittata is a kind of like a quiche without the crust. If you can make an omelet, you’ll be abe to conquer the frittata in minutes. In fact, Making omelets is much harder! There is no flipping involved with frittatas. Just fry & bake!
Ingredients: 1 Dozen Large Eggs, 2.5 Cups Ground Turkey Sausage, 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, 5 Slices Havarti Cheese, 1 Red Bell Pepper, 3 Cups Chopped Spinach, 1 Cup 1% or higher Milk, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, and Onion Powder.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
You can use any stove to oven skillet, but I used the cast-iron skillet. Spread the olive oil in and around the sides of the skillet. Add the chopped bell pepper and saute.
In a mixing bowl, add the eggs and milk. Beat well!
Mix in garlic powder (1/2 tablespoon), onion powder (1/2 tablespoon), and black pepper (1/4 tablespoon).
Once the peppers are lightly brown, turn off the heat, and add spinach leaves. Continue to stir until they are slightly wilted.
Turn the heat to medium and add the eggs into the skillet. Quickly move the spinach and peppers around so they float to the top. Do this before the eggs start to cook around the edges.
Once they edges are thick, add in the cheese (break apart), turkey sausage, and transfer the skillet to the oven. Use a mitt because it will be HOT!
Bake for about 20 minutes! You can tell when it’s done by feeling the center. If the edges are lightly brown and the center is firm and bouncy, it’s done!
I made butternut squash for the side!
Let it cool for about ten minutes before diving in.
This recipe makes 8 Jumbo slices!
Nutrition Per Slice: 225 Calories, 5g Carbs, 12g Fat, 22g Protein, 3g Sugar
You can also make these in a muffin pan for on the go frittatas!
I will be making an egg white, kale and spinach frittata next! I may even add a sweet potato crust. You could make this recipe vegetarian, and dairy free. It’s a great gluten-free recipe to bring to parties or work as well!
Questions for you!
- What would you add to your frittata?
- Are you a fan of eggs for dinner?