Mini Frittatas with Greens & Asiago
Recipe by Charity Ferreira | Photo by Erin Kunkel
If you wish you had time to scramble eggs for breakfast, these mini frittatas are your make-ahead solution. They’re packed with enough protein and greens to satisfy savory cravings and sustain you all morning. Keep them in the fridge, and pop them in the microwave for breakfast, along with a whole-wheat english muffin. The recipe calls for a mix of greens, but you could use one or the other, for simplicity’s sake.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
10 large eggs
½ cup (2 oz/60 g) shredded Asiago cheese
1/3 cup (3 fl oz/80 ml) non- or low-fat milk
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 bunch dinosaur kale
1 cup (1 oz/30 g) packed baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Brush or spray a 12-cup muffin pan generously with olive oil, or line with parchment.
In a large bowl, lightly whisk together the eggs, cheese, milk, smoked paprika, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Strip the kale leaves and discard the stems. Thinly slice the leaves into ribbons (about 1/8 inch/3 mm thick). In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the sliced kale leaves and sprinkle lightly with salt. Sauté until glossy and wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook just until evenly wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
Divide the greens evenly among the muffin cups. Using a glass measuring pitcher, pour the egg mixture into the cups to cover the greens.
Bake until frittatas are puffy, browned, and just set in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in pan, then loosen the edges with knife and gently transfer to a plate. Serve warm or at room temperature. Wrap individual frittatas and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Makes 12 frittatas; 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Protein 15 g
Total fat 14 g
Saturated fat 5 g
Carbs 5 g
Fiber 1 g
Total sugar 1 g
Sodium 300 mg
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.