Frittatas are a great meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
This is my best healthy frittata recipe that is oven-baked and perfect for guys and gals wanting a healthy meal loaded with benefits.
While this is a vegetarian recipe, it's also great for anyone wanting a delicious oven-baked healthy meal.
Let's get cooking!
Healthy Frittata Recipe
To make a healthy frittata recipe takes a tad of patience, but the results are SO worth it, with a delicious meal that's packed with goodness.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 x 10 ounce bag pre-sliced mushrooms
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 to 2 garlic cloves (to taste), minced
- 1 x 6-ounce bag baby spinach rinsed
- 8 eggs
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan (optional)
- 2 tablespoons low-fat milk
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat in a heavy 10 or 12-inch nonstick skillet.
- Add the mushrooms and cook them, stirring and tossing them often until they begin to sweat and soften, for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper and the garlic, and stir together for about 30 seconds until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add the spinach, a handful at a time and stir until wilted. Turn up the heat and let any excess liquid evaporate from the pan. Add a pinch of seasoning.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl while the mushrooms are cooking.
- Stir in salt and pepper to taste, the milk, and the mushroom and spinach mixture. Add the parmesan if desired.
- Heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. Drop a bit of egg into the pan and if it sizzles, pour in the egg mixture, scraping all of it in with a rubber spatula.
- Swirl the pan to make the eggs fill evenly over the surface.
- Shake the pan gently, tilting it slightly with one hand while lifting up the edges of the frittata with the spatula in your other hand to let the eggs run underneath during the first few minutes of cooking.
- Once a few layers of egg have cooked, turn the heat down to low
- Cover the frittata with a lid for your skillet and let it cook for 10 minutes. Shake the pan gently every once in a while.
- Every few minutes or so remove the lid and loosen the bottom of the frittata with a spatula, tilting the pan, so that the bottom doesn’t burn.
- While the frittata is cooking, heat the broiler.
- Then, uncover the pan and place under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, until the top sets, watching very carefully to make sure the top doesn’t burn. Make sure not to put it too close to the heat.
- When the frittata is golden, remove it from the heat and shake the pan to make sure it isn’t sticking.
- Allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes and then, loosen the edges with a spatula. Carefully slide from the pan onto a large round platter and cut into wedges. Then, serve.
What Makes this Healthy Frittata SO Good?
So what's so good about a healthy frittata?
Let's take a look!
All types of edible mushrooms contain muscle-building protein and fiber. They also contain B vitamins, plus a powerful antioxidant called selenium.
Selenium helps to support the immune system and prevent tissue and cell damage.
Spinach is an excellent source of iron, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and is a decent source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. These vitamins support everything from muscle eye, eye health, bone health to heart health.
Eggs are high quality sources of protein and also contain rich sources of vitamin B2, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.
Bake Delicious Healthy Frittata Today!
With 8 eggs packed into this healthy recipe, this vegetable frittata is protein-rich and full of other vitamins and minerals. The best part is, you can eat vegetable frittata any time of day.
It’s the perfect healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even brunch!
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