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Broccoli and Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

Updated on April 13, 2013
5 stars from 2 ratings of Broccoli and Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

What is a Frittata?

A frittata is a cross between a scramble and an omelet. It is like a scramble because the various additions are mixed right into the egg custard. It is like an omelet because it is cooked in a skillet. The differences are that the eggs are not stirred once on the heat and the frittata is finished in the oven.

Frittatas are somewhat easier than quiche because there is no fussy crust. Yet they are elegant enough to grace the fanciest brunch table and hearty enough for the hungriest appetite.

Broccoli and Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

This delicious Broccoli and Cheese Frittata is special enough for any occassion.
This delicious Broccoli and Cheese Frittata is special enough for any occassion. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 each large eggs
  • 1 cup egg whites, or Cholesterol Free egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter or oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheeses, reduced fat
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat together eggs, egg whites, 1/2 cup cheese, onion powder, salt and pepper. Fold in broccoli.
  3. Heat butter or oil in large nonstick ovenproof skillet. (I like to use seasoned cast iron, but have a great coated stainless one as well with an oven-proof handle.)
  4. Pour the eggs into the hot oil and top with broccoli. The eggs will rise up around to cover the broccoli. Cook, without stirring, until the eggs just begin to firm.
  5. Lay the sliced tomatoes on top of the egg mixture and cover with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Continue cooking, about 5 minutes, until top edges begin to firm.
  6. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake 10-15 minutes until top of the frittata is firm and center does not jiggle.
  7. Turn out onto a plate and cut into 6 wedges.
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes is a colorful entree.
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes is a colorful entree. | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/6th Round
Calories 156
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 10 g
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 154 mg51%
Sodium 378 mg16%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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