What a great way to incorporate some veggies at breakfast time! Feel free to use whatever vegetable you have on hand. I used frozen over fresh green beans because frozen vegetables tend to cook in a fraction of the time compared to fresh. You could also use breakfast sausage, ham or any type of ground meat. This would also be great with asparagus, bell peppers, and with added jalapeno and even spinach.
This recipe serves 2 but feel free to double or triple the recipe to feed your family. The main difference will be how long it takes to finish cooking in the oven. Be sure to serve it with tomato and sour cream (if you can have dairy), they really compliment this frittata well! Note: If cooking the bacon prior to preparing the recipe, just be sure to pour off all but 1 tbsp. of the bacon drippings. I hope you enjoy and thanks for sharing!
- 1 tbsp. bacon drippings, butter or coconut oil (I prefer bacon drippings)
- 1 cup cut green beans or vegetable of choice (I used frozen)
- 1/2 small onion, chopped (or 1/2 cup frozen diced onion)
- 1/4 tsp. salt (divided)
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- Pinch Cayenne pepper
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
- 2 oz. favorite cheese, shredded or thinly sliced (omit for dairy-free)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add bacon drippings, green beans (fresh or frozen), onions, 1/8 tsp. of salt, garlic powder, pepper and Cayenne. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. While green beans and onions are cooking, add the remaining salt to the eggs and blend well.
After 6-8 minutes (or until green beans are tender), add the beaten eggs and chopped bacon to the pan. Stir eggs for about 1 minute, partially cooking eggs (like when scrambling eggs). Top the eggs with cheese and then place in the oven for 5-8 minutes or until eggs are fully cooked.*
Serve with sour cream and fresh diced tomatoes.
*Be sure skillet is oven proof.
- Nutrition: 400 Calories, 31 grams Fat, 7.5 Total Carbs, 2.5 grams Fiber, 5 grams Net Carbs, 25 grams Protein.
- Note: Fat content and protein will vary based on bacon used.