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Leek and Spinach Frittata Recipe

Looking for an easy Leek and Spinach Frittata recipe? Learn how to make Leek and Spinach Frittata using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bev815

Makes 8 servings



I like to use more whites to make it a bit lighter, if you like a richer egg dish, use 10 whole eggs. It's a low calorie pizza.

Recipe Ingredients for Leek and Spinach Frittata

3 Whole Eggs
1 cup eggbeaters
1/3 cup Fage 0% yogurt
3 Leeks, White and Light Green Parts, Thinly Sliced
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup Fresh Steamed Spinach
3/4 cup Cheese, Shredded (I used Goat?s Milk Gouda)
2 tsp. Hot Sauce
1 potato, shredded
1 tsp. Basil, dry (1/4 cup chopped if fresh)
1 Salt and Pepper to Taste

Recipe Directions for Leek and Spinach Frittata

  1. Preheat oven to 500?

  2. Warm the butter in a saucepan (preferably non stick) on medium heat, add the sliced leeks and sauté until they begin to caramelize, about 10 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, hot sauce and milk. Incorporate some air and break them up, whisk about 4 minutes, yes, your arm will start to hurt. Add a good pinch of salt and pepper.

  4. Squeeze as much water possible out of the steamed spinach, give it a rough chop, and squeeze again.

  5. Distribute the leeks in the pan, as this will be your frittata base. Turn the heat back to medium and pour the egg mixture on top. Scatter in the chopped spinach and the shredded cheese and allow the mix to sit for a minute. Use a spatula to lift up the sides.

  6. As it starts to firm up, lay your tomatoes on the top, cut side up. Put the entire pan into the oven on the top rack. Let it bake for about 8 minutes and check. It should be set, but still have a little give when you push on the middle. Remove and let it cool a bit before serving. This recipe goes well with some fresh chopped basil and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Categories

Eggs, Breakfast, Brunch

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 123.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
138
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
191mg
8%
Potassium
205mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
9.3g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 13% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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