Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spinach Frittata with Salad

January is rapidly disappearing and I am sure a lot of people are still trying to maintain their New Years resolutions. I didn't really have any this year, but I am trying to stick to my low carb better eating deal that I started last fall. I started to get pretty bored with eggs until I realized I could make a fritatta and that it was actually really easy.

I found this recipe in my Everyday Food Light cookbook that my awesome sister got me.


Preheat your oven and get your casserole dishes in to heat up with the oven. Now we gather ingredients.

You need eggs, spinach, cheese, milk, egg whites, and shallot. For my salad I just used some romaine I already had with some home made balsamic vinaigrette. I cut this recipe in half because Tom despises eggs, even the thought of them makes him want to gag. Eggs are one thing that I don't think I will ever be able to persuade him to eat.

cheese in
Combine your eggs, cheese, egg whites and milk. This is when I realized my mozzarella had mold in it, so I just used cheddar instead.

Looks even better in Pyrex. I had already chopped my shallots, so I am ready to cook.

Cook your shallots for a few minutes until softened.

Stir in your spinach. This looks like a lot but it will reduce down. Please note my dirty stove, this is real life over here in the Dining Alone kitchen.

mixed in
Stir in the wilted spinach and shallots with the egg mixture.

cheese please
Pull your casseroles out and spray them with the non stick spray and then pour in the eggs. The eggs immediately start to cook because of the pre-heated casserole dish. Get it back in the oven for about 15 minutes. Mine took a bit longer because I put it all in one dish.

golden and delicious
Doesn't this look delicious, and it was so easy! Dress your greens and you are ready to eat.

Spinach Frittata and Salad
I only served up half but it was super filling. I love having eggs for dinner but this would be great for breakfast or brunch as well.

Give me some other ideas for frittatas, this is a new favorite for me!


  1. I love frittatas - so quick and easy! I put about anything in them, but ham is good, and just about any veggies work!

  2. I'm going to try that. It seems like a shame to get rid of that many egg yolks, though. Do you think there's some way they could be saved?

  3. Yum, this is a fun way to change up eggs. I'm going to get sick of them too as I eat them almost every day now that I'm eating a more low-carb diet and I'm not much of a meat person. Thanks for this!

  4. I actually have something similar on my lunch menu this week - except no shallots for me! :D And while Tom won't eat eggs, my husband won't eat anything "breakfasty" after 10:00 a.m. - so no breakfast for dinner at my house. :(

  5. I love frittatas and I make them all the time. There are so many ingredient combinations you can use! I always clean out my fridge when I make them.

  6. this looks amazing - i love shallots and the use of Almond Milk is very creative. Oh and great casserole dish!

  7. This sounds great. I like the picture too. You can add pretty much anything, just like an omelet. I would add prosciutto myself :)

  8. What an incredible frittata my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. I definitely don't make enough frittatas! These are such classic, delicious flavors!

  10. I love frittatas and this one looks perfect!

  11. I need to make more frittatas - they look delicious and healthy with the fresh spinach.