I love making frittatas, which is basically a crustless quiche, for family and guests alike. They are super easy to prepare and a snap to serve. I can even prepare them ahead of time and pop them into the oven later! I have even been known to show overnight guests where it is in the fridge, and ask them to pop it into the oven if they beat me up! Best yet, they garner lots of compliments even when our guest bake it themselves! Extra sleep AND compliments! That’s a win/win for sure! Now don’t judge me, they do come down to a breakfast table that is already set!
I have a couple fall back recipes and this is one of them. It is a fairly mildly flavored variety and can be changed up at will. For instance it calls for chopped onions. You can cut back on the amount of net carbs by substituting shallots, or in my case today I used about 1/2 sweet onion and 1/2 green onions, which are again, lower in carbs than regular ones are. Yes, those pesky carbs hide in the darndest places! If you have a guest that cannot eat onions leave them OUT! You can dice up some red sweet peppers instead for a colorful frittata! The bacon is zero carbs! If they don’t eat bacon… well you might want to reconsider their staying… just KIDDING!
I have made frittatas for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner! I make them for my annual New Year’s Eve party buffet too! They make it super simple and if they get cold all you do is pop them into the microwave to heat back up! This is great for taking a piece to work and heating it up for lunch! Your spouse will love you for it! At least my Michael does!
So without further ado here’s my low-carb Bacon & Cheese Frittata recipe! Oh BOY does my house smell great right now! I like to make a recipe while I type so that I jog my memory while I am working on the article…guess what I am having for MY brunch today???
This is a very light, delicate frittata, not at all heavy and pairs well with lots of other light-fare sides like a greens salad with berries and a light poppyseed dressing. You could also serve any of the low-carb breads from my article earlier this week. Slather on the butter, toasted or plain! It’s all good!
- 1 cup sweet or green onions, chopped
- 2 TBSP butter
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 heaping handful real bacon bits
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- Saute onions in butter until transparent
- Beat together the eggs, heavy whipping cream, water, salt and pepper
- Fold mozzarella into the egg mixture
- Spray a pie pan with non-stick cooking spray
- Arrange cooked onions in an even layer across the bottom of your pie pan
- Sprinkle bacon bits evenly over the onions
- Gently pour egg mixture over the onions and bacon being careful to not disturb them, using a spoon to help arrange the mozzarella evenly throughout the dish
- Bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes depending on your oven until set.
i.e. sweet onions have 12 net carbs per cup while diced green onions only have 4.5 for the same amount.
I used ½ and ½ so my frittata has approximately 16 carbs per pie or 2 carbs per serving. If I used all sweet onion it would add a bit more carbs to the recipe, approximately 2.5 net carbs per serving.
BOTH are certainly well within the daily carb limit for anyone on a low-carb diet!
Do you have a favorite frittata recipe or variation? I would love to hear about it! Feel free to leave it in your comment below!
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CIAO for now!
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