Ham and Cheese Frittata

We first tried this out when our electricity went out and we actually made it on the grill!  It was so good, I decided I wanted it again for lunch.

The Cook with me linked is one we made with bacon, we loved it, but didn’t love it as much as we did the Ham that we made the first time.  We also loved it with Asiago and Basil jack mix of cheese (we live in WI so the basil jack is pretty easy to find here) if you can’t find it, pepper jack is a good stand in.  Fresh basil would be even better!

You can use Bacon, Ham, or even the mock sausage we have a cook with me on (link down below for this)

Breakfast Frittata
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This one happens to be Bacon and Pepperjack but there are other options in the notes section below.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Egg
Servings: 2
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Carrie J
Ingredients
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 4 Slices Bacon (Thin)
  • 2 Cups Spinach (Rough Chop)
  • 1/2 Cup Onions (Diced)
  • 1/3 Cup Red Peppers (Diced)
  • 1 Oz PepperJack Cheese (Shredded)
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • dash Salt and Pepper (To taste)
Instructions
  1. This recipe was made in an 8" frying pan.  If you don't have a small frying pan, a sauce pan will work but you probably shouldn't use the broiler at the end.  If your pan/pot is 7" across, only use four eggs or it will be difficult to cook fully/evenly.

  2. Fry 4 Slices of Bacon

  3. While bacon is cooking, dice onions and red peppers.

  4. Set aside cooked bacon and reserve one tsp of bacon grease, wipe out pan.

  5. Add 1 tsp of bacon grease, onions, and peppers to pan (med heat) Cook until onions are translucent and just start to brown.

  6. While cooking onions and peppers, remove stems and roughly chop 2 cups of spinach.

  7. Crumble bacon.

  8. Add Spinach and bacon to the pan once onions start to brown.  Stir occasionally

  9. Break 5 eggs into a bowl and whisk well.

  10. When spinach is wilted, turn heat to med low (2.5 on our stove.)  It is better to err on having the temperature a little low than too high. (Or the eggs will over-brown on the bottom before they are fully cooked.)

  11. Pour eggs into pan and stir just enough to combine. Don't over-stir or you will end up with scrambled eggs. Mix just enough so there are no big clumps of veggies.

  12. Cover pan and let cook for 10 min. (Checking on it at about 8 min because not all stoves cook the same)

  13. While Frittata is cooking shred your cheese.

  14. If you have a broiler in your oven, set top oven rack on second shelf.

  15. Check for browning around edges and if eggs are nearly set. (There may still be runny eggs in center that will be cooked while under broiler.)

  16. When eggs are nearly set, sprinkle cheese over the top.

  17. If you don't have a broiler, or if you are cooking in a pot (vs frying pan) at this point, turn off heat, (leave pan on burner) cover and let sit for five minutes to finish cooking the eggs on the top and melt the cheese.

  18. If you DO have a broiler and are using a broiler-safe pan, turn broiler on and set to HI.  Place pan under the broiler and WATCH IT.  Once cheese is melted and bubbly, remove from broiler.

  19. Remove frittata from pan. Cut in half, and serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

 

See our Turkey Breakfast Sausage recipe.

A lower-point alternative to bacon would be 0SP Delicious Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Delicious Turkey Breakfast Sausage

This sausage is great!  It may not taste like good pork sausage, but it is as close as we have tasted so far.  And it costs WAY less smart points.

Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Smart points (cooked sausage):

- 1-2 patties = 0 SP
- 3-7 patties = 1 SP
- 8 patties = 2 SP

Makes approximately 8 cooked 1.5-oz sausage patties.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 patties
Calories: 65 kcal
Author: Carrie J
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground 99% fat free turkey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes adjust based on how fresh yours is and how hot you like it
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon Oregano
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the seasonings (everything except turkey and olive oil) in a small bowl/cup.
  2. Place ground turkey fresh from the refrigerator in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over it and then the seasoning.
  4. Mix well. (Just squeezing it repeatedly with your hand seems to work best, but it does make your hand pretty cold... and messy.)
  5. Form into 2oz patties (optional)

  6. Pan fry on medium heat until it begins to brown. If not making patties, break the sausage up as it cooks to make breakfast crumbles.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Results are slightly better if you let it sit in the fridge for an hour or two for flavors to mingle, but we cooked ours right away and it tasted great.

We reduced the olive oil to 1 tsp. You could tell the difference vs 2 tsp, but it wasn't enough of a change to matter.  Either option is still extremely low points.

If you are making crumbles, I recommend this chopper:

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken

Check out this Hoisin Chicken recipe from the Slow Cooker Collab.  The collab video is linked in the recipe and you can also find it here.

Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
 

This hoisin chicken recipe is easy. You can use it as part of a variety of dishes.  It is a slow cooker recipe, so most of the cook time is just letting the slow cooker do its thing.

Each serving is 2 SP without the rice.  As served/pictured, this dish is 6 SP.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 64 kcal
Author: Carrie J
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts large
  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1/3 cup Hoisin
  • 1/3 cup Chicken Broth low sodium
  • 1 TBS Ginger Minced
  • 1 TBS Garlic Minced
  • 1 TBS Dark Brown Sugar Packed
Instructions
  1. ADD THE ABOVE TO THE SLOW COOKER AND STIR
  2. Add your chicken (Frozen or thawed) If you add frozen it will take about 4 to 5 hours on high and 6 to 8 on low
  3. Once Chicken is tender, remove from slow cooker
  4. Mix 1/2 cup chicken broth with one heaping TBS of corn starch and mix into sauce and stir.
  5. Shred chicken and add back to slow cooker.
  6. Cover and let sit on high for another 30 to 45 min while you make your rice.
  7. Add this over 1/2 cup of rice.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Optional serving suggestion: add it to a burrito shell and add your favorite veggies!

Diced green onions are fantastic added over the top of this!