Cheesy Bacon Apple Frittata

by Marla on May 11, 2011 · 122 comments

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Healthy, high protein, low fat frittata recipe on Family Fresh Cooking.

On the heels of all kinds of vegan goodies now I am bringing back eggs, cheese and bacon. All together in one happy frittata. The apples add a little sweet with the savory. A winning combo. With school ending soon and the weather heating up we want lots of protein to burn. Nothing like a serving of eggs to jumpstart your morning…or any time. Breakfast for dinner is common over here these days.

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Frittata’s are great for entertaining, brunch, lunch, dinner or mini-meals. Use any cheese you have on hand to accent the fluffy ricotta. I love sharp cheddar and gruyére. My kids prefer more the more mild flavors of mozzarella, munster and american cheese. Mix it up and have fun. We love a batch of my Almond Chickpea Cookies as a side.

Egg, bacon cheese frittata with Almond Chickpea Cookies.

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Healthy, high protein, low fat frittata recipe on Family Fresh Cooking.

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Healthy, high protein, low fat frittata recipe on Family Fresh Cooking.

On Michelle’s blog she states “Cooking with kids is about more than simply putting food on the table; it’s about enriching your lives. It builds lifelong memories, lays a foundation for healthy lifestyle choices and provides numerous learning opportunities for kids and adults alike.” I love this philosophy and it is one that I share. What sets her book apart is not only the wonderful & diverse recipes but she labels each of them with age appropriate tasks so you can include the whole family.

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Healthy, high protein, low fat frittata recipe on Family Fresh Cooking.

Cheesy Bacon Apple Frittata

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

Cheesy Bacon Apple Frittata

Ingredients

  • 3 slices nitrate free Turkey Bacon (you can also use pork bacon)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 medium sized Apple, diced very small (I like Honey Crisp, Pink Lady or Gala apples)
  • a pinch of Sea Salt
  • a pinch of ground Cinnamon
  • 4 large organic Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup fat free Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) grated Cheese (I like sharp Cheddar, use your favorite)

Method

  • Cook bacon according to package directions in a oven safe skillet. I use my 10 inch cast iron pan. Remove bacon from pan and keep residual grease in the pan. Let bacon cool a bit and then dice into small pieces. Heat pan over medium high heat, add the butter, apple, salt and cinnamon. Sauté apples for about 6-8 minutes until softened and fragrant, stir occasionally and reduce heat if needed. Add diced bacon back into pan. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium make sure the mixture is evenly distributed in the pan.
  • Pre-heat broiler with the rack in the middle. In a bowl whisk together eggs, stir in ricotta and 1 ounce of the grated cheese. Put eggs in pan with apples and bacon. Cook about 5 minutes until the eggs are mostly set and the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Top with remainder of the grated cheese. With an oven mitt, carefully bring your skillet to the oven and broil for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese is slightly browned and melted.
  • Notes
  • Inspired by the ABC Frittata in The Whole family Cookbook by Michelle Stern
  • If you want to lighten this up a bit more you can use all egg whites. Remember that organic egg yolks are nutrition powerhouses.
  • You can make this vegetarian with meatless bacon
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