Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 28 minutes. You'll need a large, oven-safe skillet. Nonstick makes it easier to flip the frittata out of the pan.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 thinly sliced onion
1 thinly sliced green bell pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced
8 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup fontina cheese, cut into small cubes (about 5 ounces)
How to Make It
Heat oil in a 10-inch, oven-safe skillet or sauté pan. Add onion and pepper; sauté over medium heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms, cover, and sauté 3 minutes, stirring several times. Add garlic, and sauté 1 additional minute. Remove vegetable mixture from heat, and transfer to a plate to cool briefly. Wipe pan with paper towels, and return to stove.
Combine eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, pepper, and basil in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended; set aside. Heat skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes and add butter, swirling pan to melt butter evenly. Add vegetables to egg mixture in bowl, stir, and carefully pour entire mixture into heated skillet. Scatter cherry tomatoes and cheese over egg mixture (do not stir).
Cook frittata gently over medium-low heat 15-18 minutes or untilit is cooked most of the way through. To finish cooking the top, preheat broiler and place the frittata about 6-8 inches from heat for 2-4 minutes (watch frittata carefully to ensure that it doesn't burn).
Remove frittata from oven, cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and shake pan rapidly back and forth to loosen. Cool a few more minutes, then carefully put a plate over the frittata and invert it onto the plate. Invert it again onto another plate so the frittata is right side up. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I made this for 3 of us and pretty much halved the recipe - Really great flavor. I added 4 cooked sausage links that I sliced; used dried basil; heirloom cherry tomatoes; 3/4 of a red pepper diced; onion diced; more mushrooms; 1 garlic clove; 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper; 6 eggs. I could have added more onion and pepper.
What a delicious, easy, and healthy (hard to believe) recipe. Though I only made it for my husband and I, I plan on wowing guests with it in the future.
I didn't have any tomatoes so I omitted those.
It called for one bell pepper and one onion, but knowing that bell peppers and onions are so much larger now than they used to be, I used about 3/4 of the bell and half of the onion. It was perfect.
I also had feta cheese so I used a cup of that instead.
I served it with a roasted garlic hearthbread and some brussel sprouts.
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