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Broccoli Cheddar Frittata

Simple and delicious, this Broccoli Cheddar Frittata is an easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It’s naturally low carb and gluten free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 206kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese * shredded plus more for topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small shallot * diced
  • 2 cloves garlic * minced
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • sliced green onions or parsley * optional garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt, and pepper until well blended. Stir in the cheese and set aside.
  • In a large, oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and broccoli and cook until just tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Spread the vegetables out around the pan, then gently pour the egg mixture into the pan.
  • Continued cooking for 1-2 minutes, or until the bottom just starts to firm up. 
  • Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 12-15 minutes (add extra cheese on top at around 10-12 minutes, if desired, so that it has a few minutes to melt before the frittata is done cooking).
  • The frittata is done when it is just barely jiggly in the middle and golden brown along the edges and bottom. 
  • Slice into 8 pieces and top with the green onions or parsley, if desired.

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Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • Shred the cheddar cheese from a block for the best melting and texture.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 4 days.
 
 
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 792IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg