Ham and Cheese Frittata – Diabetes Daily

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This ham and cheese frittata is an absolutely delicious and healthy breakfast, made in a skillet with just a handful of simple, whole ingredients and extra vegetables. Make it for your family or weekend brunch!

Frittatas are my all-time favorite breakfast. They’re easy to make, they feed a crowd, and they’re super budget friendly. Best of all, you can totally transform your leftovers (pretty much whatever you have in the fridge!) into a healthy, complete meal.

This ham and cheese frittata is anything but ordinary. It’s made with just a skillet using leftover ham, sautéed vegetables, and whisked eggs and milk. And it’s all topped with freshly grated cheddar cheese.

And because I’m always looking for ways to get more veggies, I packed it with extra good stuff like mushrooms, onions, and spinach.

So it’s low in carbs, gluten-free friendly, and better-for-you than many other frittata recipes.

Ham and Cheese Frittata

This ham and cheese frittata is an absolutely delicious and healthy breakfast, made in a skillet with just a handful of simple, whole ingredients and extra vegetables. Make it for your family or weekend brunch!

Calories 325 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 6
    eggs
  • 3/4
    cup
    cooked ham
    diced
  • 1/3
    cup
    milk
  • 3
    oz.
    cheddar cheese
    about 2/3 cup grated.
  • 3/4
    cup
    fresh spinach
    roughly chopped
  • 3/4
    cup
    mushrooms
    sliced
  • 3
    Tablespoons
    onion diced
  • 3
    Tablespoons
    olive oil
    divided

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion, slice the mushrooms and roughly chop the spinach. Dice the ham.

  2. Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Add the milk and season lightly with salt and pepper. Whisk until fully mixed.

  3. Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in medium skillet over medium heat.

  4. Add the onions and saute for about 2-3 minutes, until softened slightly. Add the mushrooms and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add the diced ham and spinach and cook together for another 2-3 minutes.

  5. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of oil over the cooking mixture.

  6. Pour the whisked eggs into the skillet. Use a spatula to gently pull the eggs from the edges of the pan as it cooks, allowing the mixture to fill in the spaces.

  7. Continue doing this until the egg mixture becomes too thick and stops filling in the spaces.

  8. Cover the skillet with the lid, lower the heat, and cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the frittata is cooked through.

  9. If the frittata is still wet and jiggly in the middle, it needs a few more minutes to cook.

  10. Alternately, you can finish cooking the frittata under the broiler for a minute or two, but watch it carefully, especially if your broiler is strong.

  11. Allow the frittata to cool slightly, then carefully slide it out of the pan. Season with salt and pepper, slice, and serve.

Recipe Notes

To refrigerate and store frittatas: Allow the frittata to cool completely, then transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, per USDA.
To reheat a frittata: Set a slice of frittata on a microwave safe plate and microwave for about 1 minute, just until heated through. Alternately, preheat your air fryer to 350°F, carefully set a slice of frittata in the basket, and cook for 3-4 minutes until heated through.
Can you freeze a frittata? Yes! Let the frittata completely cool and transfer the slices to an airtight bag or container. A cooked frittata can be safely frozen for up to 3 months, per USDA. Allow it to defrost in the refrigerator overnight (not on the counter), then heat in the microwave or air fryer and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Ham and Cheese Frittata

Amount Per Serving

Calories 325
Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Fat 26g40%

Carbohydrates 3g1%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 19g38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.



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Author: Mabel Freeman