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Cottage Cheese Frittata

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

This easy vegetable frittata recipe is made with cottage cheese which makes the frittata super creamy and adds a big boost of protein. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, eggs, frittata
Servings: 6
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups packed spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped fresh basil
  • Freshly chopped chives and extra Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a 10-inch oven safe skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, mushrooms, asparagus, and red pepper. Cook until veggies are tender, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach and garlic and cook for 1 minute or until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper and turn off the heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, and a little salt and pepper.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the cooked veggies in the skillet. Top with the basil. Turn the heat to medium and cook for 1 minute to let the bottom set up.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and cook until the frittata is set, about 12 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake or the frittata can become rubbery. You want to cook frittata until the eggs are just set.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with freshly chopped chives and Parmesan cheese. Cut the frittata into wedges and serve warm.

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the frittata for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1597IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg