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Greens and Bacon Fritatta

This frittata features hearty greens and onions with the addition of bacon and parmesan cheese for a delicious, savory finish. This recipe works well with egg substitute or whole eggs; choose what you have on hand. Greens, like kale, collards, and mustard greens, are rich in a combination of vitamins A, C, K, several B vitamins (including folate), and potassium.

8 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 sli bacon (Low sodium, if possible, cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
1 onion, chopped
2 1/2 C sturdy greens (Such as collards, kale or mustard greens, stems removed and thinly sliced)
8 large eggs (or 1 16-oz container liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters)
1 C shredded low-fat Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1. Position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven; and preheat the broiler.

2. Heat oil in a large broiler-safe nonstick skillet or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove bacon to a plate and reduce heat to medium. Add onions to skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions have softened, about 4 to 5 minutes more. Add greens and cook, stirring, until they are just beginning to wilt, about 1 minute.

(check out the video below for a quick tutorial about cutting onions)

3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, cheese and pepper in a bowl. When the greens are just starting to wilt, return the bacon to the skillet and pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the pan. Using a spatula, carefully scrape the eggs from the edges to the middle of the pan as they cook, allowing the uncooked egg to flow under; cook about 3 minutes. When the eggs are nearly set, place the skillet under the broiler until the top is cooked and the eggs are slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes.

4. To release the frittata from the pan, run a rubber spatula around the edge, then underneath, until you can slide or lift it out onto a cutting board or serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve.



Per Serving: Calories 184, Carbohydrates 3 g, Protein 11 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Sodium 310 mg, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 1 g.