Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata is the perfect recipe to make for brunch when company is coming or you just want to celebrate the weekend with your husband!
Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata
Today I’m sharing with you a recipe I have always wanted to make. Hey…I’ve even tried to make them and they’ve always turned out ehhhh. But two weeks ago I made the most amazing Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata and I can’t wait to share it with you!
My husband and I attend the first service at our church every Sunday and it’s always a struggle to get breakfast made before we leave for church. We would each rush out the door with either a piece of fruit or maybe a smoothie. So over the summer we started skipping breakfast before church and enjoying a nice big breakfast after church…well really brunch.
Two weeks ago I made this Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata. It was delicious. But more importantly we were able to enjoy a nice breakfast later in the day and without rushing.
What Exactly is a Fritatta?
A fritatta an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette, crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, with added ingredients like meats, cheese and vegetables. They’re a great recipe to serve for brunch or special holiday breakfast.
Tips for Making a Delicious Fritatta
You need to use the right type of pan. I really believe you need a cast iron pan to make a good fritatta or at least some other type of skillet that can also be used in the oven. I think that’s why the ones I tried in the past never worked right.
You can use a stainless steel pan as well, but make sure you add extra oil or butter to the pan so the eggs don’t stick.
- Make sure you cook the vegetables before adding the eggs.
- Once you add the eggs, make sure you only continue to cook the frittata on top of the stove for a minute or two. Quickly move the pan to the oven to finish the cooking process.
- Cook the frittata in the oven just until the center is no longer jiggly and the edges are golden-brown.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Cast Iron Pan – it’s really all I use right now to cook with. I love them that much. If you’re not sure how to use a cast iron pan, check out my post on Tips for Cooking with Cast Iron Pans.
- Stainless Steel Chain Mail Scrubber – it looks strange, but it works amazingly in helping clean a cast iron pan.
- Silicone Utensils – when using cast iron, you definitely do not want to use metal utensils.
How to Make the Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 strips bacon, diced
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup sliced grape tomatoes
- 4 cups fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- chopped chives for garnish; optional
Let’s Get Cooking!
- Saute the bacon in an oven-safe pan. Once fully cooked, remove the bacon and set aside.
- Add the onions to the same pan and cook until translucent.
- Add the tomatoes and the spinach and cook until the spinach is slightly wilted.
I’m always surprised at how much the spinach cooks down. It also was very hard to get a photo without the steam and heat from the pan.
- Add the bacon back to the pan and stir to combine.
How Long to Cook the Frittata
- Now add the eggs and cheese into the pan.
- Stir to combine and then place in the preheated oven immediately.
- Cook until the eggs do not jiggle in the middle; about 10 to 15 minutes.
When the frittata comes out of the oven it will be “puffy” if that’s the right word. This really only lasts for a few minutes. It will deflate but that’s normal.
Slice, serve and enjoy! This recipe for Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata has become our favorite thing to enjoy after church for Sunday brunch.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g
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