Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.22.14

Mini Cheese Frittatas

Mini Cheese Frittatas

Make these miniature frittatas – an egg dish that's similar to a baked omelet – in advance, and you can snack on them throughout the day. Reheat leftovers in the microwave for 12 to 15 seconds. If you're not in the mood for this filling, customize your own by using your favorite cheese, cooked meat, vegetable, or herb.

Eat as is, or sandwich a frittata inside a toasted English muffin for a heartier meal.

Makes 10 frittatas

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 30 minutes or less

For added calories, choose whole milk or half-and-half and full-fat cheese. To reduce calories, use low-fat or reduced-fat options.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded regular or reduced-fat Cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup low-fat or whole milk or half-and-half
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • pinch dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously coat a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the cheese, milk, scallions, and thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and stir well to combine. Spoon the mixture evenly into muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until set. Leave in the tin for 1 minute before removing.

Nutritional Information Per Servings (2 frittatas): Calories 140, Total Fat 10 g, Total Carbohydrate 2 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 1 g, Protein 11 g, Sodium 160 mg

Recipe from "What To Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society.