Broccoli Frittata for lunch on Sweet Caramel Sunday!
This is a high protein frittata, packed with flavour and perfect to meal prep for the week ahead!
Broccoli my friend
Who would have ever thought Broccoli in a frittata would be something that I would rave about, but I am here to tell you IT IS SO GOOD!!! It is actually a Broccoli, Bacon and Cream Cheese Frittata, but I didn't want to scare you off with too many big words in the beginning. As you guys know I have been doing a few risottos recently, but the downside to that is carb overload! I felt it, recognised I needed a break and thought, hows about I go back to doing something I made a butt load of last year and dun, dun, dar.........here is my latest Frittata recipe.
The best thing I find about making these, is that you can combine all of the ingredients in one bowl, stir then pour into your baking dish. You don't have to have a saucepan on the go as well as a fry pan and then another 50 pots and pans to clean up.
I definitely think these fall into the category of 'achievable cooking on a week night' as it is nice some nights to come home from work, then be able to spend some time in the kitchen. Otherwise, it is too easy to sit on the couch and let the hours fly by till bed time, then sleep, work, repeat.
A little bit more about me
Happy Sunday by the way! I spent some time at yoga, then needed to do some house work when I got in. For an unknown reason, Tonka, my cat or Sous Chef, thinks that the vacuum is going to suck him right up one day, so it always makes me a bit stressed when I pull it out, as I can literally see him go from cool, calm and collected cat, to hiding under the bed, ears flat for the next 5 hours.
But, vacuum I did, and mop and then clean the outside windows with vinegar - how very productive of me!! I find cleaning one of those things though you procrastinate about doing it, you walk around after it is done, thinking 'wow, it looks so clean in here', then you make a toastie and drop some crumbs and think 'dang it, I just bloody vacuumed and here am I dropping crumbs everywhere'. But, house is clean, Tonka has emerged from under the bed, he is now in the room with me, curled up sleeping, on a pillow (not his bed, which is covered with a blanket and right next to the unpillow cased pillow), but he is at peace, which makes me think that all is right in the world again.
Simple and delicious
So, this frittata hey. It is pretty simple, but is a great combination of ingredients and paired with some brown or basmasti rice is a great lunch or dinner option. This is another dish which freezes and then reheats well which makes a difference to your week and meal planning.
If you don't have a baking dish that would work well for this recipe, I have also in the past made mini frittatas in muffin pans. You can check out those options here. There is a Tomato and Feta frittata, Mini Mushroom Frittatas or a Broccoli, Bacon and Feta frittata which are all done in the muffin pan. (Makes no difference other than the size and shape of your portion.
Brocolli, Bacon and Cream Cheese Frittata
- 6 eggs free range
- ⅓ cup grated cheese
- 1 tbsp almond milk or cows milk
- 1 head broccoli
- 2 rashers bacon free range
- 125 grams cream cheese
- ¼ cup basil pesto
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Crack the eggs into a medium sized bowl and whisk to combine
- Add grated cheese and milk
- Cut broccoli stem off and make smaller amounts out of the head (no pieces too big), add to the bowl
- Cut bacon into thin strips and add to the bowl
- Cut cream cheese into small cubes and add to the bowl
- Add pesto, then season all ingredients with salt and pepper
- Stir together all ingredients till mixed in well. Bake for 30 mins or until there is no wet egg look in the centre part of the frittata
- This recipe will freeze well and reheat again
- If freezing, best to let portion defrost before heating as opposed to heat from frozen
- Serve with basmati or brown rice and spinach leaves or bean shoots
If you like this recipe another one you might be interested in checking out is this Turmeric Cous Cous with Crispy Bacon and Basil Drizzle Salad recipe which can be found here. It is a bright and colourful salad that is a nice change from your typical garden lettuce salad. (It makes an awesome lunch in the warmer weather). Or you might fancy making a caesar salad in which case, I have just the recipe for you with this Crispy Chicken Caesar salad.
Or you might like to make Pad Thai instead of getting take out and this recipe is a fabulous go to for authentic tasting Thai at home. If you are not in the mood for noodles tonight, why not try something completely different and in that case, I would recommend this delicious Minestrone soup which is sure to satisfy a variety of taste buds!!
One last recommendation I will make is a Beetroot Powder Smoothie, yep, you read that right! I made a change recently to my typical breakfast go to smoothie and came up with this winning combination. The frozen fruits ensure that the smoothie is not too over powered by the Beetroot Powder and you can almost feel the vitality from the 1st sip! That recipe can be found here.
If egg based recipes are your thing or lunch recipes, then here are some more to get you cooking: