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Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb

|Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
I've been working on a few Easter recipes over the last few days. This is the first one of them and more will follow over the next few days.

I love frittatas - it's one of my favourite low-carb meals that is very easy to make. I tend to experiment with new ingredients and this recipe is my absolute favorite! It has all the ingredients I love: Pancetta (aka Italian bacon), goat cheese, asparagus, eggs and a mixture of amazing herbs that give it the right kick!

|Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb

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Nutritional values (per serving):

6.3 grams 3.5 grams 25.5 grams 37.5 grams 18.8 grams 503 calories
Total Carbs9.8grams
Fiber3.5grams
Net Carbs6.3grams
Protein25.5grams
Fat37.5grams
of which Saturated18.8grams
Energy503kcal
Magnesium40mg (10% RDA)
Potassium625mg (31% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5.4%), protein (22%), fat (72.6%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 10 large eggs (free-range or organic)
  • 20 small asparagus spears (250g / 8.8 oz)
  • 2 small spring onions (10g / 0.4 oz)
  • 1 small shallot (20g / 0.7 oz)
  • 1 large red bell pepper (150g / 5.3 oz)
  • ¼ cup full-fat, heavy whipping cream (60 ml / 2 fl oz)
  • 1 package fresh soft goat cheese or any soft full-fat cheese (150g / 5.3 oz)
  • 1 package Pancetta or bacon, organic (100g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or unsalted organic butter
  • salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cherry tomato vines (300g / 10.6 oz) to serve with the frittata

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives). If you are worried about nitrates in bacon, have a look at my post Bacon: Is it Really Unhealthy?

Instructions:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 400 F / 200 C. Prepare the asparagus by cutting the woody ends off (250g of asparagus in our recipe counts after cutting the ends off). Wash and deseed the bell pepper and slice it in small stripes. Peel and finely chop the shallot and spring onion.
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  2. Grease a non-stick pan with a tablespoon of butter or ghee and add all the ingredients from the previous step. Season with salt to taste. Cook briefly for about 5 minutes just enough to release the fragrance and set aside.
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  3. In a bowl, whisk the eggs, cream and freshly chopped herbs. If you don't have the herbs for this recipe, you can use any herbs you have (e.g. chives, thyme, basil).
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  5. Place the cooked vegetables into a baking dish (I used a 25 cm / 10 inch baking dish). Crumble the soft goat cheese equally all over the vegetables and pour the egg mixture over it.
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  6. Place it in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes just until the top becomes firm.
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  7. Carefully take the dish from the oven and reduce the temperature to about 350 F / 175 C. Lay the Pancetta (or bacon) all over the frittata and place back in the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and let it cool down before you start serving.
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the tomatoes. Grease a pan with a tablespoon of ghee (or butter) and keep it on medium heat. The best way to roast tomatoes is to leave them on the vine. This will add extra flavour. Roast shortly for about 5 minutes (don't overcook) and...
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb
  9. Place them on a serving plate with the Frittata. Enjoy!
    |Easter Frittata: Simple, Delicious & Low-Carb

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Comments (29)

This looks great but is there a substitution for the bacon? I don't eat any pork. Thanks!!

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I think you can try beef Spanish chorizo slices (thin cuts). Hope this helps Smile

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Hi, thanks for your recipes. Can I ask, can we substitute the bacon for anything, as I find myself eating a lot of bacon ;) chorizo or anything? Thanks, Jade

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I think you can just skip it or use chorizo, Italian sausage or even parma ham - or maybe add some more caramelised onion for extra taste Smile

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Can I substitute the asparagus with green beans?

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I think you could although I haven't tried that. I would try to pan-roast the beans on a bit of butter and then bake in the oven with the remaining ingredients Smile

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what is full fat cream? is it heavy cream?

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Yes, it's heavy whipping cream (30-40% fat) Smile

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It looks more-ish! Am definitely going to make this. So peckish now

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Thank you, hope you like it! Smile

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I have never had goat cheese in a frittata, WOW with the fresh herbs, this recipe explodes with flavor. I'm looking forward to the leftovers!

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Thank you Eileen! Glad you liked it Smile

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Just made & eaten this. Very yummy indeed. Enough left for tomorrow

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That's great! Glad you liked it Smile

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If making for one, can this be frozen in portions and reheated?

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Hi Betsy, yes this frittata can also be frozen and reheated.

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I love this recipe...I think I will make it but I'm thinking I may tweak it a bit to use a Muffin tin so I can take them to work each day. AND I love Asparagus...

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Thank you Nancy Smile I agree, egg muffins are great for work!

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portable versions of this sort of food are great.  And the new, smaller capacity silicone muffins trays work a treat!

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They are! Smile ketodietapp.com/.../pesto-egg-muffins

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Would you cook the bacon at all before you put it on top? Or is 20 minutes enough time to cook it all the way through?

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It is enough to cook it through but you may want to put the bacon on top from the very beginning (just after you pour the eggs in) if you prefer it more crispy Smile

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I love the bacon on top! Thanks for sharing Smile

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The bacon is the best part Smile

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I'm totally making this for Easter as my hubby loves bacon and goat cheese!

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It's one of the best frittata recipe I've tried and we make it quite often, not just for Easter. I'm sure he'll love it Smile

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Yummy!

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Looks amazing! Just subscribed to get more recipes Wink Thanks!

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Thanks! There is more to follow tomorrow Smile

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