This cheesy broccoli frittata is a quick breakfast, brunch, or dinner recipe. You’ll love the health benefits and versatility this recipe. Packed with potatoes, veggies, and filling protein, you’ll be full for hours after enjoying it.
This egg bake is a recipe in our new series of small batch meals (a reader request). This makes two servings, which means you get half the pie per person. What’s not to love?
A frittata is an Italian egg bake. Often then are started on the stove top and finished in the oven, but we made ours extra simple because we included instructions for cooking the ingredients on the stove top or the microwave.
I love frittatas for nights when I need to pull together a quick supper. This egg dish is also incredibly versatile because you can use up ingredients you have in your fridge already.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make the Cheesy Broccoli Frittata?
The beauty of this breakfast bake is its simplicity.
- broccoli florets
- unsweetened almond milk
- spices like salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Weight Watchers Points for Cheesy Broccoli Frittata
Have you ever been out to breakfast and thought, “Well here goes all my points or calories for the day?” It is amazing how quickly those restaurant breakfasts add up.
A bacon and egg breakfast served with hash browns, buttered toast, and coffee can average around 969 calories, 50 grams of fat, and 2,223 mg of sodium. Add in some flavored coffee creamer and you’re way over 1000 calories!
Here are the WW points for a couple restaurant breakfasts, by comparison.
- Denny’s Classic Benny Breakfast with Hash Browns – 20 points
- Denny’s Biscuits and Gravy – 21 points
- IHOP Bacon Templation Omelette – 42 points
Considering that I get 23 points per day, these diner breakfast meals are painfully high in calories and points.
Our cheesy broccoli frittata per serving is only 295 calories, 13 grams of fat and packs a total of 18 grams of protein. You can afford to add a slice of light toast and some fruit on the side for just a few more calories.
The WW points for this Cheesy Broccoli Frittata is 3 points per serving. (One serving is half the pie plate.)
Click here to track directly in the WW app: Cheesy Frittata WW points
What Should I Eat with a Cheesy Broccoli Frittata?
What a treat it would be to serve the frittata with a two-ingredient dough lower calorie and point bagel.
You could even prepare this as a light lunch accompanied by a side salad and fruit. Perfect for a ladies’ group, a family brunch, or simply to treat yourself.
How Long Does the Cheesy Broccoli Frittata Last and How Do I Store the Frittata?
To store, let the frittata cool, then stack the wedges between sheets of parchment or wax paper and into a storage container to enjoy another time.
You can store the cooked frittata slices in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can I Freeze the Cheesy Broccoli Frittata?
Frittata slices can be frozen and enjoyed later. Place the cooked, cooled, and sliced cheesy broccoli frittata into a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months. A reheated slice isn’t quite the same texture as fresh, but they are still very good.
To reheat, microwave on high for 1 ½ – 2 minutes.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Frittatas
What is a Frittata?
A frittata is an Italian egg bake. Similar to a crustless quiche, it is typically a bit thinner than quiche but similar in taste and texture. Frittatas are a combination of potatoes, eggs, and sometimes meat and cheese. Frittatas cook to a firm texture that can be cut into pie-shaped slices and eaten either hot or cold.
Are Frittatas healthy?
Yes! There are so many ways to add extra nutrition and protein to this egg dish by changing the veggies you use. One of my favorite vegetables to use in a frittata is spinach. Other favorites are tomatoes, chopped onions, and mushrooms.
How to Make a Healthy Vegetable Cheese Frittata in 4 Easy Steps (with Photos!)
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
We used frozen hash brown potatoes to save prep time, but you could peel and cut raw potatoes into small cubes instead.
Step 2: Prepare Vegetables & Eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pie pan with cooking spray on the bottom and up the sides, then set aside.
To cook the potatoes, spray a skillet with cooking spray. Add the potatoes to the skillet and cook on the stove top over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Potatoes should be brown and crispy, but not mushy.
Alternatively, you can cook the potatoes in the oven or an air fryer at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I tried all these methods and found that the potatoes cooked mostly quickly in a skillet.
Place the raw broccoli into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook for 1 ½ minutes. Stir. Drain off any water and if necessary, press with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
Pour the cooked potatoes and broccoli into the pie dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
We used a cheese slice for our frittata since that’s what we had on hand. (WW members, Velveeta cheese slices are the lowest in WW points. Tear the cheese into small pieces and place on top of the vegetables. You can also use shredded cheese.
In a separate bowl, crack eggs and beat with a fork until well blended. Add milk and beat again.
Step 3: Prepare Eggs
Pour egg and milk mixture over vegetables in the pie plate. If necessary, press the vegetables down so they are covered with the egg mixture.
You can also add any additional seasonings at this point. We kept this recipe basic, but spices like chili powder, Italian seasoning, or cumin are also delicious.
Step 4: Bake & Enjoy!
Bake the frittata in a 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until the center is set and not jiggly. Allow the pan to cool for about 10 minutes to set fully. Cut into 4 pieces and serve.
Cheesy Broccoli Frittata for Two People
- 1 pie plate (I used a 9 inch glass plate.)
- 1 cup frozen diced hash brown potatoes such as Ore-Ida
- 2 cups small broccoli florets fresh or frozen
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 slice American cheese
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup almond milk, unsweetened or skim
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pie pan with cooking spray on bottom and up the sides, then set aside.
- To cook potatoes, spray a skillet with cooking spray. Add potatoes to skillet and cook on stove top over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. Potatoes should be brown and crispy, but not mushy.
- Place the broccoli into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook for 1 ½ minutes. Stir. Drain off any water and if necessary, press with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
- Pour cooked potatoes and broccoli into the pie dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Tear cheese into small pieces and place on top of the vegetables.
- In a separate bowl, crack eggs and beat with a fork until well blended. Add milk and beat again.
- Pour egg and milk mixture over vegetables in the pie plate. If necessary, press down vegetables so they are covered with the egg mixture.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until center is set and not jiggly.
- Allow frittata to cool for about 10 minutes to set fully. Cut into 4 pieces and serve.
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