Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese (Video)
This low-carb Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese is so amazingly good and would be perfect for a special breakfast. If you don’t have Cotija cheese, just use Feta or any crumbly cheese you have on hand!
I’m spending a week in Mexico with some friends, so today I thought it would be fun to remind you about this Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese that I think would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day breakfast with Mexican flavors! This recipe was one of those cooking ideas that just spring into my head and then I can’t let it go until I’ve made it successfully.
In this case it took three tries before I was happy with the finished result, and cutting the avocado in slices instead of chunks and partly cooking the eggs before laying the avocado slices on top made a big difference in the looks of the dish, although all the attempts tasted great.
Cotija is the Mexican cheese that’s sometimes crumbled on fish tacos or fresh-Mex salads like the kind you get at Cafe Rio. I loved the slightly sharp flavor of Cotija Cheese in this and thought it complemented the avocado perfectly, but if you can’t find it or don’t want to buy it, I’d use Feta instead. Cotija is milder and saltier than Feta, but both cheeses are salty so don’t add more salt.
Check out Low-Carb and Keto Breakfasts with Avocado for more tasty breakfast recipes like this one.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- Cotija Cheese (or Feta)
- grated Mozzarella cheese
- green onion
- milk or half and half (optional)
- olive oil
- Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or use any all-purpose seasoning that’s good on eggs
- fresh-ground black pepper
How to Make Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Crumble two ounces of Cotija cheese, slice the green onions, and beat 8 eggs with a little milk or half and half.
- Have some grated mozzarella cheese ready to go as well.
- Turn on the broiler.
- Heat the oil in a heavy oven-proof frying pan, add eggs, sprinkle with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) and fresh-ground black pepper, and let the eggs cook a few minutes.
- When the eggs are starting to look cooked on the edges sprinkle over the grated Mozzarella and sliced green onion and cook about 5 minutes, or until the frittata looks about half done.
- Slice the avocado while the eggs are cooking.
- When the eggs look like they’re about half-way cooked through, lay the avocado across the top and sprinkle with Cotija Cheese.
- Cover the pan and cook about 3 minutes more.
- Put frittata under the broiler and cook 2-3 minutes more, until eggs are firm and the cheese is nicely melted and lightly browned. Serve hot.
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Roasted Asparagus, Green Onion, and Blue Cheese Frittata ~ Naturally Ella
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Caramelized Cauliflower Frittata ~ Herbivoracious
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
- 2 oz. crumbled Cotija Cheese (see notes)
- 1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced green onion
- 8 eggs, beaten well
- 2 T milk or half and half (optional)
- 2 tsp. olive oil (more or less, depending on your pan)
- 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (or use any all-purpose seasoning that’s good on eggs)
- fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- 1 large avocado, sliced lengthwise
- Crumble the Cotija cheese to get 2 ounces, and grate Mozzarella (or use pre-grated Mozzarella like I did.) Slice the green onion.
- Beat eggs (with the milk or half-and-half if using) until the whites and yolks are well combined.
- Adjust the oven rack so it’s about 4-5 inches under the broiler and turn broiler on.
- Heat the oil in a heavy oven-proof frying pan over medium-low heat.
- When the pan feels hot when you hold your hand over it, add the eggs, season with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) and fresh-ground black pepper, and let eggs cook for about 2 minutes, just until they’re starting to look cooked on the edges. (I usually take a rubber scraper and run it around the edges, but it’s probably not really necessary!)
- Add the grated mozzarella and sliced green onion and cook about 5 minutes more, or until the eggs look like they’re cooked about half-way through. (Actual cooking time will depend on your pan and how hot the medium-low setting is on your stove. Turn to low if it seems like the eggs are cooking too quickly.)
- Slice the avocado while the eggs are cooking.
- When eggs are cooked about half-way through, lay the avocado slices over and sprinkle with the Cotija cheese.
- Cover the pan with the lid and cook about 3 minutes more, or until the eggs look like they’re nearly cooked through and the Cotija is starting to melt.
- Remove lid, put the frittata under the broiler and cook about 2 minutes more, or the eggs are firm and cheese is melted and the top of the frittata is nicely browned. (Watch it carefully; it’s easy to get it too brown under the broiler!)
- Serve hot.
Read here about Cotija Cheese if you're not familiar with it. In Utah I can find this at Costco. Use Feta Cheese if you prefer.
Recipe created by Kalyn with recipe testing assistance from Jake.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 419mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe would be suitable for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any other type of low-carb eating plan.
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