Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses (Video)
I love these Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses, and they’re a fun idea for a low-carb breakfast. Use Breakfast Recipes to find more recipes like this one.
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I love the idea of little mini frittatas that are a whole-breakfast serving size, and years ago I made some in a crockery muffin pan designed to make four large muffins. But although the original version was delicious, they were never a huge hit on the blog, and I always thought they could be improved. Then recently I remembered the Williams Sonoma Tart Pan I’m so infatuated with and thought about how perfect that pan would be for these Low Carb Baked Mini-Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses. (And the pan is on sale right now, and no, William Sonoma is not paying me anything to advertise it!)
So I tried again on this recipe for a better result, and wow, was it ever a winner. If you’re familiar with my recipes for egg muffins or cottage cheese and egg breakfast muffins, I want to tell you how these mini frittatas are different from those baked breakfast dishes. First, it only takes one mini frittata for a serving, and they’re eaten with a fork. But there are also differences in texture. The mini frittatas have more veggies and cheese than they do egg compared to the egg muffins, which gives them a slightly denser texture and lots of flavor. And yes, technically frittatas are cooked in a pan on the stove and then browned in the oven, but I still think the name mini frittata is perfect for this type of dish.
I tested out the new-and-improved version of Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses with Jake at the end of a long cooking day when we weren’t really very hungry, and we still gobbled them up! Of course if you don’t want to buy a fancy tart pan, these can certainly be made in large silicone baking cups, a regular large muffin pan, or any kind of individual large ramekins or little tart pans and they might be just slightly different sized than the ones I made. But if you do decide you want the pan (which I love, love, love) look after the recipe for more ideas of what to make in it!
How to Make Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C and spray the Williams Sonoma Tart Pan (or whatever baking container you’re using) with non-stick spray.
- Chop enough broccoli to make 2 1/2 cups, then microwave on high 1-2 minutes, or just until it’s barely starting to cook.
- Divide broccoli among the tart wells and top with cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
- Put cottage cheese in a fine-mesh colander and rinse with cold water, then let it drain.
- While cottage cheese drains, beat the eggs with Spike seasoning (if using), and a little fresh ground pepper.
- Mix the cottage cheese with the eggs and pour it into the tart wells, dividing evenly among the 6 of them.
- Then use a fork and gently “stir” so the broccoli-cheese-egg-cottage cheese mixture is well combined.
- Bake 30 minutes, or until mini-frittatas are set and starting to brown. (They will puff up a bit when they cook and settle down a little as they cool.)
- Serve hot, with sour cream, salsa, or hot sauce to add at the table if desired.
What Else Have I Made in This Beautiful Tart Pan:
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Cheesy Crustless Low-Carb Zucchini Breakfast Tarts
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Asparagus and Goat Cheese
Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts
Crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts with Mozzarella and Goat Cheese
More Frittatas or Mini Frittatas for Breakfast:
Spinach Bell Pepper Frittata ~ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mini Frittatas with Spinach and Red Pepper ~ Rachel Cooks
Greek Frittata with Zucchini, Tomato, Feta, and Herbs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus and Gruyere Frittata ~ Fifteen Spatulas
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 1/2 cups chopped broccoli pieces
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 6 T coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup cottage cheese (rinsed, then drained)
- 2 tsp. Spike seasoning (or use other all-purpose seasoning of your choice)
- fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C. SprayWilliams Sonoma Tart Pan or muffin cups with non-stick spray.
- Cut broccoli into small, bite-sized flowerets. (If you cut through the broccoli stem and then pull the floweret part apart, you can avoid the mess from broccoli "crumbs" on the cutting board.)
- Put broccoli into a bowl or large measuring cup, cover with cling wrap, and microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes, or until broccoli just starts to cook.
- Divide broccoli among the tart wells. Put a generous pinch of cheddar cheese on top of the broccoli, then add coarsely-grated Parmesan on top of the cheddar.
- Put the cottage cheese into a fine-mesh colander, rinse with cold water, and let drain.
- Break eggs into a glass measuring cup with a pour spout, and beat with a fork until egg yolks and whites are combined. Add drained cottage cheese, Spike seasoning or other seasoning, and black pepper, and stir to combine.
- Pour egg mixture over broccoli and cheese, dividing the eggs evenly among the tart wells.
- Stir gently with the fork so ingredients are evenly distributed.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until eggs are firm and frittatas are starting to get slightly browned on top. Serve hot, topped with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or hot sauce if desired.
- Frittatas can be kept in the fridge for several days and microwaved to reheat. Don't microwave for more than about a minute or the eggs will get rubbery.
Recipe created by Kalyn in 2010 and updated in 2017.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 277mgSodium: 973mgCarbohydrates: 5.1gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These Low-Carb Baked Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses would be great for low-carb, Keto, or low-glycemic diet plans. If made with low-fat cheese and low-fat cottage cheese, they would make a great breakfast for any phase of the South Beach Diet.
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