Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses (Video)
Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses are so tasty and easy to make, and they’re a fun idea for a low-carb breakfast. And everyone who likes the combination of broccoli with cheese is going to love this!
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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 with Broccoli and Three Cheeses are different from those. First, it only takes one mini frittata for a serving, and they’re eaten with a fork. The mini frittatas have more veggies and cheese than 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 that has the same texture as a frittata made on the stove. I tested out the new-and-improved version of these with Jake at the end of a long cooking day when we weren’t really very hungry, and we still gobbled them up!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- grated cheddar cheese
- coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese
- cottage cheese
- Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), or use other all-purpose seasoning of your choice
- fresh-ground black pepper to taste
What pan did I use to cook the Mini-Frittatas?
The Mini Tart Pan (affiliate link) I’m so infatuated with is perfect for these mini-frittatas. Of course if you don’t want to buy a fancy tart pan, these can certainly be made in large silicone muffin cups (affiliate link), 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!
Want more ideas for using this wonderful tart pan?
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Mushrooms
Cheesy Zucchini Breakfast Tarts
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Asparagus and Goat Cheese
Southwestern Crustless Breakfast Tarts
Crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts
Mini Frittatas with Mushrooms, Cottage Cheese, and Feta
How to make Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C and spray the Mini Tart Pan (affiliate link) 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 (affiliate link) (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.
More Frittatas for Breakfast:
Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese
Greek Frittata ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Mini-Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses
I love these Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses, and they can be made in any type of ramekin or small baking dish if you don't have the tart pan I used.
- 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. Spray Mini Tart Pan (affiliate link) 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 (affiliate link) 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.
- Mini 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
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:
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 original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2010. It was last updated with more information in 2021.
49 Comments on “Mini Frittatas with Broccoli and Three Cheeses (Video)”
I found it less messy to pour the eggs in first and add broccoli after
Totally your choice on that!
This is a very yummy recipe! I didn’t rinse the cottage cheese. I drained what I could from it. It’s there a reason to drain the cottage cheese?
I just drain it to make sure the combination is too wet with the creamy part of the cottage cheese added, but draining is probably optional. Glad you enjoyed it.
Look real delicious! Can egg whites be substituted instead of the regular eggs?
I’m sure you can make this with egg whites if you prefer.
I love that you used cottage cheese in these! Can't wait to try them!
Thanks Rachel, hope you enjoy!
This comment came to my e-mail but don't see it here: Hi there! I am not a fan of cottage cheese. How does that taste come out in this recipe? Any substitutions you can suggest? Thank you!
In case that person comes back, I don't think you can taste the cottage cheese at all, but it adds protein and more creaminess. You could use some goat cheese or even softened cream cheese (a smaller amount).
Thanks you for answering this. I'm not sure why my comments are not showing up.
Megan, me either, but it happens every once in a while. Glad you saw the reply!
I simply hate anything with cottage cheese, but want to try these, so I am going to pick up some ricotta or goat cheese or cream cheese. I love the idea of making them and keeping in the fridge. I've just started a serious low carb diet so I can lose some weight, and it is really difficult to find a low carb snack or lunch for 1 when my hubby is not at home. This should be perfect! Thanks. Sharon
Hi Sharon, that should definitely work; hope you enjoy!
I love the built-in portion control! And I always feel righteous when I eat vegetables for breakfast.
Thanks Lydia; I feel that way about veggies for breakfast too!
Will a 12 cup muffin tin work just as well?
You can bake them in muffins tins instead of a dish like this, but then they would be what I call "egg muffins. I'd follow the instructions in this post for cooking in that type of pan.
I will try Ross, we have a couple locally near where I live.
Thanks again, looking forward to trying this delicious recipe.
Oh sorry that was not clear! Ross is a discount store, similar to TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Gordmans, where they sell close-out items sourced from other places. They don't have consistent merchandise, so they may never have this again. You might try googling the description?
I had seen the your post earlier about Ross, is this a major retailer in your local area?
I already said in the comments that I got the ceramic muffin pan at Ross; sorry I don't know where to buy it online.
Can you tell me where you purchased the ceramic muffin pan (Broccoli Frittatas), provide a website.
I made these last nite to have for breakfast this morning, they were delicious, my coworkers were impressed!
So glad you enjoyed it!
I made this for breakfast this morning and it was really delicious! Thanks for this easy and tasty recipe!
Thanks Sunny. Just looked it up in my recipe binder and realized I sprayed the pan with non-stick spray and forget to write it in the recipe. Thanks for catching that; will edit it right now!
Hi Kalyn, the fritattas sound great. I was wondering if the egg mixture will stick to the ceramic?
I love your website!
RL, I'm at my sister's house and we want to go right to Ross and see if we can get one with 6! Lucky you!
I just came home from Ross in Arlington, VA with a ceramic muffin tin that makes six, not four, for $3.99. Will try this tomorrow! Thanks Kalyn!