Frittata is such a fancy word for what it really is – basically, Italy’s version of an open faced omelet. And don’t let that fancy word fool you into thinking it’s some complicated dish, because it’s one of the easiest egg recipes ever. I love to make a frittata for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner…whatever! It’s easy delicious and very low in Points Plus. And it takes just minutes to make. To keep my version light, I use all egg whites. You can absolutely use whole eggs or Egg Beaters instead, if you prefer. I also use a good, reduced-fat sharp cheddar for some extra flavor. The wonderful flavor of the onions and vegetables make a perfect enhancement for the mild egg whites too. You can really use any veggies you want in this frittata, but I chose bell pepper rings and cherry tomato slices because I love the touch of acidity and flavor they add. But I love to mix it up all the time with whatever veggies I have on hand. This is a great Weight Watchers Easter Brunch Recipe idea!
Cheese, Onion, and Vegetable Egg White Frittata
This light and delicious frittata makes a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner, and is an ideal recipe for Weight Watchers. Fresh vegetables, onions and sharp cheddar cheese enhance the mild, protein packed egg whites for a wonderful dish.
- 1 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 tbsp chopped onions
- 1/4 cup sliced vegetables or choice
- 1/4 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray an 8” nonstick skillet with cooking spray or an olive oil mister and set over medium high heat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg whites, cheese, garlic powder, paprika and salt & pepper.
- Add onions to skillet, and cook until they begin to become tender, about 2 minutes.
- Turn heat to medium, and pour in the egg white mixture. Then gently lay vegetables in the egg whites.
- Cook just until the edges of the egg whites are set, about 2-3 minutes. Then transfer skillet to the oven to finish cooking. Remove just when egg whites have been cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: Italian
Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is 1/2 of frittata
Each serving = 3 Points +
PER SERVING: 114 calories; 3g fat; 3g carbohydrates; 17g protein; 1g fiber