Spinach, Bacon and Gruyere Frittata

I found this recipe in Fitness Magazine and decided to give it a try. I was in a bit of a breakfast rut, as I told you about (here). I was trying to find ways to add more protein into my diet so this definitely fits the bill! This is a great recipe for breakfast or dinner and it tastes just as good reheated for a bring-to-work lunch!


  • 2 slices turkey bacon
  • 3 teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1/2 cup  thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 packed cups baby spinach
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon  low-fat milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon  low-fat milk
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup  grated Gruyere


1. Cook the bacon in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat until just crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; wipe drippings from skillet. Crumble bacon.

2. Add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and the shallots to skillet; saute until soft and slightly golden, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and saute until wilted, about 1 minute; transfer to a plate and let cool. Rinse and dry skillet.

3. Preheat the broiler. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, black pepper, salt, nutmeg, bacon, and 5 tablespoons of the Gruyere. Return skillet to the stove; add remaining olive oil. Pour in the egg mixture, stirring to distribute bacon. Arrange spinach and shallots over the top. Reduce heat to medium low and cook, without stirring, until edges begin to set, about 3 minutes. Cover and continue cooking 5 minutes longer or until eggs are almost set.

4. Sprinkle remaining Gruyere over the top and place the frittata under the broiler until eggs are set and top is golden and lightly puffed, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from broiler. Run a knife around the edges to loosen, and then slice into wedges.


7 responses to “Spinach, Bacon and Gruyere Frittata

  1. I had a frittata for dinner tonight too! They’re so easy to make- I’m obsessed now!

  2. Mmm love LOVE frittatas (posted a Mexican inspired one a few months ago too). I should really add spinach to mine as well and love the idea of adding gruyere too…ok getting hungry.

  3. I want a frittata dinner! I need to start giving into my egg cravings!

  4. Yum! I love frittatas, especially with Gruyere, bacon and spinach!

  5. I really want to try fritatta but I don’t have an over safe skillet! they look so delicious though! I love the brown, crusty top!

  6. Ohh I have some smart bacon sittin in the fridge that needs to be used! I wanna try this!!

  7. I LOVE Gruyere!! In the cheese-world, it’s some of the best 🙂 I’ve yet to try my hand at a frittata, but hopefully I’ll get up the courage someday soon! Yours looks delicious~

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