Recipe Bacon, Brussells Sprouts, and Cheddar Frittata

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I don’t know why took me so long to get around to making one of these. They are easy, delicious, and very healthy. Best of all, this isn’t much different from how I would’ve made it before joining weight watchers

If you want a fancy restaurant feel, serve it with fat-free balsamic vinaigrette. It pairs beautifully with the brussels sprouts.

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Ingredients

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, chopped
4 strips of bacon
4 medium garlic cloves, diced
1 teaspoon thyme
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar
12 eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup skim milk

NOTES: 1) keep oven mitts next to the stove...it’s easy to forget that the handle of the pan gets hot enough to burn you! 2) I used a cast iron pan, and I found that the frittata didn’t stick to the pan due to the bacon grease (so, no cooking spray needed).

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Heat large cast iron pan or oven safe Teflon pan to medium heat.

3. Chop bacon into small pieces. Cook bacon until fat is rendered. Add diced garlic and thyme, and cook for about a minute, scraping pan constantly with spatula.

4. Add chopped Brussels sprouts, and coat with contents of pan. Cook until softened.

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5. Sprinkle shredded cheddar evenly over the top of the pan. Heat until it starts to melt.

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6. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, salt, and milk together. Pour mixture into pan, tilting pan as needed to ensure even coverage. Push down other ingredients so they’re below the surface.

7. Heat until eggs start firming up around the edges, about 2 minutes. Place in oven on middle rack. Bake for 10 minutes. Cut open middle to test if it’s cooked through; continue baking and checking in 1 minute intervals until done.

8. Turn on the broiler and cook for another minute or two to brown the surface.

9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Run a spatula around the edges to release from pan. Cut into 8 equal pieces and serve with fat free balsamic vinaigrette.
 
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