Roasted Broccoli and Ham Fritatta

Roasted Broccoli and Ham Fritatta

Roasted broccoli is one of my favorite dishes.  I can easily eat a whole bunch of it all by myself.  Here’s my recipe roasted broccoli.  I’ve had this idea for a while to incorporate leftover roasted broccoli into a fritatta.  I finally put pen to paper and put on my apron and created this delicious and easy egg dish.

Roasted Broccoli and Ham Fritatta

This recipe was inspired by my love for broccoli and ham quiche.  Unfortunately it’s a high calorie dish because of the pie crust, cream, and all of the cheese.  But I have a solution for all of you healthy people out there (including myself) and it’s fritattas.  They’re basically crustless quiches.  I substituted skim milk for the heavy cream, used low fat cheese, and used a combination of whole eggs and egg whites.  Ah, my jeans are thanking me.

I pared my roasted broccoli and ham fritatta with my easy roasted cherry tomatoes (recipe to come).  I love the bright red shine on the tomatoes, not to mention their tenderness and sweetness too!

Roasted Broccoli Fritatta Ingredients

Here’s how I made my yummy fritatta.  I chopped up broccoli and ham into bite size pieces, mixed together 4 whole eggs and two egg whites, and combined everything in my cast iron skillet with low fat cheddar cheese.  I let it cook on the stove over medium heat for about 5 minutes to let the bottom set.  Then I topped it with a little freshly grated parmesan cheese and popped it into my 425 degree oven for 10 minutes until it was light and fluffy.  I turned my broiler on for a minute to brown the nutty parmesan cheese, and voila!  Be sure to stay close when you have the broiler on, it only takes a second to burn.

Under the broiler

The eggs were light and fluffy and the roasted broccoli with a hint of sweetness complimented perfectly against the salty ham.  Best part is, this only took me about 20 minutes to prepare!

Roasted Broccoli and Ham Fritatta

Roasted Broccoli and Ham Fritatta

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • Whole eggs - 4
  • Egg whites - 2
  • Diced ham - 1/2 cup
  • Roasted broccoli - 1/2 cup
  • Skim milk - 2 TBS
  • Yellow mustard - 1 tsp
  • Low fat cheddar cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - just a pinch (the ham is already salty)
  • Black pepper - 1/8 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes - 1/8 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Preheat cast iron skillet over medium heat and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. Beat together eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Pour into skillet and gently stir the eggs for the first 30 seconds.
  5. Add in broccoli, ham and cheddar cheese.
  6. Let cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
  8. Broil for 1 minute if desired.
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You can put anything in a fritatta and it will taste good.

What would you put in your fritatta?

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One Response to Roasted Broccoli and Ham Fritatta

  1. […] I love paring these roasted tomatoes with fresh fish, pasta, and even eggs – like my roasted broccoli and ham fritatta. […]

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