Low-Carb Frittata with Fresh Spinach

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This gorgeous dish looks beyond impressive, yet is amazingly simple to make! Spinach, eggs, sausage or bacon, and veggies magically combine into a divine feast for the eyes…and the tummy. It’s low-carb gold! Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb79% Fat19% Protein2% Carbs3 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 35 m5 minutes preparation35 minutes cooking time
Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb79% Fat19% Protein2% Carbs3 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 35 m5 minutes preparation35 minutes cooking time

This gorgeous dish looks beyond impressive, yet is amazingly simple to make! Spinach, eggs, sausage or bacon, and veggies magically combine into a divine feast for the eyes…and the tummy. It’s low-carb gold!

Ingredients

4 servingservings
USMetric
  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 1 cup 250 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ lb 225 g fresh spinach
  • 13 lb 150 g diced bacon or chorizo
  • 13 lb 150 g shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter, for frying
  • salt and pepper

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NutritionKetogenic low carb79% Fat19% Protein2% Carbs3 g carbs / serving

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Fry the bacon in butter until crispy. Add the spinach.
  3. Whisk the eggs and cream together and pour into a greased baking dish.
  4. Add the bacon, spinach and cheese on top and place in the middle of the oven. Bake for 25–30 minutes.

Tip!

Try with shredded green or red cabbage with a homemade dressing. Delish!

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43 Comments

  1. Dawn
    size of baking dish, servings?, how many carbs in each serving.... Looks amazing. :D
  2. Debbie
    Why do you not have the calorie count on your recipes........??
  3. Mary Lynn
    It is 4 servings. LCHF is not about counting calories. Eating so much fat helps your body feel filled sooner, so you don't eat as much. One of the videos on the site explains it, I just can't remember which one! Eat mindfully & savor your food, you'll be amazed how much less you feel like eating. The other thing I find amazing is I'm not hungry all the time. Read/watch everything on the site, it's different than anything I've been taught for 30 years. Good luck.
  4. Pearl
    how does this work for diabetics? I am also green juicing.
    Reply: #5
  5. Marty
    Pearl LC is the BEST for diabetes. I was pre- and no long am, my sister was type 2 and she is no longer, and off her meds as well. Carbs are bad. Even to much fruit is not good.
  6. Laurie
    Wow that is amazing. But what about people who make to much cholestrol or have high chol this can't be good for the heart
    Reply: #12
  7. Steffany
    I think if its healthy fat like natural butter its fine. The dangerous kind is usually in your food that says its healthy like low fat don't touch it. It will be full of chemicals that your body really doesn't need. So honestly believe this website I've done this for a day and couldn't figure out why I was so happy until I watched the video on here about the less sugar I have the better I will feel and its true. I couldn't sleep last night but I'm up early which recently all I've done is lay in bed all day till I go to work. Happy with the affects already and can't wait to see the weight change in the next couple of weeks
  8. Marfy
    I am just starting this. Please tell me what is a good ratio of carbs, protein, fats?
    Also, I live with chronic pain, so need meds which cause bad bad bad constipation. Any thoughts?
    Marfy
    Reply: #15
  9. Lori
    How does this impact a person with high cholesterol and triglycerides? is there a video that goes over this? I have started eating low carb only 4 days ago and do feel a difference already...but I have not added additional fats, cheeses, etc. due to the high cholesterol but I am feeling hungry. how can I balance this?
    Reply: #14
  10. Jan
    I am, so far feeling satisfied with what I eat, just starting this also. I was eating way too much fruit, which I am missing a little, but that's just habit. I feel this will work for me as long I remain disciplined, I'll just have to lie to the dietician at the Doctors. I am so hopeful I can nilify the diabetes, and lose weight.
    Jan
  11. Pat
    Started 2 days ago, type2 on insulin. Normally crave carbs & sweets. No cravings at all and blood sugars excellent so far. Have cooked a few meals and no left overs!
  12. Di

    Wow that is amazing. But what about people who make to much cholestrol or have high chol this can't be good for the heart

    Hi Laurie, dietary cholesterol is not readily absorbed into our bloodstream. This YouTube video may help you understand this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsvnP1V5m6U&index=14&list=P...
    Healthy dietary fat is extremely important to our health. ;)

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  14. Di

    How does this impact a person with high cholesterol and triglycerides? is there a video that goes over this? I have started eating low carb only 4 days ago and do feel a difference already...but I have not added additional fats, cheeses, etc. due to the high cholesterol but I am feeling hungry. how can I balance this?

    Hi Lori, I answered this question for another contributor here.

    Dietary cholesterol is not readily absorbed into our bloodstream. This YouTube video may help you understand this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsvnP1V5m6U&index=14&list=P...
    Healthy dietary fat is extremely important to our health. ?

    The fact you are low carb is great but you will need to up your fats, this will not affect your cholesterol long term overall. In fact, it will help lower it! If you have not added additional fats as you mentioned you may be having too much protein which will convert to glucose in the liver, therefore increasing your carbohydrates. You may therefore not be as low carb as you think. ;)

  15. Sarah
    I am not sure whether or not you got an answer to your question. I found this site helpful to me in calculating my macros for lchf- ketogenic dieting.

    http://keto-calculator.ankerl.com

  16. Rosa
    Sausage is also great in this recipe. To cut down on prep time I keep a Baggie of cooked sausage "crumbles" in my freezer. On mornings that I don't have a lot of time I'll set my oven to turn on at the same time my alarm goes off, it only takes a couple of minutes to have it in the oven and is ready to eat as soon as I've showered and dressed.
    Reply: #30
  17. Maddie
    Absolutely delicious! Although I had to cook mine for 45 minutes to get it to set in the middle.
    Reply: #22
  18. Bob
    Size of baking dish?
    Reply: #19
  19. Size of baking dish?

    Hi Bob!

    You can use an average casserole dish if you like or smaller individual sized dishes. If you do the smaller size you might have to cook them for a shorter time.

    Good luck!

  20. gbl
    I can eat very little cruciferous vegetables. It must be a family thing, because I have a sibling who cannot eat any. This is not a question of "like" but intestinal pain, which I also have with grain, so at least there is some relief on that with no-carb. But this no cruciferous really cuts my options. Any suggestions? I am tempted to go more root vegetables.
  21. Jess
    Are we supposed to drain the fat from the bacon before we put the spinach in?
    Reply: #23
  22. Jess
    Did you drain the bacon grease?
  23. Are we supposed to drain the fat from the bacon before we put the spinach in?

    Hi Jess!

    No, it gives the dish a lovely flavor. We keep it in the pan for frying the spinach.
    Good luck!

  24. Rosemary
    Hi, I made this today and am confused as the bacon you said to use was very salty and you stated to add more salt which it didn't need. I fried it in coconut oil and not butter, as butter is fatty, so how is this a low carb when the bacon is very salty and to fry the bacon in butter and to add cheese and cream which is also fatty, so how is this low carb, I did make it and was very nice just really salty, so if you decide to make don't add any extra salt as you don't need it. also how come you have no calories with your dishes ??. so is this low carb with so much salty in the bacon and the frying with the butter and the cream and the cheese, dunno about others but I'm puzzled. I really need to stick with a low carb diet as this will help me lose weight as i have PCOS.
    Reply: #28
  25. Rosemary
    Oh I like to add that i did drain the fat from the bacon and it was less oily when adding the spinach to frying, Also I made the prep in 5 min no way did it take 5 min to crack 8 eggs and whip the cream and cheese and spinach. lol
  26. Maryellen
    I made this and found it much too rich. Second time I cut the heavy cream in half and it was much better.
  27. Annette
    What cheeses or herbs go best? Many recipes state that one should add 5 oz r so of cheese, but never pairs them with the veggies, etc. Also, it might say fresh herbs. But which herbs would be best? Could we get a pairing of cheese and herbs that would taste and blend best?

    thanks!

  28. Billie
    This is for a LCHF (low carb, high fat) diet. Believe it or not, the higher fat content makes you lose weight because it regulates your blood sugar levels so your body makes less insulin and allows your body to to burn fat instead of glucose. You should also limit your protein on this diet, as protein also converts into blood sugar, which you want to avoid so your body will burn fat instead.
    Reply: #31
  29. Linda
    A cast-iron skillet is great! Cooked beautifully, just a regular size one! I put butter in it and heated in the oven then the egg mixture then the veggies then the cheese! It was great !
  30. miranda
    wow thanks for the tip of freezing sausage meat crumbles. Never thought of that, was just thinking I have to bake some sausages now for tomorrowmorning but baking and freezing more is an excellent tip!!
  31. miranda
    I just looked at ketobuddy and there is says I should increase my protein-intake. I shouldn;t eat chicken or fish everyday then? And what about a generous portion of vegetables and chicken or something like that daily? I thought that was good.
  32. Jess B
    I fully support the LCHF way, but have questions in relation to food allergies. I am lactose intolerant so struggle to find 'fat' products including butter, non sweetened yoghurt, any cheese except cheddar etc. I am also allergic to nuts and seeds inc coconut which means a substantial amount of these recipe are not suitable. Can I still do the LCHF system without risk to my health? Can you please assist??? I'm insulin resistant and struggle with my weight. Thanks you
    Reply: #33
  33. Hi Jess!

    You should be able to use the diet but unfortunately we don't have the resources to give personal advice, so the best tip I can give is that you should go through our recipes and try to find out which ones are possible to use for you.

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes

    I fully support the LCHF way, but have questions in relation to food allergies. I am lactose intolerant so struggle to find 'fat' products including butter, non sweetened yoghurt, any cheese except cheddar etc. I am also allergic to nuts and seeds inc coconut which means a substantial amount of these recipe are not suitable. Can I still do the LCHF system without risk to my health? Can you please assist??? I'm insulin resistant and struggle with my weight. Thanks you

  34. Eric S.
    need grams & calories by macronutrient i.e. fat, protein, Carb
    Reply: #38
  35. Heidi
    Excelent recipes and mealplans. Just one question; as you have made the option to change the servings from 1 person to more, I wondered if it could possible to change lbs and oz to gram or ml as well? Could be a nice option :o)
    Reply: #39
  36. Carla
    Why is this recipe included under a vegetarian tab???
    Reply: #40
  37. Danielle
    Are you supposed to drain the bacon fat and butter before adding the other ingredients ?
    Reply: #41
  38. need grams & calories by macronutrient i.e. fat, protein, Carb

    Hi Eric S.

    You'll find information regarding macros in the square with the recipe titel in the top left corner of the recipe. Good luck!

  39. Excelent recipes and mealplans. Just one question; as you have made the option to change the servings from 1 person to more, I wondered if it could possible to change lbs and oz to gram or ml as well? Could be a nice option :o)

    Hi Heidi!

    You can choose between US or metric right beside where you choose number of servings. Good luck!

  40. Why is this recipe included under a vegetarian tab???

    Hi Carla!

    That is a mistake. Thank you for noticing and letting us know. It's fixed now!

  41. Are you supposed to drain the bacon fat and butter before adding the other ingredients ?

    Hi Danielle!

    No, keep the fat in the dish for flavor and satiety. Please se: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb for more information about fat in the low-carb diet.

  42. Audrey
    Does anyone know the macro counts? I don't track by percentages and I don't know how to calculate it, given the provided information. Thank you!
    Reply: #43
  43. Hi Audrey!

    Sorry but we don't want to promote to much "counting" that's why we only have the carbs in gram.

    But If you feel that this is important to you then use the formula below to calculate, a bit complicated though. ;-)

    (%PROTEIN / %CARB) * gram_CARB = gram_PROTEIN
    (%FAT / %CARB) * 4/9 * gram_CARB = gram_FAT

    gram_CARB * 4 + gram_PROTEIN*4 + gram_FAT*9 = CALORIES

    Does anyone know the macro counts? I don't track by percentages and I don't know how to calculate it, given the provided information. Thank you!

  44. Manon
    This is a really great dish! The variation is endless, I add some chives, parselie and jalapeno's to it. I have a square ovendish and that gives me 4 big square pieces which I put in a to go box in the freezer. In the morning just grap a box and you have youre lunch! Garanteed stuffed till dinertime! The only thing: I have to dubble the cookingtime to min. 55 minutes on 175 degrees. I have a hot air oven so if you do have one like me, keep that in mind. Thanks for this great recipe!

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