Keto frittata with fresh spinach

Keto frittata with fresh spinach

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 keto gold!

Keto frittata with fresh spinach

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 keto gold!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. 150 g diced bacon or chorizo
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz. 225 g fresh spinach
  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 1 cup 225 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 5 oz. 150 g (325 ml) shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x9 baking dish or individual ramekins.
  2. Fry the bacon in butter on medium heat until crispy. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  3. Whisk the eggs and cream together and pour into baking dish or in ramekins.
  4. Add the bacon, spinach and cheese on top and place in the middle of the oven. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until set in the middle and golden brown on top.

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Tip!

Try serving with shredded green or red cabbage on the side, with a homemade dressing. Delish!

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132 comments

  1. Matt
    coconut milk
  2. Angela
    Changes I made: Bacon makes its own oil, so I skipped the butter in the frying part - I've made it with chorizo and hot pork sausage and I've also deleted the bacon on occasion (still didn't use butter to fry the other meats) - all yummy. I used coconut milk instead of cream and a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. If you like a little heat, try incorporating pepper jack cheese. Enjoy!
    Reply: #121
  3. April
    I just started on Keto last week and I made this because I was tired of the taste of pan-fried eggs every morning and this looked easy. OMG! Not only was it super easy to make, it came out perfect, pretty, and delicious! Thanks for sharing. Will make this again and again!
  4. Max
    This recipe is terrible. Cooked in oven for additional time and it still came out as half cooked slop.
    Replies: #108, #117
  5. Autum
    Wow, I love this recipe. I made quiches all the time prior to going low-carb and despite it being called a frittata, this is a wonderful low-carb quiche. It's very easy to make and came together really quickly. The cook time listed is a little wonky. I started my timer at 20 minutes and then increased the time by 6-8 minute increments until it was fully cooked. I think after everything it probably took around 35 - 40 minutes to fully set. All you have to do to make sure that it's cooked is watch it and jiggle it from time to time. If the middle does not jiggle, it is set. Once it did set, it turned out perfect. Lightly browned on top, a more custard consistency where there was a lot of egg. It says you get 4 servings out of a 9-inch pan (I used a pie pan), but they are pretty large servings and it's very filling. The next time I make this I will cut it into at least 6 servings. HUGE time saver and great for meal prep.
  6. TangoCharlie
    BUY A COMMERCIAL-GRADE VACUUM SEALER! (and do it now)

    A list of benefits, from a long-time user:

    * Readily available leftovers WILL keep you out of fast food joints. (Buy one for this reason alone.)
    * COOK in bulk. On your time! (Cooking 10 lbs of meat at on a Sunday afternoon is WAAAAAY more efficient than cooking 2 lbs a night over 5 nights! If you work outside the home, or have kids, and your time is limited… this is a game-changer.)
    * Have VARIETY in your leftover selection. (Craving Salmon? Maybe a bbq'd pork-chop? Breakfast casserole? Freaking SOUP!?!? Grab it from the freezer and go! Once you get in the habit of saving ALL leftovers, you'll have a pretty cool variety of already-prepared food at your fingertips. HAVING to eat the same thing you ate last night, is borrrrr-iiiing. Eating it when you're actually craving it again never gets old.)
    * PURCHASE food in bulk and cook it later. (Bulk foods are cheaper. And, if you hunt or fish, saving your harvest is easy.)
    * Keep perishable foods longer. (FRESH guacamole you made 5 days ago will blow your mind!)
    * Portion Control is SO easy (Use a cheap digital scale if you’re OCD.)
    * Vacuum-sealed leftovers are SO much tastier than foil-wrapped, plastic-wrapped or tupperware'd. (This should be higher on the list.)
    * Commercial bags are STUPID cheap. (Literally 1,000 bags for 50 bucks. That's 5 CENTS a bag!!! The rolls of crappy bag material is where the consumer-grade sealers get expensive.)
    * NO tupperware-type containers to clean or store! (If there’s no kitchen sink handy at the office, or if office fridge space is limited, this is GOLD.)
    * Marinade in a fraction of the time.
    * Two words: Sous vide!
    * And lastly, yes... you can vacuum-seal liquids (in a commercial, chamber-type vacuum).

    Vacmaster (I have the VP215) or VacPak-it are two good brands. Use a cheap Foodsaver if you can't afford the others... but if you can, DO! If you incorporate a vacuum sealer into your normal routine, the commercial route WILL pay for itself pretty quickly.

    -TangoCharlie

    Reply: #119
  7. Viviana Uceta
    Hola, como se prepara la crema batida pesada?
    Replies: #125, #126
  8. Becki
    Sounds like you’re the only one that had a problem with this recipe out of over 100 comments. Did you follow it to s “T”. Same size pan/ingredients?
  9. Lucie
    I made it with unsweetened almond milk. It was delicious!
  10. Tera
    Do you have to use bacon, or is the another substitute?
    Replies: #111, #122
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do you have to use bacon, or is the another substitute?

    The recipe lists chorizo as a possible substitute.

  12. Moni
    I added broccoli and cauliflower and removed the spinach. It was delicious
  13. Marie
    Newbie question: in a recipe where it calls for 5 oz bacon, I'm assuming you weigh it
    uncooked, correct?
    Reply: #114
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Newbie question: in a recipe where it calls for 5 oz bacon, I'm assuming you weigh it
    uncooked, correct?

    Yes, that's correct! Weight of meat in recipes always refers to pre-cooked unless otherwise specified.

  15. Evelyn
    I made this recipe and it came out great!! I'm trying to add it to my tracker though and I'm confused with the nutritional info. From what I understand the nutritional value listed is for the whole recipe? I cooked it in a cupcake pan so there are 12 little frittata cupcakes. Do I divide the whole recipe by 6 if I am eating 2 at a time???
    Reply: #116
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I made this recipe and it came out great!! I'm trying to add it to my tracker though and I'm confused with the nutritional info. From what I understand the nutritional value listed is for the whole recipe? I cooked it in a cupcake pan so there are 12 little frittata cupcakes. Do I divide the whole recipe by 6 if I am eating 2 at a time???

    The recipe as written makes 4 servings. If you made 12 "cupcakes", then a serving is 3. If you scaled the recipe to make 6 servings then yes, a serving would be 2.

  17. Bridget
    I just tried it for the first time and they came out perfect. The only change I made was that I used a cupcake pan instead of the suggested ones. Maybe try it in a cupcake pan
  18. Carol
    Three days into Keto eating and oh my, this is delicious!!! I do wish the recipes came in cups, etc instead of ounces. Anyway, this is soooo good..
    Replies: #132, #135
  19. Amanda
    Great tips, @TangoCharlie !!!
  20. Amanda
    Deeeeeelicious! I had to bake mine for 50 minutes total. I baked it in a 9 in round glass pan, which has a lid of its own and makes it perfect for refrigerating leftovers in it. My 2 year old loved it, and so did my husband. I'll try it on the 6 and 8 year olds over the weekend. I'm sure it will be a hit with them, as well! I really needed something in my tummy this morning, which doesn't always happen. Having this dish in the fridge was what saved me from a trip to McDonald's or worse. My husband took a serving to work for breakfast, too. Thanks for a really great and simple recipe!!!
  21. armand
    Hey Angela! How was the taste with coconut milk? Isn't the texture more liquid than with heavy whipping cream? Did you prefer it with bacon (when you used coconut milk) or with chorizo? Thanks !
  22. Margiy
    Chorizo is a very tasty alternative to bacon and it gives it a Mexican flare. I substituted softened cream cheese for heavy cream and it was fabulous!!!
  23. Angie
    Please, where can I find other awesome Keto recipes like this without having to buy a book?
    Reply: #124
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Please, where can I find other awesome Keto recipes like this without having to buy a book?

    Here is a link to our keto breakfast recipes.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/top-keto-breakfasts

  25. MC
    Viviana,

    Es muy fasil; para hacer una taza de crema solo mezcla 2/3 taza de leche completa (no dietética, reducida en grasa, etc) con 1/3 taza de mantequilla sin sal derretida. Chachin!💥 ahí tienes tu crema lista para esta receta. Yo hice esta receta anoche y WOW, salió deliciosa como de foto de Instagram 🙀😻🤤. Que pena que no se puedan dejar fotos de comentario que te enviaba la foto.

    Buena suerte! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  26. MC

    Hola, como se prepara la crema batida pesada?

    Viviana,
    Es muy fasil; para hacer una taza de crema solo mezcla 2/3 taza de leche completa (no dietética, reducida en grasa, etc) con 1/3 taza de mantequilla sin sal derretida. Chachin!💥 ahí tienes tu crema lista para esta receta. Yo hice esta receta anoche y WOW, salió deliciosa como de foto de Instagram 🙀😻🤤. Que pena que no se puedan dejar fotos de comentario que te enviaba la foto.

    Buena suerte! 🙋🏻‍♀️

  27. Rebecca
    I make a version - I use 2 packages of frozen spinach (thawed and excess water squeezed), 8oz of cream cheese and 6 eggs and parmesan cheese then opt to add other veggies depending on what my fridge has -
  28. Jennifer
    my daily fat goal is 85 according to the keto calculator. With this amount of fat, I would not be able to eat much else for the day. Am I correct? Also, you don't need butter because you can make spinach in the bacon grease, no?
    Reply: #129
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    my daily fat goal is 85 according to the keto calculator. With this amount of fat, I would not be able to eat much else for the day. Am I correct? Also, you don't need butter because you can make spinach in the bacon grease, no?

    We do not recommend macro calculators. They can't know what you need. Some day you may need more to eat than others and that's OK. Yes, you can make the spinach in the bacon grease.

  30. Jennifer
    Interesting, and thank you. When I don't count and eat whatever fat I want, I do not see any weight loss. I am very careful of my carb intake and some days I still go over my fat intake and actually gained weight.
  31. Kathryn
    Of all my Keto recipes, this is my favorite! I add 1/2 cup of sliced cucumber and radish on the side and top with a homemade creamy dressing. Love it!
  32. Wendy
    Hiya Carol, you can flick to metric measurements in the recipe - just click 'metric' instead of US (it's next to the serving size). :-)
  33. Manda Black
    I'm a newbie. Can somebody please clarify for me the fact that this recipe is 'four' servings, so I'm presuming that means I have 3x leftovers for another time, and that the shopping list generated for this particular dish is for four servings?
    Reply: #134
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm a newbie. Can somebody please clarify for me the fact that this recipe is 'four' servings, so I'm presuming that means I have 3x leftovers for another time, and that the shopping list generated for this particular dish is for four servings?

    This recipe as written does make four servings. If you set your shopping list for one person, then adjust the serving size on this dish to 2. This will give you 1 dinner + 1 lunch if that's how you have it set on your meal plan. If you adjusted your shopping list for 2 people, then follow this as written for 4 servings.

  35. G
    Buy a small digital scale. It makes keto eating much easier. I know it seems a pain when you have always used cups/volume measurement. But how much spinach is "2 cups"? Well it depends how lightly or firmly you pack the cup. Much more accurate to use a scale.
  36. Bronya
    What can I use instead of heavy whipping cream as we don't have this in the UK? Is double cream ok?
    Reply: #137
  37. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What can I use instead of heavy whipping cream as we don't have this in the UK? Is double cream ok?

    Yes, double cream is a great equivalent to heavy/heavy whipping cream.

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