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. 140 g diced bacon or chorizo
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz. (7½ cups) 230 g (1.8 liters) fresh spinach
  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 5 oz. (1¼ cups) 140 g (290 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper
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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 a 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.

Tips!

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

You can also bake this frittata in the oven at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 20 minutes.

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177 comments

  1. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I make this with whatever I have in the fridge. Today I cut up bacon, tomato and mushrooms and put in oven proof tin (cake tin actually) with a little olive oil and plenty of salt and pepper and put in oven on lowest setting (you could cook this part on hob if in a hurry). Then mixed 4 (large) eggs with double cream and added it and put back in oven, again on lowest temperature, for about 20 minutes. Turn off oven and leave egg to finish cooking in residual heat. If I use cooked meat or cheese I add with the eggs so they doesn't overcook. I'm afraid I can't give quantities as I mainly cook 'by eye' as I have been doing this for a while. Obviously if you're strict keto I expect you'd want to weigh the ingredients. This will be enough for me for 3 or 4 breakfasts.

    Frittatas are an excellent way to use up what you have in the fridge.

    Reply: #179
  2. Karen
    How would you reheat this after freezing?
    Thanks
    Reply: #153
  3. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    How would you reheat this after freezing?
    Thanks

    I prefer to allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge and pop it into a toaster oven or reheat gently in a skillet.

  4. Heather Iger
    Threw in tomatos from my garden which upped my carb count but my god this is delicious.
    Reply: #155
  5. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Threw in tomatos from my garden which upped my carb count but my god this is delicious.

    If you have tomatoes in your garden, you must try this recipe https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/kristies-southern-summer-tomato-pie

  6. JillJackson
    I meal prepped and chose this as my breakfast. I used an extra large muffin tin. I filled 5 cups with the liquid, then I added the bacon to the cup, then the spinach, and lastly the cheese. I have learned with frittas that it is easy to overcook. I really kept an eye on my frittata. It did need to cook a little longer. I let the frittas rest a few minutes before I removed them from the pan. My non-low carb husband loved them. They are really good. They also kept well....I ate them for 4 breakfasts (because the hubs and I shared one as a taste test). I highly recommend.
    Reply: #157
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I meal prepped and chose this as my breakfast. I used an extra large muffin tin. I filled 5 cups with the liquid, then I added the bacon to the cup, then the spinach, and lastly the cheese. I have learned with frittas that it is easy to overcook. I really kept an eye on my frittata. It did need to cook a little longer. I let the frittas rest a few minutes before I removed them from the pan. My non-low carb husband loved them. They are really good. They also kept well....I ate them for 4 breakfasts (because the hubs and I shared one as a taste test). I highly recommend.

    I am glad that you enjoyed this, thank you for taking the time to let us know!

  8. amin
    Can I change the fresh spinach by frozen spinach?
    Reply: #159
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I change the fresh spinach by frozen spinach?

    We have not tested this with frozen spinach. If you'd like to try it, be sure and drain and squeeze the spinach well to get the extra liquid out.

  10. Julie B
    Frozen spinach works great. I divy up a 12oz bag, freeze 1/2 for another time. Microwave spinach then drain well with paper towels. Scatter on top of frittata. Wonderful!
    Reply: #162
  11. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Frozen spinach works great. I divy up a 12oz bag, freeze 1/2 for another time. Microwave spinach then drain well with paper towels. Scatter on top of frittata. Wonderful!

    Good to know! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Julie B
    I’ve been on keto almost 3 yrs & i just want to encourage ppl how inexpensive, time-saving, convenient & just as healthy frozen spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, & berries are compared to fresh. My little freezer is full of on-sale frozen vegetables, salmon, ground beef, bacon & butter. Wish I had a bigger freezer!
    Reply: #164
  13. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I’ve been on keto almost 3 yrs & i just want to encourage ppl how inexpensive, time-saving, convenient & just as healthy frozen spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, & berries are compared to fresh. My little freezer is full of on-sale frozen vegetables, salmon, ground beef, bacon & butter. Wish I had a bigger freezer!

    I also made this discovery and feel so much better about not wasting fresh produce.

  14. Angela Sassi
    What us the portion size?
    Reply: #166
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What us the portion size?

    The portion size can vary depending on how much the dish condenses down as you cook it. We always list the number of servings (and that can be adjusted) to help gauge serving size. If you make 4 servings, then a serving is 25% of what you've cooked.

  16. Irma
    What are the macros per serving?
    Reply: #168
  17. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What are the macros per serving?

    Hi, Irma! The nutritional information is listed below the Ingredients list. Simply click the "Nutrition" tab and it will expand.

  18. Susan
    Can you make this a day in advance and then cook it?
    Reply: #170
  19. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Frittatas are excellent candidates for prepping a day ahead of time. Some people prefer to cook it and then refrigerate the frittata and just reheat it the next day.
  20. Lance
    For the Chorizo -- Mexican or European?
  21. Denise
    is there a dairy free option that works well?
    Reply: #173
  22. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    is there a dairy free option that works well?

    Hi, Denise! We haven't tried it, but you could try omitting the cheese and substituting the heavy cream for unsweetened almond or coconut milk.

  23. Isabella Mayo
    What size ramekins are used in the video?
    Reply: #175
  24. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What size ramekins are used in the video?

    These are about 16 cm/6.5 inches.

  25. markmanra
    My wife and I made this last night. Delicious and did not change a thing!
    Reply: #177
  26. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    My wife and I made this last night. Delicious and did not change a thing!

    Awesome! So glad you love it!

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  28. JC
    There is reference to cooking on lowest temperature as one of the options bit both temperatures given in instructions are 350.
  29. Martha Perimian
    Damn this is good!!! Started this comment after first bite. I have made several egg dishes that are pretty similar but this one shines! Perhaps it was the applewood D'Artagnan bacon I used but it was divine! I used freshly grated cheddar as well as the pre-grated has cornstarch (=carbs) to keep it from clumping. I cut the recipe in half (2 servings) and got 3 good sized ramekins out of it! Will make again and again!!! Thank you Anne!
    Reply: #181
  30. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Damn this is good!!! Started this comment after first bite. I have made several egg dishes that are pretty similar but this one shines! Perhaps it was the applewood D'Artagnan bacon I used but it was divine! I used freshly grated cheddar as well as the pre-grated has cornstarch (=carbs) to keep it from clumping. I cut the recipe in half (2 servings) and got 3 good sized ramekins out of it! Will make again and again!!! Thank you Anne!

    Thanks for the feedback, Martha! So glad you love it!

  31. Michael
    A suggestion: Why don't you put an option in the "What's your main health goal?" to "gain weight"? I'll wager there are more people who want to gain weight than there are those of "other" gender. We underweights feel neglected.
    Reply: #183
  32. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    A suggestion: Why don't you put an option in the "What's your main health goal?" to "gain weight"? I'll wager there are more people who want to gain weight than there are those of "other" gender. We underweights feel neglected.

    Thanks for your suggestion, Michael! This guide may be helpful for you! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/gain-weight

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