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Gluten Free Broccoli Frittata

Take your breakfast or brunch to the next level. This delicious broccoli frittata is quick, easy to prepare, and delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword brunch ideas, gluten free broccoli frittata, keto frittata, low carb frittata
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 231kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons onion chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cream (substitute half and half or milk if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 ounces cooked broccoli chopped

Instructions

  • Position the rack of your oven in the center so that your frittata will be about 10 inches from the broil heating element.
    Preheat your broiler on low.
  • Heat oil and butter in the skillet over a medium flame. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes.
    Add garlic during the last minute.
  • Whisk the eggs, salt, pepper, and cream in a bowl. Add parmesan cheese and stir. Then pour into skillet and stir to distribute the onions evenly and scatter broccoli evenly over the top.
  • Cover and cook until the egg is almost set, about 2 minutes.
  • Then uncover and place the skillet on the center rack under the broiler until the top is golden brown and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  • Cut into slices and serve immediately.

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Notes

  • I usually have sautéed broccoli with garlic left over from the night before when I make this frittata. Seriously, sautéing broccoli this way is a real flavor boost. Alternatively, steam a few broccoli florets for about 4 minutes. You’ll only need about 2 ounces.
  • I recommend aged cheese that you grate yourself. The pre-grated type contains preservatives meant to keep it from clumping. It doesn’t melt quite as well. 
  • Depending upon your oven, place the skillet on the center rack 7-12 inches away from the broiler flame so your frittata doesn’t burn.
  • I used a cast-iron skillet to make this frittata, but I have also used this oven safe skillet.
  • Frittatas pack well so you can bring a few slices on a picnic or bring a slice to work for lunch.
  • Frittatas are also an excellent make-ahead dish! Just refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days. And heat them up when you want to serve. 
  • Frittatas are a great way to use up leftovers. Try this recipe for broccoli frittata or let your imagination take over and create your own combination. 

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g