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Recipes May 20, 2015

Microwave Mini Frittatas

This vegetable-filled Italian-style omelet is surprisingly easy and fast. For convenience, you can use 1 cup frozen stir-fry pepper mix instead of fresh onion and red pepper, or leftover cooked vegetables.

Coat two 6-oz custard cups with cooking spray.

Sprinkle each custard cup with 1 tsp Japanese-style breadcrumbs (panko), tilting to coat evenly.

Heat 1 tsp olive or vegetable oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper; cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add 2 cups baby spinach; cook, stirring, until it has wilted, about 1 minute.

Blend 1 whole egg and 1 egg white in medium bowl.

Stir in 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese, a dash of hot sauce, such as Tabasco, a pinch of salt, and pepper to taste.

Divide egg mixture among prepared custard cups.

Place in microwave, cover with wax paper and microwave at High 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes, or until frittatas have set. (They should be firm to the touch.)

Loosen edges and tip frittatas onto plates.

If you have an extra frittata, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in microwave at High for about 1 minute, then unmold.

Yield: 2 servings.
Per serving: Calories: 160.
Total fat: 9 grams. Saturated fat: 3.5 grams. Cholesterol: 105 milligrams. Sodium: 180 milligrams. Carbohydrate: 11 grams. Fiber: 3 grams. Sugars: 3 grams. Protein: 10 grams.


  • 1 tsp Japanese-Style Breadcrumbs (Panko)
  • 1 tsp Olive or Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
  • 1 dash hot sauce

Comments (4)

Manager: Better fix the set up in the gizmo that adjusts ingredient amount per serving! Otherwise, a great little recipe!

Posted by: Deigh | June 4, 2015 3:05 PM    Report this comment

The servings on the calculator were originally set incorrectly. Thank you for pointing this out.
It has been reset.

Posted by: Admin | June 4, 2015 3:21 PM    Report this comment

What chemicals are in the custard cups?

Posted by: budtillery | October 5, 2015 6:07 PM    Report this comment

Can these be made ahead, frozen, and reheated?

Posted by: | July 31, 2017 1:11 PM    Report this comment

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