The easy way to make a light potato and spinach frittataJump to Recipe
Q: What do you make when:
- You ran out the door in the morning without planning anything for dinner.
- There will be about 15 minutes at home in between work and the _________(soccer game, spin class, ballet carpool, town meeting - You can fill in the blank).
- Everyone will be walking in the door starving after the event in #2
- and...you are trying to keep things healthy and waist line friendly.
A: This recipe
This easy, light and healthy frittata can be made out of items that I bet you have sitting in your refrigerator at this moment. Eggs, veggies, and potatoes. Plus, it is easily customizable. You prefer broccoli to spinach? No problem, swap the two. Or better yet, throw both in there. This version is dairy-free, but cheese would certainly make a delicious addition. Do you love mushrooms? Me too...add them!
If I wasn't a serial plant killer, I can just imagine all of the great homegrown vegetables and herbs I could use in this. Maybe someday (I can dream, right??) . For now, I will open my freezer, see what leftover, half-opened packages of veggies I have laying around and toss them in.
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Lazy spinach and potato frittata
- 6 qt slow cooker or 4 qt casserole slow cooker
- non stick spray or oil
- 2 cups shredded potato I used frozen
- 10 eggs (or equivalent) To lighten it I used 5 eggs and 5 eggs worth of an egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters)
- ½ cup milk I used a cashew/almond blend
- 1 cup spinach I used frozen
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- Coat pot with spray or olive oil to avoid sticking. If you are using a liner, I suggest coating that.
- Add frozen shredded potato to pot.
- Beat eggs, egg substitute (if using) and milk together. Pour over shredded potato
- Add in spinach, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir to mix
- Cook 1.5 hours on high or 3 hours on low. If you are around, you can open the lid about half way through and give it a stir. This is an optional step that will help even out cooking. If you choose this step, you will also need to add 10-15 minutes on to the cooking time.
- Place a paper towel under the lid to absorb extra moisture while cooking.
- Lazy-tip: If your slow cooker cooks unevenly, as mine does, it helps even things out if you pick the ceramic pot up and rotate it 180 degrees in the middle of the cooking time (optional)
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