Skinny Frittata with Mushrooms, Spinach, Garlic, Potato and a Touch of Prosciutto Recipe

Skinny Frittata with Mushrooms, Spinach, Garlic, Potato and a Touch of Prosciutto

I love making frittatas but I’ve been trying to make them with more vegetables than fat filled ingredients.  I’m using less eggs which creates more of a pizza like dish instead of something more like a quiche.  I even serve it on a pizza paddle.   This is a great dish to make for your holiday breakfast or brunch and one I’ll be sharing for A Gluten-Free Holiday.  Today Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl is hosting the event spotlighting Holiday Breakfast and Brunch.  You can head there to share your recipes and leave comments for your chance to win

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Skinny Frittata with Mushrooms, Spinach, Garlic, Potato and a Touch of Prosciutto


  • 1 cup hashbrown potatoes
  • 1/4 diced red onion
  • 1 dozen cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 2/3 cup frozen spinach or 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 organic large brown eggs beaten
  • 1 slice proscuitto crisped in the oven
  • 1-2 TBS Organic Coconut Oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper


Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.

In your 12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet melt some of the coconut oil and saute your hash browns.  If you’re pressed for time you can skip this step if using frozen hash browns.  Just make sure they are not frozen but warmed up in the microwave.  I like them browned and crispy before adding them to the eggs.

Saute the onion until soft and then set aside.  Not saute the mushrooms until they start to brown and then set aside with onions.

Saute the spinach and garlic until soften and set aside.

Now make sure there is oil in the pan so the eggs will float.  I’ve greatly reduced the amount I used to see if it would work and it did.  Make sure you have beat the eggs until fluffy which should take at least 2 minutes.  This will really make a difference.  If you like to add milks to your eggs you can do that now but I found it works just as well without.

Pour the eggs into the pan.  Let them settle for a minute but do not touch them or play with them.  You want them floating in the oil and if you start messing with them you’ll incorporate that oil into the eggs.  Now slowly add in the onions, mushrooms, spinach, garlic and potatoes.  Top with the pancetta.  When you see the edges start to pull away which should start pretty soon.  If you are using more eggs it takes longer but the beauty of less eggs is this is faster.

Pop it into your pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes.  If you jiggle the pan and it’s not rippling then the eggs are cooked.  Carefully remove the pan and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Now you can remove it from the pan, slice it up and serve it warm.

Yield:  4 servings


You can add whatever cheese you like to this dish too.  If you don’t have cremini mushrooms you can use white or portobello cut into chunks.

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet ask for one this holiday season.  If not any non-stick oven safe skillet will work.
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This was shared on Real Food Wednesday’s over at Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

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9 Responses to Skinny Frittata with Mushrooms, Spinach, Garlic, Potato and a Touch of Prosciutto Recipe

  1. Valerie@CityLIfeEats December 9, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    Oh my, this looks wonderful!!

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 11, 2010 at 9:52 am #

      Valerie I have to say it tastes even better. I hope you'll give it a try and let me know what you think.

  2. Shirley @ gfe December 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    This dish looks totally divine, Diane! Woohoo on your book being part of the giveaway this week. All of you are terrific and so are your books! 🙂


    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 11, 2010 at 9:52 am #

      Shirley- I'm such a lucky girl. Thanks for the woohoo!

  3. gingerlemongirl December 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Thank you SO Much for sharing this on my round up this week! YUM!

  4. Kelly B. December 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm #

    This looks so good, gonna make it for my Christmas brunch. But by the way, I think you meant jiggle the pan not giggle it. 😉 Also the print recipe section doesn't have the ingredients list. 🙁 I just printed selection but I thought I'd let you know.

    • TheWHOLEGangLLC December 24, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

      Kelly- thanks for the heads up. Still perfecting that print recipe feature. Too funny about giggle. Everyone needs to giggle as they cook!

  5. jill January 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    thanks for this recipe! What an amazing idea. I've been craving something that was pizza-ish. And, just used the end of my groceries to make it with what I had: 1/2 cup of pizza sauce (I added at the end but next time might mix it with the eggs), bag of frozen onions & peppers, 3 cloves of toasted garlic, 1 tsp or so of nutritional yeast & topped with toasted pepitas. It was really great. I'm not a huge fan of eggs & loved getting mostly veggies. Thank you!

    • Diane Eblin February 2, 2012 at 7:58 am #

      Jill I love the toasted pepitas idea. A little crunch is great. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm with you, a big fan of eggs and getting my veggie in there too!