Mar 11, 2014

Bell Pepper and Potato Frittata


Egg frittatas are EASY and inexpensive – perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! This St Patricks Day Frittata is made with yukon Gold potatoes and bell peppers to create shamrocks!

Egg frittatas are my answer to an easy, inexpensive meal solution whether I'm having it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast, I'll serve this with a side of berries or fruit. For dinner, I make a salad on the side and call it a meal!

You can literally throw anything into a frittata and call it a meal, but I thought it would be fun to make this one a St Patricks Day theme which of coarse MUST have yukon gold potatoes, and to create a shamrock design, I sliced my bell peppers into flower shapes – completely optional! This one's vegetarian, perfect if you need a meatless Monday dish idea, and it's naturally gluten-free.


I'm not sure if there's anything quite as beautiful as farm fresh eggs. A friend of mine is raising chickens in her yard and gave me some of her eggs and the colors were so beautiful I almost didn't want to crack them. The yolks are so orange, it's hard to believe I made this frittata with half egg whites.


If you want to see more Skinny St Patrick's Day recipe ideas, Target's blog: A Bullseye View did a roundup of some of their favorite Green Skinnytaste recipe, click here to see more!



Bell Pepper and Potato Frittata
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 • Size: 1/4th • Old Points: 3 • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 144 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 11 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 127 mg (without salt)  • Cholest: 186 mg

Ingredients:

  • 4 thin slices green bell pepper, sliced into 1/4-inch thin slices crosswise
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1 (7 oz) medium peeled Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Ingredients:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Crack the eggs and egg whites into a large bowl. Add salt and fresh cracked pepper and beat until blended.


Heat a 10-inch nonstick oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and shallots to the pan and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the potatoes, season with salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper. Cover and cook the potatoes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.


Pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Carefully arrange the bell peppers on top to create a shamrock pattern if desired. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the edges are set, 6 to 8 minutes.


Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the frittata is completely set and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer onto a large plate. Cut into 4 wedges and serve.

44 comments :

  1. Fun St. Patrick's Day fritatta with the four-leaf clover bell peppers! I actually did the same thing for pizza toppings which I am sharing tomorrow.

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  2. Do you think this could work with sweet potatoes? It looks delicious. Your site is always so awesome.

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  3. Such a pretty dish, and looks delicious too!

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  4. Such a cute meal idea for St. Patrick's day! Love cheap, healthy recipes--thanks for sharing!

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  5. Am I the only one who hears fritatta and thinks of that one movie Morning Glory? Either way, delicious looking & love the healthy take on the St. Patty's Day theme ;)

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  6. Bardzo apetyczne danie;-)
    Serdeczności...

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  7. I love the peppers! So cute!

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  8. This looks so pretty!

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    xx

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  9. How pretty! It's actually Paleo, too, I think, if you use sweet potatoes or parsnips instead of the potatoes. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Wanna try this fab recipe! amazing!

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  11. Love the idea? Do you have any ideas on how to use the extra egg yolks? I know of like ice cream etc, but that doesn't sound particularly healthy lol :)

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  12. I don't know how you could bear to waste the yolks of those beautiful, farm fresh eggs! So I, too, hope you have an idea what to do with them. Thanks for the St. Pat's frittata idea!

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    1. I couldn't either! SO I used the whites from some of the eggs in my fridge. These fresh egg yolks are not to be wasted! I usually cook them for my dog.

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  13. I absolutely love this idea! So cute! I am with you on the frittata train, they are a great and inexpensive way to feed the family! Love your recipes!

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  14. I don't have an oven safe skillet ,any ideas what to do?

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    1. You could probably keep it covered on low, and maybe turn it towards the end to make sure it cooks even.

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    2. If you wrap your skillet handle with aluminum foil, It won't melt in the oven,

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    3. You could transfer all of the other ingredients into a pie pan and then pour the eggs on top. Pop that into the oven!

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  15. I'm sorry, i'm confused. The recipe calls for 4 large eggs and 4 egg whites. Do you use any egg yolks? PS. I love your site! I tell everybody about it!

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    1. Never mind, I think I figured it out: Use 4 large eggs + 4 more egg whites. This is why I need your website so much: I am not a cook!

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  16. This is such a cute idea! I saw it earlier on Pinterest and already pinned! Cant wait to make for my fam.

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  17. Gina, what a fun a festive presentation! One of the most beautiful frittatas I've ever seen. Love this :)

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  18. Do you think this could be made ahead and reheated the next day?

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  19. Gina, you mentioned that your friend has chickens. Does she sell her eggs and if so is she local? I've been getting mine from a farm in Commack but it's a bit of a drive. Thanks so much

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    1. She doesn't sell them, it's just for her family. She's not actually supposed to have chickens here in LI :)

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  20. Great recipe. Tried it this morning. Am happy to have a quick meal idea good for any meal. Love this website!

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  21. I made this last week and it was easy, and tasty. The longest part was preparing the potatoes. I don't have an ovenproof skillet so I just put on a lid after I added the eggs and peppers. Leftovers were great, too.

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  22. Great Recipe and idea! can't wait to try it tonight for dinner. I am sure it will be a HIT:)) Thanks

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  23. Loved the Shamrock Frittata, very delicious!! beautiful presentation. See my site http://www.chickenthighrecipesglutenfree-wheatfreeandotherrecipes.com Thanks for the recipe ideas

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  24. Made this tonight and it was delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  25. Never made a frittata before...but tried this last night for St Paddy's Day. Used 6 whole eggs (instead of the 4 whites) and added parsley to the egg mixture. My green-pepper "shamrocks" weren't perfect...but still easy to see what they were supposed to be. So easy and very delicious! Highly recommend!

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  26. This looks Ahhh-mazing! Can’t wait to try it. Also, your inspiration board is where I would like to live currently – hence the constant re-pinning! Love It.

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  27. I make similar frittatas and tortillas, but I never thought of decorating one (or anything) for Saint Patrick's using bell peppers. Nice touch!

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  28. Just wanted to say "Thank You" for continuing to add "Old" point values, it is very helpful! Love your website, always check here first when I want to make something yummy without breaking the bank! Thanks!

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  29. I'm gonna do this for Mother's Day brunch this weekend -- red/orange/yellow bell pepper flowers and green pepper stems! Thanks for the pepper art idea!

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