Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata and Fitbit Flex Giveaway!

February 17, 2016Danita
This post was sponsored by Milk Life on behalf of Influence Central.

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Today I’m sharing a great breakfast recipe…. Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata.   

We’ve been exercising several times a week since early summer.  After the holidays, we decided to be more conscious of what we’re eating.  One of the things we’re trying to do is eat more protein.  I know protein is important for building muscle and the older I get the more I’m realizing how important that is.  Every time I talk to one of the trainers at the gym or my doctor they stress increasing my protein.  

To get an idea how well we were doing, my husband, daughter and I started tracking what we ate.  We quickly realized we weren’t getting NEARLY as much protein as we thought.  On top of that, most was in the evening, when we are less active.  This was leaving our mornings lacking in the nutrient most likely to keep us full.  Many experts are now recommending 25-30 grams of protein before noon.  That’s what prompted the making of Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata!  Each serving contains 12 grams of protein.  

Adding an 8 ounce glass of milk is an easy and delicious way to add protein to any meal or snack.  Pairing a glass of milk with a serving of Bacon Spinach Swiss Frittata takes the protein in this easy breakfast to a whopping 20 grams! 

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Apple slices with an 8 ounce glass of chocolate milk (which is ALWAYS a treat!) make the perfect mid-morning snack to round out the My Morning Protein to 28 grams!  

Keeping track is the best way to make sure you’re getting enough protein and other important nutrients.  I have an exciting GIVEAWAY to help out with that!  Two (2) of my readers will win a Fitbit Flex! (retail value $99.99)  Just scroll down to the bottom and enter for a chance to win!  After you read through this yummy recipe, of course!

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 cups fresh spinach 
  • 1/2 cup Swiss cheese – grated
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Wash and roughly chop spinach

Set aside

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper – set aside

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Heat a medium oven proof skillet (I used cast iron) over medium high heat

Add bacon and cook until slightly crisp

Remove bacon and drain on paper towel

Leave about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan, draining the rest

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Add spinach to skillet over medium heat and stir just until wilted

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Crumble bacon and add to skillet

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Give the eggs and milk another whisk and add to skillet

Make sure spinach and bacon are evenly distributed in skillet

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Top eggs with Swiss cheese and allow skillet to sit on burner over medium heat for 4 minutes

This allows the bottom and edges to form a “crust”

Place skillet into preheated oven and bake about 10-12 minutes or until center is done and frittata doesn’t jiggle when shaken

Bacon Spinach Frittata #mymorningprotein

Serve immediately or

Save For Later:

Once Frittata is done cool completely, remove from skillet.  (Never store in a cast iron skillet as the eggs will take on an “irony” taste) Cut into 8 pieces, wrap in plastic wrap or store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve.  When ready to serve, remove from plastic wrap and microwave 20-30 seconds

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Bacon Spinach Frittata
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 slices bacon
  2. 2 cups fresh spinach
  3. 1/2 cup Swiss cheese – grated
  4. 10 eggs
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash and roughly chop spinach. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper – set aside
  4. Heat a medium oven proof skillet (I used cast iron) over medium high heat
  5. Add bacon and cook until slightly crisp
  6. Remove bacon and drain on paper towel
  7. Leave about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan, draining the rest
  8. Add spinach to skillet over medium heat and stir just until wilted
  9. Crumble bacon and add to skillet
  10. Give the eggs and milk another whisk and add to skillet
  11. Make sure spinach and bacon are evenly distributed in skillet
  12. Top eggs with Swiss cheese and allow skillet to sit on burner over medium heat for 4 minutes
  13. This allows the bottom and edges to form a “crust”
  14. Place skillet into preheated oven and bake about 10-12 minutes or until center is done and frittata doesn’t jiggle when shaken
  15. Serve immediately or
Save For Later
  1. Once Frittata is done cool completely, remove from skillet, cut into 8 peices, wrap in plastic wrap or store in airtight container in refrigerator until ready to serve. When ready to serve, remove from plastic wrap and microwave 20-30 seconds
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47 Comments

  • The Mad Mommy

    February 24, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    This frittata looks so good! Thanks for sharing it and for co-hosting the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup with me!

  • mijulin

    February 23, 2016 at 11:16 PM

    I would pair it with oatmeal

    Marie

  • Thomas Murphy

    February 23, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    I would pair it with eggs.

  • Holly B

    February 23, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    I would pair it with some sausage & bacon.

  • Birdiebee

    February 23, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    I would pair milk with eggs for a sausage egg scramble.

  • Melanie Montgomery

    February 23, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    I would drink a glass with oatmeal.

  • PhancyPheet (@PhancyPheet)

    February 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    I would pair milk with some egg whites!

  • Lauren

    February 23, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    I would pair milk with granola.

  • Tammy Horn

    February 23, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    I have milk in my cooked Quinoa every morning for breakfast.

  • Evie B.

    February 23, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    I would pair waffles with milk.

  • Deanna Lynn

    February 23, 2016 at 12:55 AM

    I like almonds sprinkled over my cereal (with milk, of course).

  • GB

    February 22, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    I would use milk to make oatmeal and have with fresh fruit.

  • Annamarie V

    February 21, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    I would pair it with some Greek yogurt with fresh berries.

  • EvansNC (@eTuesdays)

    February 21, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    I love pancakes with blueberries, perfect pair for milk 🙂

  • Donna

    February 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    I use it in my smoothies

  • teresa.cox

    February 20, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    I love scrambled eggs and toast with milk!

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:56 AM

      I’m a fan of scrambled eggs and toast as well. Makes for a quick and easy breakfast.

  • Terri Irvin

    February 20, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    I love healthy homemade yogurt made from milk with fresh fruit.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:55 AM

      Terri,
      I’ve never had homemade yogurt but I hear it’s delicious. Thanks for stopping by.

  • natasha lamoreux

    February 20, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    I drink a glass of skim milk every morning and I pair it with some oatmeal or whole wheat toast.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:54 AM

      Oatmeal is one of our favorite things for breakfast. Thanks Natasha, for stopping by!

  • julimi

    February 20, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    I would pair it with wheat pancakes

    Julie

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:54 AM

      Wheat pancakes sound great right now! I haven’t had breakfast yet. Thanks for stopping by!

  • DJ

    February 20, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    I love bagels with my milk.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:58 AM

      DJ,
      We love bagels! I need to get some, we haven’t had them in forever. Thanks for stopping by!

  • steve weber

    February 20, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    I would pair it with an omelette.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:58 AM

      That sounds good!

  • Elle

    February 20, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    I would pair cereal with milk.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:59 AM

      Elle,
      I love a hot breakfast but honestly, cereal and milk and what I have most often. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Melissa Teears

    February 20, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    I would pair it with my cereal or with bacon and eggs

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 6:59 AM

      Love some bacon and eggs!

  • Coffee With Us 3 (@CoffeeWithUs3)

    February 19, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    I love scrambled eggs & spinach with my milk for breakfast!

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

      I agree! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Nancy Loring

    February 19, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    I always have a glass of milk in the morning but I also use milk with my breakfast burrito.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

      Breakfast burritos, yum! Here in Texas we eat a lot of those!

  • janetfaye

    February 19, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    I pair milk with oatmeal in the morning.

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 7:01 AM

      Good choice! Thanks for entering.

  • thetypicalmom

    February 19, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Would love to win this for myself!

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 7:02 AM

      Good Luck! Thanks for entering!

  • Angela

    February 19, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    I love your frittata! If I had to decide on something else… my go to is eggs with fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 7:02 AM

      Thanks Angela! Eggs and mozzarella with basil and tomato sound wonderful!

  • naptimecreationsemily

    February 19, 2016 at 1:17 AM

    WOW!! What a great giveaway, thanks! I love to pair milk with oatmeal in the morning for a great start!

    1. Danita

      February 21, 2016 at 7:03 AM

      Thanks for stopping by to enter!

  • Melissa B

    February 17, 2016 at 9:11 PM

    I wold pair some milk with a Ham Sandwich!

  • RaShell

    February 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Yum! I scramble eggs with bacon and cheese for a protein power punch.

  • Jennifer

    February 17, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    That looks delicious!!! I have to try this. I know protein is important and I do not get enough of it I am sure.

  • Susan Broughton

    February 17, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    I’m a fan of eggs and omelets so that is what i would pair with it.

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