Yummy Sweet Potato & Pepperoni Breakfast Frittata
Today I'm sharing a new breakfast recipe! It's not really a breakfast pizza, though... even though it looks like one! Sorry, teaser! It's technically a frittata but a really, really good one - I promise! :)
This recipe came about by accident one evening when I decided to experiment and throw together ingredients I had on hand in my kitchen. I was tired of my chicken sausage casserole, wanting a change, and I saw an Instagram photo of a delicious-looking frittata with hashtag #stepupyourfrittata, which I suppose inspired me to step it up!
- One sweet potato
- 1/2 package of frozen spinach
- 6 eggs
- 10-20 slices of pepperoni
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Mexican or reduced fat sharp cheddar (optional)
Peel and slice the sweet potato into small chunks and heat them over medium heat with 1/2 package of spinach for 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft. (You could add onion to this mix as well!) Grease the bottom of a round non-stick pan and lay the sweet potato and spinach mixture along the bottom. Wait for this to cool before adding the eggs and other ingredients.
Once the sweet potatoes have cooled, cover them with slices of pepperoni and if you chose, 1/4 cup of cheese. I made this twice and the first time i used Mexican cheese, which I could really taste and enjoyed in the dish! However, the second time around I switched to reduced fat cheddar and I could hardly taste it so, it might not be worth the calories to use the cheese, but the choice is yours!
In a separate bowl whip together the 6 eggs, and then add them to your round pan. Mix them around a little bit so they get between some of the sweet potatoes, but not too much.
Cook your frittata at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the eggs are set. If you're not sure the eggs are set, cut a slice. If runny eggs flows into the sliver, continue cooking the dish a few minutes longer. Otherwise, it's ready!
I would wait about 5 minutes for the frittata to cool before cutting into it. Once you do, though, it makes for an easy grab-and-go breakfast! I slice my frittata like a pizza and each morning I take one or two pieces to work for eat for breakfast or a mid-morning snack. I just heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds and it's ready!
If you make this, definitely let me know your thoughts! I'm open to your suggestions for improvements as well since this is a completely new dish for me! More sweet potato? Less? Should I add some fresh herbs or a different kind of cheese? Let's DISH about this dish. :) Haha. Have a great Sunday, folks and get that breakfast for the week ready!
Do you have any favorite frittata breakfast recipes you like?
Do you make breakfast for the week on Sundays?