spiralized southwestern frittata…

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One of my favorite things to do to pass time at work is watch cooking videos (It’s practically research as I work for food company!). Does that sound super boring? I just love learning and getting inspired by new recipes. I am constantly pursuing the articles on Buzzfeed Food and The Kitchn, but I must say my favorite stop is by far MarthaStewart.com. They have a great video section that I completely immerse myself in when I’m feeling uninspired or simply bored. I fawn over the videos by Sarah Carey (Want.Every.Recipe.Now), Thomas Joseph (Cooking Conundrums is genius and everything) and Shira Bocar (Clean eats? Yes, please).

*It must be noted this is not a sponsored post, this fangirl love is 100% IRL. 

While looking for some healthy dinner inspo, I came across a Southwestern Frittata by Shira Bocar which had my name all over it. I love frittata (I even did a Snapchat recipe video on it…follow me for more @laircake). It is such an easy, healthy weeknight dinner option that you can literally throw whatever into and it comes out amazing. I typically reach for broccoli and parsley, but this time was in the mood for something a little different. As an avid spiralizer, I decided to put my own spin on the recipe by spiralizing the zucchini to create a fun little dish (vegetable noodles just make everything better). I also added in some sharp cheddar cheese to really solidify those southwestern flavors. 

Spiralized Southwestern Frittata
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pat of butter
  2. 1 clove garlic, minced
  3. 1 zucchini, spiralized (chop into thin half moons if you don't have a spiralizer)
  4. 1 cup corn (I used frozen, slightly thawed corn)
  5. 1 fresh jalapeΓ±o, chopped
  6. 8 eggs (you can use a combination of full eggs + egg whites if you want. I usually do a 5/3 combo)
  7. 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  8. 3/4 cups shredded cheddar
  9. Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ΒΊF.
  2. Heat a non-stick, oven safe pan to medium and add the butter.
  3. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the spiralized zucchini, corn and jalapeΓ±o. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. While the veggies are cooking, whip the eggs up until well mixed.
  6. Add parsley, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup of cheddar.
  7. Add egg mixture to the hot pan and allow the edges to start to firm, about 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook until firm and slightly golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Feel free to add 1 cup of chopped onion when you cook the veggies for an extra pop of flavor!
Adapted from Shira Bocar
Adapted from Shira Bocar
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  • rae

    I don’t think I have ever had a frittata before! I wonder if it would be possible to try to make a vegan version?! Although that may be asking the impossible to be possible seeing as the base of a frittata is egg haha! Love the use of the spiralizer as well – I really want to get one for myself so that I can make some zucchini pasta!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Haha maybe?!?! Do they have those eggless egg options from the health food stores?? Would be worth looking into! I love my spiralizer…definitely worth the investment πŸ™‚

  • I love eggs, I need to try this ASAP!
    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com/

    • Yes! It’s delish. Let me know what you think xo

  • DMD

    This looks delicious! A simple dinner for a family, healthy and tasty! Thank you for the idea!
    Oh and since you like food, you should check the two following blog: skinnytaste.com and iamafoodblog.com definitely our two favorite blog out there!
    We can’t wait to be back on your blog!
    http://dmdmagazine.com/

    • Thanks for stopping by! Frittata is one of my absolute favorite easy, healthy and delicious dinners out there. Plus it’s so customizable πŸ™‚

  • This looks so delicious, Annie! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great day so far πŸ™‚

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Thanks, Jalisa!! I hope you’ve had a great week as well xo

  • Carla

    I love frittatas and often make them. I’ll have to try your recipe with spiralized zucchini and cheddar cheese! I’ve only used Parmasean before. ????????

    • It’s delicious! xo

  • Holy yum! I love cooking videos too, the cooking channel and I are buds. πŸ™‚

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • We’re buds too! Chopped and Top Chef are my favorite…and Ina, Giada and the Pioneer Woman. Okay…I love it all πŸ™‚ xo