Easy Vegetable and Ham Frittata
“Summer is officially here and with it the HEAT! Don’t let the fear of heating up the house with the oven stop you from creating a healthy, nutritious meal.
Allow me to reintroduce you to your long-lost friend, your slow cooker! On hot, humid days let your slow cooker make your meal with out heating up the house. All it takes is a little advanced planning. Below is a delicious vegetable frittata perfect for a hot summer night. And, of course, it’s loaded with veggies, so it’s healthy too!!
Easy Vegetable-Ham Frittata
Active: 20 minutes or less
Total: 2 hr 5 min
2 T olive oil
2 medium shallots or 1/4 cup onion
8 oz. broccoli florets
I medium zucchini cut into 1/2 in- thick slices
1/4 Cup grape tomatoes cut in half
1/2 cup chopped low-sodium deli ham
12 large eggs (free-range, organic, if possible)
1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup fresh basil or flat parsley
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Heat olive oil to large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots, broccoli, zucchini and tomatoes. Cook, stirring often, until slightly browned or about 3-4 minutes. Add ham and cook 2minutes. Remove from heat.
2. Coat bottom and 2 inches up slices of 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add vegetable mixture.
3. Whisk eggs, Parmesan, basil, salt and pepper together. Pour over vegetables in cooker. Cover slow cooker and cook on high until frittata is set and the tip of a knife inserted into the center comes out clean (about 1 hour 45 minutes). Cut into 8 slices; use a spatula to lift to plates.
Serves 8 (1 slice) Calories 349; Fat 23g; Protein 27g; Carb 9 g; Fiber 2g
(Recipe adapted from Cooking Light July 2018)
Mix and match whichever vegetables you like most. Enjoy!!”