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Fiesta Frittata

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Cook Time: 40 min.
Savory and delicious, this fiesta-inspired frittata is the perfect breakfast, lunch, or side-dish.


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans or 1 (7-ounce) can diced green chile peppers, slightly drained
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream, optional
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa, optional
  • cilantro sprigs, optional


  • Beat eggs; add cottage cheese and 1 cup Mexican cheese, blend well; set aside. In a 10-inch, non-stick, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter.
  • Add onion and garlic; sauté until onion is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add green chilies and stir to mix. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet; cook for 2-3 minutes or until mixture looks set around the rim.
  • Keeping mixture in skillet, bake in 350ºF oven until knife inserted in center of dish comes out clean or about 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese and place under broiler for about 1 minute to brown and melt cheese (watch carefully).
  • Cut into wedges and serve with reduced-fat sour cream and salsa and garnish with sprigs of cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 270
  Calories from Fat 165 (61%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(48%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(94%)Cholesterol 281mg
(23%)Sodium 542mg
(7%)Potassium 254mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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