By Jodee Weiland
Lately, when I have leftovers and extra vegetables available, I immediately think of a frittata. It may just be that I’m on a kick lately when it comes to frittatas, but if so, it has worked out well for my family and me. This time I had some leftover Italian chicken sausage that we had grilled the night before and some fresh broccoli I needed to use, so of course, it was time for what came to be known as my Delicious Chicken Sausage, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Frittata!
Originally, frittata was an Italian term used for cooking eggs in a skillet. A frittata is basically just an Italian version of an open-faced omelet that is started on the stove top and then finally baked in the oven. Some people will cook a frittata completely on the stove top, while others will vary between how much is done on the stove top and how much is done in the oven. For my frittata, I used the oven this time. When you cook a frittata in the oven, be sure to use an oven proof skillet or baking dish.
My Delicious Chicken Sausage, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Frittata came together because I had the leftover Italian chicken sausage and some fresh broccoli I wanted to use. To this I added all natural egg whites, reduced fat shredded mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, and garlic. Any time you put broccoli together with garlic, you have a winning combination of flavor. Add the rest of the ingredients here, and you have a winning frittata that is healthy and full of delicious flavor!
Delicious Chicken Sausage, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Frittata
1 and 3/4 to 2 cups all natural egg whites
2 cups fresh broccoli florets cut up into small pieces
2 cooked Italian chicken sausages diced into small pieces
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes chopped
1 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella
Extra virgin olive oil as needed
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste when served
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare the baking dish with olive oil as needed. My dish is about 8 x 11 inches, so my frittata is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. Cut up and prepare the various ingredients as needed. When ready, mix together the all natural egg whites, broccoli, chicken sausage, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl. Finally, add in the mozzarella cheese and stir some more.
When the mixture is ready, pour it into the prepared baking dish. Place the dish in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When done, put a toothpick in the center and pull it out. If the toothpick comes out clean, then your frittata is cooked and ready to cut and serve.
My Delicious Chicken Sausage, Broccoli, and Mozzarella Frittata is both healthy and delicious! Serve with crusty multigrain bread toasted and some fresh fruit. This dish is not only delicious, but satisfying as well. The recipe, when cut into four squares makes four servings that are about 325 calories per serving. You can easily have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Whatever you decide, I know you are going to love this frittata, so enjoy!