We love breakfast frittatas here at CE, but we know that time doesn’t always permit a leisurely morning meal. Enter these scrumptious Italian-style mini frittatas with tomatoes, chicken sausage, mozzarella and basil that are baked in a muffin tin for ultra-portability.
4 2-oz links cooked all-natural Italian chicken sausage, no added nitrites or nitrates, thinly sliced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
8 large eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt (TRY: Traders Point Creamery Plain Whole Milk Yogurt)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mist a 12-count muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a medium skillet on medium-low, heat oil. Add potatoes, onion and salt and sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Add sausage, garlic and tomatoes and and sauté for 2 minutes more. Divide mixture among muffin tins and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and yogurt. Stir in cheese, basil and pepper. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes, until puffed and set.
Remove from oven and let cool for about 20 minutes. Slide a knife around each frittata and gently remove, placing on a large rimmed baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours, then transfer to a large zip-top freezer bag. Return to freezer until ready to serve, up to 1 month.
To serve, preheat oven to 400ºF. Place frozen frittatas on a rimmed baking sheet misted with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes, until heated through. A microwave may also be used, if desired. Frittatas can also be eaten cold; defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
We’ve packed six health-boosting superfoods – oats, coconut, chia, cinnamon, maca and dark chocolate – into these chewy, delicious cookies for the ultimate on-the-run breakfast or snack that will truly satisfy your taste buds.
This frittata is delicious warm from the oven, at room temperature or chilled. If you can’t find frozen artichoke hearts (and don’t want to work with fresh ones), use an additional 1 cup frozen peas or 2 cups sliced zucchini.
If you’re in the habit of grabbing a hot egg sandwich on your way to work, this is the breakfast for you. Make these burritos in advance, then wrap them up and freeze. When you wake up in the morning, simply pop one in the oven to heat while you’re getting ready, then take it with you on the go – it’s genius!
Customize these whole-grain muffins by using your choice of cranberry sauce, but we love the kick from our Grapefruit & Cranberry Sauce on page 55. You’ll want to make a double batch of cranberry sauce this year to make certain you have extra for these treats!