The perfect healthy recipe for any occasion.
If you’re looking for the perfect recipe to “WOW” your crowd on a variety of different occasions then you’ve found it! This gluten-free kale frittata provides a healthy dose of protein with each serving to make it a great option to start or end your day, along with anywhere in between. Let’s dig further into what makes this one of the best frittatas recipes and why you need to add it to your next meal plan immediately!
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Why You Need this Healthy Frittata Recipe
Not only does this frittata recipe taste delicious, but it also includes Vitamins A and C, along with other important nutrients such as calcium and iron, and 2 grams of fiber per serving. With only 15 minutes of prep, this frittata can be thrown together for a number of occasions. It’s a wonderful option for busy weeknights or the buffet table at your next family gathering.
Frittatas are one of the few dishes with enough versatility to be served for any meal of the day. While most might think of it as a breakfast recipe, it is the perfect fit for a classic brunch or a go-to staple for those evenings when you are wanting the taste of breakfast for supper!
This is a perfect opportunity to try different vegetables while they are in season that you might not normally try. It might seem intimidating to eat them on their own, but chopping them up and throwing them into some eggs, and topping them with cheese make them seem a little less scary.
If you love this recipe and are looking for more gluten-free tips, we have all that and more. Many people have found that a gluten-free diet helps them to experience less bloating throughout the day. It may also increase energy levels and assist in maintaining a healthy weight. With the focus on getting in whole foods, you will be eating more fruits and vegetables without even thinking about it.
Gathering Your Ingredients and Materials
This recipe can come together in a pinch with a few simple materials and ingredients. You will start with a 9-inch cast iron skillet and then will move everything over to a glass pie plate to finish up.
When it comes to ingredients, you can always add in some of your favorite herbs and other vegetables, but this is what we recommend you start with:
- Kale leaves
- Large eggs
- Gluten-free spaghetti
- Olive oil
- Mozzarella cheese
- Plain soy milk
- Dried basil
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
- Dried oregano
If you need other gluten-free substitutions or are looking for ways to switch it up after making it a few times, you can also try adding in some sweet potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, sausage, onion, garlic, bell peppers, asparagus, broccoli, or zucchini.
In order for a recipe to stay in your rotation, it needs to include things that you and your family enjoy. Don’t be afraid to mix and match ingredients to find what works best to fit your needs. With so many delicious and different ways to enjoy a classic frittata, you don’t want to miss out on all of the goodness simply because you don’t like 1 or 2 ingredients that are listed.
Building Your Frittata with Kale
Now that you have your ingredients, follow these easy instructions to build your delicious frittata. This is a prime example that a recipe doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated to be yummy and an absolute crowd-pleaser!
After you preheat your oven to 375°, lightly grease your pie plate with some olive oil. From there, heat up your skillet and stir in your kale and leftover spaghetti. This is going to be the base of your frittata. Take these away from the heat and get ready to finish building your masterpiece.
It’s now time to put everything together! Layer your kale and spaghetti at the bottom of the dish. Go ahead and sprinkle some of the rich and flavorful mozzarella on top of this layer to start the first part of these yummy flavors.
Next, you will whisk your eggs and soy milk together in a large bowl and add in your spices and salt and pepper to taste. Once it’s a little bit frothy, pour your egg mixture over the kale and spaghetti that is already prepped in your glass dish.
Bake your gluten-free kale frittata for about 35 minutes. You can check to ensure that it is ready by checking it with a fork and then letting it set for a few minutes before slicing and serving. This ensures that all of your flavors are able to settle in before it gets to your plate!
This dish does come in a little bit higher in calories and carbs, but you can rest assured that each pan brings you solid ingredients that are going to give you energy and keep you fuller for longer! Some might worry about gluten-free options not packing enough punch, but this recipe will definitely knock those doubts right out the door.
Superfood Power of Kale
Kale offers so many health benefits that we strongly encourage you to add it to your diet as often as possible! Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants and low in calories, it can boost your diet in no time.
The possibilities are truly endless. It can be used in the place of spinach in many recipes if you’re looking to try something different and offers a little more crunch to your basic salad. A branch from the cabbage family, kale is a fun way to try adding new vegetables in a variety of ways while giving your body a healthy boost.
The Secret is in the Cheese
All cheeses offer different tastes as well as benefits, and we want to put a little bit of focus on the mozzarella that helps make up the name of this gluten-free cheesy kale frittata. We chose mozzarella for its rich flavor. Throw in the fact that mozzarella is lower in fat than many other cheese options and still packed with protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients, and you not only get to savor the ooey, gooey deliciousness, but your body gets to reap the health benefits too!
Tips on How to Serve Your Cheesy Kale Frittata Recipe
There are several different ways you can add this Gluten-Free Kale Frittata to your meal rotations. It’s a perfect option for a week of meal prep. You can fix this on Sunday afternoon and enjoy it for the entire week. This would also be the perfect way to impress people at your next brunch with friends or family gatherings.
This frittata is also great if you need a quick, healthy option for your family on a busy weeknight. Add it into your weekly meal plan with one of these grilled summer sides. You’ll have the perfect meal with a simple clean-up!
Storing Leftover Gluten Free Frittata
Storing the leftovers of your Gluten-Free Kale Frittata to enjoy throughout the week is almost as simple as preparing it. Store your frittata in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Stick it in the microwave for a few seconds when you’re ready to enjoy.
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More Frittata Inspiration
Frittatas are such a great way to add a punch of nutrients and protein into your meal plans. Looking for more ways to experiment with your new favorite type of food? Check these recipes out next!
- Protein Breakfast Frittatas
- Egg White Frittata
- Potato Frittata Sandwich
- Spinach Feta Frittatas with Potatoes
- Ham and Tomato Frittata Cups
Gluten Free Kale Frittata
- Olive Oil as needed
- 2 cups Kale chopped
- 1/4 cups carrot shredded
- 2 cups gluten-free spaghetti cooked
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded
- 5 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup plain soy milk or preferred milk
- dried basil to taste
- dried oregano to taste
- ground nutmeg to taste
- kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- chives chopped, optional
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly oil a 9-inch glass pie plate.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the chopped kale and carrots. Stir until wilted a bit. Add the leftover spaghetti pasta. Stir lightly to combine. Heat through gently. Remove from heat.
- Using tongs, arrange the spaghetti and kale salad in the bottom of the pie plate. Scatter half the mozzarella over the pasta.
- Beat the eggs with the soy milk until frothy. Season to taste with dried basil, oregano, nutmeg, sea salt, ground pepper.
- Pour the egg mixture all over the spaghetti and kale and allow the liquid to seep in. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle chopped chives on the top and add a whisper of ground nutmeg, if desired.
- Bake on a center rack for 35 minutes – until the frittata is set and golden in color. Check the center for doneness with a fork, if you like. Allow the pasta frittata to cool for a few minutes before serving (this makes it much easier to slice).
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