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Baked Asiago Frittata

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Baked Asiago Frittata
Registered Dietitian Cheryl Dolven says that people sometimes overlook protein in their quest for a healthy breakfast. "Protein is important at breakfast because it's digested at a slower rate than carbohydrates, which may help keep blood sugar levels steady and keep you satisfied longer," commented Dolven. "It is a smart idea to add a source of protein to your breakfast. I like Morningstar Farms(r) Veggie Sausage Patties because they are low in saturated fat and are cholesterol free." Here are a few of Dolven's tips for a delicious and convenient breakfast, including protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables:

  • Add chopped or dried fruit to cereal or low-fat yogurt.

  • Add sauted onions and red or green pepper to eggs and roll in a whole-wheat tortilla. Top with salsa.

  • Top a whole-wheat waffle with peanut butter and sliced bananas.

  • Mix it up with a creative recipe such as a mouthwatering Baked Asiago Frittata.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Morningstar Farms(r) Veggie Sausage Patties
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves or dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) finely shredded Asiago cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato

Directions:

In 10-inch, oven-safe, nonstick skillet coated with nonstick spray, cook and stir broccoli, onions and garlic over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat.

Stir patties, basil, salt and pepper into vegetable mixture. Pour eggs over top.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 F for 15 to 19 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato. Cut into wedges.

Helpful Hints:

You can substitute finely shredded Parmesan for Asiago. For a lower-fat version, substitute 2 cups egg substitute for the 8 eggs.

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Prep time: 10 minutes; total time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: Makes 6 Servings


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