Let’s set it and forget it!

It’s time to pull out your slow cooker for a simple meal that is great for breakfast, Sunday brunch or a quick weeknight meal.

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Frittatas are the perfect protein-packed meal and they are a great conduit for vegetables, herbs and spices.  To be honest, I had never made a frittata in the slow cooker, so I wanted to give it a go.  It couldn’t be easier and it comes out deliciously!

For other slow cooker recipes, check out my Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken Tacos and Slow Cooker Split Pea and Red Lentil Soup.

I always recommend using whole eggs*.  As a nutrition expert, I am well aware that eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years.  However, I am here to tell you that eggs contain a lot of vital nutrients.

  • The golden yellow yolk is jam-packed with antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin, which help fend off eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration.

  • Eggs contain choline, a vital nutrient essential for cell function and health.

  • Vitamin D is found in eggs, which is essential for overall health and wellness.

  • Only 70 calories in a large egg, eggs are jam-packed with protein with 6 gram per egg.

* If you or a loved one has an egg allergy, please do not eat them.

 

The best part about this frittata is you can throw whatever vegetables and herbs you want in it.  Rest assured that whatever produce you choose, you’ll be adding fiber, as well as magical plant compounds to the mix!

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I tossed in red bell pepper for loads of vitamin C and betacarotene — it’s the highest in these vital nutrients of all its bell pepper cronies because it stays on the vine the longest. Plus, I use smoked paprika, which are smoked red chili peppers, for additional hearty flavor.

 

Whatever leafy greens or herbs you have on hand, toss them in.  Fresh basil would be fantastic in this frittata with tomatoes and mozzarella.  Caprese Frittata, anyone?  <grin>

 

 

Slow Cooker Veggie Frittata

This simple frittata packs protein, colorful veggies and cheesy goodness into an easy slow cooker meal.   
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Resting time5 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs, egg dish, slow cooker, simple meal, protein-packed, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN

Ingredients

  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small shallot diced
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat slow cooker to sauté mode, if there is one.  If not, heat skillet over medium heat.  Spray with avocado oil.  
  • In the meantime, in a medium bowl whisk eggs, paprika, rosemary and cheese together until combined.
  • Add mushrooms, bell pepper, shallot, arugula, salt and pepper to the heated slow cooker. Sauté for a few minutes until the shallots becomes translucent and arugula wilts a bit.
  • Add egg mixture to slow cooker. Evenly distribute vegetables. Cover and slow cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours.
  • Gently remove frittata from the slow cooker with a pliable spatula. Go around the edges to loosen and then gently lift the middle. (If you have a round cooker, put a plate small plate over the frittata and flip it onto the plate to get it out. Enjoy immediately. 

Notes

Serve with a crusty bread, side salad and a glass of dry white wine or sparkling water with a twist of lemon. 

 

Enjoy eating simply,

-Vicki

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