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Recipe of the Month: Individual Ricotta Frittatas

June 3, 2011

At the Catherine Ward House, we make every effort to switch between sweet and savory breakfast dishes every morning. Our blog follows suit as we share recipes that we have tested in our kitchen over the past seven years. Last month, we shared a recipe for some great Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This month we would like to share with you a recipe that comes from one of our General Manager’s local friends – Individual Ricotta Frittatas. This easy dish is a great way to bring a little taste (or reminder) of your B&B experience home. This recipe is from AmyBites.com – a great cooking blog filled with breakfasts, lunches, and easy dinners all designed to be cost effective and nutritional. By nature of an individual serving frittata, the ingredient list for this recipe is simply a suggestion, Amy says “The beauty of the frittata is that you can pretty much throw anything you like into them. Any and all veggies are wonderful. Cheeses galore, ham, bacon, whatever you like.”


Follow the jump for the recipe.

Individual Ricotta Frittatas

Prep Time: 5-15 Minutes (depending on the type of veggies you choose to use)

Cook Time: Approx 25 Minutes

Makes 2 7-8 ounce individual ramekins.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 turkey Italian sausage link (or ham, pork sausage, italian sausage, or other meat of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper (or other veggies of chioce)
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
  • Olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Remove casing from sausage, break meat into bite-sized pieces, and brown – if using ham, cube a portion of ham steak and brown in the skillet.
  4. Drain on paper towel.
  5. Combine 1/2 cup egg whites, ricotta, bell pepper, seasonings, and drained sausage in a bowl.
  6. Spray two 7- or 8-ounce ramekins with nonstick spray.
  7. Pour egg and filling mixture into ramekins.
  8. Top each with an additional 2 Tablespoons egg whites and a Tablespoon of sharp cheddar.
  9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden-brown and firm.

For more great easy and healthy recipes, head on over to http://www.AmyBites.com

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