A meat & vegetable frittata is a breakfast recipe that can be tailored to your liking. Make this low-carb, keto, paleo, & whole30 dish in your slow cooker.
A Pound Of Meat
That’s right I used a whopping 16 ounces of cooked meat in this breakfast frittata. Of course if you want, you can keep this frittata vegetarian. BUT….I think it’s better with meat. For my meat I used whole30 complaint Naked Bacon’s sausage links and chipotle bacon. 8 ounces of sausage & 8 ounces of bacon.
I thought this would taste like a meaty frittata but that honestly wasn’t the case. The vegetables are a nice balance but yes you can omit them and make this an all-meat frittata. Since my bacon came in a package of 16 ounces, I used the remaining 8 ounces of bacon as garnish for the frittata. This is optional of course but there’s nothing like crispy bacon on top! I suggest you cook your before adding it to the frittata otherwise your breakfast casserole will be greasy.
Use Your Favorite Vegetables
This recipe calls for 8 ounces of your favorite diced vegetables. I left the instructions vague on purpose; the one thing that’s great about frittatas is that you can use much whatever vegetables you like or have. I pretty much cleaned out my vegetable drawer for this recipe. I used: 2 ounces of onions, 2 ounces of bell peppers, 2 ounces of tomatoes, and 2 ounces of ounces mushrooms. Then I found some spinach on its last leg so I chopped that up in threw it in as well.
I also found large 2 slices of tomatoes in my veggie drawer hence why you see that on top of the breakfast casserole. So yes, technically my vegetables were a little over 8 ounces. It doesn’t have to be exact you can use a little more or a little less than 8 ounces. Or like I previously mentioned you can make this a vegetarian frittata and use all vegetables and omit the meat.
Other breakfast casseroles you might enjoy:
Cheese Or No Cheese?
If you’re doing September whole30 like me or if you’re paleo, then you need to omit the cheese. For my low-carb/keto folks, you can add cheese. If you’re adding cheese I recommend adding 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese (like cheddar or mozzarella) or grated cheese like Parmesan. Add the cheese to the egg mixture along with the vegetables and meat before you add it to the slow cooker to cook.
Tip For A Successful Breakfast Casserole
There are a few things you need to do to make this breakfast casserole a good one:
1) Grease the heck out the slow cooker. I sprayed mine heavily with cooking spray and it slide right out with no sticking. You can also line your slow cooker with parchment paper.
2) Let the casserole cool completely before removing it. This too will help it from not sticking to the base.
3) Feel free to add in an additional egg or two. If you’re using more than 16 ounces of meat or more than 8 ounces of vegetables, you can whisk in another egg. This will help balance out the casserole.
4) Every slow cooker heats differently. Your frittata might done after 6 hours on low or it might take 7. Insert a knife into the center; when it comes out clean you’ll know it’s done. Mine took about 6 1/2 hours on low.
Slow Cooker Meat & Vegetable Frittata VIDEO:
This is great served all day, not just for breakfast!
- 12 eggs
- 16 ounces meat, cooked
- 8 ounces your vegetables, diced
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Spray the slow cooker generously with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Fold in meat & vegetables. Pour mixture into the slow cooker.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
I used a 6-quart slow cooker.
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