The Perfect Brunch Frittata

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Brunch is a way of life in NYC. Now, I know that last week, I talked about how Take Out is a way of life in New York…but brunch is truly King in Gotham. Whether you’re going all out decadent with Nutella and Banana Waffles with Powdered Sugar from Waffles & Dinges

Or if you prefer to brunch among celebs, as though you’re in a fairy tale at The Standard Hotel

However you do it — brunch is everyone’s favorite time to kick back with their friends, sip a mimosa, eat overpriced eggs, and try not to think about going back to work the next day.

So in the spirit of all things delicious, I thought I’d share MY FAVORITE brunch recipe.

My Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Frittata!

Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Frittata! #brunch #breakfast #food #glutenfree #paleo #beautybeyondbones #edrecovery

It’s Gluten Free, Paleo, Specific Carb Diet friendly and positively amazing!!

Just the other weekend, I hosted my very own brunch at my apartment with my friends. 🙂

I paired it with a fabulous fruit salad, my famous guacamole — which I will have to post that recipe soon! — and of course, a mimosa bar! Fresh squeezed orange juice, mango juice, and pomegranate juice to mix with some bubbly!

And the frittata was a hit!

Here’s what you need: (Serves 8)
12 eggs
6 egg whites
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
1 carton button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 cup real (aka from a block) pecorino romano cheese, grated (optional – omit for dairy free, however it is SCD Legal)
3 Tbsp real (aka not from the green can) parmesan cheese, grated (optional – omit for dairy free, however it is SCD Legal)
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper

Tools:
Large Nonstick Skillet
Extra Large Nonstick Deep Saute Pan (With a raised rim)
Good Chef’s Knife
Box Grater
Mixing Bowl
Whisk
Plate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop all your veggies. In a large, nonstick frying pan, saute your onion over medium heat in 1 Tbsp EVOO, a pinch of salt and pepper, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in your baby spinach to wilt. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Add another Tbsp EVOO to the pan and brown your mushrooms by placing them in a single layer. Let them cook, untouched, for about 3 minutes on one side. Flip each mushroom, and let the other side brown for another 2 minutes. once brown, remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, egg whites, salt and pepper together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the pecorino romano cheese, if using. Then, stir in the vegetable mixture.

Spray your largest non-stick, oven-safe deep saute pan with cooking spray and add 2 Tbsp EVOO. Pour in your egg mixture. Place on the stove over medium-high heat, untouched, for about 4 minutes, until the bottom starts to set. Then, transfer to the oven, and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.

When you take it out of the oven, immediately sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, if using.

Serve immediately.

Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Frittata! #brunch #breakfast #food #glutenfree #paleo #beautybeyondbones #edrecovery

How delicious was this frittata?!?! It was savory and creamy and beautiful hearty, yet light and healthy!

It looks beautiful with all the green from the spinach, and the golden brown mushrooms.

And it was so yummy! The mushrooms were chewy and earthy, while the spinach was fresh and springy. You felt like you were indulging in something decadent, however…it’s secretly healthy!

Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Frittata! #brunch #breakfast #food #glutenfree #paleo #beautybeyondbones #edrecovery

The additional egg whites gave it a wonderfully fluffy texture as well. They made it puff up in the oven, almost like a souffle! It deflated once we took it out, but it kept that light and airy texture!

Needless to say, it was gobbled up!

What’s your favorite brunch dish? Are you a sweet or savory fan?

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40 thoughts on “The Perfect Brunch Frittata

    1. Thanks so much! Yeah me too! Give me all the veggies in my scramble! 🙌🏼 haha Hugs and love xox

  1. This dish looks really delicious Caralyn! You love to create yummy food, perhaps you could have your own restaurant some day? ☺️🙏🏻😎😋😋

    1. Thanks so much John! This was a real breakfast treat! Haha you’re kind to say that. Isn’t that the dream!! Hugs and love xox

    1. Thanks Tammy! Yes! – I love eating colorfully 🙂 hahah have a great day! hugs xo

    1. Aww that’s so great!! Frittatas are such great comfort food!! Hugs and love xox

  2. Its so funny your post is about bunch because I just said to myself, I can’t wait to go to brunch this weekend and write a blog! I absolutely love brunch. This Frittata looks so yummy. My favorite bunch item is chicken and waffles and crab meat with hollandaise sauce a bagel with eggs! Mimosas are a must. Thanks for sharing

    1. Haha yes!! Brunch is THE BEST!! and oh my gosh anything with crab meat has my name written ALL over it! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  3. You have such a great love affair with good food. I try everything you suggest then share them with my son in North Carolina for his restaurant. Some he likes Some he doesn’t. I guess I am just a little too favoring. Keep up the great work.

    1. Thank you so much! Haha you’re so right – I really do! 😂 that’s awesome thanks for passing them along! Hugs and love xox

  4. Hi Caralyn! I just read your blogging ebook! It was informative, precious, and so easy to understand. I recommend it to anyone that wants an easy read on the basics of starting a blog. Great job! P. S. Enjoyed the post on the summer guide to New York City! 🗽

    1. Oh wow that’s so great!!!! Thank you so much Giselle!! I’m so glad you found it helpful!! Hugs and love xox

  5. Looks delicious 🤤and kindling my hunger right now 😂. You should try French toast with cinnamon/honey along with bruschetta of your choice, a fruit sangria of your choice and finally at the end a nutella waffle. You could call that as Death by Sweetness 😋😊

    1. Thank you! Haha uh oh!! 🙂 oooh that Sounds amazing with the cinnamon honey! Death by sweetness! 😂😂😂 Hugs and love xox

    1. Haha thanks 🙂 cooking is such a stress reliever for me!! Hugs and love xox

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