This recipe is easy. Four ingredients, 20 minutes. It is good for you. Lots of spinach. It is delicious. Cheese and bacon. All the quantities are divisible by 2, so it is simple to adapt. It is also gluten-free. The Kraft people came up with a winner in this one!!
The hardest part is cooking the bacon. You can just cook the slices you need in the skillet you will use, but when you are cooking bacon, you might as well cook a bunch. My sister-in-law has shown us all the secret to cooking bacon: in the oven. So much easier! I can’t believe that for most of my cooking years I have been frying it in a skillet!
Cook your bacon on a foil wrapped baking sheet, in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 25 minutes, depending on how crispy you want it to be.
If you don’t want to cook more than you need for this recipe, then cook the desired number of slices in a non-stick skillet. Remove them, but leave 1 to 2 Tablespoons of drippings in the pan. If you have cooked your bacon on a sheet, you can get the drippings from there.
In your same skillet, cook the spinach in the bacon drippings until it is tender; about 5 minutes.
While the spinach cooks, mix up the rest of the ingredients. Beat your eggs. Crumble the bacon that you cooked and drained, and add it to the eggs along with the shredded cheese. Add some pepper if you like. Mix well.
Pour the egg mixture over the spinach. DO NOT STIR. Not now. Not later.
Cover the mixture and cook until the center is set, over medium heat. You will be tempted to do something to the mixture, but don’t. Just let it cook. (You do want to check to make sure your heat is not too high). The time it will take to cook will depend on how many servings you are making. It is not a long cook though, 5 to 10 minutes.
Spinach Bacon Frittata
(from Kraft) Serves 3
6C baby spinach leaves
6 eggs, beaten
6-8 T shredded cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Cook bacon. Reserve 1-2 T drippings. Cook spinach in drippings in non-stick skillet until tender, 5 mins. Mix egg, cheese and bacon. Add some pepper if desired. Pour egg mixture over spinach. DO NOT STIR. Cover and cook until center is set.