|Free-run, antibiotic free eggs, lean Italian turkey sausage, zucchini - low carb, quick and wheat-free. A great week day meal when you are short on time.|
Did you know zucchini only has about 20 calories per cup. That's crazy. What a way to fill up on nutrient dense food that won't spike your blood sugar or hurt your daily calorie count. I buy baby zucchini. They are also good just as a veggie for dipping or in a raw zucchini salad.
And next time you grill or bbq why not grill some extra sausage and throw it in the freezer so you have it on hand for a frittata during the middle of the week when you are going to get home from work and need dinner on the table pronto. That's what I did so when I was running low on time and ideas - I quickly whipped this up and it was GOOD. If this is going to be a weekday meal you could also get your zucchini, onions and cheese prepped the night before so you could literally have this in the oven within 5 minutes of getting home from work. This recipe would also be great with some sun-dried tomatoes and/or Parmesan cheese if you really want to get crazy!
Awesome served with a salad or fresh veggies.
|I make it in a pie plate which works fine - just make sure you grease the pan well so the time you save cooking isn't spent scrubbing.|
Wheat-free Zucchini and Italian Sausage Frittata
3 small zucchini, washed and grated with peel on (I used my cheese grater) - about 2 1/2 cups
6 eggs, well beaten
1/4 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 green onion, chopped
2 small lean Italian turkey sausages, previously cooked (I grilled mine, froze and thawed just for this)
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together except the cheese. Pour mixture into a well greased (with coconut, olive oil or butter) 8 inch pie plate. Top with cheese. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The egg in the middle should be set. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Yum.
|Hot out of the oven - doesn't that look good! Yum.|