Potato Basil Frittata and Sauerkraut Sliders

I love making frittatas because its almost a “what do I have in the fridge” sort of dish to put together.  I love red potatoes, simply because you don’t have to peel them.  Several recipes that I saw called for putting raw potatoes in the frittata – but I wasn’t sure they would be cooked all the way through – there is nothing worse then slicing into a frittata and have a crunchy potato.

Potato Basil Frittata with Zucchini and Red Peppers

  • 4 servings:  255 calories, 11.8 fat, 14.4 carbs, 1.2 fiber, 15.1 protein = 6 PointsPlus

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounce red potatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 8 ounces egg beaters
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Direction:

  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, melt butter.  Lay the potatoes down and cook for five minutes on each side.  Spray a medium size casserole dish and lay the potatoes on the bottom.
  3. Throw the zucchini and red pepper in the same cast iron skillet, and cook for 5 minutes.  Sprinkle over the top of the potatoes.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients well and pour over the top of the veggies.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are set.  Cool slightly before slicing.

can you see how the potato got a little bit of color - the buttered potatoes make this dish 😀

each serving is very generous!

I also had an asiago cheese scuffin on the side – breakfast comes in at 10 points.

Tony is getting a little better each day – still super tired though!  I wish I could give him my gift of sleep.  Seriously, I am asleep within 5 minutes and can sleep through the night even up to 12 hours no problem.  He’s lucky if he gets four hours in a row. 🙁

I made him some sammies to have during the day.  I packed my gym bag and was actually going to try to run a 5k just to see where I was at.  I got to the car, was checking if I had everything, and realized I forgot to pack sweat pants.  Dammit!  A few days ago a would have just driven to McDonald’s – but I grabbed my camera and started walking.

It was 28 degrees, but the sun was shining and there wasn’t much wind.  I ended up walking for 50 minutes!  It was so refreshing!  Here are some pics of my walk:

this looks a lot prettier in the summer 😀

I didn't see any horses yesterday though 🙁

I was actually surprised how sore my legs were the rest of the afternoon!  It’s amazing how out of shape you can get in just a couple weeks.   I was really hungry by the time I got back to the office and could not wait for my lunch!  I had thawed out 5 of my chicken pesto meatballs. . . .

I seriously hated my computer this morning – I lost the second half of my post.  Every time I tried to publish, a “script” was running that prevented it from publishing.  I tried for an hour and twenty minutes in between getting ready for work and putting my food together – what you missed was a picture of a delicious meatball sub that was 10 points, and sauerkraut sliders.   I am so pissed!

But now I am at work so there’s nothing I can do – hey, if that’s the worst thing that happens today I should consider myself lucky!