Jan 10
2011

Mini Frittatas with Bacon, Parmesan Cheese & Green Onions Recipe

Mini Frittatas with Bacon, Parmesan Cheese & Green Onions Recipe

Before I dive into the recipe for these mini frittatas, filled with bacon and Parmesan cheese, I want to express my gratitude to you, my friends and readers. When I last posted, I waxed on about turning 40 (and some Carrot Maple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing I made to ease into the celebration). I was overwhelmed by the number of birthday wishes I received on that post and I can’t thank you enough – you made my day. The day after my birthday, my husband informed me that I would be going for an afternoon manicure while he watched the kids and when I came home, I should plan on dressing up. Ooo…the anticipation!

When I arrived home after my luxurious manicure, my husband shuttled the kids off to my friend’s house for the night. He was being infuriatingly casual about our departure time. When I asked him what time our reservation was (because I knew we were going out to dinner), he answered, “Oh, 7ish, or even 7:15.” Okay, one thing you have to know about me is that I absolutely hate to be late. If I am even running five minutes late, an anal-retentive monster rears up inside of me. Silently I was screaming, “Do we have an reservation for 7pm or don’t we?!” On the outside, I was trying to go with the flow and act very cool. My husband knew I was squirming inside and seemed to take perverse pleasure in this.

Finally, we clambered into the car and arrived about 15 minutes later at a sushi restaurant I had wanted to try for a long time. Now, my husband is not a big sushi fan, but if I am ever on death row, sushi will my final meal request. The hostess walked us through the restaurant and, as we turned the final corner, I was greeted with a very enthusiastic and loud “Surprise!” My dear friends, Staci, Kim, Pam, Lisa, and Wendy, and their husbands each wrapped their arms around me with birthday wishes.

The evening only got better from there. The Prosecco and wine flowed, the sushi was fantastic, and we laughed all night. Great friends, great food, and my sweet husband. Really, life doesn’t get any better than that.

My friends gave me some beautiful dishes that are sure to show up in future blog posts and my talented friend, Wendy, made me this amazing Cookin’ Canuck sign, which now holds a place of honor in our kitchen.

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What a night! I think I can handle this “40” thing.

The recipe:

I first made mini frittatas about a year ago, but was reminded of this easy, versatile breakfast when I read my friend, Kalyn’s, healthy breakfast dish round-up on her blog, Kalyn’s Kitchen last week. Be sure to check out her list of suggestions for this dish and other easy morning meals.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by coating each cup with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, water, smoked paprika, and kosher salt.

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In a medium bowl, combine crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, and grated Parmesan cheese.

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Scoop about 1 tablespoon bacon mixture into the bottom of each muffin tin cup (use up all of the mixture).

Transfer the egg mixture to a bowl or measuring cup with a spout and pour the egg over the bacon mixture, filling each cup to no more than 3/4 full.

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Bake until the egg is set and the tops of the frittatas are starting to brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Run a knife or thin metal spatula around the edge of each frittata and gently lift them out. Serve immediately.

(If you have leftovers, let them cool for about 15 minutes, then store in an airtight container. Reheat in a 350 degree oven or toaster oven for 3 to 4 minutes.)

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Other mini frittata or crustless quiche recipes:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Basil & Veggie Mini Quiches
Kalyn’s Kitchen’s Egg Muffins
Endless Simmer’s Mommy and Mini Me Frittatas
Healthy Green Kitchen’s Mini Greek Frittatas

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Mini Frittatas with Bacon, Parmesan Cheese & Green Onions

12 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt
4 slices cooked (crunchy) bacon
1 1/2 green onions (white & green parts), thinly sliced
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by coating each cup with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, water, smoked paprika, and kosher salt.

In a medium bowl, combine crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, and grated Parmesan cheese. Scoop about 1 tablespoon bacon mixture into the bottom of each muffin tin cup (use up all of the mixture).

Transfer the egg mixture to a bowl or measuring cup with a spout and pour the egg over the bacon mixture, filling each cup to no more than 3/4 full.

Bake until the egg is set and the tops of the frittatas are starting to brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Run a knife or thin metal spatula around the edge of each frittata and gently lift them out. Serve immediately.

(If you have leftovers, let them cool for about 15 minutes, then store in an airtight container. Reheat in a 350 degree oven or toaster oven for 3 to 4 minutes.)

Makes 12 mini frittatas.

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tia January 10, 2011 at 6:48 am

aww, love the sign, love the frittatas, sounds like a great time! :)

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2 Pegasuslegend January 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

Another great shot here.. these would have been perfect for the tons of company I had over the weekend. Will have to save for the next time another great shot…we have had no sunlight here dreary! love the picture… I need to find out about that cookbook you wrote about never heard of that one…I love breads of all kinds… thanks for letting me know about it…

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3 bellini valli January 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

Your birthday turned out to be quite the celebration. I am sure you know how lucky you are to have such a wonderful husband, family and friends. Love the baby frittatas by the way, a great beginning to our new year!!!

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4 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

anything in mini form is better…this is no exception! especially with bacon ;)

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5 warmvanillasugar January 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Very yummy sounding recipe. These frittatas would make my whole family happy!

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6 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

So cute, and this is a great idea for a brunch!

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7 Maria January 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Great recipe and I LOVE your sign! So fun!

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8 Cookin' Canuck January 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Tia – I just adore the sign. So thoughtful!

Claudia – I wasn't working with my light either that day and, believe me, it was challenging!

Bellini – Yes, I do know how lucky I am. He pulled off a wonderful evening.

Heather – I agree that "mini" is so much more fun.

Warmvanilla, Alison – Thank you!

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9 Cookin' Canuck January 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Maria – We must have been commenting at the same time. Thank you – I love my sign, too.

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10 Barbara l Vino Luci Style January 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Lovely to read about how your wonderful hubs made the transition easier for you. You know…you can now join the club of celebrating he anniversary of your 39th birthday…making you 1 now!

A foot of snow and thankfully a lot of provisions has me thinking I could have this on the table in record time! Looks great. I'm hungry.

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11 Barbara l Vino Luci Style January 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Lovely to read about how your wonderful hubs made the transition easier for you. You know…you can now join the club of celebrating he anniversary of your 39th birthday…making you 1 now!

A foot of snow and thankfully a lot of provisions has me thinking I could have this on the table in record time! Looks great. I'm hungry.

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12 A SPICY PERSPECTIVE January 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Dara, they sound and LOOK amazing! I love regular frittatas, and know these little babies would be a new favorite!

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13 Tracy January 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm

These are perfect! Love your sign, too! :-)

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14 Kath January 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

It sounds like a wonderful birthday celebration. I love your new Cookin' Canuck sign!

These mini frittatas look great; thanks for the recipe!

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15 Belinda @zomppa January 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Your husband is good. Real good. Bet he loved watching you squirm! These are so lovely, I would eat them all.

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16 doughmesstic January 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Love the poppable factor here – they look wonderful!

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17 Kalyn January 10, 2011 at 6:41 pm

How fun; I'm glad you had such a great birthday. Of course you know these mini-frittatas are right up my alley!

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18 Kim - Liv Life January 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Your post really made me smile! What a wonderful birthday! Frankly, I love the 40's! Best decade yet so far.
Love the frittatas too! I'm afraid my only attempt at little guys like these resulted in them sticking to the pan. I've got to try again!

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19 marla January 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Dara, sounds like an amazing birthday celebration. I too love sushi & wish I could enjoy it more often. That sign your friend made is beautiful & these mini frittata sound healthy & delicious! xo
Missed you in Mexico ;)

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20 Kristen January 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I wish I could reach right into my computer screen and snatch one or two of those for an afternoon snack. They look and sound delicious!

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21 Frank January 11, 2011 at 12:02 am

*Only* 40? My dear, I could practically be your father… well, not really, but believe me, 40 is young. Very young!

Those mini-frittate look so cute. And delicious, I'm sure.

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22 Winnie January 11, 2011 at 1:03 am

YUM! And what a great sign…sounds like a fantastic party. Thanks for linking to my frittatas, too xoxo

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23 Jennifer (Savor) January 11, 2011 at 2:01 am

Oh, you sweetie, I LOVE the sign and want one! I am also happy you joined the 'over 40 but still hot club'

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24 Evan @swEEts January 11, 2011 at 2:38 am

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday :) I've actually never had a surprise birthday so I can only imagine how much fun it would be! These frittatas look amazing as well.. now I need an excuse to host a brunch!

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25 Elin January 11, 2011 at 2:53 am

Glad you had a wonderful time on your birthday and what a darling husband you have :) Thanks for this delicious mini frittatas . I love it ! Oh btw 40 is young…life begins at 40 :))) Have a great day CC. Looking forward to your sharing and I love that innovative recipes sign that your friend made for you :)

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26 Heather January 11, 2011 at 3:26 am

Happy be-lated birthday Darla! It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday. What a surprise! The sign is adorable too! Love it.
These little frittatas are adorable and look delicious. And as always your photo's are beautiful.

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27 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker January 11, 2011 at 4:39 am

Love the mini frittatas, and absolutely adore that sign!!

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28 Monet January 11, 2011 at 5:40 am

Oh what a wonderful birthday! I love hearing about the sweet things that partners do for each other. I think your day sounded just perfect…and you most certainly deserve it! I love these frittatas too! What a fun food to serve at a brunch. Thank you for sharing the recipe with me. I hope you had a lovely Monday. I am trying to stay warm in Austin…we finally got a cold snap down here!

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29 Cakewhiz January 11, 2011 at 9:19 am

That sign is so cute. The frittatas look great too :)

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30 Rosemary January 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

So glad your birthday turned out to be one great celebration! Great sign . . . good friends, loving husband, AND sushi! What else could you want!

Thanks for sharing these savory "cupcakes." I love frittatas of all kinds.

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31 Wilde in the Kitchen January 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I'm loving the mini fritattas! I would totally freeze the leftovers and enjoy them all week long!

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32 Lindsey January 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Mmmmmmmm – these sound delightful. Thanks for sharing!

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33 Drick January 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm

what a nice evening and a wonderful husband…. yep, looks like 40 is good for you – like these little frittatas a lot, bite size right?

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34 egbkid January 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

These look delicious! I love your sign, you must have very creative friends!

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35 Nancy January 12, 2011 at 1:26 am

Happy, happy Bday!!! Sounds like it was a truly memorable one… as it should be!!

Everyone needs this recipe in their repertoire – simple, versatile and perfect for almost any occasion!

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36 Food For Tots January 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Happy Belated Birthday! What a wonderful birthday celebration! Your mini frittatas look so delicious! Great finger food for party and gathering. Will definitely try it out soon. ;)

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37 Megan January 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm

What a wonderful birthday celebration! Enjoy your 40's to the fullest. It's a great time of life. :)

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38 Robyn January 13, 2011 at 3:56 am

You had a wonderful birthday celebration. That sign is lovely. What a thoughtful gift!!!

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39 Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food January 17, 2011 at 11:36 am

Let me wish you a belated happy birthday, dear Dara, and what a wonderful surprise your husband arranged for you! These lovely little fritattas would suit me to a tee for lunch or dinner with a nice big green salad. As always, you've cooked up a winning recipe here.

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40 Delishhh January 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Huge fan of frittatas, quiches and egg dishes. These looks fabulous. Much easier than a quiche and not having to worry about a crust.

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41 Feast on the Cheap January 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Yum! I feel like these might even make great Superbowl snacks. Or maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to make 'em!

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