Thoughts and ideas from Dr. Sheila Hughes Weight Loss & Wellness
Spinach, Mushroom & Ricotta Frittata
September 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM
by Orange5Life
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Eggs are a great source of inexpensive high quality protient. One Egg has 6 grams of protein & 5 grams of healthy fats. Even better to choose pasteured or Omega-3 enriched eggs as they are even better for you. They are much higher in vitamin A & E and contain higher amounts of Omega-3 fats!

Another great thing about Frittata's is that they are a great way to clean out the fridge. Instead of ricotta use another cheese such as shredded mozzarella or goat. Other vegetables that would be great include: Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale & Zucchini. A simple salad of Mixed Mixed Greens with our Lemon Vinaigrette is a great pairing for this dish.

Author:  Orange5Life

Servings:  2


  • 6 Eggs
  • 8 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup Mushrooms (Sliced)
  • 4-5 Basil Leaves (Optional/Roughly Chopped)
  • 2 Tbsps Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl.  Add Salt & Pepper to taste.  Use a whisk or fork to beat the eggs until lightly frothy.   If you want to use basil also mix this into the mixture at this time.
  3. Place 2 tablespoon of Olive Oil in a medium non-stick oven safe skillet and swirl to coat pan.   Once the pan is hot add mushrooms and stir with a Silicone Spatula.  When mushrooms are nicely browned add the spinach and cook until wilted.  
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the spinach and mushrooms and continue to stif for 1-2 minutes. Then spoon dollops of the ricotta cheese on top.
  5. Transfer to the oven for approximately 5-6 minutes. Or until golden brown and risen.
  6. Remove from oven and invert on to a large cutting board or serving dish. Slice in half and place onto plates.

Serve this with a simple fruit salad or sliced apples. A simple mixed greens salad is also a perfect accompaniment.