A cheesy baked egg frittata filled with onions, peppers, and breakfast sausage; topped with melted mozzarella cheese and pepperoni; and served with pizza sauce on the side. With my Keto Breakfast Pizza Frittata Recipe, you can enjoy all the flavors of pizza you crave for breakfast—only made healthier with this Keto Frittata!
This post has been sponsored by Borden® Cheese . All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With the holiday season fast approaching, I’m always looking out for quick and easy recipes to keep my diet on track while still eating deliciously—like this low-carb frittata. It fulfills all my pizza cravings and is ready to eat before the delivery guy can bring pizza to our door!
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, no matter what time of the day—you’re going to love my Keto Pizza Frittata!
Is it Healthy to eat Pizza for Breakfast?
We’ve all done it, but we know deep down that traditional pizza probably isn’t the healthiest choice for breakfast. However, with my Keto Pizza Frittata, you can enjoy all the flavors of pizza, only ditching the excess carbs and for a breakfast that’s high in keto friendly fats and protein but free of gluten/grain to start your day without sabotaging your keto diet!
What is a Frittata?
Frittata, which translates to “fried” in Italian, is an egg-based classic brunch dish. Frittatas are traditionally cooked in a cast iron pan or oven-safe skillet because they are started on the stovetop and then finished in the oven.
And in my kitchen, no keto frittata is complete without cheese- Borden® Cheese for that matter! For this Breakfast Pizza, I’m using Borden® Cheese Thick cut shreds that I picked up while recently shopping at Food Lion. It’s melty goodness is the reason I can’t make this dish without it!
What is the difference between an omelet and a frittata?
An omelet is prepared entirely on the stove (not baked). Cooked beaten eggs are folded around fillings like vegetables, meat, and cheese in a small omelet or frying pan. Omelets are traditionally made in a single serving. So while they are more time-consuming to make for multiple people (or meal prepping) than a frittata, it is easier to customize each omelet for each person’s taste.
What is the difference between a frittata and a strata?
Stratas are also a baked egg dish, but they typically contain bread and are an egg casserole that puffs up when baking. A strata has the same ratio of liquid to eggs as a quiche, although traditionally milk is used instead of cream. You can put anything into it that you would put into a quiche or frittata. Due to the bread included in a strata, it is not a low-carb dish.
What is the difference between a quiche and frittata?
Quiche is also an egg-based baked dish. However, it’s baked in a pie pan with the support of a pie crust. Since a quiche has a crust, it typically has a silkier and more delicate filling than a frittata due to using more dairy (one part egg to two parts liquid dairy). A quiche, while similar to a frittata, is more labor intensive due to the additional work in preparing the crust AND is significantly higher in carbs. You’ll often see the term crust-less quiche on some recipes where the crust is omitted, but there’s still a more delicately textured end result baked in pie pan.
How do you make a Keto Frittata?
In the simplest explanation is that beaten eggs and fillings are cooked on the stove in an oven-proof skillet for a few minutes to allow the outer edges of the eggs to set up. Then, the pan is transferred to the oven where the eggs finish cooking.
How to make a Pizza Frittata
To make a breakfast frittata you’ll need these ingredients:
- green pepper
- Italian or pizza seasoning
- heavy cream
- pizza sauce
- sliced pepperoni
- Borden® Cheese
- sea salt and pepper
And of course by cheese, I mean Borden thick cut shredded cheese. I use 2 packs: 1 mozzarella and 1 mild cheddar. Not only is this combo what makes this dish taste like the real thing- but also Borden® Cheese is perfect for completely covering the top of your Frittata with cheese.
To get started, fry the sausage in your cast iron or other 10 inch oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add a little butter, if needed, to prevent the sausage from sticking and/or if it’s not very fatty. Once the sausage is cooked through, toss in 1 cup of chopped vegetables (I used 1/3 cup each of mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, but any combination will work great. I would add olives, too, but my husband hates olives.)
Sauté the veggies with the sausage for 2-3 minutes, then sprinkle with Borden® Cheddar cheese.
Beat together eggs, heavy cream, and seasonings. Pour the egg mixture over top of the sausage, vegetables, and cheese.
Allow to cook on the stove for 3-5 minutes or until the edges of the eggs have begun to set. Transfer your (uncovered) keto frittata to a preheated oven and bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until eggs are set in the center.
How do you know if a frittata is done?
You can tell your keto frittata is done when the center is set and no longer jiggly; when pressed, it will bounce back easily. You can also insert a toothpick into the center to test it like a cake, but be mindful that the cheese can make it seem uncooked.
Remove from the oven; top with pizza sauce. Less is more to keep the carbs in this keto breakfast recipe low!
Here’s my favorite part: generously top with Borden Thick Cut Shredded Mozzarella cheese!!!
It provides the perfect melty-ness that you want in a slice of pizza.
Then, top with pepperoni before popping it back into the oven to melt the cheese.
Wipe the drool off your chin, I see it there.
If you think it looks delicious, you should smell it! So much amazing pizza flavor, just in time for breakfast.
How long can you keep frittata in refrigerator?
You can keep a frittata in the fridge safely for up to 5 days, making them perfect for meal prepping! You can whip up a keto frittata and enjoy it all week long. For longer storage, I suggest freezing either the whole frittata to enjoy later or in individual servings.
Can you freeze a frittata?
Frittatas and other types of egg casseroles last for 2 – 3 months in the freezer. Allow for thawing time before you are ready to enjoy your casserole or frittata. Move the pan—or a single serving—from the freezer to the refrigerator 24 hours before you plan to serve it.
What’s the best way to reheat frittata?
An oven is the best method to reheat either a whole or individual servings of a frittata. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees as you prepare your frittata. To prepare it, ensure the dish is oven safe, wrap tightly with aluminum foil, and place in the oven. It will take about 20 minutes to reheat completely.
I’ve always loved shopping at Food Lion since I was in college and 20 years later, this recent trip didn’t disappoint! I stocked up on so many of my healthy favorites, and you can save $1.00 at Food Lion when you buy 2 Borden® Cheese products. CLICK HERE.
For more delicious keto recipes, try these:
- Salami & Cream Cheese Pinwheels
- 30 Minute Cheesy Hatch Cilil Soup
- Keto Creamy Asparagus and Shrimp Alfredo
Yours in Health,