Low Carb Pizza Frittata

by Becca
2 servings
20 min

Apart from being a vegetarian, I don’t follow any particular diet. But if I was going to, a low carb diet makes the most sense to me - much more sense than a low fat diet, a raw diet, etc.

If you feel the same, here’s a low carb dinner idea for you - pizza frittata! It contains all of my favourite pizza-style flavours, but without the bread - and with a few protein-rich eggs instead. I know, it’s not quite the same as a nice crispy base, but it’s a pretty good substitute, as far as low carb pizzas go!

It’s almost an upside-down pizza, because most of the ‘toppings’ are actually underneath, inside the frittata. I went for peppers, onion and mushrooms, but if you don’t dig my choices, feel free to go for your favourite pizza toppings. As long as you cook the moisture out of them before adding the eggs, most veg will work.

Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • ▢ 1 tablespoon oil
  • ▢ 1/2 onion sliced
  • ▢ 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ▢ 1/2 yellow pepper diced
  • ▢ 2 medium mushrooms diced
  • ▢ Salt
  • ▢ Black pepper
  • ▢ 3 eggs
  • ▢ 3 tablespoon milk
  • ▢ 5 tablespoon your favourite pizza sauce
  • ▢ 125 g grated mozzarella cheese ~1 cup
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon sliced black olives
  • ▢ Fresh basil to serve

Heat the oil in a medium-sized frying pan, and add the onion, garlic, pepper and mushroom. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are nearly soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, lightly beat the eggs with the milk.
When the vegetables are fairly soft, make sure they are evenly distributed across the pan, turn the heat down fairly low, and pour over the egg mixture.
Cook over a low heat for a few minutes, then move the pan under a medium grill (broiler) for a few more minutes. Continue to alternate between the two until the eggs are cooked through.
Turn the grill down fairly low.
Spoon the tomato sauce onto the frittata, and spread it out with the back of a spoon. Add the grated mozzarella and sliced olives, and return to the grill for a couple of minutes, until the cheese has melted.
Serve topped with fresh basil.
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  • Kayla Kayla on Aug 22, 2022

    About colesterolo from eggs

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    • LisaBeth LisaBeth on Aug 23, 2023

      3 eggs for 2 servings is not an unhealthy amount.

      "Recent research found that dietary cholesterol had little influence on blood levels of total and "bad" LDL cholesterol. Instead, it is dietary saturated fats that raise these blood levels. The reason? Most of the cholesterol in your body does not come from your diet, but is made by your liver. And saturated fat in the diet can cause your liver to make lots of cholesterol." ~ Howard LeWine, M.D.

      Editor in Chief, Harvard Men's Health Watch

  • Kayla Kayla on Aug 22, 2022

    I’m Italian we invented the frittata but eggs in quantity? I put vegetable and 1 egg and white the most, most of Italian have high cholesterol count even we are not fat


      Hi Kayla,

      im also 100% and love my crust..pizza, bread, you have the idea! Any other suggestions for a low carb but delicious pizza crust substitute?