Keto Southwest Frittata Squares
1 hr 10 min
These Low Carb Southwest Frittata squares are bursting with flavor! This recipe would be perfect at your next brunch, or as a make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.For more healthy recipes, visit our blog!
Before going low carb, I loved breakfast casseroles. You know the ones: loaded with bacon or sausage, potatoes, eggs, and cheese all poured over stale bread.Total carb and fat overloads!Getting rid of the carbs could have been as simple as omitting the bread and potatoes. But I like the body they add.After some experimenting, I decided to give jicama a try as a low carb alternative.My goal when creating this recipe: a low carb breakfast casserole that had the flavors of my favorite breakfast burrito.
This recipe has gotten the stamp of approval from my husband and my kids. After taste-testing these keto southwest frittata squares my husband declared “you need to make these every week!”These squares also freeze, thaw, and re-heat beautifully so if your family is small you can freeze individual portions to pull out when you need a quick breakfast.You can even cut each square into quarters to serve as an appetizer or finger food!
After you remove the thick skin from your jicama, simply shred it with a box grater.The result resembles grated potato hashbrowns.One difference from potatoes is the consistency. For best results you'll need to saute the shredded jicama before using it as a base in the casserole.
Once the jicama is sauteed in butter, it gets a nice crispy coating.The egg mixture includes cheese, cottage cheese, and diced canned green chiles.Simply spread the egg mixture over the jicama and bake!If you like, you can substitute diced ham or crumbled bacon for the crumbled breakfast sausage.I've also made this recipe meatless and substituted sauteed bell peppers and onions for the meat.It's fun to change the flavors by using different kinds of cheese too!
I love serving this keto-friendly breakfast casserole with sliced avocado or even a small green salad.For more healthy recipes and tips, be sure to visit our blog, Simply2moms!
Keto Southwest Frittata Squares
- 1 pound pork sausage
- 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 5 cups peeled, grated jicama
- 15 large eggs
- 1 pound pepper jack cheese, grated
- 24 ounces 2% cottage cheese
- 1 teaspoon mineral salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 7 ounce can diced green chiles Some brands can be very liquidy. If your chiles are in liquid, drain the can before using.
- 1/2 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend see notes for substitution suggestions
- 1 Tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12x18x1.5 inch sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Melt 4 Tablespoons of the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the jicama and fry them until cooked through, stirring often, 10-15 minutes. Cover the bottom of the lined baking sheet with the jicama.
- In the same saute pan, brown the pork sausage over medium-high heat. Crumble the sausage finely during the cooking process. Drain the grease in a paper towel-lined colander. Spread sausage evenly over the jicama.
- Melt the remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter in the saucepan over medium low heat.
- Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the cottage cheese, pepper jack cheese, mineral salt, and pepper.
- If your green chiles are in a lot of liquid, drain the liquid before adding the chiles to the egg mixture. Stir until chiles are distributed evenly throughout the mixture.
- Stir in the baking blend and baking powder to the egg mixture, then pour over the jicama and sausage and spread evenly.
- Bake the frittata until it is browned and puffed, about 30-35 minutes. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow the frittata to cool for 10 minutes on a rack, then cut into 20 single-serving squares.
- If you do not have Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend on hand, you can substitute 3 Tablespoons each of almond flour, coconut flour and golden flax seed meal to equal 9 Tablespoons total.
- If you are cooking for someone who is allergic to tree nuts, you can substitute 4 Tablespoons of coconut flour and 4 Tablespoons of golden flax seed meal.
- Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. It is calculated using WP Ultimate Recipe and we remove erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer here for our complete Nutritional Disclosure.
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Published November 20th, 2020 10:42 AM