These individual egg “muffins” are packed with protein and flavor.

Also appeared in: Health, September, 2019


Credit: Greg DuPree

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15 mins
50 mins
Serves: 6


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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Bring 1 cup water and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan over high. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 3 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let cool, uncovered, 5 minutes

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add kale; cook, tossing constantly, until well wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk together eggs, cooked quinoa, wilted kale, cheese, and salt in a bowl. Line a 12-cup standard muffin pan with paper baking cups; coat with cooking spray. Spoon egg mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups. Dollop each muffin cup with 2 teaspoons pesto; gently swirl into egg mixture. Bake until frittatas are puffed and firm, about 18 minutes. Let cool in tray about 2 minutes.

Chef's Notes

Make Ahead: Refrigerate covered for up to five days. To reheat, wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; fat 14g; cholesterol 260mg; fiber 2g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 1g; sodium 602mg; iron 2mg; calcium 242mg.