Frittata with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
48 min
15 min
28 min
Bacon and Brussels sprouts are a natural combination, the smokiness of the bacon taming Brussels sprouts' slightly bitter bite. One way to avoid the vegetable's strong, cabbage-like flavor is to cook the sprouts until only crisp-tender. Do not overcook them, or they will lose their bright color, end up somewhat mushy in texture, and have that telltale punchy flavor. In this dish, perfect for morning and easygoing evening meals too, Brussels sprouts get further mellowed by smooth melted goat cheese and the egg's generous coating. This classic frittata is finished in the oven in the traditional manner, and topped with parmesan that's cooked to golden and bubbling.


Uncooked turkey bacon

2 slice(s), cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 medium, thinly sliced

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), finely chopped

Uncooked Brussels sprouts

¾ pound(s), trimmed and thinly sliced

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Fat free egg substitute

16 oz

Reduced-fat goat cheese

½ cup(s), crumbled


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place bacon in 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to towel–lined plate. Wipe out skillet.
  3. Add oil to same skillet. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add Brussels sprouts, salt, and pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until sprouts are crisp-tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together egg substitute, 1/4 cup of goat cheese, and bacon in medium bowl. Pour egg substitute mixture evenly over vegetable mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, without stirring, until eggs are almost set, about 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle frittata with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Place skillet under broiler 5 inches from heat and broil until frittata is set and top is golden, about 2 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges.
  6. Per serving: 1 wedge