Sunday, March 13, 2011

Healthy and Easy Dinner: Sweet Potato Frittata

Do you find yourself relying on takeout or a pre-made entree (you know, the salad bar at Whole Foods... ) on weeknights?

Cooking dinner for one (or two) at home doesn't have to take more than 30 minutes. Plus, when you make dinner at home, the meal is often more nutritious (read: lower in calories) than something you might pickup or have delivered.

This is one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals when I'm pressed for time and looking for something that will satisfy me -- and that is relatively healthy.

A frittata is an easy dish that is perfect for breakfast, or even dinner when served with a side salad. Inspired by my favorite combination of sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and pungent blue cheese, this combination of eggs with roasted sweet potatoes and creamy Fontina cheese is surprisingly delicious and incredibly easy to make.

As published by The Daily Meal

3 sweet potatoes, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
Olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
3 eggs
3 tablespoons heavy cream
3 ounces Fontina cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss the sweet potatoes with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until tender, about 40 minutes.

While the potatoes roast, crack the eggs and mix well. Add the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.

Once the potatoes are done, remove them and preheat the broiler to high.

In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the roasted potatoes and toss quickly. Pour in the egg mixture and stir so that the eggs begin to coat the potatoes. Add the cheese.

Turn up the heat to medium and cook until 2/3 of the frittata is set. Broil in the oven until the top is set, and the edges begin to puff. Serve immediately.

Serves 2

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