Lately, mornings around here have been kind of crazy. I’m usually up before 5am if I want to get a run or workout in, and we are out the door around 7:15. I get ready as quickly as possible and usually do not have time to cook breakfast. Instead, I have been relying on smoothies or breakfasts that I can make ahead on the weekend, like this frittata. There is nothing like coming home from a run and knowing that breakfast can be ready in less than 2 minutes.
If I’m going to the gym in the morning (and showering there) I can pack one of these to eat when I get to work. They can be eaten cold, microwaved, or heated up in an oven or toaster oven.
I usually make them as I am doing my weekly meal prep. Each week I roast a tray of sweet potatoes and some broccoli, so I just make extra to use in the frittatas.
While the veggies are roasting, I beat about 6-8 eggs in a small bowl.
I also cook up some bacon in a cast-iron skillet. In my opinion, its the bacon that really gives this dish it’s flavor.
Once the veggies are ready, I cut up the bacon into small pieces and add some spinach into the pan (on a lower heat- it will be really hot!) and allow it to wilt.
I add the potatoes and broccoli to the pan, trying to spread everything out evenly. You don’t want to get a slice with no bacon or sweet potatoes!
The bowl of eggs gets poured directly over everything else, as evenly as possible.
Then the entire skillet goes directly in the oven. I usually cook it on 425 for about 20 minutes.
If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet you can just pour the mixture into a baking pan.
Once the eggs are cooked through it will need a little while to cool, but then it can be divided into small containers for easy access throughout the week!
I usually divide mine into 4-6 containers. It just depends on how hungry you usually are in the mornings!
[yumprint-recipe id=’14’]What is your favorite post-run breakfast?
Do you like to make meals ahead of time so you don’t have to cook as much when you’re busy?
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
Perfect ingredients and love that you cooked the whole thing in the cast iron – I’ve done that for a hash but never a frittata, but yes makes sense! And bacon really does make sense of everything else 🙂
It definitely saves time and cleaning to use the same pan for both! And it ensures that none of the bacon fat gets wasted:)
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles says
My son will love this. Thank you for the recipe, I am totally making it for him this week! In my cast iron pan too 🙂 I bet he would even enjoy it for dinner and I love that I can get the veggies in there too.
I hope he likes it! I think the only veggie that’s noticeable is the broccoli, but the smaller you cut it up, the less he will notice it:)
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
OMG SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. Obviously with my egg weirdness, I will use egg whites but seriously stop it I’m drooling so hard right now!
Yep of course egg whites will work just as well! I feel like my mission in life lately is to eat as many sweet potatoes as possible. And of course you can never go wrong with bacon:)
I totally need to start making this! I live on smoothies during the week day, but I am always hungry by 11, so I feel like this would totally hold me over until lunch time!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Fave post-run breakfast would be a massive acai bowl in the summer and a big bowl of hot oats in the winter. I do try to cook one large meal on the weekends for either lunch or dinner every day that following week. It just keeps me from ordering out or buying food at work. Hope you have a great day!
Sometimes I like to do a 2 part breakfast, so I will make a smoothie right after run my and bring this to work to eat a little later. Now that I am used to having this available I get so sad when I actually have to cook breakfast!
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says
I love frittatas and they are great quick breakfast or on the go snack. I like to use muffin tins so they are already portioned out. Will have to try your recipe. The sweet potato add sounds right up my ally.
I like the muffin tins too but I find that mine is really hard to clean! But that worked well for me before I had a cast iron skillet.
This looks so great! I suck at meal prep but this inspires me. So easy if I just roast some veggies ahead!
Yes, or you could just cook the veggies in the pan before you start making this if you want to save time! I do mine in the oven since I am making so many at once.
Cody @ onehungryrunner says
Wow that looks amazing!! I am totally going to try the sweet potato bacon combo 🙂 Thanks for the recipe idea.
It’s so good! I first tried it when I did a Whole30 last winter and now I am pretty much addicted:)
Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl says
I love making frittatas ahead of time and being able to warm up slices and eat eggs for breakfast without a hassle all week! Plus broccoli, sweet potatoes and cheese? Sign me up 🙂
Makes it so easy and convenient to have a good breakfast without having to cook each morning!
Ah, I have been really needing to change things up around here. This is a perfect idea! I’ll make it for tomorrow morning. You’re awesome, Lisa!
I hope you like it!! You could probably make a big batch and feed the whole fam for breakfast!
I love breakfast bowls on the weekend but rarely make them. The potatoes take a while to cook but I love the sweet potato combo with scramble eggs, cheddar cheese and (real) bacon bits.
Its so worth it when you can take the time to make something like that!
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes says
I’m pretty sure my goal in life is to consume as many sweet potatoes as possible, so of course I love this! So much veggies goodness and then the bacon just completes it.
I think I have the exact same goal in life:) And the bacon definitely completes this meal!
Oh my gosh-YUM!!! I love this recipe!!
Thanks! Glad you like it:)
Hilary @ Embrace the Neon says
That looks amazing! I usually do a smoothie in the morning since it’s fast, easy, and I’m not big on breakfast – but I would totally take this frittata for lunch. Thanks for the recipe!
I make smoothies for breakfast a lot too! But this would also make a great lunch.
Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles says
Ohhh, this looks really good, but I would sub out the pork bacon for veggie bacon or turkey. Thanks so much for sharing it! My fav post run breakfast is usually a big egg white veggie omelette with ketchup or salsa on top! YUM!
Sounds like a great plan! Eggs are such a great post-run meal:)
Sara @ Lake Shore Runner says
This sounds amazing!! I love cast iron frittatas! I often cook stove top for about 3 to 4 minutes just enough to give it a little crust on the side and then pop it in the oven for 20 minutes!!
Thats a great idea!I know it usually starts cooking as soon as I pour the egg in since the pan is so hot, but I should try leaving it on the stove a little longer!
This breakfast sounds so yummy! I never thought about eating a sweet potato cold but if it’s cooked I guess why not. A good easy snack.
Cold sweet potatoes are really good, you should definitely try it!
I made my first fritata last weekend but this looks much better than what mine did. I’m going to take some of your tips and tweak mine a bit next time. Thanks.
Hope you like it!
Bacon and sweet potato together?! Yes, please!!
This sounds so good and I need something new for breakfast in the morning – something that will get the fam excited. I think this will do this trick… thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! I hope you like it!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
Love that you save old take out containers too 🙂 Those are take out containers aren’t they? We have a ton of them and they are the best! This looks so delicious. Everything is better with bacon isn’t it?
Yes they are carryout containers! But actually my parents get them and whenever we eat at their house and want to sen us home with leftovers they out them in those containers and then we just keep and reuse them:)
James @ HalfMarathonJames says
I have all these ingredients in the fridge, so I guess I’ll be cooking this later then… Looks delicious 🙂
I hope you like it!
James @ HalfMarathonJames says
Here’s the link of my pictures… I put a link up for your site too. I’d never had cold sweet potato before. Very nice indeed… 🙂 Hope this is okay? http://www.halfmarathonjames.com/2015/06/minimal-training-today.html
Cold sweet potatoes are pretty good right?! Just checked out your post- recipe and pics look great! Thanks for sharing!