What is a mushroom frittata recipe for people with diabetes?

Loaded with vegetables like onions, green bell peppers, and mushrooms, this delicious frittata is ideal for people with diabetes. Other traditional breakfast dishes like quiche and strata rely on a bread or crust to hold in the filling, but the eggs in this dish bring everything together—no extra carbs needed!

Mushroom & Fontina Frittata


2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mushroom slices
1 medium garlic clove, minced
8 eggs (large)
2 egg whites (large)
1/3 cup whole milk
3/4 tsp salt, to taste (optional)
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
5 oz Fontina cheese, shredded


1. In large skillet, add oil and heat to medium.
2. Cook onion and peppers 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring regularly.
3. Mix in mushrooms, cover, and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Add garlic and cook 1 additional minute.
5. Remove mixture from heat and spoon onto plate.
6. Wipe skillet clean. Add butter and melt over medium heat.
7. In large bowl, whisk eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, pepper, and basil.
8. Combine vegetables and egg mixture. Pour into heated skillet.
9. Sprinkle with tomatoes and cheese.
10. Cook vegetables and egg mixture over medium-low heat 5 to 8 minutes or until almost fully cooked.
11. Preheat broiler.
12. Place frittata under broiler for 2 to 4 minutes to brown top.
13. Remove frittata from oven and allow to cool, approximately 5 minutes.
14. Invert cooled frittata onto plate and invert again so cheese is on top. Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 10 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 131.1
Total Carbs 3.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3.6 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Potassium 122.8 mg
Protein 7.5 g
Sodium 103.9 mg

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