TexMex Frittata Muffin Cups are a quick and easy meal to prepare. The spices give the eggs a mild flavor that reminds me of taco seasoning. The spinach, grated potatoes and salsa give the frittata some bulk and make it a filling breakfast or snack.
A Frittata is an egg-based dish that is basically baked scrambled eggs with additional ingredients added. I have made frittata in a skillet then finishing in the oven and cutting it into wedges like a pie. I thought I would try making them in a muffin tin so they can be a grab and go kind of breakfast. They can be heated in a minute or two in the microwave, or they can be eaten cold. Since they are baked in a muffin tin, they can be handheld for a quick meal. My husband heats up a couple then eats them on his way to work. They are a healthier alternative to prepackaged breakfast bars.
This recipe works as scrambled eggs in a skillet, too. The eggs will be softer than when baked, but are still a good alternative.
You can serve this dish with a side of salsa, fruit, bacon or sausage, if you would like an even more hearty meal.
I will sometimes make this dish with an egg substitute because of a concern of too much cholesterol in our diets. So, I will use 2 cups of a cholesterol-free egg substitute instead of the six eggs. I sometimes use half eggs and half cholesterol-free egg substitute, too. We don't notice any difference in flavor when using an egg substitute with this recipe when it is baked in a muffin tin. When I make this recipe with an egg substitute and make it as scrambled eggs instead of a frittata, the eggs seem to be a little watery. So, if using an egg substitute, I recommend making a frittata.
I have added cheese to this recipe. If you have a dairy-free diet, you can use dairy-free cheese or eliminate the cheese. I've been doing some research and have found that some cheeses are digestible by people who have a lactose intolerance. Cheeses that have zero sugars are usually safe. My husband has been cautiously testing the waters and we've found that Mozzarella and Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend are safe for him. The Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend that I use has Monterey Jack Cheese, Mild Cheddar Cheese, Asadero and Queso Quesadilla Cheeses. I like to cook dishes with cheese in it, especially the Mexican Cheese Blend, so this is good news for me. Please do what is best for your personal dietary needs.
I hope you enjoy!