Savory bites equally excellent hot or cold. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 6 muffin cups.

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  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Combine cooked quinoa, eggs, egg whites, zucchini, Swiss cheese, ham, parsley, Parmesan cheese, and white pepper in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture to the top of each prepared muffin cup.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the edges of frittatas are golden brown, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes in the pan before serving. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

213.3 calories; protein 14g 28% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 10.5g 16% DV; cholesterol 86.3mg 29% DV; sodium 256mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
This recipe is a keeper. I did not have the exact ingredients so I used an Italian blend of cheese instead of swiss. I also seasoned it with what i had on hand. This was so good that my 3 and 5 year ate it. One thing I did notice is that with the size of my muffin cups this recipe made 12 and I only cooked it for 20 minutes. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2015
After I added some changes the recipe was delicious! I'm a vegetarian and deleted the ham. We experimented with different toppings because the frittatas needed more flavor. After adding basil pesto to some and tomato basil pesto to others they were a hit. I cooked the frittatas in regular muffin tins and mini muffin tins and the minis were the best. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
This recipe is a keeper. I did not have the exact ingredients so I used an Italian blend of cheese instead of swiss. I also seasoned it with what i had on hand. This was so good that my 3 and 5 year ate it. One thing I did notice is that with the size of my muffin cups this recipe made 12 and I only cooked it for 20 minutes. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2012
Great way to sneak nutritious breakfast into teen daughter before school! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2012
These were a hit! They would be a great addition to a brunch table, and I would also send these in my child's lunchbox for a healthy and tasty lunch item. I used what I had in my fridge, so instead of ham, bacon, added green onion, and used a tex mex cheese instead of swiss. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2013
I had never cooked with Quinoa before as I am not uptight but I was so surprised at the great nutritional values and wonderful taste! This recipe is a winner! It was so easy to make! I didn't have the suggested ingredients so I used finely chopped bacon and a blend of shredded cheeses. WOW. What a treat. I had a few guests over and after a sizeable joint we all thoroughly enjoyed these Quinoa Frittatas! I'd recommend it to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2013
I've made these three times since the end of January (it's mid-February as I write). The first time I made them exactly as written the second time I swapped spinach for the zucchini and the last time I used smoked gouda instead of swiss and chives instead of parsley. It's a great base to experiment with but the original was great too. Next time I think I might add chopped &sauteed onion and possibly broccoli. I get 12 frittatas out of this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2012
Love this recipe for breakfast! I made about 2 dozen and froze most except 5 for the work week. At work I would microwave for 1 minute and sometimes use 1 tsp of salsa if I wanted a little spice. I also used different cheeses and veggies for variety ie cheddar and chopped red and yellow peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2013
Delicious! Super easy and versatile! I used Gruyere and doubled the recipe. Used 6 eggs and 2 whites. This recipe is very forgiving and you can do a lot with it. I also added fresh herbs and pepper next time will try feta spinach and diced onions.Excellent as its written. Have it for dinner with a nice glass of sauvignon blanc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2013
Great recipe. Only thing I changed was to use jack cheese instead of Swiss. Interesting how the quinoa takes on the favors of the other ingredients. Has a wheaty-vege taste more than ham and cheese taste. Will definitely experiment with it. Mine made 11 cupcakes and worked out to be only 3 Weight Watcher points each. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2015
After I added some changes the recipe was delicious! I'm a vegetarian and deleted the ham. We experimented with different toppings because the frittatas needed more flavor. After adding basil pesto to some and tomato basil pesto to others they were a hit. I cooked the frittatas in regular muffin tins and mini muffin tins and the minis were the best. Read More
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