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Quick Leek Frittata Recipe with Parmesan Cheese! A protein-rich and healthy breakfast, side dish, or light dinner!

leek frittata with parmesan cheese

This leek frittata is very fluffy and comes with melted Parmesan cheese – simply delicious! Add some chopped parsley and a thinly sliced mild chili pepper on top; it doesn’t get much better than that! But, wait, the frittata will be on the table in only 20 minutes! Win-Win! 🙌

Frittata contains a lot of protein and is an excellent choice, especially if you are following a sporty lifestyle. You can serve this egg dish as breakfast, brunch, finger food, or even a light dinner along with this simple green salad. Leek and Parmesan Frittata is also a wise choice if you want to shed some pounds.

leek and parmesan frittata on a blue plate

Plus, a frittata is super easy and quick to make – perfect when you crave something healthy and home-cooked but are short in time.

I love to cook this frittata in the evening after a workout session – a perfectly balanced protein-packed, healthy, and home-cooked meal that’s quickly on the table! 🥳

How To Make A Frittata

Read through this visual step-by-step guide with lots of extra tips. 

  • Wash the leek and slice thinly.
  • Heat a skillet (Ø 10-inch) over medium heat with olive oil. Add leek and sauté for 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Leek Frittata Recipe Step-3
  • Mix eggs, sliced parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, and a pinch of pepper in a large bowl.
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  • Add it to the leek, cover with a lid, and let it cook over low to medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the eggs are set, and the parmesan has been melted.
Leek Frittata Recipe Step-4-6
  • Sprinkle with parsley and chili pepper! Serve hot.
Leek Frittata Recipe Step-7

Recipe FAQ & Tips

Can I keep leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or eat cold!

Can I omit the cheese? Sure! If you prefer a dairy-free frittata, omit the parmesan cheese or go for a dairy-free cheese alternative.

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leek frittata with parmesan cheese

Leek Frittata

Quick Leek Frittata Recipe with Parmesan Cheese! A protein-rich and healthy breakfast, side dish, or light dinner!
Author : Aline Cueni
4.50 from 4 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :15 minutes
Total Time :20 minutes
Servings : 2
Calories : 328kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup (135 g) leek thinly sliced
  • 4 oragnic eggs
  • ½ cup (50 g) sliced parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • a pinch black pepper
  • ¼ bunch Italian parsley finely chopped
  • ½ mild red chili pepper seeded & finely sliced

Instructions
 

  • Heat a skillet (Ø 10-inch) with olive oil. Add leek and sauté for 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Mix eggs, sliced parmesan cheese, paprika, salt, and a pinch of pepper in a large bowl. Add it to the leek, cover with a lid, and let it cook over low to medium heat for 5-10 minutes until the eggs are set, and the parmesan cheese has been melted.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and chili pepper! Serve hot.

Notes

  • Keeps fresh for 2 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Cheese: Can be cooked without the cheese. Feel free to substitute parmesan cheese with a cheese of your choice.

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Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 344mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2029IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 3mg

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