Spring is here! It’s time to celebrate the end of cold, yucky days with some good food! I was inspired to make these mini frittatas by the “bird’s nest” recipes so popular at this time of year. I have made a sweet version in the past and thought I’d make a savory version! These are actually great for breakfast, lunch or dinner; even an appetizer at your next party.

     I used “spaghetti-like noodles” called Shiritaki noodles to add a little bit of the “nest” look. I used these  specific noodles because of their health benefits. They are quite high in fiber, are gluten free and fat free. I used the spinach ones for the added health benefits. HOWEVER, these noodles have a slightly unpleasant odor when opening the package, which is why I rinsed them! The taste is not like the smell at all.

     There is basically no taste to these noodles and much like tofu, take on the flavor of whatever it is being cooked with. You can feel free to use regular spinach spaghetti or none at all! I omitted salt because the ham and mozzarella already contribute enough salt to the recipe.

FUN FACT: What is the difference between a Frittata and a Quiche? A Quiche has a crust and more of a creamy texture (as milk or cream is usually added), and a Frittata does not have a crust and is more like a thick omelette with mostly eggs and egg whites.
Frittata Nests
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12 15 minutes
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25 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 10 minutes
Frittata Nests
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12 15 minutes
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25 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 10 minutes
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Instructions
  1. If you are using Shiitake noodles, rinse and drain.
  2. Chop up ham.
  3. Chop up tomatoes.
  4. In a separate bowl, crack eggs, add pepper and garlic powder. Beat with whisk until combined.
  5. Add egg mixture into bowl of all other ingredients: ham, mozzarella, tomato and noodles.
  6. Spray muffin tin cavities with non stick spray and fill each muffin cavity with mixture close to the top but not all the way, as they will puff up a bit.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until fluffy and there is no visible wet liquid on top.
  8. While hot out of the oven, sprinkle parmesan on each frittata nest and partially insert a cherry tomato on top to simulate an egg in a nest. Let cool about 10 minutes before removing from baking pan.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Frittata Nests
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.