Spinach and Bacon Frittata

Spinach and Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

We love breakfast for dinner.  Really anytime, but especially for fast and easy dinners on busy weeknights!

NOTE: Skillet is HOT when it comes out of the oven.  Do NOT attempt to grab the handle without a hot pad. Not that I have personal experience :(

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Spinach & Bacon Frittata

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 4 slices bacon, crumbled ($.83)
  • 8 eggs ($.80)
  • 1/4 cup milk ($.03)
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper, each
  • 1/2 onion, sliced into circles ($.15)
  • 2 tsp olive oil ($.05)
  • about 3 cups spinach (free from garden)
  • 1/2 – 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ($.75)
  • 6 pieces of bread ($.40)
  • 2-3 Tbsp (dairy free) margarine ($.20)
  • Serve with fresh bananas ($.20)


Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • In bowl, whisk bacon crumbles, eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • In skillet, saute onions in 2 tsp olive oil.

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • Once brown, add a few tsp of water and cook another 1-2 minutes.

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • Add spinach and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, until it wilts.

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  • Pour egg mixture over the spinach and onions.

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until…

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • Until the eggs have set around the edges.

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • Bake at 450 F for 5 minutes.

Spinach & Bacon Frittata | 5DollarDinners.com

  • Add shredded cheese to the top and bake another 1-2 minutes until cheese melts. (I omitted this, but this is how I’ve done it before!)
  • Serve with toast and bananas.

Cost $3.41

P.S.  Yes, I was distracted by 2 screaming toddlers and was not paying attention when I grabbed the handle without a hot pad.  I burned (first degree) all 4 fingers and part of my palm.  I’m taking good care of it, under the supervison of my sister who is an MD!  (So thankful she answered when I called!)

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  1. says

    this looks delicious. i’ve had the same problem with taking no knead bread out of the oven. any time i put a pot or pan in the oven now i leave my oven mitts on the whole time so i don’t forget.

  2. says

    That has to hurt. I got burned two weeks ago when I was boiling potatoes to freeze for mashed potatoes. I still have a scab. Sorry this happened to you.

  3. CindyLou says

    Yum. Looks like something to try this weekend for breakfast with all that fresh spinach now ready from the garden. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Chookiechick says

    I burned myself in exactly the same way with a cast-iron skillet fresh out of the oven. It hurts badly, but mine healed well so hopefully yours will too.

    The frittata looks delicious. I will have to make this next week.

  5. says

    Yum…I love spinach but don’t think I could convice my smallfolk of it’s deliciousness!

    Remind me to buy you an aloe plant for your kitchen window sill!

    Take care.

  6. Becky says

    I’m so sorry you burned your hand!!

    We have a dish in our household called “The Finger Burning Special”. Its not anything fancy, just pork chops with cream of mushroom soup over the top. Then you take it out near the end of cooking time and add french fried onions and cook for another 5 min. Only I forgot after putting the onions on that the pan was hot and burned all, yes all, of my fingertips. It was horrible! I had to miss work because I taught band and there was no way I could teach clairnet the next day. :)
    But they healed and I am just fine, and now we have a funny story to tell. :)
    Hope you heal quickly!!!

  7. Crista says

    That looks good, even if I’d have to make it for myself ;o). I’ve grabbed a pan out of the oven before with my bare hand, by accident. Not fun. Hope yours heals fast!

  8. Mandy says

    I hope that your burn is healing nicely. I wanted to know if I could successfully substitute some egg whites for some of the eggs. Thanks for all of the amazing and useful information and recipes.

  9. says

    I just found eggs on a huge special (5 dozen for $2), and remembered this as one of the ways we’re going to be using up eggs in the next few weeks. Probably going to use the last of my spinach from the garden to make it thought! :)

  10. Mom2TwinGirls says

    This is the 1st recipe I have made from your site. My girls (19 months) actually ate spinach because it was so yummy! I didn’t add the bacon but put in green peppers instead. This is my first frittata! Thanks.

  11. SusieQ says

    Thanks for this great recipe! I just bought my first cast iron skillet a few weeks ago, to make a frittata from another cook’s recipe. When I saw yours, it came at the perfect time as I had some spinach to use up beofre it got unusable. One change I made was 12 eggs instead of 8, because I have a 12″ pan and 8 eggs don’t fill it enough.

  12. says

    I whipped this up this morning. I had some sweet corn cut off the cob that I threw in as well. I wish I would have thrown more corn in. It was yummy. The only thing that I would have changed was to put a tad less pepper – otherwise it was yummy!!!!!

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