Want to bring something tasty and filling to your next party? These Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites are just the cocktail snack to prepare.
Finger foods are one of my favorite things to serve at the holidays. They tend to rich and delicious. I mean, cheese and crackers, chips and dips, homemade sausage balls? Those are hard to mess up, you know? Finger foods or cocktail snacks are also served in a large assortment of different things so that there’s typically something for everyone. If you don’t like those little hot wings, go park yourself over by the spinach dip.
Am I right?
Every year at the holidays our family gravitates toward snacky foods and meals-made-from-appetizers. Now that I’m all about the French-way-of-eating-and-losing-six-pounds, I’m also keen on adding an appetizer course to every meal anyway.
Today I’m hosting a virtual cocktail party and you’re each invited! A group of bloggers, most that I’ve known since the early days of blogging, and I are sharing our favorite holiday sweets and savory treats. Here’s what I’m bringing to the party:
Bacon and Spinach Frittata Bites
My kids are in love with these teeny-tiny frittatas. They can eat a double batch (48 of these tasty little doodahs) while my back is turned. They make a great breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, snack, elevensies, whatever.
The best part is that you can tweak the filling however you like. If your family prefers swiss or feta, use that. If they like broccoli over spinach, then switch things up.
I know that the price of bacon is crazy in some places, you can easily use sausage or ham instead, but I’ve found that buying bacon ends (both at my health food store and Trader Joe’s) allows me that great bacon-y flavor at a much lower price. Check to see if your store carries bacon ends.
Five out of six FishKids love these. That sixth guy? He likes very few things, so right now, his tastebuds don’t get to vote. Ha! Make these for your next holiday get-together or when you just want to add fun little frittata bites to the table.
Special tip: If you don’t have a USA pan, I highly recommend that you buy one or ten. I am slowly rebuilding my collection of pans with this brand because they are so amazing. Nothing sticks to them; nothing burns. I am in love. I bought the mini-muffin pan most recently and am thrilled with everything I bake in it.
- 1/4 lb bacon chopped
- 1/4 onion chopped for 1/2 cup
- 1 tsp herbes de provence
- black pepper
- 2 oz cheddar cheese (shredded) 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup baby spinach chopped
- 6 egg
- 3/4 cup half and half or half cream and half milk
- Preheat the oven to 350. Grease the cups of a 24-cup mini-muffin pan.
- In a large skillet, cook the bacon and the onion until the bacon is crisp and the onion is clear. Season with the herbes de provence and salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups.
- Divide the cheese and spinach among the prepared cups.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the half and half. Pour this mixture into the cups, dividing evenly.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the frittata bites are golden and puffy and set in the center. Serve immediately.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Remember this is a party!
Be sure to get a little of something from every plate.
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