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skillet baked cauliflower frittata
Baked Chipotle Cauliflower Frittata
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Skillet baked chipotle cauliflower frittata for a simple lunch or dinner. Low carb & paleo. Great warm or cold. If you can't get the chipotles in adobo sauce, use a chipotle paste, or even a harissa paste.

Course: DInner
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: cauliflower, eggs, frittata
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 227 kcal
Author: kellie anderson
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower washed and patted dry
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin optional
  • 2 chipotle chillies in adobo deseeded and finely chopped and mashed
  • 8 eggs beaten
  • 3 soft sun-dried tomatoes snipped up
  1. Cut up or slice the cauliflower into evenly sized pieces, including the tender stems (these are the sweetest bit). Steam for five minutes. Or, if you must, boil for three minutes. Drain well and let air dry a bit.

  2. While the cauliflower is cooking, preheat the oven to 180C fan/200C/400F.

  3. Once the oven is on, heat the oil in an oven-proof frying pan over a  medium heat and add the garlic and leeks. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened - about 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat.

    fried leeks in a skillet with ingredients for a cauliflower frittata in bowls
  4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, adding optional cumin powder and the minced chipotle in adobo. Pour the eggs over the leeks and sprinkle over the sun-dried tomatoes. 

  5. Place the skillet into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, until just set, with a little "jiggle" in the centre. It will continue to cook a bit after coming out of the oven.

  6. Serve warm with optional sprinkle of cheese and a leafy salad.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have chipotle in adobo sauce available, use a chipotle paste, or even a harissa paste (although a very different flavour).


Feel free to add cooked boiled potatoes, or even cooked beans to up the satiety.


This tastes great cold, too. Pack a slice or two for your lunch, along with a side salad and a little sachet of ketchup! And of course, this would be a great low-carb option for a picnic.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Chipotle Cauliflower Frittata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1045IU21%
Vitamin C 38.1mg46%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.