Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 224KCAL

This slimming friendly Courgette and Butterbean Frittata is perfect if you are counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories224
  • Carbs26g
  • Protein16g
  • Fat7g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars7g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

If you’re looking for a breakfast, brunch or lunch idea that’s tasty, light and a little different, our Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata might be just the ticket!

A frittata is a type of thick Italian omelette which can be filled with all kinds of vegetables and meats. This makes them perfect for anyone looking to fill up on more healthy whole foods and are counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

Not sure about butter beans? We added butter beans to this recipe because we’re big fans of this tasty bean, however, you could use other bean varieties like cannellini or borlotti.

We like to use good quality chopped tomatoes in this recipe, as we find cheaper tins can be a little watery. Of course you could always use a few chopped fresh tomatoes if you prefer, or cheaper tins with a little tomato puree added to give them more flavour.

What diets is this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata suitable for?

This Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata recipe is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets

It can be made vegan or dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegan or dairy free versions;

  • Low-fat cheddar

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata recipe?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata?

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This recipe does not require any special ingredients.

How many calories are in this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata?

There are 224 calories per portion in this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Heat the low calorie cooking spray in a large frying pan and fry the onions and garlic until soft.

Step 2

Add the courgette and cook until they are softened. remove from heat.

Step 3

Crack the eggs into a large bowl, season and mix well.

Step 4

Add the fried vegetables, butter beans and tomatoes and stir.

Step 5

Spray the pan with a bit more low calorie cooking spray and heat the pan.

Step 6

Add the egg mixture and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes or so, until the eggs have almost set and the bottom is browned.

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How do you know when this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata is cooked?

You should cook this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata until the eggs have almost set and the bottom is browned. This should take around 5 minutes.

How long can you keep this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata?

We do not recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat this Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Courgette and Butter Bean Frittata

This slimming friendly Courgette and Butterbean Frittata is perfect if you are counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 224
  • Carbs 26G
WW Points
  • 4 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 large courgette sliced
  • 1 can butter beans drained and rinsed - or you could use cannelini or borlotti beans
  • 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes drained well, or 3 fresh tomatoes, skinned and chopped
  • 2 spring onions
  • 40 g low fat cheddar grated
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Heat the low calorie cooking spray in a large frying pan and fry the onions and garlic until soft.
  2. Add the courgette and cook until they are softened, remove from heat.
  3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl, season and mix well.
  4. Add the fried vegetables, butter beans and tomatoes and stir.
  5. Spray the pan with a bit more low calorie cooking spray and heat the pan.
  6. Add the egg mixture and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes or so, until the eggs have almost set and the bottom is browned.
  7. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top and put under a pre heated grill for 3-5 minutes until set on top but still moist in the middle. Cut into 8 wedges and serve 2 per portion.

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BillieMonday 8th June 2020

Beautiful.. Made this on a whim and it was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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    SharonMonday 8th June 2020

    Hi Billie, we’re so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, thankyou for taking the time to let us know.

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