Lactose-free frittata with spinach

Lactose-free frittata with spinach

Whether you enjoy it for a leisurely brunch or a quick and satisfying dinner, this lactose-free frittata with spinach will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. The baked, egg-based dish is packed with vibrant spinach, tender potatoes, crispy bacon, and a creamy twist of lactose-free cooking cream. And to top it off, we serve this masterpiece alongside juicy and fresh tomatoes, adding a burst of crispness and vibrant colour to the plate. This tasty frittata with spinach is sure to leave you wanting more.


Step 1
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Step 2
  • Peel and chop the onion. Press garlic and cut the potatoes into slices.
Step 3
  • Fry onion, minced garlic, bacon, and potatoes in oil in a warm pan that can handle being placed in the oven. Add spinach - and let it collapse. Add tomatoes.
Step 4
  • Beat the eggs with cream, salt, and pepper and pour the mixture into the pan (make sure the filling is evenly distributed before you pour over the mixture). Then move the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the spinach frittata is nicely golden. Top with Arla LactoFREE Cream.

Making lactose-free frittata with spinach is not difficult but it can require a bit of practice to get the texture just right. Before you begin practicing, a few good tips on how to make a spinach frittata will come in handy.


Opt for a cast-iron skillet for the best results. Cast iron conducts heat evenly and can go from stovetop to oven. Seasoning the skillet creates a non-stick surface, making slicing and serving easier. An enamelled cast iron skillet is a convenient option that does not require pre-seasoning. Also, remember that the skillet handle remains hot after baking. Place a kitchen towel on it as a reminder or use a silicone handle cover to avoid accidental burns. Safety first, delicious food second.


Before adding the egg mixture to the pan or skillet, distribute the vegetables evenly to ensure a lactose-free frittata with spinach in every bite. Avoid moving them around too much after pouring the eggs. This will result in a scrambled egg texture rather than a smooth spinach and egg frittata.

Questions about lactose-free frittata with spinach

Lactose-free frittata with spinach, potatoes, and bacon is a tasty everyday dish that can be served either warm or cold. If you are interested in finding out more about lactose-free frittata with spinach, you should read through our answers to the most frequently asked questions about the speciality beneath.

How to make lactose-free frittata?
To make a lactose-free frittata from scratch, start by getting onions, garlic, and potatoes ready as you preheat your oven. Fry the vegetables in a warm pan that can later be transferred to the oven. Add spinach and let it wilt before distributing the vegetables evenly and pouring the seasoned egg and cream mixture over it. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. When finished, top with halved tomatoes and a dollop of lactose-free cream or yoghurt for a delightful finishing touch.
What is in a spinach frittata?
A frittata with spinach is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette. It typically includes a combination of ingredients that create a flavourful and satisfying dish. In our version of lactose-free frittata with spinach, you find sautéed onion and garlic as the aromatic base, followed by diced bacon and boiled potatoes for added texture, depth of flavour, and sense of fullness. A handful of baby spinach leaves brings a vibrant green colour and slight bitterness to the dish. The egg mixture, made with eggs and lactose-free cream, binds everything together with a creamy and smooth consistency.
Can you use frozen spinach in a frittata?
Yes, frozen spinach can be used in a lactose-free frittata with spinach, bacon, and potatoes. However, it is essential to thaw and drain the frozen spinach before incorporating it. Excess moisture from the spinach can affect the texture of the frittata. Thaw the spinach in a strainer and squeeze out any excess liquid to prevent a watery result. Frozen spinach is a convenient option, as it is readily available all year round.
Can you use raw spinach in a frittata?
Yes, raw spinach can be used in a lactose-free frittata with spinach. The heat will wilt the spinach leaves, making them tender and adding a vibrant green colour to the dish. Adding raw spinach can provide a fresh boost. However, it is important to note that it needs to be cooked until wilted before the egg mixture is added to the pan. This prevents excess moisture from making your lactose-free frittata with potatoes soggy. Using raw spinach allows you to enjoy the natural flavour and vibrant appearance of the leafy green.
Can you freeze lactose-free frittata?
Yes, you can freeze lactose-free frittata with spinach and bacon for up to 2-3 months. To freeze it, allow it to cool completely after cooking. Cut it into individual portions or leave it whole, depending on your preference. Wrap each portion tightly in plastic wrap or aluminium foil or place them in airtight containers. When you are ready to enjoy it, thaw the lactose-free spinach and potato frittata in the fridge overnight and then reheat it in the oven or microwave until warmed through. Freezing this dish is a convenient way to have a quick and delicious meal on hand.
Products used
Arla® LactoFREE cooking cream.

Nutritional values

Nutritional value, per

Fibre 10.1 gram fibers
Protein 16.4 %
Carbohydrates 81.5 %
Fat 37.6 gram


Garlic clove
Boiled potatoes
Olive oil
1 tbsp
Diced bacon
50 g
A handful of baby spinach
Arla Lactofree cooking cream
200 ml
Flake salt and pepper
To serve
A handful of small tomatoes, cut into halves
Arla lacto-free cooking cream or natural yoghurt
2- 3 tbsp

Savour a delicious frittata with spinach and no lactose

Beautifully golden lacto-free frittata with spinach is one tasty dish. The combination of rich eggs and earthy, slightly bitter spinach is a great one. Each makes the other pop and showcase everything it has to offer.

Although Italian lacto-free frittata with spinach can be made without any dairy products, mixing the eggs with either milk, cream or yoghurt will make it even more delicious. These wonderful ingredients make the texture of the egg lighter and fluffier, resulting in a delectable dish with a great mouthfeel.

The cream we suggest using adds a luxurious touch, elevating the creaminess of your lacto-free frittata with spinach to new heights and adding a bit of tang for freshness. Using lacto-free cream or yoghurt gives you a flavour as well as a texture just as luscious as the regular kind and makes it possible for everyone to indulge in this tasty lacto-free frittata with spinach.

Potatoes make it extra filling

Adding potatoes to a lacto-free frittata with spinach is a brilliant idea that brings both substance and texture to the dish. Not only do potatoes make it more filling, they also contribute a wonderful texture that enhances the overall eating experience. Imagine each forkful containing tender chunks of fried potatoes that melt in your mouth. The potatoes add a satisfying creaminess and a touch of natural sweetness, giving the lacto-free frittata with spinach a comforting and hearty element. Their soft texture creates an enjoyable contrast to the fluffy eggs making each bite a true delight.

Bacon adds a rich and smoky flavour

Making your lacto-free spinach frittata with bacon is a scrumptious feat that brings a burst of savoury goodness to the plate. Bacon adds a satisfying smoky and salty flavour that takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. Picture this: with each bite of lacto-free frittata with spinach you will experience the crispy and irresistible texture of perfectly cooked bacon, which adds a satisfying crunch and chewiness. The smoky aroma and rich taste of the bacon infuses the entire dish with its yumminess, creating a symphony of flavours that will make your taste buds tingle.

The combination of bacon and spinach is a match made in heaven. The savoury saltiness of the bacon beautifully complements the earthy and bitter notes of the spinach, creating a harmonious balance that tantalises the palate.

Serve with lacto-free natural yoghurt or lacto-free creme fraiche and fresh tomatoes

Use lacto-free natural yoghurt or cream as a creamy and tangy element that beautifully complements the warm lacto-free frittata with spinach and potatoes. The cool and smooth texture of the yoghurt or cream adds a luxurious touch, enhancing the overall creaminess of the dish, while the tanginess provides a delightful contrast to the savoury flavours, creating a harmonious balance that elevates each bite.

Fresh tomatoes bring a burst of juicy and vibrant sweetness. Their bright acidity adds a refreshing zing, cutting through the richness of the eggs and adding a pleasant pop of colour. The tomatoes lend a fresh and brightening note that creates a harmonious interplay of flavours and textures.

So, when you serve lacto-free frittata with spinach and tomatoes alongside a dollop of lacto-free natural yoghurt or cream, you are adding layers of creaminess, tanginess, and freshness. It is like a culinary symphony that dances on your taste buds, making each bite a satisfying experience. Enjoy the creamy tang and refreshing burst of flavours in every mouth-watering bite.

If you are looking for more great recipes to brighten your weekdays why not have a look at our recipes for lacto-free sweet potato soup, lacto-free guacamole sandwich, or lacto-free tortilla pizza with serrano ham and rocket? Each allows you to make a simple, colourful dish full of flavour, perfect for the whole family.

Use your personal favourites

If you want a vegetable centred lacto-free frittata with spinach, you can skip the bacon and focus on delicious greens instead. This type of recipe leaves a lot of room for creativity, meaning you can use practically any type of vegetable you have on hand. For instance, if you are out of potatoes or spinach, you can substitute for alternatives like earthy broccoli, sharp-sweet onions, or sweet-tangy bell peppers. Leaving out the potatoes may make the lacto-free frittata with spinach less filling but it will still taste great.

Another way to play around with this lacto-free frittata recipe is to use additional different ingredients for more flavour. For example, use fresh or dried herbs such as thyme or rosemary in the filling. Or make the dish richer by incorporating lacto-free cheese. Salty parmesan, nutty cheddar, or tangy feta are all well-suited to a lacto-free frittata with spinach.