How to Make a Frittata


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Baked frittata is an easy and delicious egg dish to serve for breakfast (or dinner) any day of the week!

Eggs and potatoes with all of your favorite toppings (bring on the bacon and cheese!) are baked until puffy and golden. Serve with a fruit salad or tossed salad.

A frittata baked in a a cast iron pan and topped with parsley

What is a Frittata?

Frittatas are an easy egg dish that can be made on the stovetop or oven-baked. Like other Italian foods, frittatas are rich and flavorful.

Potatoes are lightly browned with veggies and topped with eggs and cheese. The whole pan is then baked until golden, sliced and served!

This fail-proof recipe is super easy and it’s versatile (and can make perfect use of almost any kind of leftovers). Make it with egg whites, vegetable, spinach, asparagus, mushroom— or go for a meaty version with sausage, bacon, ham!

And the best thing about it is that it all comes together in just one skillet!

Frittata vs. Quiche

Frittatas are an egg dish similar to a quiche but without a crust. While quiche is delicious with its flaky pie crust a frittata is somewhat easier and every bit as tasty!

No fussing with crust, just mix in potatoes or hash browns and bake in the oven until fluffy and the cheese is bubbly.

Frittata ingredients on a pan

Ingredients & Variations

Be sure to season the egg mixture with salt and pepper. This recipe is versatile, toss in your favorite seasonings and herbs. There are endless possibilities for meat, veggie, and cheese combinations.

POTATOES

PROTEIN

  • Eggs can be whole or substituted with egg whites for a lower calorie version.
  • Cook the bacon crisp (in the oven), or substitute with ham or sausage!
  • For cheese go ahead and use what’s on hand! Or get fancy and mix in goat cheese, gruyere, or gouda.

VEGGIES

  • Leftover mushrooms, broccoli, leftover roasted veggies are all amazing in any frittata or omelet. Bell peppers, onions, zucchini are all great.
  • Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, or even sun-dried tomatoes add a fresh boost of flavor.

a pan filled with bacon and vegetables and eggs being poured into the pan over the bacon

How to Make a Frittata

Easy and perfect every time!

  1. Saute veggies and cooked potatoes (or hash browns). Add bacon (or ham/sausage) and green onions.
  2. Whisk eggs with seasonings and cream. Pour over the veggie mixture.
  3. Cover with cheese and fresh herbs, and bake until eggs are set.

Serve it with mimosas and an arugula salad, fruit salad, or even a bowl of citrus fruit for a touch of elegance the whole family will enjoy!

A frittata being served.

Tips for Success

  • Ensure veggies and meats are pre-cooked.
  • No cooked potatoes on hand? Use premade hashbrowns or shred raw potatoes and fry in oil for about 5-8 minutes, before adding other veggies.
  • Watch cooking times carefully. When it comes to a frittata, light, and just set is best.
  • If you need to firm up the top of the eggs, broil for a couple of minutes before serving (be sure not to overcook).
  • Frittata reheats well and makes great sandwiches on toast!

Eggs for Breakfast

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Review Recipe

How to Make a Frittata

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
This easy recipe makes the best gourmet breakfast ever!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups cooked potatoes or hash browns
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables peppers, mushrooms
  • 8 slices bacon chopped, or 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or basil

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Add olive oil to an 8" skillet and cook vegetables until tender-crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in potatoes/hashbrowns and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, light cream, dry mustard and seasonings.
  • Add bacon and green onion. Pour egg mixture over top and sprinkle with cheese and fresh herbs.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes or until eggs are set. Broil 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool 5 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Ensure veggies and meats are pre-cooked.
  • No cooked potatoes on hand? Use premade hashbrowns or shred raw potatoes and fry in oil for about 5-8 minutes, before adding other veggies.
  • Watch cooking times carefully. When it comes to a frittata, light and just set is best.
  • If you need to firm up the top of the eggs, broil for a couple of minutes before serving (be sure not to overcook).
  • Frittata reheats well and makes great sandwiches on toast!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 405, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 253mg, Sodium: 583mg, Potassium: 448mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2109IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 120mg, Iron: 2mg
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