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How to Make a Frittata with Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

If you’ve wondered how to make a frittata, this post if for you. Easy step-by-step instructions and cook’s tips to help you make the best frittata for your family or guests!

Side view of a baked frittata with vegetables.

Do you love breakfast for supper? We sure do. One of the easiest things to make if you want an egg dish is a frittata—it’s just eggs with whatever vegetables you have hanging out in the fridge, maybe some sausage or bacon, cheese, and anything else you want to throw in there.

**Cook’s Tip: You can add leftover rice or diced potatoes or even some black beans. The possibilities are endless.

Sauteing vegetables in a large cast-iron skillet to make a frittata.

I usually make a simple frittata with bell peppers, green onions, asparagus, diced tomatoes, and whatever kind of cheese I have on hand, Parmesan or Cheddar or feta. I also like to add a little half-and-half, although not enough to turn the frittata into a quiche.

Frittata vs. Quiche

A quiche is usually more creamy and rich than a simple frittata. Quiches have more of a custard-like texture, due to the addition of cream or half-and-half. And a quiche is always cooked in a crust, unless you’re making a crustless quiche, which is similar to the frittata!

A significant difference between a quiche and frittata is that frittatas have fewer calories unless you go crazy with adding cheese.

Ingredients for the Baked Frittata Recipe

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  • 4 cups of mixed, chopped vegetables – use a variety from onion, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, spinach, kale, mushrooms, roasted red pepper, asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, diced baked potatoes. You can also add some cooked sausage, bacon, or ham if you like.
  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated cheese – either Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Gruyere, Parmesan or a combination
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried Italian herbs

How to Make a Frittata with Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1.

Sauté vegetables in a large oven-proof skillet on medium-high for about 5 minutes until just starting to get tender. Do not sauté tomatoes.

**Cook’s Tips:

  • It’s best to leave the vegetables in the skillet and pour the eggs into the hot skillet, cooking on medium-high for about a minute so the edges set. After the edges set, pop it in the oven for 15-20 minutes to finish cooking.
  • However, if you’re cooking for a crowd and need more room then you can sauté the vegetables and then combine everything in a large 9 x 13 inch dish.
How to make a frittata

Step 2.

If using a baking dish, spray lightly with cooking spray. Transfer vegetables to the baking dish. Sprinkle one cup grated cheese over vegetables.

Step 3.

While vegetables are cooking, whisk eggs with half-and-half, salt, pepper, and seasonings.

Step 4.

Pour eggs over vegetables and cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top of the frittata.

Step 5.

If using skillet, cook over medium-high heat for just a minute until edges are starting to set. Then place skillet in oven. If using baking dish, just place in oven.

Step 6.

Bake about 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set.

**Cook’s Tip: Allow to rest for at least five minutes before cutting and serving.

Extra Tips to Make the Best Frittata Recipe

  • The frittata will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days and is just as good reheated as when you first made it. Just cover with foil and microwave individual servings as needed for just a few seconds.
  • Don’t reheat the whole frittata in the oven as you will over-cook it.
  • Make-ahead dish: prepare the frittata ahead except for baking, then cover and store in the refrigerator for up to one day. Bake when ready to serve. Perfect for breakfast for a crowd or a simple family supper on a busy school night!
Overhead view of Frittata with vegetables and cheese.

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How to Make a Frittata

How to Make a Frittata

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A frittata made with lots of vegetables and eggs is a quick and easy way to feed the family for breakfast or supper.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of mixed chopped vegetables:, (onion, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, spinach, kale, mushrooms, roasted red pepper, asparagus, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, diced baked potatoes, cooked sausage, bacon, or ham)
  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated cheese, divided, (Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, feta, goat)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Saute vegetables in a large oven-proof skillet on medium-high for about 5 minutes until just starting to get tender. Do not sauté tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle one cup grated cheese over vegetables.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, whisk eggs with half-and-half, salt, pepper, and Italian herbs.
  5. Pour eggs over vegetables and cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
  6. If using skillet, cook over medium-high heat for just a minute until edges are starting to set. Then place skillet in oven. If using baking dish, place in oven. Bake about 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set.
  7. Allow to rest for at least five minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

Tips for Making the Best Frittata:

  • You can add leftover rice or diced potatoes or even some black beans.
  • It's best to leave the vegetables in the skillet and pour the eggs into the hot skillet, cooking on medium-high for about a minute so the edges set. 
  • However, if you're cooking for a crowd and need more room you can sauté the vegetables and then combine everything in a large 9 x 13 inch dish.
  • Allow the baked frittata to rest for at least five minutes before cutting and serving.
  • The frittata will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days and is just as good reheated as when you first made it. Just cover with foil and microwave individual servings as needed for just a few seconds.
  • Don't reheat the whole frittata in the oven as you will over-cook it.
  • Make-ahead dish: prepare the frittata ahead except for baking, then cover and store in the refrigerator for up to one day. Bake when ready to serve. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 280mgSodium: 608mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gProtein: 18g

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