The frittata is an indispensible family recipe to know how to make. A “fancy” breakfast, a delicious lunch or a quick weeknight dinner, a frittata can do it all. The best part is that it truly can come together from the dregs of your fridge and a few eggs!
Makes: 6-8 servings
Total Time: 25 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
- 8 whole eggs
- ¼ cup whole milk *see note
- 1/4 cup hard cheese, grated (Parmesan, Cheddar, Swiss, etc.) *see note
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 Tbs. coconut oil, butter or canola oil
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, salt and pepper.
Heat a medium cast iron or non-stick pan (with oven safe handle) over medium heat. Melt the coconut oil, pour in egg mixture and reduce heat to low. Let eggs cook for 5 minutes without stirring.
Using a rubber spatula pull one edge of the cooked egg toward the center, letting the uncooked egg spill around to the sides and the cooked edge toward the center. Repeat on the opposite edge.
Let the eggs cook for another 5 minutes and then place the frittata into the oven under the preheated broiler for another 5-7 minutes. The frittata is done when it feels firm yet bouncy to the touch in the center. Carefully flip the frittata onto a plate or slide out of the pan onto a cutting board to cool.
If avoiding dairy a plain dairy free milk or simply water and dairy free cheese may be substituted or omitted entirely.
These variations list additional ingredients to the basic recipe above. The type of cheese and amount may be the only varying ingredient already listed in the basic recipe.
Ham, Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese (instead of the ¼ in the basic recipe)
- ½ cup cooked broccoli florets, chopped
- ¼ cup ham, diced
Whisk the cheddar cheese with the eggs. Sprinkle the broccoli and ham evenly into the frittata after pulling the sides of the cooked eggs into the center. Continue with above recipe.
Green Eggs and No Ham
- 1 cup of cooked, chopped greens (kale, mustard greens, spinach, etc..)
Whisk the cooked greens into the basic frittata recipe with the eggs before pouring into the pan.
Tomato, Dill and Goat Cheese
- ½ cup diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup goat cheese
- 1 Tbs. chopped, fresh dill
Sprinkle the tomatoes and goat cheese into the eggs after pulling the sides of the cooked eggs to the center. When the frittata has finished cooking sprinkle with the fresh dill before serving.