Everything you need to make a perfect frittata: a super-easy Master Frittata Recipe that you can use to transform leftovers into something new and delicious, plus a collection of 70+ frittata recipes to get your creative juices flowing.
Frittata = Skillet Omelet = Crustless Quiche = Egg Pizza = Leftover Heaven
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You know those days when you just cannot for the life of you come up with one more meal? The times when you just want someone to tell you what to make for dinner (or better yet, make it for you!)? The nights when you think, please just let me throw something in a pan and let it come out delicious with little to no effort on my part?
Frittatas may be just what you’re craving.
Basically a big oven-finished skillet omelet filled with all sorts veggies and proteins, frittatas are one of the easiest, most budget-friendly meals you can make.
When you decide to make a frittata, half the struggle is figuring out what to put into it. More often than not, I use leftovers: frittatas are a great way to use up all those bits and bowls that are waiting for you in the back of the fridge.
For inspiration, check out My Master Frittata Recipe (so fancy!!) below, which includes lists of ingredient ideas. Following the Master Frittata Recipe, you’ll also find links to 70+ delicious recipes to inspire you.
MASTER FRITTATA RECIPE
Making a basic frittata from leftovers is pretty straightforward. I’ve broken them down into six simple steps for the printable graphic below, listed here with a few extra notes:
- Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C.
• I sometimes turn the oven up to 400° for a shorter cook time.
- Sauté vegetables and proteins in a large skillet until fully cooked.
• When everything is fully cooked, you want between 2 and 3 cups of combined cooked veggies and protein.
• I use a 10- or 12-inch cast iron skillet, depending on how big a crowd I’m feeding.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together 6 eggs & ½ milk. Stir in herbs and spices.
• I sometimes use 1 or 2 more eggs, especially when using a 12-inch skillet.
- Pour eggs evenly over skillet mixture. Sprinkle cheese over top.
• Once you pour in the egg mixture, stir it in a little so that it settles in and around the ingredients in the pan. The egg mixture should just barely reach the top of the veggie mix in skillet. If it looks like there aren’t enough eggs, go ahead and whisk up another and pour it in. Don’t go crazy though – remember, the egg mixture will raise up quite a bit while baking.
- Cook mixture over medium-low heat without stirring for 3 minutes.
• It helps to shake the pan once to settle everything together, but don’t stir, because the grated cheese may settle on the bottom, and that isn’t where you want it.
- Transfer oven and bake about 30 to 35 minutes.
• Cooking time for frittatas is very flexible, because it is so dependent upon the ingredients used and the density of the frittata. I’ve made frittatas that were done in 20 minutes, and others that took almost an hour to cook. To test for doneness, insert a knife in the center of frittata – it should come out clean.
• If possible, allow the freshly baked frittata to set for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
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NOTE: If you like this Frittata graphic, you might also like How to Make a Buddha Bowl.
How to Make a Perfect Frittata
Frittata Perfection in six easy steps.
Basic Frittata Ingredients
- 6-8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- ~ 2 cups cooked vegetables
- ~ 1 cup cooked protein [optional]
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
- Herbs spices, seasonings as desired
Vegetables [~ 4 cups raw, or 2 cups cooked]
- Butternut squash
- Cherry tomatoes
- Green onion
- Yellow Squash
Cooked Proteins [~ 1 cup cooked; optional]
- Ground beef
- Italian Sausage
- Smoked Salmon
- Taco meat
Cheese [~ 1 – 1 ½ cups grated]
- Bleu Cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Pepper jack
Herbs & Spices [~ 1/4 – 1/2 cups fresh, 2-3 teaspoons dried]
- Garlic salt
- Onion flakes
- Onion powder
- Red Pepper Flakes go easy!
- Sun-dried Tomatoes
- Taco seasoning
Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C.
In a large, oven-safe skillet, sauté vegetables and protein in olive oil over medium heat until soft. You want between 2 and 3 cups of cooked veggies and protein when everything is done.
In a medium bowl, whisk together 6 eggs & ½ milk. Stir in herbs and spices.
Pour eggs evenly over skillet mixture. (The egg mixture should just barely reach the top of the veggie mix in skillet. If it looks like there aren't enough eggs, go ahead and whisk up another and pour it in.) Sprinkle cheese over top and shake the pan once to settle everything together.
Cook mixture over medium-low heat without stirring for 3 minutes. (I usually poke things around a bit during this step. The basic idea here is that you don't want to stir it and have all that grated cheese settle to the bottom.)
Transfer oven and bake about 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. If possible, allow to set for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
SKILLET: For best results, use a 10- to 12-inch cast iron or other heavy, oven-safe skillet.
COOK TIME: Depending upon the density of ingredients and type of skillet used, it can take up to an hour in the oven for the frittata to be completely cooked.
Need more inspiration? Check out this list of 70+ Frittata Recipes, then grab your skillet and have some fun!
MEATY FRITTATA RECIPES
- Bacon, Apple & Gorgonzola Frittata [Tastfulventure]
- Bacon & Brie Frittata [Building Our Story]
- Bacon & Potato Frittata [Christina’s Cucina]
- Bacon Lobster Omelette [Caroline’s Cooking]
- Bacon, Spinach, Tomato & Ricotta Frittata [Beauty & the Foodie]
- Bacon, Tomato & Cheddar Frittata [Homemade Food Junkie]
- BLT Frittata with Ramen Noodles [Soup Addict]
- Broccoli & Salami Frittata [The Schizo Chef]
- Broccolini Cheddar Bacon Frittata [Umami Girl]
- Buffalo Chicken Frittata [Thyme & Joy]
- Caramelized Onion Frittata [Urban Foodie Kitchen]
- Cheesy Ham & Asparagus Frittata [Cooking with Carlee]
- Chorizo Frittata [Latina Mom Meals]
- Cottage Cheese, Kale & Smoked Salmon Frittata [Supergolden Bakes]
- Deep Dish Breakfast Frittata with Comté Cheese, Bacon, Sausages, Tomatoes and Mushrooms [Super Golden Bakes]
- 5-Ingredient Cheeseburger Frittata [Snacking in Sneakers]
- Grilled Corn & Tomato Frittata [Hey Nutrition Lady]
- [The Gluten Free Homestead]
- Hearty Southwestern Frittata with Potato and Beef [My Sequined Life]
- Italian Frittata with Sausage, Red Peppers, Potatoes & Onions [The Gluten Free Homestead]
- Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Frittata [My Life Cookbook]
- Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Frittata [My Life Cookbook]
- Meat Lovers Frittata with Salsa Verde [Muy Bueno Cookbook]
- Mexican Frittata [Real Food, Real Deals]
- Mexican Pasta Frittata [Living Well Kitchen]
- Mushroom Omelette with Chèvre, Cherry Tomatoes & Sausage [Chocolates & Chia]
- Potato & Chorizo Frittata [Muy Bueno Cookbook]
- Salmon, Pea & Horseradish Frittata [Pointed Kitchen]
- Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Frittata with Garlic Herb Goat Cheese [Mashup Mom]
- Skillet Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Grits Breakfast Bake [Peas & Crayons]
- Smoked Salmon & Veggie Frittata [Allergy Free Alaska]
- Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche [The Good Hearted Woman]
- Smoked Salmon Frittata [Downshiftology]
- Smoked Salmon Frittata [Killing Thyme]
- Spinach Artichoke Cottage Cheese Frittata [Rhubarbarians]
- Spring Frittata with Seeded Avocado [Cook with Me Darling]
- Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Frittata [Chef Rhadia]
- Sweet Potato Salmon Frittata [The Food Blog]
- Turkey Sausage & Spinach Frittata [Dude the Cookz]
- Vietnamese Frittata with Ground Pork, Onion & Basil [Delightful Plate]
VEGETARIAN FRITTATA RECIPES
- [Pointed Kitchen]
- Asparagus Goat Cheese Frittata [Tasting Page]
- Baked Frittata with Spinach & Feta [The Clever Meal]
- Baked Mushroom Leek Frittata [Jessica Levinson]
- Bitter Melon Egg Frittata [Daily Cooking Quest]
- Black Beans, Tomato & Spinach Quiche [Mashup Mom]
- Broccoli, Spinach & Artichoke Frittata [The Forked Spoon]
- Broccoli Rabe And Smoked Mozzarella Frittata [Just a Little Bit of Bacon]
- Courgette & Sun-dried Tomato Frittata [Neil’s Healthy Meals]
- Crustless Asparagus Quiche with Cottage Cheese [The Conscience Dietitian]
- Easy Goat Cheese & Sun-dried Tomato Frittata [Our Happy Mess]
- Frittata with Corn, Cheddar and Spinach [Umami Girl]
- Kale & Feta Frittata [Plating Pixels]
- Pepper & Gruyere Frittata [My Life Cookbook]
- Persian Herb Quiche | Kookoo Sabzi [Family Spice]
- Roasted Asparagus Red Pepper Frittata [Divalicious Recipes]
- Savory Broccoli Frittata with Shiitake Mushrooms [Umami Girl]
- Spanish Tortilla [Caroline’s Cooking]
- Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla de Espanola) aka Spanish Baked Omelette [A Clean Bake]
- Spicy Zucchini Frittata [A Life Made Simple]
- Spinach & Artichoke Frittata [Inside the Rustic Kitchen]
- Spinach & Asparagus Frittata [Coffee with Us 3]
- Spinach & Zucchini Frittata [Persnickety Plates]
- Spinach Frittata with Garlic Scapes [Upstate Ramblings]
- Spring Tortilla de Patata [Nourish]
- Strawberry Soufflé Omelet with Caramelized Almonds [The Good Hearted Woman]
- Sun-dried Tomato & Sweet Potato Frittata [Whole New Mom]
- Sweet Potato & Baby Spinach Frittata [Sidewalk Shoes]
- Sweet Potato Frittata [Coffee with Us 3]
- Sweet Potato Frittata with Asparagus [Veggie Desserts]
- Sweet Potato Frittata with Spinach & Feta [Peas & Crayons]
- Tomato, Kale & Goat Cheese Breakfast Frittata [Hot Pan Kitchen]
- Tomato Spinach Frittata [Coffee with Us 3]
- Tomato Spinach Frittata [Upstate Ramblings]
- Tortilla de Patatas [Pandemonium Noshery]
- Tri-colored Pepper & Leek Frittata [Fearless Dining]
- Whole30 Scalloped Potato Frittata [I Heart Umami]
- Zucchini, Dill & Feta Frittata [Divalicious Recipes]
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