This easy Frittata Recipe is the perfect quick & healthy dinner, breakfast or brunch! Follow our step-by-step instructions and watch the video to learn how to make either a vegetable frittata or a frittata with bacon!
Course Breakfast, brunch, dinner, Main Course, vegetables
Add milk, sea salt, pepper, paprika and whisk until combined.
Add cheese and stir to combine. Set aside.
In a 10” cast iron skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, onion and garlic until bacon just begins to brown. (about 5 minutes)
Add vegetables, cover and cook until vegetables are soft and bacon is browned, stirring occasionally. (about 5 minutes)
Turn heat down to medium, add egg mixture, and quickly stir it into the bacon/vegetables in the skillet until everything is evenly distributed.
Cook on medium heat for about 4-5 minutes, until the edges are set.
Transfer the frittata to the preheated oven. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and set.
Remove from oven, let cool for 10 minutes, serve. (The frittata will puff in the oven. Do not worry, it deflates as it cools).
How to make a vegetarian frittata:
To make this a vegetarian frittata omit the bacon. Place onion, garlic and vegetables into a cast iron skillet with 2 TBS olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat until the vegetables are soft (about 5-7 minutes), stirring occasionally. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as directed.
How to make a frittata the night before.
You can make this egg frittata recipe the night before. You can either:
Make the frittata mixture and store it, covered, in the refrigerator overnight to bake in the morning, or
You can bake it, store it covered in the refrigerator, and reheat it in the morning, covered in an oven set to 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Bacon. As mentioned before, you can use 2 TBS olive oil in place of bacon if you would like to make a vegetable frittata. Be sure to use raw bacon (not pre-cooked bacon) because the fat that is released during sautéing is what cooks the vegetables!
Onion If you have onion-haters in your family, you can add onion powder instead of onion for a more subtle flavor!
Minced garlic. Again, garlic powder can be used if you have picky eaters!
4 cups vegetables of choice. You can use just about any kind of vegetable in this frittata recipe. Some suggestions include: bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, etc.
Milk. I usually use whole milk because that is what we always have on hand, but any percentage works well. Just remember, the higher the fat content, the richer your frittata will taste!
Cheddar Cheese. You can use any variety of cheddar, but I personally prefer sharp cheddar. You can also use Colby Jack, pepper jack, mozzarealla, etc.