Basic Baked Frittata Recipe (Plus Variations!)

We live for breakfast food. Quiche, frittata, bacon, pastries, we desire everything. Breakfast indicates we don’t need to consider and prepare for both breakfast and lunch, and rather get to integrate them to concentrate on a single meal filled with our most preferred foods. While we are huge fans of quiche and omelets, the frittata is constantly very first option. An omelet simply doesn’t hold as lots of include as we like, and quiche with that buttery crust can feel too heavy. A frittata truly is much like a quiche, however by overlooking the crust, it makes frittatas a protein and fat powerhouse, best for our gluten-free loved ones. Keep it vegetarian utilizing your preferred veggies and mushrooms, or load it with bacon if you enjoy the meat! No matter what you contribute to it, you’re going to enjoy it!

Frittatas and omelets and quiche, oh my! 

It’s all simply eggs and cheese, right? Wrong. While omelets are cooked on the stovetop, featuring eggs folded over your preferred filling, frittatas are actually only started on the stovetop before being moved to the oven to finish cooking. Quiche is a frittata’s crustless cousin, making it a great option for anyone who is gluten-free, but it also has a different egg to fat ratio which creates a different texture. Frittatas are also great to feed a crowd, rather than working away over the stovetop making individual omelets. All are delicious, and serve different needs. 

Distribution Tip:

No one wants a giant clump of veggies in one bite, and nothing in the next. So you want to make sure any add-ins are evenly distributed in your pan or baking dish before pouring in that egg mixture. 

Heavy Cream:

You really want all of that fat in the frittata, so you definitely want to use cream and not half and half or milk.

Cheese Options:

You can use simply about any good melting cheese in a frittata. Some of our favorites include cheddar, mozzarella, gruyere, pepper jack, Monterey jack, Swiss, and provolone. We call for specific cheeses in each flavor variation, but feel free to experiment with your favorites!

Basic Frittata Recipe Add Ins:

There are SO many options for add-ins. Follow our flavor variations, or come up with your own. Keep it vegetarian, or load it with bacon. The sky’s the limit!

Pan Options: 

Cast iron is the best for cooking frittatas. You can sauté your add-ins on the stovetop, pour in the egg mixture, and then pop that right into the oven. If you do not have a cast iron pan, you can always sauté your add-ins in a regular skillet, and then transfer that to a 9×9 or a 9″ deep dish pie plate before pouring the egg mixture over and baking in the oven. Either method will work, but we prefer just needing to clean one pan and sticking with cast iron!

For a 12-inch skillet, double this recipe and add 5 to 10 minutes to the cooking time. 

Make Ahead Instructions: 

We love how easy it is to whip this up ahead of time. Simply follow the instructions to bake your frittata, and then let it cool prior to covering it with cling wrap and saving in the refrigerator as much as two days ahead of time. Eliminate cling wrap and reheat in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit up until warmed through. 

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.