This 5-minute, super easy breakfast frittata is my go-to weekday prep-ahead meal. I often make this breakfast frittata on Sundays. Then, my husband and I will have it for breakfast on Monday – because we all know how hard it is to get out of bed on Mondays. The only problem is deciding who gets to have the leftover breakfast frittata for breakfast on Tuesday!
As a registered dietitian, I work with patients who struggle to know what to serve for breakfast for their families or when they have guests over. I particularly LOVE serving this breakfast frittata for brunch. My guests think it’s so fancy! Little do they know, I can whip this up in 5 minutes flat!
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What is the difference between a frittata and an omelet?
Frittatas are cooked over a longer time at a lower heat than omelettes. On the other hand, omelettes are cooked more quickly and at a higher heat. The great thing about frittatas is that they are easier to make for a a large group compared to omelettes.
What goes with a breakfast frittata?
This breakfast frittata is fantastic alongside a nice breakfast salad with mixed greens and a bit of lemon balsamic vinegar.
You can also serve many other things alongside breakfast frittatas including fruit salad, hash browns, or oven baked potatoes. You can also drizzle your breakfast frittata with hollandaise sauce and serve it alongside oven roasted tomatoes or cooked broccoli on the side. Another excellent option is fried mushrooms or a stir fry medley with veggies like rainbow bell peppers and onions. There are so many choices with this versatile dish!
Can you freeze a breakfast frittata?
You can absolutely freeze individual pieces of breakfast frittata to enjoy at a later time. We suggest wrapping each piece with some plastic wrap before storing them all together in an airtight container so that they don’t get stuck together – and makes getting them out and reheating a breeze.
What is the best way to reheat a frittata?
I LOVE making this breakfast frittata on a Sunday, and wrapping each portion individually for many breakfasts during the week – microwave for ~30 seconds to re-heat (watch closely – eggs are known to explode in the microwave when left unattended!)
From frozen I would suggest de-thawing in the fridge overnight and then I like to use the microwave to reheat but you can also try pan frying it in a skillet and flipping it halfway in between for a more crispy texture.
Reheated frittata can be used in tons of ways – like served alongside this lunch bowl recipe in place of the fried egg or added into this sandwich recipe in place of the omelette.
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5-Minute Breakfast Frittata
- 6 eggs
- 6 pieces of deli ham diced
- 2 oz white cheddar (I love Balderson 2 yr cheddar for this – its so nutty and rich, it complements the eggs perfectly. Any cheese will do though, mozza, shredded tex mex, etc. – shredded)
- 1/2 red pepper diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Any additional spices or herbs, see below
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- Spray an 8" cake pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix the eggs with a fork or whisk.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients and combine well.
- Bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes, or until you wiggle the pan and there is no movement in the centre.
- Let the frittata cool slightly, and then slice it up. Serve and enjoy!
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*This recipe is low FODMAP. Last reviewed February 2022 for Monash FODMAP portions.