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Easy Frittata Recipe

Frittatas come together so easily. With just a few ingredients and a pan, you’ll get a breakfast worth slicing into. This Frittata Recipe is so versatile with all kinds of variations.

baked frittata in a pan

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The Only Frittata Recipe You’ll Need

Egg breakfast recipes are a favorite, from Poached Eggs to Breakfast Quesadillas, and we love getting creative with egg frittatas. Whether it’s a busy weekday morning or you’re hosting a brunch, all you need to do is pop this frittata in the oven. You can make just about any frittata with these basic ingredients:

  • Eggs – the main ingredient of a frittata
  • Heavy cream – adds moisture and richness to the egg base
  • Salt – a simple seasoning is all you need
  • Butter – to grease the pan and keep the frittata from sticking
  • Cheese – we love mozzarella and goat cheese together
ingredients for frittata recipe

Frittata Variations 

Now for the fun part. Frittatas are so versatile and forgiving that you can mix and match different toppings and ingredients to get your perfect breakfast.

  • Cheese: You really can’t go wrong here. Goat, feta, mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar (sharp cheddar is a favorite), and brie work great. 
  • Veggies: Bell peppers, broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, asparagus, tomatoes, garlic, leeks, eggplant, shallots, and jalapenos. 
  • Leafy Greens: Arugula, spinach, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, endive, and beet greens. 
  • Dairy Options: Heavy cream is the best option here, but you can also use half-and-half or full-fat milk (reduce to 1/4 cup if using milk).
  • Herbs: Parsley, chives, dill, or basil. 

How to Make Frittatas

Making a frittata is as simple as it gets for a hearty and healthy breakfast in no time.

  1. Whisk together eggs, heavy cream, and salt.
  2. Chop veggies – dice your tomatoes and bell peppers. 
  3. Butter your pan and add veggies.
  4. Pour over the egg mixture, top with cheese, and bake.

What is the Best Pan for Frittatas? Use a cast-iron pan or oven-safe pan between 9 and 10 inches in diameter to get the perfect sized slice so your frittata doesn’t spread too thin on the skillet.

a step by step photos for making frittatas

Common Questions

What is the difference between an omelet and frittata?

Omelets are typically pan-fried and folded, while frittatas are baked in the oven like a cake. Also, frittatas call for a heavy dose of cream to make them light, fluffy, and luscious. 

Can you use milk instead of cream in a frittata?

Yes, as long as it’s full-fat. If using milk, reduce to 1/4 cup. If you don’t have whole milk, adding a little sour cream, yogurt, or crème fraîche will do the trick. 

What does a frittata taste like?

A frittata tastes similar to a Quiche. It is an egg custard that is fluffy and creamy without the crust, making it gluten free.

How do you know when a frittata is done?

Bake until the center is no longer jiggly and the edges are golden. Be sure you don’t overcook the frittata or it will seem rubbery and dry.

a pan with frittata in it

Make-Ahead

Making frittata in advance is perfect for meal prep or for when you are hosting a large brunch spread and want to cut down on day-of work.

  • Refrigerator: Bake your frittata and let it cool down. Pop it in the fridge in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap. When you’re ready to serve, microwave a single slice until warmed through or pop the entire pan in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Freezer: Freshly made or refrigerated frittata works best as not every variation of frittata works well for the freezer. Veggies like tomatoes and avocado do not freeze well. Be sure to fully thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating or it may end up wet and rubbery.

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Best Frittata Recipe (Easy Oven Method)

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Frittatas are so easy with just a few ingredients. This one-pan breakfast Frittata Recipe is extremely versatile with endless variations.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$5
Keyword: frittata, frittata recipe
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Calories: 273 kcal
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper red, orange or yellow
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp fresh herbs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Whisk eggs, heavy cream and salt until you get a smooth and even texture. Set aside.

  2. Cut tomatoes in half. Chop bell peppers into small pieces.

  3. Melt butter and coat the sides of the baking dish with it. Spread vegetables evenly on the bottom of the pan.

  4. Pour over the egg mixture. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Using a fork, distribute the cheese around a little to incorporate it into the eggs. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the edges are set and the top is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts
Best Frittata Recipe (Easy Oven Method)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 293mg98%
Sodium 526mg23%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1824IU36%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Daisy
    April 18, 2021

    I didn’t have all the same ingredients but this recipe is so versatile. Still tasted delicious, and it came together so fast. Thank you for this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2021

      Totally agree, that’s what’s perfect about this recipe. Glad you enjoyed it, Daisy!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    April 11, 2021

    Is there a substitute for the heavy cream if you’re lactose intolerant?

    Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Natalie, unfortunately, I haven’t tried any other substitute that’s good for lactose intolerant.

      Reply

  • Dave McBroom
    February 22, 2021

    I like frittatas if they are served warm. Lotsa folks around here serve them at room temp. Cheese needs to be gooey!

    Reply

  • Baltisraul
    February 21, 2021

    Wonderful breakfast this morning. I added about 1/4 lbs bulk, cooked sage sage sausage with the veggies. It took about 22 min to bake. I should have put the cast iron skillet in the oven while it was getting up to temp. That should have made the frittata conform to the instuctions.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing your comments and feedback with us.

      Reply

  • Brett in PDX
    February 18, 2021

    Sounds and looks delicious! For those of us watching calorie and cholesterol intake, how do you think subbing egg whites for regular eggs and low fat cottage cheese for the heavy cream would work? Would blend them in a processor.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      Hi Brett, I honestly haven’t tried that yet to advise but I think it’s worth experimenting with. If you give that a try, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • veronica
    February 16, 2021

    Love all your recipes also purchased some of your pans(Staub).
    Can you add meat, bacon ham?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2021

      So great to hear that, Veronica! Thank you for sharing and yes, you can definitely add meat to this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lily
    February 16, 2021

    This frittata recipe is amazing, so much flavor in it! I love how easy this recipe is perfect to start any morning off with!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi Lily, thank you for sharing your fantastic review with us!

      Reply

  • Debbie
    February 16, 2021

    Looks great..and easy.
    Is that an iron skillet you baked it in?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi Debbie, that’s right, we used a cast iron pan. See this note in the recipe”What is the Best Pan for Frittatas? Use a cast-iron pan or oven-safe pan between 9 and 10 inches in diameter to get the perfect sized slice, so your frittata doesn’t spread too thin on the skillet.”

      Reply

  • Betsy
    February 16, 2021

    Absolutely delicious! One of my favorite breakfast foods! Not a huge fan of mozzarella in my eggs, so I subbed Feta instead, but overall the whole meal is just completely and utterly wonderful! Love the cherry tomatoes! They cook up so differently from large ones and have such a wonderful texture when cooked like this! Yummm….ok…going to have to go make another one now! 😀

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Isn’t it so good! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Betsy!

      Reply

  • Ginka
    February 16, 2021

    Excellent, and just in time for dinner. Everyone loved it!
    I put mushrooms with the bell pepper and tomatoes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Yum! That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me, Ginka!

      Reply

  • Erin
    February 16, 2021

    I just made this for dinner and we absolutely loved it! It was super easy and so quick to make. Can’t wait to make this again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Erin! Thank you for that wonderful review.

      Reply

  • M
    February 16, 2021

    Can I substitute the heavy cream?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2021

      Hi there M, heavy cream is the best option here, but you can also use half-and-half or full-fat milk (reduce to 1/4 cup if using milk).

      Reply

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