How to Make a Basic Frittata

Frittata is one secret weapon I pull out when our egg supply is getting overwhelming! There’s no limit to what you can add to a frittata, so why not mix up this high-protein dish for breakfast a few times each week? Oh, they’re also super quick and easy to whip together!

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Continue reading to learn everything you need to know to make a basic frittata…and then add to it as you desire! Ingredients, instructions, and additional topping ideas are all listed below. I’ll also give you a few tips that I’ve learned to make this high-protein recipe even easier to make and better to eat!

How to Make Homemade Frittata

Ratios are important to frittatas so keep mix-ins to around 2 cups and 8 eggs + 1/3 cup milk/cream + 3/4 cup cheese. Whisk ’em together, season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes, and you’re ready to start building.

What You’ll Need

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cast iron skillet (or an oven-safe baking dish)
  • Cutting board and knife (optional)


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream or milk
  • 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella 
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Add ins (see the list of options below)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Place the cast iron pan in the oven as it preheats.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, heavy cream, and mozzarella. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. If adding meat or veggies to the frittata, be sure to cook them first! Frittata does not take long to bake, so raw meat and veggies won’t cook through or soften by the time baking is complete.
  5. Mix in the ‘add ons’.
  6. Pour egg mixture into skillet and transfer it to the oven. 
  7. Bake until eggs are just set, 10-15 minutes.


  • Cast iron is the best option for a frittata! Using a hot cast iron or any heavy, oven-proof skillet is really all you need to achieve crispy edges.
  • It’s important to cook your vegetables and/or meat before adding them to the egg mixture. Frittata does not take long to cook, so raw meat and veggies will still be raw meat and veggies by the time baking is finished.

Add in Options

The ingredients listed above will give you a basic frittata that is intended to be added to. Here are a few great options for additional flavors!

  • Shallots
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Ground beef
  • Any cheese!
  • Potatoes
  • Any herbs or fresh greens
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion

How to Serve

Serve while warm. We love to make a batch of hash browns and waffles to go along with this dish.

Mix in a whole bunch of meat and veggies and you may not need anything else with it!

How to Store it

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Warm in the oven or microwave.

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