Our Easy Breakfast Frittata is a savory way to start your morning. Serve this frittata up with a glass of milk and your morning cravings are satisfied. This easy egg frittata is full of fluffy eggs surrounded by savory meat and sautéed veggies.
This post was originally a sponsored post by Milk. Love What's Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
How to Make an Easy Breakfast Frittata
Between the chaos of getting everyone up and ready to go and figuring out what to serve up for breakfast that is not only healthy but satisfies everyone can be quite the challenge.
That’s one of the reasons I am always looking for quick and easy breakfast recipes that my whole family will love. Plus, if the recipe reheats well for later in the day, that makes it even better!
One of my favorite things as a child that continues to be my favorite as an adult is drinking milk with my breakfast. For me, there is nothing like starting my day with a tall glass of 2% milk. To learn more about real milk and it's benefits, click HERE.
That’s one of the reasons that I make a point to serve up a glass of either 2% white milk or chocolate milk each morning for my kids to drink at breakfast. With 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of protein in every 8-ounce glass, real milk is a simple way to get nutrients they need to feel their best each day.
Since real milk has just three ingredients – milk, vitamin A and vitamin D, preparing recipes that call for a cup of milk is a terrific way to get additional nutrition into their diets.
One of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy real milk is in my Easy Breakfast Frittata.
Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success
- bell pepper
- Ham - any brand
- Milk - whole or 2%
- Cheese - any flavor your family prefers
The difference between an American Omelet and a Frittata?
The only difference is that instead of putting all of the ingredients in the middle of the eggs as you do with an omelet, when making a Frittata, you mix all of the ingredients into the egg mixture.
What do you add to a Frittata?
This is why it’s another one of my favorite recipes to create. Frittatas are so versatile! You can add in bacon, sausage, ham, your favorite cheeses, onions, peppers, tomatoes, chives, and mushrooms.
Regardless of what you add into this savory dish, it will be an amazing recipe to several at either breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
How Did it Get Its Name?
The Italian word frittata comes from the word, “Friggere” and means “Fried”. This term was originally a general term for cooking eggs in a skillet.
Do You Use Regular Milk?
Absolutely yes! Real milk is an essential part of making a frittata. You will use ½ cup of milk for every six eggs you use. The creaminess of the milk along with the whipping of the eggs helps create a fluffy frittata.
What Type of Pan Should You Use?
My favorite way to cook a frittata is in a cast-iron skillet. The first reason is that I don’t have to use a separate dish when I’m ready to put it into the oven. Secondly, the iron skillet creates a nice golden side to the frittata.
Step by Step Instructions
1. Add a tbsp. of oil to your cast iron skillet, place it on your stovetop and turn the heat to medium.
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
3. While the pan and oven are heating, cut up the veggies.
4. When the cast iron skillet is heated, add in the ham and vegetables.
5. Sauté the vegetables and ham until the vegetables are soft.
6. Whisk the eggs together and add in the 2% milk and the salt and pepper.
7. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the skillet and stir everything together.
8. Then place the skillet into the oven.
9. After about 10 minutes, add in the diced tomatoes and the shredded cheese.
10. Continue checking every 7 minutes to make sure that the frittata is cooked thoroughly.
11. To test the doneness of the dish, stick a knife into the center of the frittata. If it comes out clean, then the frittata is done.
Easy Breakfast Frittata
- 12 eggs
- 1 medium onion peeled and diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 8 oz diced ham
- 1 cup 2% milk
- Salt and pepper to your liking
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 small tomato diced
- Fresh chives
- Add a tbsp. of oil to your cast iron skillet, place it on your stovetop and turn the heat to medium.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- While the pan and oven are heating, cut up the veggies.
- When the cast iron skillet is heated, add in the ham and vegetables.
- Sauté the vegetables and ham until the vegetables are soft.
- Whisk the eggs together and add in the 2% milk and the salt and pepper.
- Slowly pour the egg mixture into the skillet and stir everything together.
- Then place the skillet into the oven.
- After about 10 minutes, add in the diced tomatoes and the shredded cheese.
- Continue checking every 7 minutes to make sure that the frittata is cooked thoroughly.
- To test the doneness of the dish, stick a knife into the center of the frittata. If it comes out clean, then the frittata is done.