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How to Make a Frittata

How to Make a Frittata

Call it a frittata or call it a baked omelet: it makes no difference as long as it tastes great! A homemade frittata is the perfect dish to serve when a crowd is gathered for brunch, at dinnertime when just a few of you are hungry or in the morning when you need a tasty breakfast recipe idea for kids. As you can see in our frittata cooking video, all of the “good stuff” is stirred into the egg mixture, so there’s none of the folding, flipping or turning that a regular omelet requires. Read on to learn how to make a frittata on the stove and in the oven, then grab some eggs and get started!

How to Make a Frittata on the Stove Top

The advantage to figuring out how to make a frittata on the stove top is speed: the direct heat from the burner heats your skillet quickly, and the eggs set nicely. A skillet frittata can be flavored with any number of add-ins, from bacon to cheese to sautéed green or red bell peppers. The skillet does double duty: Use it to sauté whatever you’re adding, then use it to cook the frittata. Skillet frittatas are often given a quick finish in the oven to set the center of the eggs without overcooking the sides. Try the recipe below for a stovetop frittata that will surprise and delight.

Preparation

Gather the following ingredients.

  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups ORE-IDA Diced Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 2 OSCAR MAYER Selects Uncured Hardwood Smoked Turkey Franks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. HEINZ Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add potatoes and franks; cook 5 min. or until potatoes are browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Beat eggs, milk and mustard with whisk until well blended; pour over potato mixture. Cover; cook on low heat 8 min. or until center is set.
  • Top with cheese; cook, covered, 1 to 2 min. or until melted.

How to Make a Frittata in the Oven

A frittata or egg casserole in the oven means you’ve got stove-top space for a griddle filled with pancakes. Oven frittatas can be baked in a skillet, pie pan, shallow casserole dish or made mini in muffin pans like our Veggie Frittata Cups recipe. Be sure to coat the baking dish or pan with cooking spray so you can easily serve the cooked frittata. Choose the oven to make your frittata when you have a lot of cooking to do on top of the stove and need to free up a burner.

Preparation

Gather the following ingredients.

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Whisk eggs and water in medium bowl until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup cheese. Add remaining cheese to eggs along with tomatoes, basil and bacon; mix well.
  • Pour into 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with reserved cheese.
  • Bake 30 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, and top is puffed and golden brown.

Ideas for Frittata Mix-ins

Once you’ve decided which method for learning how to make a frittata you like best, it’s time to get creative. Any combo of meat, veggie and cheese that you would consider putting in a quiche easily can be stirred into the eggs you’ll be cooking. Mix-ins such as bacon or sausage need to be cooked before you stir them in. The same holds true with most vegetables: A raw veggie won’t cook in the eggs, and a crunchy piece of broccoli or onion isn’t a pleasant experience in a warm frittata. Cheese is always welcome, and don’t forget that cream cheese spread can make your frittata extra creamy

Check Out Some of Our Favorite Frittata Recipes

Now that you know how to make a frittata, visit our frittata collection to explore frittata recipes for every occasion! Try our Cheesy Sausage Frittata with Peppers or our Spinach, Bacon & Feta Frittata for heartier frittata options that can be served any time of day. Make the Italian Skillet Frittata for a dish that will delight vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Go for the Quick Four-Ingredient Spinach Frittata if you’re short on time, or whip up our adorable Hash Brown Mini Frittatas for bite-sized frittatas that compliment any brunch spread.

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