Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

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Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata the perfect dish for any breakfast or brunch.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Spring is here! At least over here in California. Those of you blanketed in a snow are shaking your fists at me now, but what can I say? I am loving these open-window days.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Spring does have it’s consequences though, one of them being shoe-less children. I swear, no matter how many times I yell, threaten, or beg, my kids are determined to run around outside barefoot. Then they run in the house with muddy feet and jump on the couch. I would strangle them, except I’m in too good of a mood from the breeze coming through the window.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Today I’ve got a tasty breakfast idea for you. It would actually be great for breakfast, dinner, brunch, Easter, or Mother’s Day, to name a few. Frittatas are such an easy, cheap, and fast way to serve a crowd. No slaving in the kitchen making 7 omelettes, and no waiting an hour for a casserole to bake.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

You can add whatever veggie/meat combo you want, but I am particularly fond of this ham-broccoli-cheese version. Instead of shredding the cheese, cut it into chunks so you get little pockets of oozy goodness. Yes please.

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

This easy ham and broccoli frittata with chunks of cheddar cheese is a perfect (and fast) low carb breakfast option!

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 small onion, or half a large onion, chopped

1 crown fresh broccoli, florets separated

1 and 1/2 cups cooked ham, chopped (I used a ham steak)

6 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into chunks

9 eggs

1/2 cup whole milk

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 pepper, or to taste

 

 

Directions:

Add 5 cups water to a small pot. Season with 2 teaspoons salt. (Not the salt called for in the frittata). Bring the pot to a boil.

In an 11 inch cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent, 5-8 minutes. If the onions are finished cooking before you are ready to add the rest of the ingredients, turn the burner off.

Add the broccoli florets to the water when it's at a rolling boil. Immediately cover with a lid and set a timer for 3 minutes. No peeking! When the timer goes off, drain into a colander right away. Don't rinse.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

Preheat your broiler. Move the rack to about 5 inches from the flame.

When the onions are cooked, spread the broccoli in the pan. Top with the chopped ham. Sprinkle the chunks of cheese over the top.

If you have turned the burner off, turn it on to medium. Make sure the pan is hot before adding the egg mixture.

Pour the egg mixture over the top. Don't stir. Cook for 7-9 minutes, or until the edges are starting to set.

Transfer the pan to the broiler. Broil for 2-5 minutes. Don't walk away! Check it every 1 minute. The frittata is done when the top is brown and the eggs are set (not wiggly).

 

By The Food Charlatan

Here are some other healthy breakfast-for-dinner ideas!

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli FrittataOvernight Bacon & Asparagus Casserole            //        Bacon Gouda Frittata                 //              Baked Veggie Eggs Cups

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Hi guys! I'm Karen. I take pictures of my food and share it with the internet, because that's totally normal. Charlatan: someone who makes showy pretenses to pretended ability. Food Charlatan: A cook who likes to take pictures of her food, even though her kitchen (that you can’t QUITE make out in the background) looks like a 10 pound bag of flour exploded. Stop by The Food Charlatanand hang out for a bit!

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Comments

  1. Michelle posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm (#
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    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to give it a try! :)

  2. Christal posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:04 pm (#
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    This sounds a lot healthier than my ham & cheese calzone, hope is tastes as good.

  3. Jill posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:55 pm (#
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    Can you steam the broccoli instead of boiling it?

    • Jamielyn posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm (#
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      Yes, definitely! :)

  4. Jamie posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm (#
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    This looks SO good, pinned it to use up some ham after Easter! Also, do you have any idea how it freezes? Would it still taste good afterwards? We have a baby coming soon and I am trying to double whatever I made for dinner and freeze half of it…

  5. Christy B. posted on September 10, 2015 at 7:08 am (#
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    This looks fantastic. We are starting off our busy day with this meal. I am, like, 98.7% positive that we will totally love this–drool, drool. I am writing before we try it instead of after, because we will undoubtedly be in a coma of breakfast bliss after eating it, and will forget to comment.

    Thanks for sharing a delicious  looking recipe! 

  6. Jennie Strong posted on February 9, 2016 at 1:33 am (#
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    Love the recipes

  7. ANTONIQUE posted on February 19, 2016 at 11:12 am (#
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    this look good

  8. Pagli ladki posted on December 10, 2016 at 10:07 am (#
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    Made these today…very good!