Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

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  • Breakfast Frittata – This easy ham and broccoli frittata with chunks of cheddar cheese is a perfect (and fast) low carb breakfast or brunch option. Great for serving a crowd!

    This egg frittata is so delicious and makes the perfect breakfast or brunch. It’s one of my go-to recipes when serving a large crowd, as well as my make-ahead breakfast casserole, ham and cheese quiche, overnight french toast and one-hour cinnamon rolls.

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

    Egg frittata

    Today I’ve got a tasty breakfast idea for you…a cheesy ham and broccoli frittata! This frittata recipe would actually be great for breakfast, dinner, brunch, Easter, Christmas 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.

    You can add whichever veggie/meat combo you’d like in this frittata recipe, 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!

    What’s the difference between an omelette and a frittata?

    Although frittatas and omelettes are pretty similar, the main difference between the two is how the eggs are finished off. They both start with an egg, meat and veggie filling and are typically cooked on the stove top.

    An omelette is typically made for 1 person and is flipped and finished off on the stove. A frittata is made for a crowd and is first cooked on the stove top, then finished off in the oven. You do not flip frittatas…you let them cook all the way through in the oven.

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

    What are the ingredients in a frittata?

    Below are the ingredients included in this frittata recipe. Feel free to adjust based on preference and what you have on hand!

    • Eggs
    • Ham
    • Cheese
    • Onion
    • Broccoli
    • Milk
    • Olive oil
    • Cayenne pepper
    • S&P

    How to make a frittata

    Scroll down for the printable egg frittata recipe.

    1. Heat olive oil over medium-heat in a large cast iron skillet. Add onions and cook for 5-8 minutes, until translucent.
    2. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, cayenne and pepper and whisk.
    3. Preheat your broiler. Move the rack to about 5 inches from the flame.
    4. Once the onions have cooked, spread the broccoli in the skillet. Top with chopped ham, then sprinkle on the cheese.
    5. Pour egg mixture over the top. Don’t stir. Cook until edges begin to set, about 7-9 minutes.
    6. Transfer to broiler and broil for 2-5 minutes. Don’t walk away! Check every 1 minute. Frittata is ready when top is brown and eggs are set.

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

    How long will a frittata last in the fridge?

    This breakfast frittata will keep in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days. Just be sure to store the leftovers in an airtight container. To reheat, either stick in microwave, oven or toaster oven and warm back up for a few minutes.

    Can I freeze frittata?

    Yes! I would recommend cutting the frittata into 4 pieces, then wrapping each piece individually with foil. Once wrapped, place all pieces in a freezer bag and store in freezer. The frittata will last in the freezer for a couple of months. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat the next day in the microwave or oven until warm.

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Ham and Broccoli Frittata
    Cook Time: 35 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 372
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Breakfast Frittata - This easy ham and broccoli frittata with chunks of cheddar cheese is a perfect (and fast) low carb breakfast or brunch option. Great for serving a crowd!

    Ingredients

    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 small onion (or half a large onion, chopped)
    • 9 eggs
    • 1/2 cup whole milk
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/8 pepper (or to taste)
    • 2 cups broccoli florets (cooked)
    • 1.5 cups cooked ham (chopped, I used a ham steak)
    • 6 ounces cheddar cheese (cut into chunks)

    Instructions

    • In a large cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent, 5-8 minutes.
    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, 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.
    • 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).

    Nutrition

    Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 420mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 26.9% | Vitamin C: 52.6% | Calcium: 42.2% | Iron: 13.4%
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    Originally written by Karen from The Food Charlaton.

    Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Frittata

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