Frittatas are the brunch host's best friend—most of the prep work can be done ahead of time, they tend to be shockingly easy, and they have a fabulous visual and culinary effect. Perfect as they are for brunch, knowing how to make a decent frittata will also serve you well if you want to turn ho-hum leftovers into a whole new dinner.
The flavor combinations are pretty much endless—simple frittatas of just eggs and cheese are nothing to sneeze at, but concoctions full of vegetables and shrimp, toasted bread cubes, or cooked pasta are all worth exploring. They are, after all, pretty much an open-faced omelet. Find the perfect frittata for your next brunch—be it Easter, Mothers' Day, or Christmas morning—below.
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This recipe shows the degree to which a frittata is part-omelet and part-casserole. With ham, cheese, peppers, and eggs, this Denver frittata has all the flavor of a classic Denver omelet in one easy baked-to-perfection frittata.
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Egg White Frittata
Spinach, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of basil are held together with egg whites in this no-yolk egg white frittata recipe. Add the optional Parmesan cheese for a nice kick of salty flavor.
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Hash Brown Frittata
Using frozen hash browns makes quick work of this filling and crowd-pleasing hash brown frittata. A bit of diced red pepper and some mozzarella cheese bring color and cheesy goodness to the table.
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Pasta Basil Frittata
Leftover pasta cooks up beautifully when surrounded by yummy eggs. It may sound odd, but it's tasty enough to go ahead and boil up some pasta to have on hand just to put in this pasta basil frittata.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Broccoli Cauliflower Frittata
Broccoli and cauliflower bring their bold, nutty flavors together in this simple frittata full of fiber, vitamins, and flavor. Cooked pasta adds body. Thyme leaves give it that herbal edge. And plenty of provolone cheese keeps things deliciously melty for this broccoli cauliflower frittata.
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Potato Onion Frittata
Also known as a Spanish tortilla, this potato onion frittata is heavier and more substantial than some others just because it is loaded with sliced potatoes. A nonstick pan is definitely your friend when making this creation.
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A few other frittatas here list cooked pasta as an ingredient—and frittatas are a fabulous way to make use of leftover pasta, sauced or not. This carbonara frittata, however, is worth making the full pasta dish in order to add it to the frittata.
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Spinach Bacon Cheddar Frittata
Classic breakfast flavors come together in a single dish. See how to get tons of flavor with few ingredients with this simple spinach bacon cheddar frittata recipe.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Super Quick Vegetable Frittata
This super quick vegetable frittata recipe shows you how to use your favorite vegetables in combination with herbs and goat cheese to make a delicious brunch dish...or just a simple supper.
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Mini Sausage Frittatas
These mini sausage frittatas are made in muffins tins for an individual frittata experience. It's the perfect method if you know your guests have conflicting dietary restrictions. Cheese in this one, no cheese in that one, etc.