17 Amazing Frittata Recipes

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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    A+ Spring Leek Frittata

    Spring Frittata With Leeks and Herbs
    Molly Watson

    The key to this gorgeous, perfect-for-spring frittata is to cook the leek greens until they are wonderfully tender—yes, leek greens are edible when cooked enough! Once that's done, you just add a ton of fresh herbs, whisk up the eggs, pour everything into a pan, cook it up, and serve it with pride.

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    Asparagus Mushroom Tomato Frittata

    Asparagus Cherry Tomato Frittata
    Rita Maas / Getty Images

    This frittata is loaded with mushrooms, potatoes, asparagus, and tomatoes—so plenty of vegetables. Eggs, bacon, and Parmesan cheese provide the protein and extra flavor. Feel free to use regular bacon instead of the turkey bacon listed. 

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    Denver Frittata

    Denver Frittata
    Diana Rattray

    This recipe shows the degree to which a frittata is part-omelet and part-casserole. With ham, cheese, peppers, and eggs, this frittata has all the flavor of a classic Denver omelet in one easy baked-to-perfection frittata.

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    Egg White Frittata

    Egg White Frittata
    QVC Inc.

    Spinach, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of basil are held together with egg whites in this no-yolk frittata recipe. Add the optional Parmesan cheese for a nice kick of salty flavor.

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    Greek Mini-Frittatas

    Greek Mini-Frittatas
    Katie Workman / themom100.com

    These mini-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.

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    Cheesy Frittata

    Finished Frittata
    Pasta Frittata. Molly Watson

    This recipe walks you through making a simple frittata step-by-step. Check it out to make an easy frittata or just to see the method used in most frittata recipes.

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    Hash Brown Frittata

    Hash Brown Frittata
    StockFood/Getty Images

    Using frozen hash browns makes quick work of this filling and crowd-pleasing frittata. A bit of diced red pepper and some mozzarella cheese bring color and cheesy goodness to the table.

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    Kale Frittata

    Kale Frittata
    Getty Images

    Green onions, onions, kale, and eggs—that's pretty much all it takes, along with a bit of butter, to make this lovely green frittata. Perfect as a vegetarian option at brunch. 

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    Pasta Basil Frittata

    Spaghetti frittata


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    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 basil-laden frittata.

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    Pepper Shallot Mushroom Frittata

    Mushroom Frittata
    Katie Workman / themom100.com

    Shallots and peppers add extra flavor, but sautéed mushrooms are the real stars in this easy frittata. Perfect on its own, with a side of toast or cinnamon rolls, or even some bacon or sausage. 

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    Broccoli Cauliflower Frittata

    Slice of Broccoli and Cheese Frittata
    Lisa Hubbard / Getty Images

    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.

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    Potato Onion Frittata

    Potato Tortilla / Frittata
    Smneedham / Getty Images

    Also known as a Spanish tortilla, this 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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    Carbonara Frittata

    Plate of carbonara frittata
    BRETT STEVENS / Getty Images

    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 one, however, is worth making the full pasta dish in order to add it to the frittata.​

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    Spinach Bacon Cheddar Frittata

    Spanish Frittata

    The Spruce

    Classic breakfast flavors come together in a single dish. See how to get tons of flavor with few ingredients with this simple spinach, bacon, and cheddar frittata recipe.

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    Spiralizer Vegetable Frittata

    Spiralized Frittata
    Katie Workman/ themom100.com

    Have spiralizer, will frittata. Or at least that's what this frittata recipe will have you doing to great fanfare and appreciation when you bring it to the table. No spiralizer? Look for pre-spiralized vegetables at specialty grocery stores for an even easier creation.

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    Super Quick Vegetable Frittata

    Super Quick Veggie Frittata
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    This quick vegetable 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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    Zucchini Frittata

    Zucchini Frittata
    Molly Watson

    Thinly sliced zucchini is an excellent foil for flavorful farm-fresh eggs in this simple frittata. Good with a side of bacon, sausage, or just a fresh green salad.