This easy and savory baked Ham and Cheese Frittata is a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner for kids and adults! It's low-carb, high in protein, and only takes 30 minutes to make!
We're not sure what makes a frittata so good. Maybe because it's quiche-like and cooks up so quickly, perhaps it's because frittatas are an excellent low-carb option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Maybe it's because they're easy and inexpensive to make, and we get to use our cast iron skillet, which we love.
Whatever the reason, this baked Ham and Cheese Frittata Recipe never disappoints! We serve it on Christmas morning.
This is a wonderful recipe to use up leftover ham and to serve for breakfast or brunch.
More frittata recipes include a flavorful Sausage Frittata or this recipe for a Mini Quinoa Frittata.
What is a Frittata
A frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelet or crustless quiche. It is customizable to your preferences for meat, cheese, and veggies.
Really, who doesn't love recipes topped with baked cheese?
Basic Ingredients for Ham Frittata
- Egg Whites
- Milk - to make it light and creamy. Use heavy whipping cream if you want a richer flavor.
- Dry Mustard - to enhance the flavor.
- Diced or Chopped Ham - or any other breakfast meat like bacon or sausage.
- Cheese - cheddar or whatever cheese you prefer.
- Salt and Black Pepper
See the recipe card for exact measurements.
We like to have a base of sweet potato or regular tater tots for this oven-baked Frittata.
This is the best recipe for cooking a crock pot ham to use the leftovers in your frittata.
How To Make A Fritatta
To start your ham frittata, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. and place the oven rack in the middle position.
Grab your cutting board and cut your veggies.
We like to use our cast-iron skillet for cooking on the stovetop and then place it in the oven. Any ovenproof skillet is okay to use with this easy frittata recipe.
- Make Egg Mixture. Whisk eggs, egg whites, non-fat milk, and Dijon mustard in a large bowl. Then, season with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Set this aside.
- Cook Veggies. Heat olive oil in 10-inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. We love to use a cast-iron skillet. Add spinach and sauté until wilted. Then, sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
- Mix in Other Ingredients. Toss in potatoes or sweet potato tater tots and diced ham to the pan.
- Combine with Egg Mixture. Pour egg mixture, reduce; reduce heat to medium. Next, top with shredded cheese.
- Cook on Stove Top. Cook for 5 minutes, occasionally running a spatula between the egg mixture and the side of the pan until the eggs are set.
- Bake. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes or until set in the center. Then, broil on high for 3 minutes to brown the top.
Finally, remove from the oven and top with green onions or fresh parsley, and enjoy!
What to serve with a frittata
Slice and serve your ham frittata recipe with fresh fruit, a fresh green salad, or roasted vegetables! Delish!
Other Flavor Combinations
The flavor combinations for frittatas are endless - you can mix and match them to your liking. They're so versatile; you can use whatever you have on hand.
This recipe is for a ham and cheese frittata with a sweet potato base, but any of the following are great in frittatas:
- Cheddar Cheese
- Gruyere Cheese
- Regular Potatoes
- Veggies - like broccoli, spinach, onions, mushrooms, leeks, zucchini, and red pepper
These are all great combos that bake up nicely. Top it with green onions and wow!
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- Depending on your preference, you can use sweet potato, regular tater tots, or even hash browned potatoes in this recipe.
- You can also put this frittata recipe into muffin cups for individual servings.
- It would be best to have an oven-safe pan to make this recipe.
- Ham and Cheese Frittatas are an easy make-ahead dish, and frittatas, in general, are great leftovers. They make tasty lunch options for kids and adults.
- Use whatever vegetables or protein you have on hand. Combinations like sausage, spinach, and cheese or bacon, broccoli, and cheddar are wonderful. You could definitely make this vegetarian by not including the meat!
How Kids Can Help
This is a great way to get the kids in the kitchen! They can help with this recipe by grating the cheese and washing the vegetables.
Other Breakfast Ideas
How to Store
You can store any leftover Ham and Egg Frittata in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Reheat in the microwave for 30-seconds to 1 minute.
Leftover frittatas are great for lunch the next day!
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TIP - Use leftover roasted ham in this recipe. You can also use canned ham, sliced sandwich ham, or deli ham.
Ham and Cheese Frittata Recipe
- oven-safe pan
- mixing bowl
- ¾ lbs sweet potato tater tots
- 7 eggs
- 5 large egg whites
- ⅓ cup non-fat or low-fat milk
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup diced ham
- 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, non-fat milk, mustard, ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat oil in 10-inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and sauté until wilted. Sprinkle with ¼ salt.
- Toss in potatoes or sweet potato tater tots and ham.
- Pour in egg mixture, reduce; reduce heat to medium. Top with shredded cheese.
- Cook for 5 minutes, occasionally running a spatula between the egg mixture and side of the pan.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan and transfer to the oven.
- Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes or until set in the center. Broil on high for 3 minutes to brown.
- You can use sweet potato, regular tater tots, or even hash browned potatoes in this recipe, depending on your preference.
- This frittata recipe can also be put into muffin cups for individual servings.
- It would be best if you had an oven-safe pan to make this recipe.
Aimee Shugarman says
LOVE this recipe. So easy to change up the flavors depending upon what's in my fridge. Thanks 🙂
Erin Henry says
This is the perfect recipe to use up whatever veggies or protein you have in the fridge! Glad you enjoyed it!
Mmm, this sounds delicious! Of course, I love any excuse to cook with cheese anyway! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Thanks, Megan! A gift after my own heart. Cheese is awesome to cook with! Or eat on it's own!
I love that this uses tater tots. I am going to make one of these this weekend for myself to eat for breakfast next week. The kids won't eat it, but hubby and I will.
That's a great ideas, Sarah. We often do the same thing...make either a frittata or eggs cups and eat them throughout the week. It saves a ton of time and them we eat better, too!
Emily RecipestoNourish says
We've been on a frittata kick lately. This looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing this at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Hope you'll join us again later today.
Thanks, Emily! Frittata are so easy to make and customize to your liking. They are great for families.
This looks like a perfect, easy breakfast! ham and cheese is always a favourite in our house too! Thanks for linking this week!
I have never tried frittatas, but I love any Italian meals. Is is possible to change sweet potatoes or any kind of potatoes for any other ingredient (no carbs) like turnips?
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party!! Have a wonderful week!
I think turnips would be great, Pili. Frittatas are great any way you make them. I sometime make them vegetarian, too.
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
Erin, this is so perfect for us! I am so happy you shared the recipe. We do a lot of breakfast for dinner as it fits all of our diets. And we love eating garden fresh salads with an omelet, but this will be my new go to recipe! Thanks!
I'm so glad you like this recipe for your whole family, Nikki. I know it's hard to find recipes when you have dietary restrictions in the group. Enjoy!
Charlene Asay says
This looks and sounds so yummy .Thanks for sharing with us all. Hope you are able to link up at Family Joy Blog Link Up this week.
Yum Girl says
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Thanks so much for the follows!! I look forward to being inspired by all the yummy recipes on Yum Google!
Carole from Carole's Chatter says
Hi Erin, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Eggs over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the fun. Cheers
Thanks for coming by and letting me know, Carole.
I love frittata - easy and tasty 🙂 Love the idea of adding sweet potato. yummy! #WAYWOW
Yeah, I try to cook with sweet potato more than white potatoes nowadays. Just a little bit healthier 🙂 Either way, this recipe is delicious! Thanks for coming by, Yvonne!
Sadhna Grover says
Hi Erin, this dish looks awesome. I will have to replace ham as I am vegetarian.
This Frittata is awesome as a vegetarian dish. I think you'd like it a lot, Sadhna. You could add some of your yummy spices, too!
Hi Erin, I've not made fritata for ages. I used to make mini ones and keep them in the fridge for when anyone fancied a nibble, perfect for when the children came in from school. However I much prefer them hot and fresh.
Love the addition of spinach in yours and have never thought to add sweet potato, so will giving that a try.
I could eat this twice a day everyday and not tire of it. Thank you for sharing multiple links with us at Celebrate Your Story link party. Have a wonderful week and we hope that you join us again!
Me too! It's lite and delicious. I think we've done just about every flavor combination. This recipe was great with the leftover ham from our Easter brunch.
We love frittatas. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks!!
Pinned it too!
You're awesome, April! We love frittatas too! They are so easy to make, but the best part is you have leftovers for later 🙂