Frittata (Cooking for One)

There are several frittata recipes in “Recipe” archives.  They’re such a great way to have a quick, delicious meal, it’s worth talking about a little more.  I’ll give you some combination suggestions, but really you can use anything that sounds good to you.  Remember it’s a great way to finish your leftover meat and vegetables, or maybe the take-out you got last night!  Just chop it up, usually saute it, then pour the egg mixture over everything.

Frittatas are good for breakfast, lunch, or supper.  The basic formula is to saute the meat, beans, or veges.  Then make the egg mixture and pour over it, cover and cook on low until set.

Frittata (Cooking for One)

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves one


  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • Combinations (use one):
  • Diced ham, onion, green pepper, and parmesan
  • Cooked potato, olive, garlic, onion, thyme, crumbled feta
  • Roasted tomatoes, cannellini beans, feta
  • Black beans, shredded chicken, shredded cheddar
  • Crumbled bacon, cream cheese, serve with diced tomatoes and shredded lettuce
  • Crumbled bacon, spinach, onion, crumbled feta
  • Spinach, mushroom, shredded Swiss cheese
  • Black olive, artichoke, oregano, parmesan
  • Cooked potato, bacon, onion, cream cheese
  • Eggs
  • (2 TBSP cream cheese-optional)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat butter and oil in a small skillet on medium low heat.
  2. Add one of the combinations of meat and / or vegetables (no cheese at this point) and sauté until warmed through or if using onion, cook until the onion is translucent.
  3. If you’re using cream cheese, place dabs of it around the other ingredients. It can be added to any combination. Actually you don't have to use any other cheese if you don't want to, or don't have anything else in your pantry.
  4. Mix eggs with salt, pepper, and any cheese you’re using. Pour mixture over your sautéed ingredients, make sure everthing is distributed evenly and move with spatula if needed. Cover and cook on low until the top is set.
  5. Run a knife around the edges and remove from pan.
  6. Note: A couple tablespoons of beans or meat are enough to make a good frittata, along with a couple tablespoons of vegetables.