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Easy Ham and Cheese Frittata

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This Easy Ham and Cheese Frittata is a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner! Loaded with tasty pieces of diced ham, cheddar cheese and onions baked in a delicious egg pie.

Looking for other delicious breakfast or brunch ideas? Check out my recipes for Breakfast Burritos or German Apple Pancakes

baked frittata in cast iron

This Ham and Cheese Frittata is such a simple way to use up leftover ham, feed a crowd and get food on the table in a hurry. We love making frittata because really you can make them in so many variations, vegetarian, meat lovers, simple with cheese and spinach or really with whatever you have on hand. 

ingredients for frittata

What you need to make Ham and Cheese Frittata

  • Diced Ham: This is a great recipe to use up some of that leftover ham from your Holiday or Sunday dinner. Simply dice into small, bite sized pieces. You can also use lunchmeat or pre-diced ham in this recipe. 
  • Eggs: For this recipe I used extra large eggs, but any size will work.
  • Cheese: Medium or sharp cheddar cheese
  • Onion: diced into small pieces
  • Water: cold water to help add a little moisture to the eggs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Butter
whipped eggs

Steps to make a Frittata

Heat the oven to 350ºF

To make this simple breakfast, start by cracking all the eggs into a mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper and water. Whisk the eggs together until all the yolks are broken, yellow and bubbly. Add the shredded cheese.

Begin with a large cast iron or oven safe pan over medium heat. The pan I used for this recipe is 12 inches. Just make sure it is one that can go from stovetop to oven. 

cooking onions and ham

Melt one tablespoon of butter in the pan. Add in the chopped onion and cook and stir for 2-3 minutes until translucent and fragrant. Place the ham on the pan and cook for an additional minute until the ham browns a little and is heated through. 

Add an additional tablespoon of butter to the pan if needed before pouring in the egg and cheese. Using a spatula pull the cooked eggs in from the edges to the center allowing the uncooked egg to run to the sides. Continue doing this for another minute. The egg will not be all cooked through at this point. 

baked frittata

Place the pan in the preheated oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the eggs are cooked through. Remove from the oven and serve warm. Slice into triangles just like pie or pizza slices. 

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4.50 from 12 votes

Easy Ham and Cheese Frittata

Ham and Cheese Frittatas are a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner! Loaded with tasty pieces of diced ham, cheddar cheese and onions baked in a delicious egg pie.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl, add in the water. Whisk until the yolks are broken, yellow and bubbly. Add in the salt, pepper and cheese and mix to combine.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 12 inch oven safe or cast iron skillet. Add in the onion and cook and stir for 2-3 minutes until soft.
  • Add the ham to the pan and cook until heated through and browned.
  • Add the last tablespoon of butter to the pan. Pour the egg and cheese mixture to the pan. Using a spatula scrape the cooked eggs in from the edges to the center of the pan for another minute. The egg won't be cooked all the way through at this point.
  • Place the pan into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

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Notes

  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 362mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Breakfast, Comfort Food
Keyword: Easy Ham and Cheese Frittata
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Ham and Cheese Frittatas are a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner! Loaded with tasty pieces of diced ham, cheddar cheese and onions baked in a delicious egg pie.

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8 Comments

  1. Just a question… in your blog you say to add water to the egg mixture, but not doesn’t mention water in the ingredients list or in the instructions, is the water necessary? I just followed the recipe as stated and my frittata is in the oven right now with no water 😬

    1. Thanks for pointing that out to me! I have updated the recipe as well. I have made this without the water before and it has turned out fine. Hope yours came out delicious!

  2. I made this recipe for myself. Reduced to 3 eggs and rest of the ingredients accordingly. I did not add water. Baked for about 20 mins to get to level of firmness I prefer. It was quite good! Will definitely make again. I can see this being a great option when we have overnight guests!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for dinner this week. My husband and I loved it! Will definitely be making this again.