The Anything Frittata


Learn how to make a frittata recipe that uses up all of the leftover meat and veggies from dinner last night. This breakfast frittata is a simple, delicious, and quick way to clean out your fridge.

The Anything Frittata
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 8 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon dried herb (such as basil, oregano, or Italian seasoning), crushed, or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary or dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon butter, margarine, or vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup cutup vegetables (such as chopped sweet pepper, chopped onion, chopped carrot, sliced mushrooms, chopped zucchini or yellow summer squash, chopped potato, corn, cut green beans, broccoli florets, and/or chopped, seeded tomato)

  • ¾ cup chopped cooked meat (such as ham, chicken, beef, pork, or turkey) or crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon or turkey bacon

  • Salt

  • Black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Parmesan, mozzarella, or Havarti)


  1. Preheat broiler. In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk, herb, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; set aside.

  2. In a large broilerproof skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add vegetables; cook and stir for about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cooked meat; cook and stir for another 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Season mixture with additional salt and black pepper.

  3. Pour egg mixture over the vegetable-meat mixture in the skillet. Cook over medium heat. As the egg mixture sets, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting egg mixture so uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edges until egg mixture is almost set (surface with be moist). Reduce heat as necessary to prevent overcooking. Sprinkle with cheese.

  4. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 1 to 3 minutes or until top is set and cheese is melted. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
23g Fat
5g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 470mg 157%
Sodium 903mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 23.6mg 118%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 331mg 7%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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