Broccoli-Cheddar Frittata


A frittata is an excellent way to sneak veggies into your family's diet, and in this recipe, the veggie is broccoli. Also, thawed, diced hash brown potatoes speed up the cook time and the prep time, too. If you want more color on top of the frittata, shorten the baking time by a couple of minutes, and use the broiler to achieve the color you want. For breakfast or brunch, fresh fruit or baby tomatoes make a great side.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 7 large eggs

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh broccoli

  • 1 cup frozen diced hash brown potatoes, thawed

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Whisk eggs, cream, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Set aside.

  3. Melt butter in a 12-inch nonstick, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until bubbly. Add chopped onion and cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chopped broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Add potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Lightly season vegetables with additional salt and pepper.

  4. Gently pat the vegetables into an even layer with the back of a spatula or spoon and turn off the heat. Sprinkle cheese over the vegetables, followed by bacon.

  5. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and gently shake to eliminate any holes around the vegetables. Let the residual heat cook the eggs slightly, about 2 minutes.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Check for doneness by using a knife to cut the center slightly. Eggs should not be runny enough to fill the cut. Allow to cool in the skillet for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

I used fresh broccoli since I had it on hand, but thawed frozen chopped broccoli will work, too. Just be sure to pat it dry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
15g Fat
6g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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