Mom's Frittata

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Mom's Egg Frittata is one of the best Italian comfort foods. This is a traditional authentic old world Italian breakfast. The pepperoni and eggs with potatoes are so delicious anytime and even in a sandwich with toasted Italian bread.


There are so many variations to the recipe, you can make it any way you like. Here is my mom's version.


Breakfast, brunch or just a quick mid-afternoon dinner, this frittata a great way to throw together a fast meal.


It is so easy and all in one pan using potatoes, eggs, and meat. The whole family always enjoyed this.


The one memory that really stands out for me is holiday time, this was mom's go-to recipe.


Mom made this breakfast often during the holidays when she was so busy getting the huge Italian meals prepared for Christmas Day. She always prepared hers on the stovetop. I do mine either baked or in a frying pan on the stove top. You will find both versions in my recipe card below. Let me know which version you prefer.


We would get up to the smell of sizzling pepperoni on Christmas morning in the pan with cubed potatoes cooking.


Making this around the holidays keeps mom's memory alive and it still puts a smile on my face thinking about those heartwarming days.


Now I continue to make this delicious holiday breakfast for my kids and grandchildren.





This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.








The Kids Love This!



I have a funny memory to share with you when I was a child.


I was always picking out the pepperoni from my breakfast dish, I wasn't a big fan of any meats back then.


Now I love it and it's just not Mom's frittata without pepperoni it in!


Guess what? My kids and my grandkids do the same thing all these years later, they pick out the pepperoni too!


The oil from the pepperoni gives this frittata it's fabulous flavor, and of course, the cheeses in this dish are divine.



This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.




Breakfast or Dinner



When I was growing up, mom made this anytime, breakfast, lunch or dinner.


It was always a treat.


I remember some of my friends would go crazy over this when mom made it, everyone loved pepperoni.


Pepperoni, eggs, and potatoes are great by themselves or even in some nice hard crusted Italian Bread toasted!



This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.



Some Additions



My dad loved peppers, mushrooms, and onions added to this dish.


Not everyone was fond of them, mom used to fry them separately in another pan and dad would smother his frittata with that on top.


As years past I can see why he loved it that way, I even add some sliced olives to mine, the green or black kind sliced.



This is how to make frittata on the stove top. It is an Italian breakfast with pepperoni, eggs and potatoes.



Baked or Pan Fried?



Over the years I started to try putting everything in a butter baking pan and baking this whole dish together, it's like a crustless quiche.


Mom always did this Italian egg dish,  in a frying pan on the stovetop.


It comes up high and puffed up on top and the cheeses brown nicely on top.


The cheese gets nice and crispy if you broil it for a few minutes, that's how I love it!


We always tried to cut calories now and find healthier versions of our favorite foods.



This is how to make frittata on the stove top. It is an Italian breakfast with pepperoni, eggs and potatoes.



The Cheese



The cheese is all melted and gooey, it's my favorite part of this delicious frittata.


You can use a blend of shredded cheeses like provolone, mozzarella and long shreds of Parmesan cheese.


Of course, if you prefer to use another kind, make this your own creation.



This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.



A Whole Meal By Itself



This frittata is just a guideline for a delicious egg breakfast that's so easy to make, all in one pan.


It's a whole meal by itself and so easy!


If you haven't had an Italian egg frittata, I truly recommend trying mom's egg recipe!



This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.



Try My Other Favorite Recipes:



Chocolate Nutella Banana Crepe
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
Pumpkin Scones with spiced glaze
Southwest Savory Scones
Cranberry Orange Scones
Blueberry Strawberry Scones
Blueberry Cornbread
Easter Bread Strata
Strawberry stuffed french toast
Cannoli Stuffed French Toast



Mom's Frittata Pin for Later



This is how to make frittata on the stove top. It is an Italian breakfast with pepperoni, eggs and potatoes.






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Yield: 4
This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.

Eggs Potato and Pepperoni

prep time: 10 mins cook time: 25 mins total time: 35 mins
This is one of our family breakfast in our Italian home. It has pepperoni, eggs, potatoes, and cheese.

ingredients:

1 cup cubed cooked potatoes or use frozen hash browns thawed or grate fresh russet potatoes you will need just 1 potato
4 eggs
1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoni or use chopped hot capicola ham, any kind of cooked bacon or cooked Italian sausage
1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 tablespoons milk or water
 around 1 cup or more shredded provolone, grated Parmesan, shredded mozzarella,  Italian blended shredded cheese or extra sharp cheddar cheese
butter

Optional Additions: olives, mushrooms, onions, peppers, any other cooked meats or vegetable frittata use shredded zucchini, finely minced eggplant and any other vegetable you prefer

instructions:
Two methods: Pan fry as an omelet or you can bake this.

Oven Method:

Spray a pie plate with cooking spray. Press cubed or hash brown potatoes on the bottom of the pie plate and drizzle with olive oil or melted butter add a little salt, pepper, and granulated garlic over the hash browns evenly. Bake at 400 degrees until starting to brown and get crispy around 25 minutes.
Remove from oven. Beat the eggs in a bowl adding milk, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, salt, pepper to taste and fresh parsley or use dried flakes.

Pour into the hash brown crust. 

Place sliced pepperoni or other meat evenly on the top. Sprinkle generously with shredded cheese and bake at 400 degrees until middle is set.

Pan Fry:

Add around 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and melt it. Add the potatoes and saute on medium heat with granulated garlic until lightly browned around 10 minutes if you like crispy. Pour the egg mixture on top over the hash browns. Cook a few minutes flip, add the pepperoni and cheese and cook until set in the middle.

calories
220
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
14
carbs (grams)
24
protein (grams)
10
sugar (grams)
4
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Mom's Frittata Pin for Later




This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.



Don't Forget To Try My Cranberry Orange Muffins! perfect for the Holidays!




This is a baked frittata with melted cheeses on top. This frittata is mom's recipe and baked in the oven as an alternative to pan fried on the stove top. It has potatoes, pepperoni and eggs in it.

16 comments

  1. Frittatas are a go-to weekend breakfast for us because they're so convenient and easy to make. You've got a lot of great flavors in this one.

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  2. I love frittata with a ton of cheese on top! :)

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  3. Frittatas are a staple in my house. They are so easy to throw together and budget friendly. I'll be adding this recipe to my rotation soon.

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  4. Dear Claudia, your frittata looks absolutely beautiful and sounds delicious! This is one of my favorites...I wish I could share a slice with you over coffee. XO

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  5. It's absolutely my type of breakfast or dinner for that matter. I can eat frittatas all the time. I love the addition of potatoes and pepperoni! So good.

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  6. Recipes that are passed down from generation to generation are the best! I love that you're sharing your mom's frittata with your own children and grandchildren, and with all of us too. I wish I could have a slice of that homemade goodness right now!

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  7. I absolutely love frittatas but never thought about having it for breakfast before, what a great idea. Love the sound of this recipe!

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  8. That is such a delicious frittata. I love that you also added potatoes to the dish - that has to be the perfect any time meal. You sure have some warm memories associated with this dish.

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  9. Mmmmm....what a delicious holiday tradition! Bill would love this on Christmas morning and so would I!!

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  10. I'm loving this! I will often make a simple frittata after a long day at work, and I often put pepperoni in it, because it's fast, easy, and delicious. I've never tried it with potato though. Gotta try it your mom's way next time!

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  11. I would love this and like your dad, I'd add the extra veggies - I can't imagine picking out the pepperoni as I've always been a big fan.

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  12. This looks so good for the holidays season! I can imagine why it is one of the best Italian comfort foods. Yum!

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  13. We always do quiche on Christmas morning -- I think i'll try this this year!

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  14. Sounds delicious, pepperoni and all and perfect for Christmas morning. Funny with your grandkids picking out the pepperoni as you did when young!

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