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 Sunday dinner, this frittata is an economical way to throw together a fast meal and feed many.



It is so easy and all in one pan using potatoes, eggs, and meat or baked as a casserole.



The one memory that really stands out for me is holiday time, this was mom's go-to recipe especially on Father's Day and Christmas morning.



We would get up to the smell of sizzling Italian sausage on Christmas morning, which was always special since mom made her own homemade sausage.



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



Scroll to the bottom for all my additional suggestions and print off the recipe card.





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.








Frittata



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.


This can be made all vegetarian with all my veggie suggestions or meat lovers can load it up with cooked meat.


Frittata is really and egg quiche just Italian style of course.


Traditionally mom always made this in a huge frying pan, as time went on, casseroles were quick and easy and became my favorite way to do this and I actually do both when times permits.




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.





Meats and Vegetables


  • cooked sausage of any kind
  • cooked bacon
  • pepperoni
  • chopped hot capicola
  • mortadella chopped
  • olives
  • Italian cooked sliced sausage
  • mushrooms
  • onions
  • peppers hot or sweet 
  • chopped leftover cooked steak
  • artichoke hearts chopped
  • shredded zucchini
  • finely minced eggplant and any other vegetables or cooked meats you prefer in making a regular omelet
  • cooked baby shrimp or sauteed scallops





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.


Tips


  1. Brown the potatoes using by baking, in an air fryer or broil, see instructions in the printable card below.
  2. Use olive oil and butter together when using the pan-fried method.
  3. Always used cooked meats, leftovers are great in this even pork chops cut up.
  4. Finely grate all vegetables using like zucchini or eggplant mince the others to cook faster.
  5. Use any cheeses you prefer but the stronger tasting cheeses make the best like provolone or Italian blended.




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.






A Few Tools Needed


  • casserole dish or deep frying pan
  • whisk
  • measuring spoon
  • potholders
  • grater
  • sharp knife








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.






Ingredients You Will Need

scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements


  • cubed cooked potatoes or use frozen hash browns thawed or grate fresh russet potatoes you will need just 1 potato
  • eggs
  • thinly sliced pepperoni or use chopped hot capicola ham, any kind of cooked bacon or cooked Italian sausage
  • granulated garlic
  • milk or water
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste
  • Optional herb garnish: freshly chopped parsley, freshly chopped basil
  • Optional Additions: cooked sausage, cooked bacon, pepperoni, chopped hot capicola, mortadella chopped, olives, mushrooms, onions, peppers, chopped leftover cooked steak, artichoke hearts chopped, shredded zucchini, finely minced eggplant and any other vegetables or cooked meats you prefer in making a regular omelet.







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









Casserole Frittata




The casserole is layered with vegetables, cheese, meats and super simple to make this baked frittata.



If you prefer the traditional old school way, it's faster and the biggest difference is standing over the stove, that's really about it.



I crisp up the potatoes now using and air fryer first or you can even broil them first, but one thing I learned is any potatoes you use, make them crispy first!






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Mom's Frittata

Mom's Frittata

Prep time: 15 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 30 M
This a very old recipe from my Mom's and how she made an Italian frittata with eggs, pepperoni and potatoes. She made this often during the Holiday but it was great all year long. There are two versions of this recipe, pan fried or baked.

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 /4 cup of assorted vegetables see options
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or use 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste
  • Optional herbs for garnishing: freshly chopped parsley  freshly chopped basil
  • around 1 cup or more shredded provolone, grated Parmesan, shredded mozzarella, Italian blended shredded cheese or extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • butter or olive oil
  • Optional Additions: cooked sausage, cooked bacon, pepperoni, chopped hot capicola, mortadella chopped, olives, mushrooms, onions, peppers, chopped leftover cooked steak, artichoke hearts chopped, cooked shrimp, cooked scallops, shredded zucchini, finely minced eggplant and any other vegetables or cooked meats you prefer in making a regular omelet.
  • Two Cooking methods: Pan fry as an omelet or you can Bake this like a  casserole see below for instructions.

Instructions:

  1. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Bake at 400 degrees until starting to brown and get crispy around 25 minutes or you can air fry to save time at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or broil on high until crispy then press into the dish.
  4. Remove from the oven. 
  5. Beat the eggs in a bowl adding milk, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, salt, pepper to taste and fresh parsley, or use dried flakes. 
  6. Pour into the hash brown crust.
  7. Place sliced pepperoni or other meats or vegetables evenly on the top.  herbs, salt, pepper, or whatever else you are using in this breakfast style frittata.
  8. Sprinkle generously with shredded cheese and bake at 400 degrees until the middle is set.
  9. Pan Fried:
  10. Add around 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan and melt it.
  11.  Add the potatoes and saute on medium heat with granulated garlic until lightly browned around 10 minutes if you like crispy. 
  12. Add any other vegetables or meat to heat through and cook to your preference.
  13. Pour the egg mixture on top over the hash browns, add whatever else you like for seasoning like salt, pepper, herbs, etc. 
  14. Cook a few minutes flip, add the cheese and cook until set in the middle and cheese melts.
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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 Other Favorite Breakfast Recipes:




Mom's Blueberry Muffins

Baked Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes








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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