Potato Frittata

This Potato Frittata recipe is filled with eggs, cheese, spinach, and of course, potatoes. It’s a flavorful breakfast choice to kickstart your day and ready in 30 minutes!

Potato Frittata on a pan.

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast or brunch dish to keep you energized, then this Potato Frittata recipe is just what you need. It’s a burst of flavors. Tender potatoes, creamy eggs, and a delightful blend of spices create a delicious morning experience. It’s like a savory sunrise in your mouth!

The best part? You can customize these frittatas with your favorite ingredients, like sautéed spinach or finely chopped green onions, turning them into a unique and delectable creation. To top it off, serve it with our Easy Homemade Freezer Salsa for an extra burst of flavor. Your taste buds will thank you!

What is a Frittata?

A frittata is an Italian dish that is egg-based and filled with additional ingredients such as cheese, vegetables, or even proteins. It is very similar to a quiche, but it doesn’t have the crust that quiche’s typically do. If you’re a fan of this frittata concept, you might also want to explore our Mushroom Leek Frittata recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It’s the ultimate comfort food, providing a warm, savory embrace on a lazy weekend morning.
  • The combination of eggs and potatoes will keep you full and energized, perfect for a productive day.
  • I adore how simple and speedy it is to whip up a delicious frittata, even when you’re short on time.
  • Whether it’s a family brunch or a potluck, potato frittata is a crowd-pleaser. Its delightful flavors and filling nature make it a dish that everyone enjoys.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for a potato frittata on a table.
  • Eggs: Eggs make the frittata soft and hold all the ingredients together. They mix the tastes well, making each bite delicious and smooth.
  • Potatoes: Potatoes make the frittata hearty. They’re like a soft base, soaking up all the yummy flavors. If you love potatoes, be sure to explore our Potato Chip Spanish Tortilla recipe too!
  • Gruyere Cheese: This cheese makes the frittata creamy and cheesy.
  • Spinach: Spinach gives a fresh, green taste.
  • Green Onions: Green onions add a zesty taste, making the frittata more interesting.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Variations

  • Bacon and Parmesan: Cook slices of bacon, rough chop the bacon, then mix with large eggs, grated parmesan cheese, and sautéed garlic. Bake in the oven for a savory twist on the classic frittata.
  • Mediterranean Delight: Create a Mediterranean-inspired frittata with fresh parsley, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and diced tomatoes.
  • Creamy Dream: Whisk large eggs with heavy cream for a luscious base. Add sautéed potatoes, onions, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese for a creamy, indulgent frittata that’s a real treat.

How to Make a Potato Frittata

Step #1: In a large pot, boil water, add the potato cubes, and boil for 3-5 minutes until they are just tender.

Potato cubes boiling in a pot of water.

Step #2: While the potatoes are boiling, in a large bowl whisk together the eggs, cheese, spinach, onions, salt, and pepper.

Eggs, spinach, cheese, and green onions whisked together in a glass bowl.

Step #3: Next, drain the potatoes and add them to your bowl of eggs.

Potatoes added to the egg mixture.

Step #4: Then, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in your olive oil.

Step #5: Pour the frittata mixture into the skillet, make sure to distribute the potatoes evenly over the bottom of the pan.

Frittata mixture added to the skillet.

Step #6: Next, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes gently shaking the pan every few minutes. Once the eggs are no longer runny and the frittata can easily be pulled from the bottom of the skillet it is ready to be turned.

Potato frittata cooking in a skillet.

Step #7: Using a plate that is slightly larger than your skillet in diameter, put it on top of the skillet and flip the frittata onto the other side. Then place the flipped frittata back into the skillet to cook the other side for 2-5 minutes, this time without covering.

Step #8: When the frittata is fully cooked remove it from the pan and flip it back over onto a serving plate. This allows the pretty side to be up.

 Step #9: Finally, garnish with green chives on top, serve, and enjoy!

Potato frittata in a fan.

Expert Tips

  • Boiling Potatoes: First, boil potato pieces for 3-5 minutes until they’re soft but not too mushy. This way, they’ll be perfect in your frittata.
  • Spread Ingredients Evenly: When pouring the frittata mix into the pan, ensure the even distribution of the potatoes. That way, every bite will taste just right.
  • Nail the Flip: To get your frittata looking great, use a plate a bit bigger than your pan when flipping it. This trick keeps it in shape and looking good.
  • Add Chives for Freshness: Sprinkle green chives on top of your potato frittata at the end. They’ll make it look fresh and colorful, and they taste good too.
Slice of a potato frittata on a white plate with green chives on top.

Storage Information

For storing potato frittata, simply transfer it into an airtight container and keep it in your refrigerator. It can stay fresh and delicious for 3-5 days. However, I would advise against freezing this dish if you’ve used fresh eggs, as the texture may not hold up well after thawing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What goes well with frittata?

Frittatas pair well with a variety of sides, such as a simple green salad, crusty bread, fresh fruit, or roasted vegetables, to create a balanced and satisfying meal.

How does the frittata get its fluffy texture?

A frittata achieves its fluffy texture primarily through the incorporation of beaten eggs. As the eggs cook, they puff up, creating that delightful fluffiness.

Can you make a frittata in a stainless steel pan?

Yes, you can make a frittata in a stainless steel pan. In fact, it’s a popular choice due to its oven-safe properties.

Why are frittatas good for you?

Frittatas are a nutritious option as they are loaded with protein from eggs, and you can pack them with a variety of vegetables that are rich in essential nutrients.

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Potato Frittata Recipe

This Potato Frittata recipe is filled with eggs, cheese, spinach, and of course, potatoes. It's a flavorful breakfast choice to kickstart your day and ready in 30 minutes!
4.1 from 11 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb russet potatoes - peeled and cut into small ½ inch cubes
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 oz gruyere cheese - shredded
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup spinach - chopped
  • 4 green onions - chopped; onions for recipe, chives for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions

  • In a large pot, boil water, add the potato cubes and boil for 3-5 minutes until they are just tender.
  • While the potatoes are boiling, in a large bowl whisk together the eggs, cheese, spinach, and onions, salt and pepper.
  • Drain the potatoes and add them to your bowl of eggs.
  • Next, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in your olive oil.
  • Pour the frittata mixture into the skillet, make sure to distribute the potatoes evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  • Next, cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes gently shaking the pan every few minutes. Once the eggs are no longer runny and the frittata can easily be pulled from the bottom of the skillet it is ready to be turned.
  • Using a plate that is slightly larger than your skillet in diameter, put it on top of the skillet and flip the frittata onto the other side. Then place the flipped frittata back into the skillet to cook the other side for 2-5 minutes, this time without covering.
  • When the frittata is fully cooked remove it from the pan and flip back over onto a serving plate. This allows the pretty side to be up.
  • Finally, garnish with green chives on top, serve, and enjoy!

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NOTES

Storage Info:
For storing potato frittata, simply transfer it into an airtight container and keep it in your refrigerator. It can stay fresh and delicious for 3-5 days. However, I would advise against freezing this dish if you’ve used fresh eggs, as the texture may not hold up well after thawing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Thank you for showing the world how to make a potato frittata.
    I am an Italian-American and have been making potato frittata for most of my life.
    In fact I made it 2 days ago it was delicious. My mother used to make this ,on a Saturday afternoon for lunch, a salad with Italian dressing of olive oil and vinegar. We Americanized it and called it potatoes and eggs!
    Italians were criticize for this type of food, it was referred to as Peasant food.
    Today some of the finest Italian restaurant, make la frittata!

    Good Job!👏