All-Ontario Frittata (Potato and Ham Frittata)

A frittata is an omelette of Italian origin. It's a quick, easy supper or brunch dish and a traditional way to use up cooked vegetables, pasta or meat. Serve with sliced ripe Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes and crusty bread.

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Servings: 4

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  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 Ontario Onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked diced Ontario Potatoes (about 3 medium, 1 lb/500 g)
  • 6 Ontario Eggs
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced cooked Ontario Ham, Chicken or Turkey
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Ontario Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 small Ontario Greenhouse Tomato, sliced

Garnish: Parsley


In large nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add potatoes; cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

In small bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper; stir in ham and three-quarters of the cheese. Add to skillet; reduce heat to medium and cook until bottom is brown and crusty, about 5 minutes, occasionally lifting edges so uncooked eggs can flow underneath. (If skillet handle is not ovenproof, wrap in foil.)

Sprinkle half of remaining cheese over frittata; top with tomatoes and remainder of cheese. Broil until eggs are set and cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve. Garnish with parsley.

Tip: If you don't have cooked potatoes, scrub raw potatoes, pierce well and microwave at High until almost cooked, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool slightly, then dice (leave skin on for added fibre).

Note: Microwave recipes tested in a 700-watt microwave oven. Power level terminology in microwave ovens varies; check your owner's manual and use whichever word or number gives you the same percentages as in the recipe (High is always 100%). If your oven differs, cooking times may vary.

Nutrients per serving

  • Protein: 22 grams
  • Fat: 22..5 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 22.5 grams
  • Calories: 381