Last Updated on September 23, 2019 by Diane Hoffmaster
This Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe has been sponsored by Eggland's Best, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.
There are certain flavors that I love putting together. Peanut butter and chocolate (obviously!), lemon and blueberries, and my all time favorite is ham and cheddar cheese. With an absolute abundance of fresh herbs in the garden right now, I decided to whip up a ham and cheese frittata recipe with fresh herbs. However, instead of doing a traditional frittata, I cooked it in an 11 x 7 pan in the oven which made it incredibly fast and easy. I am all about fast and easy!
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What is the difference between an omelette and a frittata?
So, what is a frittata exactly? And how is it different than an omelette? Basically, the filling is mixed into the egg mixture when you make a frittata. When making an omelette, those filling ingredients get tucked into the middle.
Also, an omelette tends to only feed one person. Frittatas are usually larger and can be cut into serving sized pieces. That is why I love making this frittata recipe for dinner. One pan will feed the whole family! If you want seriously easy cleanup, try making this in a frittata pan.
Frittata filling ideas
A lot of the frittata recipes I see contain onions and vegetables. That's great, however, I find that those ingredients tend to make my final results a bit too 'wet' for my liking. The fresh herbs, however, give this frittata squares recipe lots of flavor and a dash of color without adding to the moisture level of the final dish.
Love this frittata squares recipe? Try these egg recipes too!
- Breakfast Stuffed Arepa Recipe with Egg, Bacon, Avocado and Baby Greens
- Italian Baked Spinach and Egg Recipe with Parmesan Cheese
- Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe
The types of herbs you choose to add to your frittata are totally up to you. I have been planting and pruning herbs like crazy for the last few weeks. They absolutely LOVE the cool spring temperatures and I have already dehydrated several batches to save for use this winter. If you are a foodie, you really need to start growing your own herbs. It will save you a ton of money at the grocery store and the flavor is so much better than the dried stuff!
How to bake a frittata in the oven
I used a glass 11 x 7-inch pan to cook this frittata squares recipe. It was the perfect size but if you don't have one, you will have to play around with cooking times for a different size pan. Basically, you want your frittata to be starting to brown on top and the center should not be jiggly anymore.
Once it is set and golden brown, you know it is cooked through. I chose to line mine with parchment paper to make sure it came out nicely but as long as you grease the pan, I don't think you need the paper. Let your oven baked frittata sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to set before you cut it.
How do I know when my frittata is done?
Deciding how long to cook a frittata is a bit of an art. If you cook it too long, you end up with a frittata that is tough and rubbery rather than light and fluffy. Cook the frittata in the oven just long enough for the edges to set and firm up. You want the center to still be slightly jiggly. Check out The Incredible Egg for tips on making frittatas.
How long does a frittata last?
Frittata leftovers are a blessing for busy weeknights! Seriously! Cooked eggs last several days in the refrigerator. This is the perfect egg recipe to make on the weekend when you have some free time. Then, just heat up leftover frittata squares every morning for a high protein breakfast for busy mornings. How do you reheat a frittata in the oven? Just wrap it in foil and warm it in the oven at 300°F for 20 to 25 minutes. Just enough time for you to hop in the shower and do your hair!
Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs
Nutrition information not always accurate
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 17g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.