Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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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!  

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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.  

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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.

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Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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!

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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.  

Ham and Cheese Frittata Recipe with Fresh Herbs

 

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. 

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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. 

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

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!

Looking for an easy frittata recipe? Try this Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs

Need an easy frittata recipe? Try this Ham and Cheddar Frittata Squares Recipe with Fresh Herbs. This is a simple and filling egg recipe everyone will love!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 Egglands Best Eggs
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 3 to 4 TBSP fresh herbs, finely minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Toss in the ham and garlic and saute on medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and half and half. Salt and pepper as desired. Go light on the salt since the ham and cheddar will be salty.
  3. In a 11 x 7 greased, glass pan, layer the ham on the bottom, then the cheddar cheese, then the herbs. Pour the egg mixture over the tops and spread gently with a wooden spoon to mix.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is lightly browned and center is firm.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack slightly before cutting and serving. Sprinkle with more herbs to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 805 Total Fat: 71g Saturated Fat: 33g Cholesterol: 128mg Sodium: 793mg Carbohydrates: 10g Sugar: 4g Protein: 31g

 

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Comments

  1. Leah Shumack says
    I have a really good breakfast scramble that we put in the crockpot. The kids are always asking for it for dinner! Eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, cheese, mushrooms...so good!
  2. allison w says
    I make baked eggs in the oven most mornings. so yummy!
  3. I like my eggs in baked goods lol. I also like make egg scrambles for breakfast tacos! Yum!
  4. Oh! I'm so hungry now :( I love this; looks so tasty. Well done, Diane, and thank you for sharing your recipeI totally love your blog and def subscribing; can't miss out on these great recipes ;)

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