Stuffed frittata



Stuffed frittata is a delicious second course to make the eggs taste more deliciously, even for children. It is a preparation that requires little time, but allows you to create a dish full of flavors, also ideal as a snack to take to a picnic out of town! By dividing the egg mixture in half, you will get two soft discs including a stringy heart of Emmentaler and delicious slices of cooked ham. But you can free your imagination for the filling and season the stuffed frittata as you prefer, perhaps varying with a filling of cheese and sautéed seasonal vegetables!

Ingredients for a 9 inch (24 cm) pan
Eggs 8
Emmentaler cheese 7 oz (200 g)
Cooked ham 4 oz (120 g) - (slices)
Grana Padano PDO cheese ½ cup (50 g) - grated
Chives 10 sprigs
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

How to prepare Stuffed frittata

To prepare the stuffed frittata, start by coarsely chopping the sprigs of chives 1 and slice the Emmentaler cheese 2. Break the eggs and collect them in a large bowl 3,

beat them with a fork 4 and add the grated Grana Padano cheese 5, mix and add the sprigs of chives, salt and pepper 6 to taste.

Mix all the ingredients and divide the batter in two bowls 7. In a 9 inch (24 cm) pan, pour a drizzle of oil 8 and heat it up well. Pour the contents of one of the two bowls 9,

cover with a lid 10 and cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes. Then flip the frittata with the help of the lid or a plate and slide it back into the pan 11. Let it cook on the other side for another 2 minutes without the lid. Transfer the ready frittata on a plate 12 and keep it aside for a moment.

Grease another 9 inch (24 cm) diameter pan with a drizzle of oil 13, heat and repeat the same operations for the remaining eggs: pour the contents of the bowl into the pan 14 and cook for about 2 minutes with the cover; then turn it upside down with the help of the lid; cook the frittata on the other too 15.

Then distribute the slices of cheese on the surface of the frittata 16 and those of ham 17. Place the frittata you prepared earlier with the part where the sprigs of chives are visible facing upwards 18.

Cover with the lid and cook for another 1-2 minutes 19, then gently unmold the frittata and place it on a tray 20 or a serving dish. You can slice the stuffed frittata 21 and serve it in wedges!


Store the frittata in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container for 1 day.

You can freeze it if you have used fresh ingredients, perhaps already portioned.


Indulge your imagination with the frittata filling: how about cheese and grilled or sautéed vegetables? If you prefer, you can replace the chives with parsley or chopped thyme.