How To Make a Frittata

Making a frittata is easier than you think. Master the simple method of how to cook a frittata. Your family will love this versatile dish.

  • What You Need
    4 EGGS
    1/4 cup liquid, such as milk, tomato juice, broth
    1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves OR herb of your choice
    Salt and pepper
    1 cup filling such as broccoli, red onion and cheese
    2 tsp. butter OR vegetable oil


  1. BEAT eggs, liquid, herb and salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended. ADD filling; mix well.

  2. HEAT butter in 6 to 8-inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet over medium heat until melted. POUR IN egg mixture; cook over low to medium heat until eggs are almost set.

  3. REMOVE from heat. COVER and LET STAND until eggs are completely set and no visible liquid egg remains, 5 to 10 minutes.

Insider Info


Season your frittata with chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil or cilantro. Choose seasonings that complement your filling.

Frittatas taste good cold and travel well – perfect for picnic fare or a take-along lunch.

Insider Information on How To Cook A Frittata Perfectly

Make fillings from your favorite foods or from leftovers. Use a combination of meat, seafood or poultry, cheese, vegetables and cooked pasta or grains.

For fewer or more servings: Adjust the filling, liquid, seasonings and pan size proportionally to the number of eggs used. For 2 eggs, use a 6-inch pan; for 6 eggs, an 8-inch pan; for 8 eggs, an 8 to 10-inch pan.

Filling ingredients should be cooked, not raw. Pieces should be cut fairly small and drained well.

Three ways to serve a frittata: Serve wedges right from pan, slide uncut frittata topside-up onto platter, or invert frittata onto platter to show its nicely-browned bottom.

Follow these steps on how to make the perfect frittata you can enjoy anytime!