Mini Ham & Cheese Frittatas

What exactly is a frittata? I always thought it was like an omelet. When I went to cook this recipe I noticed the amount of milk compared to eggs seemed off for a traditional omelet or scrambled egg recipe. I Googled it and found that the definition of frittata is “an Italian egg dish made with fried beaten eggs, resembling a Spanish omelet.”

I ran across this recipe while I was home for Christmas. If you think I have a lot of recipes, you should see my mother’s house. One of the lessons I learned over the years was to get rid of recipes you will never make. This often means tearing recipes out of cookbooks and putting them in three ring binders. I also throw away recipes that I made and don’t love enough that I think I want to make them again. My mother refuses to do this so she has LOTS of recipe books. Two of her most recent purchases include Taste of Home and Simple & Delicious cookbooks. They were very colorful and filled with lots of great recipes. This is one I made while I was home for the holidays.

Ham & CheeseMini Ham & Cheese Frittatas by Simple & Delicious
1/4 pound fully cooked cubed ham
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
4 egg whites
3 T. minced chives
2 T. milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Spray eight muffin cups of a muffin pan. Put in ham and top with cheese. Beat together all remaining ingredients. Pour over ham and cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-25 minutes.


  • I felt like the eggs would have been better if I had used more milk.
  • I used Egg Beaters Whites for the egg whites. Way easier and healthier for you.
  • Be sure to spray the entire cup good with cooking spray or use silicon muffin cups. My recipe stuck a little more than I would have liked it to.

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