Anything You Have Frittata

Anything You Have Frittata

Easy meal with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

1 frittata

Time: 30 mins

Keith McBrayerBy Keith McBrayer

Here’s the perfect way to use up whatever you’ve got in your fridge.

This recipe takes a bit of eyeballing — check out the notes in step two to pick the right pan depending on how big of a frittata you want to make.

Keith McBrayer

Keith McBrayer



  • 1 part fridge cleanout scraps

    • cooking oil
      as needed
    • aromatics
      , diced
    • raw vegetables
      , chopped
    • meat
      , cooked & chopped
  • 1 part egg mixture

    • eggs
      4-121 part
    • milk
      60-180 g1/4 part
    • salt
  • Optional garnishes

    • cheese
    • herbs
    • sour cream
    • hot sauce


Step 1: Prep ingredients & beat the eggs

Preheat the oven to 400° F/204°C.

Whisk together the eggs and milk (if using — it makes the frittata fluffier) with a generous pinch of salt.

Gather any meat, vegetables, or aromatic scraps you need to use up and chop them up.

Step 2: Saute scraps & add eggs

Choose an appropriately sized oven-safe pan depending on how many eggs you have/want to use.

  • You want around equal parts egg mixture to sautéed vegetable and meat scraps. Use your spatial reasoning and pick a pan where the final mixture won’t go higher than 2/3 up the sides after covering the scraps (it’ll expand during cooking — don’t risk overflowing).
  • Guideline: for smaller frittatas (~ 4 eggs) use an 8” pan, for large frittatas (8-12 eggs) use a 12” pan.

In your selected pan, add a drizzle of oil and the vegetables, aromatics, and meat (if included) over high heat until they are fully cooked and .

Next, pour in your egg mixture, and mix or shake the pan to distribute everything evenly.

  • At this point, you could always transfer the mixture to a larger pan (if needed), or alternatively, beat a few more eggs and add it to the pan if you need a fuller frittata.

Step 3: Bake the frittata & serve

Place the pan into the preheated oven and for about 15-20 minutes until the eggs are completely set. The frittata will typically puff up slightly around the edges.

Let it cool a bit, slice it, and garnish with your preferred toppings.



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