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Ricotta Frittata: the tasty main dish recipe you can’t miss

Total time: 25 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist

This Ricotta Frittata is a quick and easy main dish recipe that you can enjoy for brunch, lunch, or dinner! A frittata is an egg-based dish, similar to an omelet, but usually a bit thicker, almost like a crustless quiche.

What’s great about a frittata is that it can be made with a variety of ingredients—feel free to use different meats, vegetables, and herbs. This ricotta frittata is slightly richer than a traditional recipe as it contains ricotta and parmesan cheese. The result? A soft, fluffy frittata with lots of flavor!



The frittata can also be baked. Place the ricotta cheese in a baking dish, then pour over the frittata egg custard. Bake in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes.

If you like to include veggies like zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, or onions, make sure to cook it first in a bit of oil before adding the ricotta and frittata custard.

Feel free to add garlic, and fresh herbs like parsley, basil, thyme, or oregano.

For a meatier version, add cooked ground beef, Italian sausage, cooked bacon, chopped ham, or shredded rotisserie chicken.

For a lighter frittata, add a bit of milk or water to the egg mixture.

How To Store Ricotta Frittata

The Ricotta Frittata is best served fresh out of the oven, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container. Frittatas can be served warm, at room temperature, or cold.

400 g
Parmesan cheese
50 g (1/2 cup)
Seed oil

How To Make Ricotta Frittata

Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk. Add the parmesan cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and whisk to combine.

Cut the ricotta horizontally into slices.

Pour the oil into a pan over medium heat. Arrange the ricotta slices in the pan.

Pour the egg mixture over the ricotta slices and cover with a lid. Cook on one side for 5 minutes.

Place a plate on top of the pan, then carefully flip the frittata. Continue until the frittata is cooked through. Don’t be tempted to overcook the frittata, otherwise it will come out rubbery instead of light and fluffy.

Slice, serve and enjoy!

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