Broccoli, Ham, and Pepper Frittata
By :Urvashi Pitre
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Votes: 14
Rating: 3.5
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Medium
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Keto, Low Carb
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Eggs, Ham, Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil or unsalted butter for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 8 ounces ham cubed
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Medium
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Keto, Low Carb
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Eggs, Ham, Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil or unsalted butter for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 8 ounces ham cubed
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
Votes: 14
Rating: 3.5
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Grease a 6-by-3-inch pan extremely well so the egg does not stick to it once cooked. I use a silicone brush to get oil or butter into every crevice of the pan.
  2. Arrange the sliced peppers in the bottom of the pan. Place the cubed ham on top. Cover with the frozen broccoli.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cheese.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and ham. Cover the pan with aluminum foil or a silicone lid.
  5. Pour 2 cups of water into the inner cooking pot of the Instant Pot®, then place a trivet in the pot. Place the covered pan on the trivet.
  6. Lock the lid into place. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and adjust the pressure to High. Cook for 20 minutes. When the cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. Unlock the lid.
  7. Carefully remove the pan from the pot and remove the foil. Let the frittata sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Using a knife, gently loosen the sides of the frittata. Place a plate on top of the pan and, holding it in place, invert the frittata onto the plate. If you want the pepper and ham side up, you’re done. If you want the cheese side up, flip it on a plate once more.
  8. Serve as is, or brown the top of the frittata under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Per Serving Calories: 396; Total Fat: 27g; Total Carbs: 9g; Net Carbs: 6g; Fiber: 3g;
Sugar: 3g; Protein: 30g

17 replies
  1. JGearhart
    JGearhart says:

    This is sooo good! I made it once with sausage too. I cut the recipe in 1/2 for the 2 of us. (If you do this, still follow the cook times)

  2. CheyannT
    CheyannT says:

    Made this morning. 20 minutes wasnt enough time. Eggs were still watery so i put in for another 10 min and let npr for 5 min. Topped with pepperjack cheese and finished in broiler.

  3. Marmore
    Marmore says:

    Delicious, but I also had to add 10 more minutes to cook time because the center was not set. Also, The next time I make this, I will defrost the veges added because the frittata was watery, but the eggs were set. I added frozen broccoli along with a few other frozen veges totaling 2 cups. Was delicious!!

  4. Kdoucet100@gmail.com
    Kdoucet100@gmail.com says:

    Did not have ham so used sausage instead. Added a couple of more eggs. The family loved it.

  5. Aliciahansen@live.com
    Aliciahansen@live.com says:

    Flavor was great and it was super easy to make. I put mine under the briuler fir 5 munutes but the center still wasn’t done and it was watery due to the frozen broccoli.

  6. JMPet
    JMPet says:

    We couldn’t find a pan small enough to fit into the InstaPot, so we had to cook in the oven. Disapointed in the recipe.

  7. AlyCat75
    AlyCat75 says:

    Definitely came out watery but everything was well cooked and still edible although messier. I put it at 25min high pressure and would not increase that time. I will add an egg and maybe less half and half in the mixture next time.

  8. ABourgeois
    ABourgeois says:

    Came out super watery. The egg was almost like a squishy pudding and there was a ton of water in the pan itself. I actaully used fresh mushrooms instead of frozen broccoli so I could imagine how watery it was for others who used broccoli.

  9. gjc856
    gjc856 says:

    I’ve made this twice. The first time I forgot to add the milk and it came out perfect. The second time I added milk and it was too watery. I also used 6 eggs.

  10. Weelimey
    Weelimey says:

    Easy to make…but…
    It was super watery and i only used 2 tbsp milk, and no broccoli. I used only 1 onion and that was waaaaay too much.
    This was the first thing i made in my Instant pot, very disappointing.

  11. Garysturn
    Garysturn says:

    Well nothing new to add to the previous comments. Directions left me with a wet in the center frittata that needed oven time to correct.

  12. robinwallace
    robinwallace says:

    I used This recipe as a template and used ingredients that were had on hand which resulted in the following substitutions:
    Ham —> 1 can cooked corn beef hash
    Frozen brocolli —> frozen chopped spinach (still frozen)
    Sliced peppers —> chopped red bell pepper & onion
    Shredded cheddar —> torn up sharp cheddar slices put on top just before cooking
    Aside from that i followed the recipe. Tip: i used a bundt pan so set it on a piece of aluminum foil and wrapped top and bottom
    Delicous!

  13. Chenoakennedy
    Chenoakennedy says:

    Omitted the milk per other reviews and used left over veggies from dinner along with frozen broccoli. It came out perfectly!

  14. lllara1837
    lllara1837 says:

    Made this with veggies I had on hand, but I switched it the half and half with heavy whipping cream. I also whipped the eggs like I was making a soufle. Worked really well!

  15. Diane
    Diane says:

    Was looking forward to making this for my boyfriends breakfast and turned out with epic failure i’m afraid.
    Followed the recipe (subbed whipping cream for half &half for that’s what I had on hand) and came out watery with sections of set eggs. Not sure I’ll try again, I just made scrambled eggs for supper with this.

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