Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

by Erica Dinho on May 27, 2013

Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

I can’t remember the last time I slept past 9am! Ever since my kids were born, I’ve been up early, my showers are rushed, breakfast is rushed, and we struggle to get out of the door on time every morning. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

That said, I love being a busy mom of two boys and wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Serving healthy and hearty breakfasts to the kids during the school week is tricky. We moms usually go for quick breakfasts, like cereals, granola bars, oatmeal, frozen waffles or pancakes. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but who has time to cook a hot and hearty breakfast every morning before heading out the door? I need something I could grab and heat up quickly, while getting the kids ready.

These mini frittatas are the perfect breakfast to make ahead of time to serve on busy weekday mornings, and everyone will love them! You can eat them fresh out of the oven, or store them in a container in the fridge or freezer, and use them as needed. Just reheat them in the microwave and they’ll taste almost as good as when you first made them.

These little bites are not just great for kids in the mornings, but also to take to work, or just to have at home for the entire family to eat for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack.

Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

Bacon, ham, cheddar and mozzarella together are one of my favorite combination of ingredients and what I used to make these frittatas. But these mini frittatas are so versatile, that you can add to, or change my recipe, and substitute with your favorite ingredients, if you’re feeling adventurous. I really love making them with bacon, but then again, I think that everything tastes better with bacon. Sausage, turkey, and ground meat are also great ingredients to use to make these mini frittatas, or, for a meatless version, you can use roasted red peppers, mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli. Just be creative and use your kids’ favorite vegetables, meats and a mixture of cheeses.

You can serve them alone, or for a more well-rounded breakfast, with fresh fruit, milk and orange juice on the side.

Here is my recipe for Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas. I hope you enjoy making and eating them as much as I do!

Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

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Ingredients

  • 12 mini Frittatas
  • 7 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced bacon
  • 5 oz. bacon, diced and cooked until crispy and drained

Bacon, Ham and Cheese Mini Frittatas

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  4. Divide egg mixture between the 12 muffin cups evenly. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Serve them immediately or store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
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1 Belinda @zomppa May 28, 2013 at 6:04 AM

What a great idea! I am so making these….

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2 Amy (Savory Moments) May 28, 2013 at 6:52 AM

These look delicious and are a great change up for a quick and tasty weekday breakfast!

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3 Joanne May 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM

I love these quick and easy breakfast bites!

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4 Ivy May 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM

They look delicious and perfect for a snack any time of the day.

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5 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes May 28, 2013 at 10:17 AM

I like making these for brunch instead of the normal size. They are fun and pretty ad so many choices of ingredients to add to the eggs….my favorite…chorizo.

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6 grace May 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM

i was so excited when i discovered that i could make these with my muffin tin and now i do it all the time! :)

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7 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz May 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Great recipe and love the mini size. Freezing plenty ahead would be great and I could leave some at work for snacks.

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8 Kathleen May 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Easy and very yummy. No salt needed. Made 3 batches for a school luncheon and my kids kept eating them, so I kept making more! Exactly by the recipe with precooked bacon bits and pre-chopped ham cubes. Success.

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