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Ham, Zucchini, and Gruyere Frittata

The economical egg is a great base for all sorts of hearty flavors; our versatile frittata recipe can be made with a variety of ingredients for an easy meal anytime. Whip up a frittata for brunch, or serve one with a leafy green salad for a light dinner.Also try: Potato-Leek Frittata, Spinach, Onion, and Bacon Frittata, and Tomato, Scallion, and Cheddar Frittata.

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  • Servings: 6
Ham, Zucchini, and Gruyere Frittata
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Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped sliced deli ham (5 ounces)
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-moons (2 cups)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese (1 1/2 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add ham and zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and cook about 5 minutes.

  2. Add eggs and cheese, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook, undisturbed, until edges are set, about 2 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top of frittata is just set, 10 to 13 minutes. Invert or slide frittata onto a plate and cut into 6 wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Notes

The frittata will appear to be mostly liquid on top when you transfer it to the oven, but as long as the edges are set, the eggs will finish cooking evenly.


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