Ham and Vegetable Frittata for #SundaySupper #SauteExpress

by Renee on January 27, 2013

Ham and Vegetable Frittata | Magnolia Days

Do you ever make brinner? It’s short for breakfast for dinner. I have made it a few times. I admit I went through a phase years ago of having cereal for dinner. I am so glad I got out of that phase. Cereal, at least what I was eating, isn’t exactly full of nutrition. It isn’t really filling either. That is not the case with all breakfast foods. A ham and vegetable frittata is loaded with lots of good for you veggies and protein. Serve it with a simple salad and bread and you have a complete meal.

This particular frittata involved a couple of firsts. Very good friends of mine recently decided to raise chickens. Have you ever had a super fresh “the chicken just laid it” egg? Wow. This frittata was made from the first dozen eggs I received from them. I’m hoping there will be many more from them too.  It was also made with my first time using Land O Lakes® Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. The flavor from it and the fresh eggs made this the best frittata I’ve had in ages.

Ham and Vegetable Frittata | Magnolia Days

It was difficult to pick which Sauté Express® Sauté Starter to use. There are four flavors; Garlic & Herb, Italian Herb, Savory Butter & Olive Oil and Lemon Pepper. I decided on the Savory Butter & Olive Oil. I’m glad I did because it had a subtle flavor that enhanced the vegetables and went well with the ham.

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Ham and Vegetable Frittata

Ham and Vegetable Frittata

  • 8 to 10 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk
  • 1 square Land O Lakes® Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Savory Butter and Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup bite-sized ham cubes
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Monterey Jack), divided
  • Salt and pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, add 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and whisk or stir to combine.

In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter square over medium heat. Once it has melted, add the onion and cook until onion is soft and translucent. Add the zucchini and cook until the zucchini has softened, stirring occasionally. Add the ham and tomatoes and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs and stir to combine. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Cook for 2 minutes and then transfer pan to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until the eggs have set.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer frittata to a serving platter. Slice and enjoy. Leftovers can be refrigerated and served cold or re-heated.

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Disclosure: The author received a full-value coupon redeemable for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Recipe adapted from another one I made and featured on this blog: Chorizo, Tomato, and Spinach Frittata.

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kathia January 27, 2013 at 2:56 am

It looks really delicious .

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thank you Kathia!

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The Ninja Baker January 27, 2013 at 4:56 am

Confession: If not tofu, I usually have a poached egg with rice or potatoes. So, I am delighted to add your gorgeous looking frittata to my recipe file. And your choice of Savory Butter and Olive Oil seems the perfect choice for the dish.

Many thanks, Renee.

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

Thanks Kim! A poached egg with rice or potatoes sounds like a nice meal to me.

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Family Foodie January 27, 2013 at 7:49 am

Can you believe I have never made a Frittata? It is now on my culinary bucket list… I can’t wait to try this beautiful recipe!

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

I can’t believe you have never made a frittata because of how much you love eggs. You have to make one soon.

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal January 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

I wish I had friends that raised chickens. I want fresh eggs so badly, but have a hard time finding them.

This frittata looks perfect.for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

You might can find fresh laid eggs at a farmers market. Seek them out because they are so much better.

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Jen @ Juanita's Cocina January 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

Mmmmm, I LOVE frittatas! I cannot wait to eat this…for breakfast AND dinner!

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

And lunch too…

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Jennie @themessybakerblog January 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

Ooo, this looks yummy. I’ll be trying this recipe in the near future for breakfast. Pinned.

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 10:16 am

Thanks Jennie!

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Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) January 27, 2013 at 9:57 am

I’ve done the whole “breakfast for dinner” thing many times! My kids think it’s a hoot.

I would love to try really fresh eggs. I hear the flavors are incomparable to store-bought (surprise surprise). Great frittata…so easy!

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 10:17 am

It is true, the flavor of fresh eggs is so much better. I’m spoiled now with them thanks to my friends.

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Wendy (TheWeekend Gourmet) January 27, 2013 at 9:58 am

We love brinner…I make it once every week or two, and I’m thinking of making a frittata later this week! Yours looks so good! Growing up, my grandparents had a chicken coop, so we had fresh eggs too…sometimes still warm from being laid! Nothing like it…

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

How lucky you were able to get fresh eggs from your grandparents when you were young. I bet it made some wonderful memories too.

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Shannon @VillageGirlBlog January 27, 2013 at 10:11 am

This looks fantastic! I may just be heading to the store to get the ingredients to make this for brunch! Yum

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Renee January 27, 2013 at 10:19 am

Thanks Shannon!

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Heather @girlichef January 27, 2013 at 10:52 am

Oh my gosh, yes – freshly laid eggs are miles above store-bought, I can only imagine how amazing this frittata tastes! and I love that you made a frittata with these, what a great idea. We eat breakfast for dinner very often in our house – this may sneak its way onto our next brinner menu ;).

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

Thanks Heather! I could eat frittatas anytime. And yes, the fresh eggs made this one superb!

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Cindy Brickley January 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

I love your frittata. We eat eggs a lot and this looks so yummy.

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

Thank you Cindy!

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Sarah January 27, 2013 at 11:36 am

Can you come over to my house right now and make brunch for me please? It’s my birthday week.

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

If I was close to you Sarah I sure would. I hope you have a wonderful birthday week.

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Katie January 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Your frittata looks beautiful!!! I would definitely want a big slice of it for brunch…..

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

Thanks Katie!

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen January 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Frittatas are so wonderful, especially with fresh eggs! I get some from time to time from my cousins, and they last sooo long in the fridge. Great recipe Renee!

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

The eggs are so good I don’t think they will last long in my fridge.

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Beate January 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm

This sounds like a “brinner” I would like. Usually am not such a huge fan of eggs, but your Frittata sounds fantastic :)

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:57 am

Thanks Bea!

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Conni Smith @FoodieArmyWife January 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Mmmmm….I LOVE frittata! It is one of my favorite brunch dishes

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thank you Conni. It is a wonderful brunch dish. I’ll even eat a small slice for a snack. So good.

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Momma's Meals January 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Wow this is the easiest Frittata I’ve ever seen. Love the veggies in their!! MUST TRY! Plus breakfast for dinner in this house happens A LOT!

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

Thank you! It is easy. Everything cooks in the same pan.

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Tara January 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I love how quick, easy and delicious frittatas are!! Yours looks great!!

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

Thanks Tara!

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Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips January 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Mmm, looks yummy. I love to make frittatas because I love quiche, but with the wheat allergy, these are easier than making gluten free crust!

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

So true about the ease of not having to make a crust. Although I do love a good crust on a quiche.

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Carol Yemola January 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I would use the Garlic and Herb to make Chicken Scampi.

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

That sounds like a great idea Carol.

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Anita at Hungry Couple January 28, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love “brinner.” :)

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Renee January 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Go team brinner!

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Linda | The Urban Mrs January 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Yum! This is such a wonderful idea for brinner. I know I will need that at home.

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Renee January 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

Thanks Linda!

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Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) January 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I wish my husband liked Brinner! My kids and I love it. Guess it has something to do with all the nights I ate cold cereal while single! Cereal is still a secret dinner indulgence after I feed the kids and DH is away. lol

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Renee January 30, 2013 at 10:47 am

I just can’t do cereal for dinner anymore. I’d rather fix a quick salad or make an individual frittata.

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Lyn @LovelyPantry January 29, 2013 at 2:57 am

I was immediately drawn to the herb and garlic flavour. This is one gorgeous frittata, Renee!

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Renee January 30, 2013 at 10:47 am

I want to try the herb and garlic flavor too.

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Susan January 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

This is absolutely the perfect breakfast for dinner dinner! Love it.

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Renee January 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

Thanks Susan!

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked January 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Fresh eggs are so amazing! I’ve started buying eggs from farmers markets in the past year and the difference between those and the ones you buy in the store is huge. And I could eat breakfast at any time of the day. Your frittata looks delicious – so fluffy!

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Renee January 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

Getting fresh eggs at the farmers market is what got me realizing the difference over the ones at the store. Now I get just laid ones and they are incredible!

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Liz January 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm

This is what I want for dinner tomorrow night! It sounds amazing! And it’s going to be one of those I need a speedy meal days :)

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Renee January 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

Thanks Liz!

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