How to make a good FRITTATA: a make-ahead Italian family meal

Trust us, there's nothing better than finding a make-ahead frittata when you come home late looking for a balanced and complete meal for your family.

How to make a good Frittata? 

The truth is… There's not a correct list of ingredients. Instead, the more leftovers you have on your hands, the more your frittata will be delicious. Vegetableshampasta or Parmigiano Reggiano are perfect ingredients for a complete and balanced meal. About the method, as Italians, we always think that the most straightforward procedure of making a frittata is also the best one.

COOKING TIME: 25 minutes



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, beat the eggs with one splash of milk and season with salt, pepper and ½ cup of shredded Parmigiano Reggiano. Whisk together the egg mixture, pasta, ham, vegetables, salt and pepper.
  2. Line an ovenproof skillet or a round baking tray with parchment paper and spread one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil above. Pour the mixture into the skillet/baking tray and stir to distribute the ingredients.
  3. Bake about 20 minutes in the oven or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Grill the last 5 minutes or until the top is puffed and golden brown.
  4. And it's done! Cool for at least 10 minutes, then serve with a green salad and enjoy your Italian frittata!