Potato and Basil Frittata

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 8 people
Calories 483 kcal


  • 1 stick unsalted butter divided
  • 2 cups potatoes peeled and diced
  • 8 eggs extra-large
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 pound Gruyere cheese grated
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a 10-inch ovenproof omelet or shallow frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the potatoes and fry them until cooked through, turning often, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter in a small dish in the microwave.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, then stir in the ricotta, Gruyere, melted butter, salt, pepper, and basil.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into the egg mixture.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and place the pan in the center of the oven.
  • Bake the frittata until it is browned and puffed, 50 minutes to 1 hour. It will be rounded and firm in the middle and a knife inserted in the frittata should come out clean.
  • Serve hot.


Recipe modified from Food Network and Ina Garten


Calories: 483kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 26gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 402mgPotassium: 427mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 1350IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 608mgIron: 3.1mg
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