Three Meat Frittata - Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven

Three Meat Frittata – Instant Pot or Stove-Top

Frittatas - this one's great either Instant Pot or on the Stove! Great way to use any leftovers in the fridge!

You know what I like, and I hope you do, too, since I’m posting one? Frittatas. And I like them for so many reasons. They’re delicious and the frugal me loves that frittatas are a great way to use a bit of this and a bit of that. And the healthy me loves that anything can go in a frittata.

Three Meat Frittata - Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven
Three Meat Frittata – Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven

Just about any meat, vegetable or cheese languishing in the fridge can go in a frittata. Half an onion hanging in your fridge? Frittata it.  A leftover vegetable? Frittata it. A little leftover ham? Frittata it. Three or four smidges of different kinds of cheese? Frittata it!

Yeah, you didn’t know frittata is now a verb, didja?

This one has three meats, ham, sausage and bacon, plus a little cheese just to dress it up. It was all just hanging out in the fridge.

Three Meat Frittata - Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven
Three Meat Frittata – Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven

In this case, I’ve made this Frittata in my Instant Pot, but I’m giving you a standard Stove to Oven method, too. Frittatas in the Instant Pot are a little different. They’re a little “ugg”, frankly. Not the most attractive. And they separate almost into layers. And they do take a bit of time.

The plus side? The Instant Pot makes the BEST frittatas! They’re light, fluffy and pretty amazing. And it’s set and forget – no babysitting or fussing or stirring or moving from stove to oven. No stress! You can get the frittata going and then go shower or get the kids ready for school and come back to a hot breakfast.

As far as frugal tips, buy eggs on special, especially around holidays and stock up because they last for weeks in the fridge. Check Aldi, too. And most of all, think of your leftovers in a new way – think of them as easy building blocks to a whole new recipe. Your own fast food. If you have leftover Frittata? Wrap in a napkin or paper towel and microwave for about a minute on a low setting.

So, go forth and Frittata!

Three Meat Frittata - Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven
Three Meat Frittata – Instant Pot or Stove-top/oven

Instant Pot Three Meat Frittata

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, your choice of any good melting cheese like Cheddar, Jack, Munster
  • about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of cooked meat: bacon, ham, turkey, sausage are all good
  • a few finely chopped chives or 1/4 thinly sliced green onion

Place metal trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Pour in 1 cup water.

Spray an 8″ metal cake pan with cooking spray, set aside. (If you wish to turn out of pan onto a plate, spray the pan, line the bottom with a piece of parchment, then spray the parchment.

Whisk together all ingredients. Pour into pan and give a little stir, if needed, to evenly spread the asparagus.

Cover pan tightly and close with aluminum foil. If desired, place a large rubber band around the outside of the pan to hold the foil tightly. (An 8″ pan doesn’t have a lot of extra room once placed in the pressure cooker and if the foil is bulky it will be hard to get the cake pan inside the cooker.)

Use an aluminum foil “sling” to lower the pan on top of the trivet. (Just take a long piece of foil and fold over onto itself until it is about two inches wide. I save mine in the instant pot for future uses.)

Lock lid, check to make sure the valve is closed and set to Manual, High Pressure and 25 minutes. When the time is over, wait 10 minutes (the Instant Pot will automatically go to the warm setting) then release any remaining steam.

Remove, using the sling. If there is any moisture on top of the frittata, blot with a clean towel or paper towel/napkin. Serve, either in the pan or turned out onto a plate.

Stove-Top Three Meat Frittata

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided, your choice of any good melting cheese like Cheddar, Jack, Munster, etc.
  • about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of cooked meat: bacon, ham, turkey, sausage are all good
  • a few finely chopped chives or 1/4 thinly sliced green onion

Add a tablespoon of butter to an 8 or 10-inch skillet and place over medium heat to melt the butter.

Whisk together all ingredients except for about 1/3 of the cheese. Pour the mixture into pan and give a gentle stir.

Turn the heat down to low and cook until almost set – it’s ok to gently push in the sides with a spatula until nearly done, but smooth the top as best as you can. It may not look too good at this point -don’t worry, it will come out fine.

Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and broil until the frittata is slightly puffed and cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve right out of the pan or on a plate.

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I’ll be posting this recipe at Fiesta Friday #206, co-hosted this week by Shinta @ Caramel Tinted Life and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens.

30 thoughts on “Three Meat Frittata – Instant Pot or Stove-Top”

  1. This looks like dinner tonight Mollie– We have nibs of leftover ham, salami and a bunches of cheeses from a cheese board with friends. Thanks for the idea! You always come to my recipe rescue! xoxox

  2. Nice! Perfect for a weekend breakfast… or even dinner any day of the week. Someone is going to talk me into getting an Instant Pot sooner or later…

    Thanks for sharing this at Fiesta Friday! Happy cooking!

  3. I love eggy dishes. My husband, however, doesn’t like the texture of baked eggs. (Except for your hotel eggs, which he doesn’t know are baked. Shhhh!) I wonder if he’d go for the texture from an instant pot. It’s worth a try!

    1. lol, Carlee – you be sneaky! I think these IP frittatas are just about as light and fluffy as the hotel eggs. With the holidays and just getting home to MN (baby, it’s coooold outside…) I’ve lost track. Did you break down and get an instant pot!?

  4. I have a special two piece frittata pan so you know I like them too. Still have not bought an Insta Pot. One of these days… When I make pizza for the family (the guys) they always want a bunch of meat, lots of cheese and no veggies. They would like your frittata too!

    1. It’s the same way with my son! He’ll eat vegetables when I serve them, but only because he knows they’re good for him. Except for my Cauliflower au Gratin – which is drowning in cheese. He loves that!!

  5. I love the fact that how quick ant easy instant pot meals are! Oh goodness you have got so many such recipes here. I gotta check them out too! 🙂

      1. Your love for instant pot is pretty visible on your blog too. 😉 Thanks for taking some time to visit greedyeats.

  6. You are loving your Instant Pot aren’t you? Look at all the wonderful meals you’ve created in them. Does it cut back on the amount of time in the kitchen? Yummm, loving your frittata.

    1. Loretta, it does. And most everything made in it is just walk away and let it do it’s thing cooking. It does a great job on anything braised, soups, long cooking items like grains. I love that I can toss frozen chicken breast in it with a few other ingredients and have dinner on the table in a half an hour.

      When I was in Georgia with my daughter, I actually MISSED my Instant Pot.

  7. My sister got an Instant Pot for Christmas and I’ve been sharing your recipes with her to try it out. Thanks Mollie, I think she’d love this one!

    1. Oh my gosh – that means it won’t be long before you’re coming to the dark side as well, lol! Instant Pots are contagious!

      I hope she likes the recipes, if she tries any! I’d love to have her stop by! 🙂

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