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Mini Frittatas

August 3, 2016 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

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Mini Frittatas are perfect for breakfast on-the-go. Make these ahead of time and reheat at breakfast time. Fast, easy, and delicious!

Frittata muffins with chopped bell peppers and shredded cheese.

Mini egg frittatas filled with bell peppers, ham and cheese.

On Sunday, I ran a half marathon. A girl’s got to do something when she makes three batches of apricot sweet rolls, raspberry brownies, and peach ice cream. 

I have gone a bit overboard with all these sweets, and at the rate I’ve been going I probably should have run the full marathon and really burned some calories. However, since I didn’t do a whole lot of training, a half was more than enough!

Mini Frittatas were the fuel I used before my half marathon.

The trail was on an old railroad. The track has been removed and a beautiful trail is left in its place. It was a downhill marathon 🙂 Now don’t go thinking that the run was easy! Not at all.

I really don’t know if I would have known that it was downhill. It was very gradual.

However, the part that hurts the worst on me are my quads (downhill muscles!) Every time I go down the steps in my house, my legs are screaming!

We had to travel about 350 miles to the race. That meant spending the night in a hotel so we could rise bright and early to make the shuttle bus to the start. Figuring out what to eat before any race is always challenging, but when you aren’t at home it is extra challenging.

I made mini frittatas, or egg muffins at home and took them with us. On the morning of the race, we warmed them up in the microwave and ate them up. They were delicious and gave us the fuel we needed for the race!

To Make Frittatas ahead of time

  • Cook as directed
  • Allow frittata muffins to fully cool
  • Place in a storage container
  • Place in refrigerator 
  • When ready to use, place desired number of frittatas on a microwave safe dish
  • Place in microwave for 45-60 seconds

Mini Frittatas can be made ahead of time and then reheated for a quick, easy breakfast.

We had a group of six that ran the race. Four ran the full marathon and my friend and I ran the half. I was totally impressed with everyone, especially Carol! She is 70 years old and just started running a few years ago.

She has completed several half marathons and full marathons.

Last year she ran the Boston Marathon! She is amazing and truly inspiring. She finished first in her age division! Way to go! 🙂

If these frittatas can fuel me for a half marathon, I think they will really energize me for the daily “marathons” I do at school everyday. These will be perfect for a quick breakfast and will help me keep up with the kids at school and my own kids too!

Frittata Filling

Some options for adding to your frittata include:

  • Chopped ham
  • Cheese – cheddar, swiss, pepper jack, gouda
  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Sauteed onions
  • Chopped spinach
  • Cooked sausage
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Cooked shredded potatoes


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5 from 3 votes
Mini Frittatas are perfect for breakfast.
Mini Frittatas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Mini Frittatas

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked eggs, frittata, mini frittata, muffin tin eggs recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 57 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 12 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheese cheddar or a blend of cheeses
  • 1/2 cup ham finely diced
  • 1 whole red bell pepper finely diced
  1. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  2. Generously spray 12 muffin tins with a nonstick spray
  3. Pour egg mixture into tin, filling each one 3/4 of the way full
  4. Distribute cheese, ham and peppers into each spot.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Let cool slightly and then remove from tins. Frittatas will deflate as they cool.
Recipe Notes

Use your favorite toppings. Some other ideas include sauteed mushrooms, spinach, cooked grated potatoes, sausage.
To reheat, place on a microwave safe plate and heat for 15-20 seconds until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Frittatas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 34mg1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 29, 2019 at 8:41 am

    5 stars
    Just had a big frittatas now for some minis.

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      The minis are perfect for a quick breakfast or even for a brunch table.

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    August 7, 2016 at 8:46 am

    CONGRATS on the half-marathon – what an accomplishment!! And thanks for this adorable recipe – anything with mini in the title is automatically a favorite of mine, because it means I can have more than one! 🙂

    • Reply
      August 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks! I love mini things too for the same reason 🙂

  • Reply
    Pamela @ BFG
    August 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Congrats and high 5 – big girl power spirit to you!

    And these frittatas – more highs! Yum!

    • Reply
      August 6, 2016 at 6:25 am

      Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    August 4, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Wow, Kathy! Many congratulations on the half marathon! I have never run a marathon, but hopefully one day I will. These mini frittatas look super cute! I bet they were the BEST snack.

    • Reply
      August 5, 2016 at 6:20 am

      I love things in mini form. So easy to eat. These were delicious!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Congrats Kathy! Sounds awesome! So happy for you! These frittatas look so cute, pinning to try them!

    • Reply
      August 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

      Thanks, Mira!

  • Reply
    Kaylene @ The Links Site
    August 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    These look delicious Kathy! I’m not a big fan of cereal for breakfast so things like this are right up my ally! Congrats on the half marathon!

    • Reply
      August 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

      These mini frittatas sound like the breakfast for you!

  • Reply
    August 4, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Congrats Kathy on the half marathon! That is so cool! I am sure these frittatas made the perfect snack to munch on the day of the race!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      They were the perfect fuel before the race!

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    August 4, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Congratulations Kathy on the half marathon! You go girl! That’s awesome! I know what you mean, though, if you eat good food, then you gotta exercise, right? Story of my life, lol 😀
    These mini frittas are just adorable and so perfect for a snack or quick breakfast. Love recipes like this!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 6:07 am

      And I do love to eat good food 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    August 4, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Holy cow, Kathy! A half marathon? And you traveled to get there? Count me as impressed here. And here I am proud that I drug myself out of bed this morning to work out…haha! I have always admired runners. I just can’t run. I’ve tried and tried, and it’s just my thing. So kudos to you for the half-marathon…that’s so awesome! Almost as awesome as these mini-frittatas. These sound like my kind of breakfast on these busy weekday mornings!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 4:58 am

      Thanks! We do have one local 1/2 marathon but it’s not till September. You’d be amazed at how many people travel to do different races…and just for fun too! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 3, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    5 stars
    Perfect breakfast recipe. Looks so beautiful and delicious!Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 4:57 am

      They are a favorite in our house.

  • Reply
    August 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Kathy, on completing this half-marathon!! What an awesome feat! If you ever want to write about your training schedule and the whole experience I’d love to read about it. I’m really impressed! Thanks for the frittatas recipe… These will be great for popping in the micro on busy mornings here. 🙂

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Thanks! I appreciate your positive words! These frittatas are great for busy mornings.

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    August 3, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Daaang, congrats on running a 1/2 marathon!! I had to laugh at your “girls gotta do something…” comment!! Totally something I would say! I LOVE these mini frittatas!! I mean, I love frittatas in general, and mini anything makes me swoon! So these are clearly calling my name!! Cheers, Kathy!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 4:55 am

      There’s just something about a mini anything! Makes them extra good.

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    August 3, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    OMG – I’m so impressed Kathy. Congrats on the half marathon. That is huge. My brother has run a couple marathons and I know they’re a huge commitment. But to run a half without much training, wow. No wonder your quads are screaming. Your mini frittatas are perfect – I love the color – must be those farm fresh eggs. I will def. be trying these!

    • Reply
      August 4, 2016 at 4:55 am

      The farm fresh eggs do have a bright, vibrant color to them!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    August 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Way to go Kathy! What an accomplishment!! These mini frittatas are the perfect little breakfast! Love ’em!

    • Reply
      August 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thanks! I will definitely be making these frittatas again and again.

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    August 3, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Wow Kathy, half a marathon! That’s awesome! I feel with all the sweets that I bake and eat, I could start running full marathons too 😉 . Those mini frittatas are lovely and such a great idea!

    • Reply
      August 3, 2016 at 9:05 am

      They were the perfect breakfast for the day of the race.

  • Reply
    Carol Wriight
    August 3, 2016 at 6:11 am

    5 stars
    Thanks for this post Kathy. I will be preparing these frittatas soon (long before my next race). Also thanks for the recap of the weekend. It will stay in my memory bank for a long time. So much fun.

    • Reply
      August 3, 2016 at 6:52 am

      It was a great weekend!

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