Breakfast/ Recipe

Mini Frittatas

August 3, 2016 (Last Updated: April 1, 2020)

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Mini Frittatas are perfect for breakfast on-the-go. Make these ahead of time and reheat when ready to eat. Add you favorite meat, veggies and cheese to make these great egg cups match your favorite taste. 

Frittata muffins with chopped bell peppers and shredded cheese.

Mini egg frittata also called breakfast egg cups are filled with bell peppers, ham and cheese. But you can use any of your favorite ingredients to make these eggs. 

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!

A medal from a 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 Mini 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

Egg cups topped with fresh parsley and chopped red bell peppers.

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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A stack of egg muffins filled with bell peppers and ham.

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A stack of three mini egg cups filled with cheese, ham and veggies.

Mini Frittatas

Mini Frittatas
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 58 kcal


  • 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)


  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Generously spray 12 muffin tins with a nonstick spray
  • Pour egg mixture into tin, filling each one 3/4 of the way full
  • Distribute cheese, ham and peppers into each spot.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and then remove from tins. Frittatas will deflate as they cool.


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.


Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 181mgPotassium: 35mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked eggs, frittata, mini frittata, muffin tin eggs recipe
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.



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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      August 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks! I love mini things too for the same reason ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 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!

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