This is one of those frittata recipes that is endlessly customizable for the base, but will always look like great country cooking thanks to the cute little slices of roasted potatoes spiraled on the top. You can play around with the spices you use, the vegetables added to the filling, and you can easily leave out the cheese to make it slightly healthier — but it sure is tasty with some sharp cheddar mixed in.

Garnished with a little bit of fresh thyme, or maybe some chives, and this is a delicious breakfast or brunch meal. It also makes excellent leftovers, as you can wrap a slice in foil and reheat it in the oven in a few minutes — or simply eat it cold since it is delicious that way too! It's a perfect weekend breakfast recipe that you can change a little bit each week to keep it new and interesting.
This recipe is adapted from one created by Kelly Rossiter.

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Cook time: 10 minutes 

Total time: 30 minutes 

Yield: 4-6 servings

recipe ingredients
Roasted Potato Frittata with Onions and Peppers


  • 1 large Russet potato
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium button or crimini mushrooms, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the russet potato into 1/4-inch thick slices. In a large bowl, toss the sliced potatoes with a small drizzle of olive oil and place in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the slices with a dash of salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet on the center rack in the oven and roast for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes begin to turn golden on the bottom. Flip the slices and roast another 10 minutes or until both sides are golden. Remove from the oven and set aside, and reduce the oven heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. potato frittata
  3. In a small oven-proof skillet heat a small drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and green pepper and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the diced mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms turn golden, about 7-8 minutes more.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and cheese. Pour the mixture evenly over the vegetables in the skillet. Allow the egg at the edges of the pan to begin to set and the top just barely begins to show air bubbles forming. Arrange the potato slices onto the top of the frittata in a spiral.
  5. Place the skillet on the center rack of the oven and bake until the center has puffed up and is golden brown, about 15-17 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the skillet for a couple minutes, or until the edges of the frittata pull away from the skillet.
  6. Slice, plate, garnish, and enjoy!potato frittata
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Roasted Potato Frittata with Onions and Peppers
Rustic and comforting, this frittata is the perfect meal for family breakfasts or brunches.