A delicious high-protein frittata made in the air fryer for a perfect low-carb breakfast! This is a versatile recipe that is easy to make and can be changed to use a variety of mix-ins. Vegetarian and gluten-free!
I am one of those people who love a good breakfast. If I have a good breakfast, the whole day is great. I miss my breakfast, and my day is a hit or miss...I feel incomplete 🙂
Another thing I love is adding veggies to my eggs. Get the protein from eggs, and fiber with other nutrients from the veggies.
I used to make this the traditional way, but now that I have my air fryer, I have started using it to make mini frittata. It is perfect, and I don't need to heat the oven. Air Fryer Egg Frittata is perfect when cooking for 1-3, unless you have a large air fryer.
Why You'll Love this Frittata?
- Quick and easy to make.
- A healthy, low-carb, keto dish.
- Packed with protein and veggies.
- Great for breakfast, or a light lunch.
- Perfect for meal prep.
What is Frittata?
Frittata is basically a crustless quiche or a breakfast egg casserole. I love that frittata is a very versatile dish, you can change the mix-ins that go with the egg, and have a different taste each time.
They are not only great for breakfast, but also for a wonderful healthy lunch or dinner.
Frittata vs Omelet
A frittata is usually much thicker than an omelet. Most add-ins are used in a frittata such as veggies or meat which makes it thicker like a cake.
Omelet is mostly flat even if veggies are added to it, and it cooks much faster than a frittata, which is typically baked.
Frittata vs Quiche
A quiche usually has a crust. A frittata is like a crustless quiche.
Eggs: I used 4 eggs in this recipe, but you can increase or decrease the amount based on the size of your air fryer.
Cream or Milk: You can add heavy cream or milk when making this frittata, depending on your preference.
Cheese: I use grated cheddar cheese, but feel free to switch it up. Feta or mexican blend cheese are great choices.
Tomato: I used cherry tomatoes, but if you don't have any on hand, use 1 large tomato, deseeded and diced into small pieces.
Spinach: I love to add chopped baby spinach leaves. You can use other greens based on what you have on hand.
Spring Onions: dice into small pieces.
Herbs: Adding some fresh herbs to frittata is great. Use cilantro or parsley. You can also sprinkle some dried herbs if you don't have fresh on hand.
How to make Frittata in the Air Fryer?
This is a very simple air fryer breakfast recipe, with just 4 main ingredients! We start with cooking the veggies in the air fryer for about 7 minutes. Then add in the whisked eggs with seasoning, sprinkle cheese of your choice and cook for another 10 minutes. That is all, your delicious frittata is ready.
You will notice that I don't preheat the air fryer, which is why the veggies take 7 minutes initially. If you preheat, then only cook the veggies for 5 minutes.
Add the veggies you like! There are so many options - onions, spinach, kale, spring onions, cauliflower, leeks, zucchini, tomato, asparagus or mushrooms.... Or add meat of your choice. Bake the meat along with the veggies initially, so it is cooked half way and then cooks completely with the eggs. Vary the cheese you use. I used parmesan, but other cheeses go well too!
Here is a link to the baking dish I use. If your air fryer does not come with a baking dish that fits in it, you can easily find one on amazon. Another option is to use ramekins to make eggs, which have also worked perfectly for me.
I use the air fryer to bake the veggies, even if I am making omelette on the stovetop or frittata in the oven. It is just so convenient.
- Use a springform baking pan lined with parchment paper and brush with oil to avoid the frittata from sticking.
- Pre-cook the mix ins. Veggies or meat which releases moisture as cooked, will make the frittata soggy, hence it is better to pre-cook for a few minutes.
- Mix in some cream or milk. This helps get a smooth and creamy texture.
- You can also cover with a foil if the frittata is browning too much on the top.
- Vary the veggies: Mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli are all great options for veggies to add.
- Vary the cheese: Use goat cheese, feta or mozzarella.
- Add cooked meat: You can add pre-cooked chicken, bacon or sausage to frittata.
- Vary the spices: You can add oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or red chili flakes.
How to Serve?
Serve this frittata on its own for breakfast or brunch. You can top it with salsa or sour cream if you like.
If you like, pair it with a salad or roasted vegetables or a side of roasted potatoes or hash browns.
How to Store?
If you have any leftovers, let them cool completely to room temperature. Then store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, transfer back to the air fryer and heat for 2-3 minutes until heated through or microwave for 30-60 seconds.
Yes, cut it into slices. Then freeze in individual pieces wrapped in cling firm or freezer safe containers for up to 3 months. Defrost the frittata in the refrigerator before reheating.
Typically cream is added to frittata, as it helps to set the frittata. However you can add either depending on your preference. Cream definitely increases the calories of the final dish.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Easy Air Fryer Frittata
- Grease the baking dish. Place the broccoli florets and bell peppers in it. Cook at 350°F for 7 minutes.
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl with the cream and seasoning.
- After the veggies are cooked, add the egg mixture to them. Make sure the eggs spread evenly over the veggies.
- Sprinkle the parmesan and cook for another 10 minutes in the air fryer.
- When the air fryer beeps, remove the bake-safe dish carefully. Enjoy the frittata!
- You can use any veggies you like in this recipe. Some options are onions, spinach, spring onions, cauliflower, leeks, zucchini, tomato, asparagus.
- Adding meat: When adding meat to this recipe, place it in the baking dish along with the veggies initially to cook.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.