Green Eggs & Ham Frittata

Green Eggs & Ham Frittata

11 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2010

Our version of green eggs and ham is full of spinach, leeks and dill, along with ham and havarti cheese. Serve with: Roasted red potatoes or hash browns.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 8 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, diced
  • 1 5-ounce bag baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup diced ham
  • ½ cup shredded havarti or Muenster cheese


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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Whisk eggs, dill, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leeks; cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spinach and ham; cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and cook, lifting the edges of the frittata so uncooked egg can flow underneath, until the bottom is light golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top, transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the eggs are set, 6 to 8 minutes. Let rest for about 3 minutes before serving. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 217 calories; 15 g fat(5 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 97 mcg folate; 262 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,206 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 145 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 419 mg sodium; 324 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (64% daily value), Folate (24% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1½ medium-fat meat, 1 fat

Reviews 11

November 06, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This was amazingly quick. I already had leeks ready to go which saved a lot of time. The substitutions I made were: fresh dill instead of dried, chicken instead of ham, and sharp cheddar for the cheese since those were what I had in the fridge. I served it with a side salad and the whole family enjoyed it. Pros: Quick, Easy, Cheap, Healthy
January 19, 2013
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By: gfgirl
Delicious Very flavourful! I was worried that it would be too strong with all the leeks (it calls for a lot) but it blended together very nicely. I did find all the chopping to be a bit of a nuisance, but it was worth it in the end Pros: Lots of flavour Cons: Lots of prep work
June 24, 2011
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By: debra_lea
Excellent as written. Made as written a couple times, and loved it. Looking forward to experimenting - starting now! Pros: Easy and delicious.
April 03, 2011
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By: chefliz
Perfect Sunday Brunch Recipe I love frittatas and this was no exception. I use egg beaters instead of real eggs and I cut the salt amount in half. I also normally use low-sodium ham in this and it works well.
January 05, 2011
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By: lateitemom
Good but needed something extra It's good but my family and I felt it was missing something. I felt it needed some extra seasoning to really bring out or highlight the flavors. Not sure what seasoning though; perhaps some nutmeg. Might be better with a cheese that has a more pronounced flavor ( I used harvarti.) Will make again and tinker with it.
August 28, 2010
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By: ashleyadm
This was really fast and delicious! I used extra dill and lowfat swiss cheese. I agree with other reviewers that this recipe is really flexible. I'll try it with other cheeses when I make it in the future.
August 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I would only use 6 eggs for serving 6 people and would not add the extra salt...ham and cheese add a lot of salt. If I have them I would add mushrooms. I make many of varieties of this........ the more veg the better.
April 01, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Well liked by the entire family. The portions were nicely sized as well. Used light Havarti cheese to further reduce the calories. Will definitely make this again.
March 24, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Super easy and delicious!
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