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Ham, Cheese and Hash Brown Frittata

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Are you looking for a quick and healthy meal to help use up leftover items in your fridge?  Here is a great recipe for a Ham, Cheese and Hash Brown Frittata Recipe using frozen hash browns.

Ham, Cheese and Hash Brown Frittata Recipe

Ham, Cheese, and Hash Brown Frittata Recipe

The great thing about a frittata is that the basic recipe is very flexible. You can use just about anything you have in the fridge, and it will taste delicious. Technically, this is more of a strata or egg bake than a frittata. (Fritatas usually start on the stovetop and are then transferred to the oven.) I don’t actually have a pan that can safely go from the stovetop to the oven, so I bake it in the oven from start to finish.

Change it up

I’ve made this recipe in so many ways based on what is in the fridge, and it always turns out great.

  • No bread? Use leftover hamburger or hotdog buns. (Because, let’s face it: no matter how many hot dogs you buy, there are ALWAYS leftover buns.)
  • No ham? No problem, use ground or smoked sausage. 
  • What? No hashbrowns? How do you even make an egg hashbrown casserole? That’s easy – use frozen french fries!
  • Are you out of shredded cheese? That’s okay. Use whatever you have in the fridge—broken-up sliced cheese, ricotta, or even cottage cheese—whatever works. (I’ve used cottage cheese many times. I prefer to blend it in my blender until smooth, then mix it in with the eggs.)

Today, I varied a bit from the written recipe in that I used frozen sausage crumbles instead of ham. In addition to the shredded cheese, I also had some ricotta to use up, so I whipped it into the eggs. (That’s what the white stuff on top is—I guess I didn’t whip it good enough, lol. But I actually enjoyed the little pockets of ricotta.)

Ham, Cheese and Hash Brown Frittata

Turned out beautifully… (even if the photos didn’t, lol!) And was devoured by all.

Ham, Cheese and Hash Brown Frittata

Make Ahead Instructions

Want to prep the recipe the night before? Assemble it the night before, refrigerate it, and bake it the next morning for a low-stress breakfast that everyone will enjoy. Snce the dish is cold, plan on 15-20 minutes of additional heating time. If the top is getting too brown, loosely cover the dish with foil.


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Ham, Cheese and Hash Brown Frittata

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: breakfast


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  • Olive oil
  • 4 slices of white bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed. (I just heat them a little in the microwave)
  • 1 cup of diced Ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease a 9 x 9 or 7 X 11 baking dish with olive oil.
  2. Add the bread pieces to the bottom of the baking dish and distribute evenly.
  3. Layer the hash browns, ham, and cheese over the bread.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and milk together, adding a little salt and pepper.
  5. Pour egg mixture on top.
  6. Bake 35-45 minutes until frittata is puffy and golden brown.


Six eggs and 1 1/2 cups of milk are the basic requirement; everything else can be substituted/increased/decreased based on what you have in the fridge/freezer.

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  1. This recipe is fantastic. I used everything I had in my fridge, and it came out great!

  2. This was exactly what I was looking for with the ingredients I had on hand. It tasted great. Thanks!

  3. could I use dehydrated hash browns, after rehydrating them in this recipe?

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      I don’t see why not, as long as they’re not too watery.

      1. Thanks for your reply, I will give it a shot!

  4. In my 10 inch cast iron pan, I sautés the onions, then add some bacon, fresh mushrooms, green pepper and whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Then go ahead with the hash browns (I used 2 1/2 cups) and spread the cheese over that mixture and pour the egg/milk over the whole thing. One pan, pop it right into the over and it comes out perfect every time. Thanks for this recipe, it is excellent.

  5. This is so easy and so good! I used 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup parmesan. Sausage instead of ham. Wow! Try this!

  6. Leslie Raffelson says:

    Yum yum yum! I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. Thanks! Found from meal menu Monday I think. Thank you,

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jamie,Your Ham Cheese, and Hash Brown Frittata looks great. I just love this combination of flavor and a great dish for week end company. T

  8. ladybehindthecurtain.com says:

    This looks so good. I have a recipe link party "Cast Party Wednesday" I would love it if you came over and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!