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Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

Making a Frittata in the Instant Pot, or what is basically a fluffy omelet, is simple and hands-free. An Instant Pot Egg Frittata is so delicious you will think you are eating a souffle.

Make your morning easy when you make an Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and easy. If you are on a high protein eating plan or on Weight Watchers you will most likely be eating a lot of eggs. And always eating a quick hardboiled egg can get boring. Making an egg omelet does take some time. But you can have your quick omelet and eat it too.

Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

What is an Egg Frittata compared to an Omelet?

A regular frittata is like an omelet as it is eggs, veggie, cheese, and or meat as a filling. While an omelet is made totally in your fry pan on the stove a frittata is made in an ovenproof skillet and baked in the oven. With the oven-baked frittata, you start on the stove and finish up with it baking in the oven. But you are a busy mom and need easy and hands-free.

This is where we turn to our new appliance the Instant Pot, Electric Pressure Cooker. You can mix everything in one bowl, and using an inner pan, set the inner pan on a trivet, and in 10 minutes you have an egg frittata that will serve 2. When on a low carb diet I eat half for lunch and half for a snack.

Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

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What Pan to us in your Instant Pot

There are two types of pans you can use in the Instant Pot for the egg frittata. I have in the picture above my Non-stick Springform Pan that I use for cheesecake. It worked well but only after the first try. As you can see I lined my pan with foil as when I just put my egg mixture in the pan it started to leak out the bottom. The egg mixture was thin, unlike the cheesecake batter. You can get a pan like mine or get a Leakproof Round Cheesecake Pan with Removable Bottom which solves the problem and is one less step.

Make sure that your pan for the egg casserole is smaller than the inner pot of the Instant Pot.  The pan should not touch the sides of the inner pot so that the seam from the water below can circulate in the Instant Pot and cook your eggs. 

Make sure that you use the trivet that can with your Instant Pot, you do not want your pan to sit on the bottom and burn your eggs. 

Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

How to Make an Egg Frittata in the Instant Pot

  • Before you begin, get out all our ingredients and chop all the vegetables.
  • Cook your bacon if it is not already cooked.  I get my bacon cooked at Costco. Even though the bacon is pre-cooked, I fry it for about 6 to 8 minutes as I like my bacon really crispy. 
  • Next prepare your pan.  If it is totally enclosed just spray it with oil. If your pan is like mine that is a springform that is not totally closed line it with foil to make sure there is not any leaking. (attached to the recipe is an example of a leak-proof pan)
  • Next crack your eggs in a medium bowl and beat the eggs lightly to get them mixed together. 
  • Add in all your vegetables ( and meat if you are using bacon or ham). 
  • Add your cheese to the egg mixture at this point.
  • There are many vegetarian products you can use if you do not want to use bacon or ham. 
Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

Why Use the Instant Pot for an Egg Frittata?

We are all busy moms. There are so many days when you have so much to do and so many family members needing your help you just do not know how or what you are going to eat or what you are going to feed the family. Because of this problem we all eat foods that are not good for us, fast food, and frozen processed food that make us tired and overweight. 

Using your Instant Pot will free up your hands, keep you out of the kitchen while it cooks, and allow you the opportunity to make whole fresh foods without standing in the kitchen cooking. The Cheesy egg frittata is one of the dishes that you can mix up, pop in the Instant Pot, and walk away. You can be doing one of the millions of tasks that need your attention.  

When the timer is done you and/or your kids will have a healthy, veggie-packed egg meal that cooked itself. You did not have to stand over a pan stirring, or more likely you walk away and the eggs you were making in the pan burned. 

No Instant Pot – Bake in the Oven

You can also make this recipe in a cast-iron skillet. Just combine all your ingredients and after spraying the skillet add the egg mixture.  Bake at 350ยฐ for 10 to 12 minutes or until the top is set. 

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Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

Instant Pot Egg Frittata Quick and Easy

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  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot

Description

Making a Frittata in the Instant Pot, or what is basically a fluffy omelet, is simple and hands-free. An Instant Pot Egg Frittata is so delicious you will think you are eating a souffle.


Ingredients

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  • 6 eggs
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 green, yellow or red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 3 cooked slices of bacon chopped
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup of water for the Instant Pot

Instructions

  1. Mix together 6 eggs, 1 small onion chopped finely, 1 green, red or yellow pepper chopped finely, 3 slices of cooked bacon chopped, shredded cheese, salt & pepper to taste.
  2. Line a 7 inch springform pan with foil and spray with spray oil.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the springform pan.
  4. Place 1 cup of water in the Instant Pot inner pot.
  5. Set your trivet in the inner pot.
  6. Place the springform pan with the egg mixture onto the trivet.
  7. Close the lid and set it to seal.
  8. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  9. When cooking time is done do a 10 minute natural release.
  10. Remove the pan from the Instant Pot, remove the Frittata from the pan.
  11. Serve and eat immediately.

Notes

  • If you do not have an Instant Pot: Bake in the oven for 350ยฐ for 10 to 12 minutes if making in a cast-iron skillet.
  • You can add any veggies you like as little or as many to this dish to make it your own.
  • If you double the recipe, cook on high for 20 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.
  • Make sure that your pan for the egg casserole does not touch the sides of the Instant Pot inner pot, you need the steam from the water below to cook the frittata.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
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3 Comments

    1. You add the cheese with the egg and all the other ingredients. I updated the recipe, sorry for the confusion.

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