Instant Pot Frittata

by Kendall
4 pieces
15 min

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An Instant Pot frittata is a quick, easy, and totally foolproof way to have a healthy breakfast ready in just 15 minutes! By using pressure to cook, the Instant pot ensures an even texture and “doneness” throughout so you can say goodbye to frittatas with burned bottoms and uncooked centres!

Made with broccoli and cheddar, this frittata is keto, gluten-free and vegetarian and serves up to four people. Leftovers can easily be frozen and enjoyed later. The recipe also includes suggestions for other frittata flavours- the possibilities are endless!

How to Make a Frittata in an Instant Pot

If you’ve been following along, you probably know that breakfast foods, and specifically egg dishes, are my favourite foods of all. I love regularly changing up my breakfast routine and preparing eggs in every way imaginable. But, I’ve always struggled to make the perfect frittata. I usually burn the bottom long before the top has cooked, or end up with a stubborn stuck-on mess that won’t come out of the pan.

If any of this sounds familiar, try your hand at an Instant Pot frittata instead! By using steam and pressure, the Instant Pot ensures a completely evenly cooked frittata in about 8 minutes. It also leaves your veggies fork-tender without even having to sauté them first.

To make a frittata in an Instant Pot, you’ll need to use a steam rack and a cake pan. Whisk the eggs together until they are frothy and gently stir in the other ingredients before pouring everything into your greased or lined cake pan.

Fill your Instant Pot with just enough water to come to the bottom of the steam rack and place the cake pan on top. Make sure the cake pan doesn’t touch the sides of the pot- you don’t want the frittata to come in direct contact with the heat source.

Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook and set the timer to 8 minutes. When the timer goes off, turn the steam release handle and let the pressure out. Remove the lid and carefully remove the cake pan from the pot by lifting up the steam rack.

There will be a bit of moisture on top of the frittata when you first take it out of the Instant Pot. Most of this will evaporate on its own, but you can dab the top with a paper towel if you want.

What cake pan can I use in an Instant Pot?

For a 6 quart Instant Pot, like the one pictured above, use a 7 inch cake pan or smaller to ensure the sides don’t touch the pot.

I use a 7 inch springform cake pan because it’s super easy to get the frittata out without damaging it. You can, of course, use a regular cake pan too, but I recommend lining it with parchment paper so you can easily lift the frittata out.

A 7 inch cake pan will make a frittata that is about 1-1.5 inches thick. If you like a thicker frittata, use a 6 inch cake pan instead. Cooking times will be the same.

Other Instant Pot Frittata Ideas

While broccoli and cheddar is my favourite eggy combo, the possibilities are endless with a frittata. Almost any vegetable and cheese combo could work. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Vegetables: roasted red pepper, cherry tomato, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, green onion, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini, mushroom, kale, spinach and arugula
  • Cheeses: goat, mozzarella, brie, gouda, blue, feta, parmesan, gruyere

Can I freeze Leftover Frittata?

Absolutely! This frittata is actually a perfect candidate for freezing. In fact, I often make two at a time and use one to stock my freezer. This ensures I always have easy, healthy breakfast options available for those mornings I don’t feel like cooking.

To freeze, let the frittata cool completely after cooking. You don’t want to freeze the frittata while there is still moisture inside because it will become soggy when it’s thawed.

Once cooled, cut the frittata into even slices and wrap them individually in plastic wrap or tinfoil. Slices can stay in the freezer for several months. To thaw, remove a slice(s) from the freezer and place in the fridge overnight. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove and enjoy!

Healthy Keto Breakfast Recipes

Looking for other low-carb or keto breakfast recipes to change up your morning routine? Try some of my favourites:

  • Silky Smooth Keto Oatmeal
  • Keto Blueberry Pancakes
  • Shakshuka with Feta

If you make this Instant Pot Frittata, please rate it and add your comments below. Whether you try it with broccoli and cheddar, or some other combination of veggies and cheese, be sure to tag  @thebespokebites in your photos and videos on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

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  • 4  pieces
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 8 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, stemmed and chopped small
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Prepare a 7 inch round springform cake pan by placing a piece of parchment paper on the bottom and coating the sides with oil or butter. Set aside.
Fill your Instant Pot with about 1 inch of water. Place the Instant Pot steam rack inside.*
Break 8 eggs into a medium bowl. Add the cream and whisk vigorously until everything is well-combined and frothy; about 1 minute.
Add the salt, pepper, onion, broccoli and cheddar cheese to the bowl and stir just enough to combine.
Pour the egg mixture into the greased 7 inch round springform cake pan and place the cake pan on the steam rack inside the Instant Pot.
Place the cover on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release handle is on correctly. Turn the Instant Pot on to ‘Pressure Cook’ and select ‘More’ and ‘High’. Set to 8 minutes.
Once the Instant Pot timer goes off, let the pressure out by turning the steam release handle. The float valve will drop when the pot is depressurized. Remove the lid.
Using oven mitts, carefully remove the springform pan from the Instant Pot. Slide a butter knife along the edges of the cake pan to ensure the frittata doesn’t stick to the sides. Release the springform and slide the frittata off of the parchment paper. Cut into four even slices and serve.
  • *The water should come to just below the bottom of the steam rack
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