Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Ham and Broccoli Frittata

On Christmas morning, I decided to use our leftover Honey Glazed Ham to make a fast and easy Ham and Broccoli Frittata. When my daughter saw what I was going to do, she said, “You can’t use broccoli, broccoli isn’t a breakfast food”. When I asked her what I should use instead she said Brussels Sprouts. Seriously? On what planet do kids say, “Broccoli isn’t a breakfast food … I want Brussels Sprouts”?!?

Yes, I’ve made a doctor’s appointment; something is obviously wrong! :)

Since it was Christmas morning I made a frittata with Brussels sprouts, and the whole family enjoyed it. But on the 26th, I made my Ham and Broccoli Frittata. My daughter loved it and conceded that under the right conditions, broccoli could be a breakfast food.

Ham and Broccoli Frittata

I love making frittatas; they are fast, easy, and oh, so delicious! I can use leftovers from the night before, which cuts down on prep time. Although they transfer from the stove top to broiler, they only require one pan, which reduces clean up. But here is the coolest part, because they remind people of a quiche, you get the “wow factor” without the work.

Ham and Broccoli Frittata
Recipe type: Brunch
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Serves: 8
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup onions
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt (How to make Seasoned Salt)
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Add olive oil, onion and broccoli to a 10” oven safe frying pan.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat for 4 -5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add ham and cook for an additional 2 -3 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Add eggs to a small bowl and beat with a fork. Add cheese, garlic powder, parsley, seasoned salt, and pepper to eggs. Mix well.
  5. Pour the eggs over the vegetable mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until eggs are almost set, approximately 4 – 5 minutes.
  6. Place frying pan 4 –6 inches beneath the broiler. Broil for 2 –4 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through and beginning to brown.

If you would prefer, you can substitute thinly sliced  Brussels sprouts for the broccoli.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Broccoli is most definitely a breakfast food in our household. I’m not so sure about brussels sprouts though. haha I would definitely try it with an open mind. Your frittata looks delicious, Alea!

  2. Delicious broccoli frittata, egg is versy essential in our breakfast. .

  3. Nice recipe Alea. Frittatas and omelettes are a great way to use up leftovers. This one looks very tasty.

  4. Yum! We still have some broccoli… and maybe even a few brussel sprouts out in the field. I will have to add this to our weekly rotation next week. I am always looking for great ways to use up my fresh eggs.

    Did you slice or shred the brussel sprouts for the other recipe? I have used broccoli in the past, but am really intrigued by the brussel sprout idea. :)

    • I cut the Brussel sprouts in half and then thinly sliced them, like I did in this recipe for Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprouts were really good in the frittata and I never would have tried using them if it hadn’t been for my daughter. I was of the opinion that Brussels Sprouts weren’t a breakfast food. :)

  5. My son loves Brussel Sprouts as well, so I can identify with your story :) Your frittata sounds delicious – love the ham and broccoli combination!

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