Frittata Milanese

Wonderful Frittata Recipe

We first made this real restaurant Frittata Milanese Recipe for a group brunch at the restaurant. This frittata recipe was a hit!

Then, several years later we were requested to serve this brunch recipe at a memorial service for a regular guest’s mother, a friend of ours and many others.

He said she absolutely loved this Frittata Recipe when we served it to that group function she attended at the restaurant years earlier and she had written a note about it to her son. We honored her request for this restaurant breakfast recipe for “Mom.”

He told us that he expected about 100 guests. We knew better and prepared the meal for 150. It was barely enough.

Our guest (our friend) and his family for three generations were a local growers of fresh produce for food service distributors, local stores and restaurants. His family was and remains part of ours.

This recipe is for eight. It is wonderful for special occasions as a real restaurant brunch recipe.

Frittata Milanese

Preparation time: 25 minutes. Serves 3-4


  • 1/2 pound of diced bacon
  • 1/4 pound of diced (or thinly sliced) green and/or red peppers (diced 3/8 inch)
  • 1/4 pound of thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes in juice (fresh or canned) (Cut into small pieces, about a 1/4th inch)
  • 9 fresh eggs
  • 1.5 cups of half and half
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese tossed with sprinkled paprika


All of the following items should be served  “on the side” for guests to take as much as they might prefer

  • Chopped black olives (kalamata are best)
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole and or avocado
  • CCR salsa with cilantro and salt to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, if available

Method of Preparation:

  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet.
  • Drain the grease.
  • Add the peppers and mushrooms
  • Add the diced tomatoes and cook until the liquid is 1/4th the original volume
  • Finish and reduce with the diced tomatoes until liquid or 1/4th original volume
  •  Whip eggs and cream together and pour into a greased 9X12-inch baking pan
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes @ 325 degrees until the eggs are "set"
  • Remove from oven and pour the sauce over
  • Top with cheddar cheese tossed with paprika
  • Continue to bake 8-10 minutes or until done

Serve and Enjoy!

Wow! This is so good! Enjoy your frittata recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? "Milanese" (of Milan, Italy) is a word used in cooking to describe foods that are dipped in egg (or have eggs), often bread crumbs, usually Parmesan cheese and fried in butter. In American cooking the word is not “exact” or “precise.”