Italian Frittata Recipe

Frittata is an Italian Omelet

Restaurant Breakfast Recipe

A Frittata, such as this Italian Frittata Recipe, is an Italian form of an omelet. They are usually full of vegetables and cheese and/or meats. Besides being delicious, they are a great way to use leftovers!

Let's "talk" about garlic for a minute. First, I love it!

Second, not too much to over-power everything else.

Third... the easiest way to peel fresh garlic is to crush a clove with the flat side of your favorite large (wide) knife or use a garlic press.

Once crushed, the peel is easily removed. And, since it is flattened, you can easily dice or mince the garlic.

Italian Frittata Recipe

Restaurant Breakfast Recipe

Preparation Time: 40 minutes. Serves 3-4 depending on pan size


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces cooked, diced Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 4 ounces grated Mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 4-6 ounces warm Italian meat sauce or Marinara sauce
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish



  • Heat a 10-12 inch egg pan over moderate heat
  • While the pan is heating, whip the eggs with a wire whip until blended, but not frothy
  • When the pan is hot enough to make a drop of water sizzle, add the olive oil
  • Add sausage, mushrooms, onions and garlic and heat for 2 minutes (stir with a spatula or shake the pan but do not burn the garlic)
  • Add eggs and turn the heat to low and let sit without stirring until eggs are set
  • To save a little time, lift edges of eggs and tip pan to allow liquid to run underneath. Repeat until top is thickening and very little liquid egg remains
  • Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top and finish under a heated broiler about 3-4 inches below the heat
  • Remove from the heat when the frittata is puffed up and cheese is just beginning to brown
  • Top with Italian sauce, Parmesan cheese and parsley
  • Cut into wedges to serve

Wonderful job!

Enjoy your Italian Frittata Recipe and the company of those you share it with! It is a real restaurant recipe and a favorite frittata breakfast recipe.


Did you know? The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to "fried."