Breakfast On-the-Go: Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

Looking for a make-ahead breakfast recipe that you can take with you as you scoot out the door? Great for kids and adults, you can bake these bite-sized frittatas in a miniature muffin pan. They taste great hot or at room temperature, so you can make a big batch in advance.

(Note: Fritattas are a great “left over” recipe, too. Add in last night’s vegetables, potatoes or protein. Yum!)

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 frittatas)


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 2/3  cup  chopped reduced-fat ham (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/3  cup  (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped fresh chives
  • 1/8  teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4  large egg whites
  • 1  large egg


Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add ham; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add ham mixture, stirring with a whisk. Spoon mixture into 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until set.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 39 (30% from fat)
Fat: 1.3g (sat 0.5g,mono 0.2g,poly 0.1g)
Protein: 4.4g
Carbohydrate: 2.3g
Fiber: 0.4g
Cholesterol: 32mg
Iron: 0.2mg
Sodium: 121mg
Calcium: 80mg

What’s your favorite on-the-go breakfast?

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