This Instant Pot Frittata is one of the easiest way to cook eggs and veggies together for a quick and flavorful breakfast. Using this method, you don’t even need to sauté anything to get started– making it as fast as possible!
Similar to my Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, the benefit of cooking a frittata in the electric pressure cooker is that the process is totally hands-off. You can press a button and walk away while it cooks to perfection!
What Size Pan Fits in the Instant Pot?
To cook a frittata in your Instant Pot, you’ll need a 7-inch pan if you’re using a 6-quart Instant Pot. (You can use an 8-inch pan in the larger 8-quart Instant Pot.) If you only have a smaller 6-inch pan at home, you can use that for a thicker frittata, too.
It’s important that the pan doesn’t touch the sides of the inner stainless steel pot, so that there is room for steam pressure to build up around it.
The Instant Pot cooks food by creating steam pressure, so don’t set your pan directly on the bottom of the Instant Pot. Instead, you’ll pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of the pot and place a trivet over the water so the frittata pan can rest on that. (You can use the trivet that comes with your electric pressure cooker.)
This allows the water to boil and build steam pressure as quickly and efficiently as possible, without burning the bottom of your eggs.
How to Make an Instant Pot Frittata
This recipe is as easy as it gets, because it calls for ingredients that don’t need to be sautéed ahead of time. Finely chopped broccoli florets and green onions become fork tender in the 10-minute pressure cooking cycle, while the eggs cook to perfection.
If you’ve never cooked eggs in the Instant Pot before, keep in mind that the top of this frittata will look wet when you initially remove the lid. Don’t be alarmed by this! When you remove the pan and allow it to cool for a few minutes, that liquid will disappear.
Broccoli Cheddar Frittata & Other Flavors
I love this Broccoli Cheddar flavor in the recipe below, but feel free to swap out the ingredients to use what you have on hand. I imagine it would also be delicious with crumbled feta or goat cheese, paired with sliced cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or caramelized onions.
If you choose to use sturdier or more pungent ingredients, such as yellow onions or potatoes, I recommend sautéing those ingredients first, until they start to soften, before mixing them in with the eggs for this recipe. Thick-cut ingredients will not necessarily be tender after 10 minutes of pressure cooking, so finely dice your vegetables for best results.
This Instant Pot Frittata is an easy, hands-off way to cook eggs and veggies together. Using this recipe, you don't have to saute anything ahead of time, for a fast meal.
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- black pepper
- 8 ounces broccoli florets , finely chopped
- 3 green onions , chopped
- 2 ounces cheddar cheese , shredded (1/2 cup)
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, salt, and several grinds of black pepper. Fold in the chopped broccoli, green onions, and cheddar.
Generously grease a 7-inch pan, then pour the egg mixture into it. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot and place a trivet over that to keep the pan above the water.
Place the pan with the frittata mixture on top of the trivet and secure the lid. Move the steam release valve to Sealing. Use the Pressure Cook or Manual button on your machine to cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.
When the cooking cycle is complete, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes. (In other words, don't do anything for 10 more minutes.) When the screen reads LO:10 you can move the steam release valve to Venting to release any remaining pressure.
When the floating valve in the lid drops, it's safe to remove the lid. Use oven mitts to remove the frittata pan and don't be alarmed if you see liquid on top of the baked eggs. It will evaporate quickly as it cools.
Slice the frittata into 4 slices and serve warm. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
Per slice: Calories: 195, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 14g
- As I mentioned in the post above, you can use other veggies in this recipe without sauteing them ahead of time if you cut them into very small pieces. Asparagus, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and roasted red peppers all work well. I recommend sauteing more aromatic ingredients, like yellow onions, raw bell peppers, and fresh garlic before adding them to this frittata for best results.
As always, if you try something different with this recipe, please let me know in the comments below. We can all benefit from your experience!
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