2 September 2013

Mushroom, Ham & Cheese Mini Frittatas

Mushroom Ham and Cheese Frittatas

I took these little eggy muffins to a picnic on our local playground last week. Max was too busy going down the slide that day; however the other children and their mums really seemed to enjoy them.

They are easy to make and are great for breakfast, lunchboxes or party food.

Portions: 12 pieces
Cooking time: 20 mins prep + 20 mins baking

What's in it: Being rich in fiber, protein and Vitamin B, mushrooms help to maintain a healthy metabolism. Parsley is a rich source of anti-oxidant nutrients, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene. Meat and eggs provide protein and iron, making this a well balanced snack.

  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 slices smoked ham, chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, grated
  • 4-5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour (1 tbsp cornflour for gluten free)
  • a little olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 200C and grease muffin moulds with a little olive oil
  2. Gently fry chopped mushrooms in a few drops of olive oil until soft, add ham and set aside
  3. Whisk eggs in a large bowl, add mushrooms, ham, cheese and parsley
  4. Add flour and mix with a fork or wooden spoon to dissolve any flour lumps
  5. Divide mixture into moulds on the muffin tray and bake for 15-20 minutes
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.
          Step 1 - Mini Frittata

          Step 2 - Mini Frittata

          Step 3 - Mini Frittata

          Adult version: With a side salad, this makes a great light lunch for the office.

          Suitable for freezing and re-heating. Can be reheated using a microwave.


          About this blog
          This blog is about family cooking. It's important to get together for family meals. Here I'm posting healthy family recipes that kids and adults will love and make cooking for the family more fun. All my family recipes are well balanced and healthy family recipes but they can be tweaked for fussy eaters or spiced up for a more sophisticated adult palate. In addition to the healthy family recipes, I'm publishing some of my knitting and crochet patterns for toddler toys and accessories.