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Bacon and Potato Frittata with Greens Recipe
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Bacon and Potato Frittata with Greens
See how to make a simple breakfast frittata with bacon, potatoes, and chard. See more
  • READY IN 35 mins

Bacon and Potato Frittata with Greens

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"This is a wonderful meal anytime of day or night. My grandfather used to make frittatas quite often. Instead of finishing a frittata under the broiler he would cook it halfway, put a plate on top of the pan, flip the pan over, and slide the frittata back into the pan to cook the other side. Sometimes a frittata would stick; other times the hot oil would drip on him as he performed this maneuver. It was during these moments that I learned all the really good Italian curse words I still use to this day."

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Original recipe makes 1 frittata Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  2. Cook and stir bacon in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat until evenly browned and crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain all but 1 teaspoon bacon grease from the skillet.
  3. Stir potato slices, water, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper into bacon; cover the skillet with a lid and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Mix Swiss chard into potato mixture; cook and stir until chard is slightly wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Pour eggs over potato-chard mixture, stir gently, and remove skillet from heat. Top egg mixture with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Broil in the preheated oven until eggs are set and frittata is golden brown around the edges, 3 to 4 minutes.
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Dec 04, 2014

I loved doing this - I had never made a frittata or used a broiler before. I used leftover thanksgiving potatoes and fresh spinach. I made it and then cut it into quarters and stuck it in the fridge for breakfast for the week. Yummy!

Aug 19, 2014

Perfect! We loved it.


8 Ratings

Aug 02, 2014

This was fantastic!! As are all of Chef John's recipes! I added onion, just because I love them, and a scoop of ricotta and some cream to the egg mixture. Delicious!

Mar 18, 2015

Very good and very versatile. I swapped sausage for bacon and frozen spinach for chard (that's what I had available) and it still worked out perfectly.

Feb 26, 2015

Turned out delicious. Made with bacon, onions, garlic, potatoes, salt n pepper, spinach, eggs, and cheddar cheese. added a pinch of baking powder to the eggs for some extra fluff.

Jan 25, 2015

Used the technique but used sausage, onions, potatoes and Cheddar cheese. It was fantastic and everyone loved it. It seems this infinitely adaptable to what you have on hand. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 196 mg
  • 65%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 11.2 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 342 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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