Lunch/ Potato

Sweet Potato Frittata

February 11, 2021 by Chris Collins

This Sweet Potato Frittata is absolutely packed full of flavour. It’s quick, easy and perfect for lunch!

A frittata is great because it’s essentially a quiche without the fuss of making a crust. Sometimes you want lunch and you want it now. Without making pastry, blind baking and all that malarkey (I mean it’s really not all that much fuss but clearly I’ve turned into a kitchen diva since last time you were here). Frittata! You’re gonna love it! Follow me!

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The BEST Frittata Recipe!

Yep, I’m putting it out there. For me, there’s nothing worse than a frittata that overwhelmingly tastes of egg. I see a frittata as an opportunity to load in as much flavour as possible, and that’s exactly what I’ve done here. I was anticipating this recipe to be somewhat ‘healthy’ but this is me and this is this blog, so obviously somehow we’ve still ended up with cream, cheese and bacon 🤣

Sweet Potato Frittata Ingredients

  • Eggs – The heart and soul of the dish, keeps everything intact and creates the base of the frittata.
  • Cream – This helps create a smooth, almost custardy texture.
  • Sweet Potato – Peeled and diced into tiny chunks.
  • Baby Spinach – I’m not a huge fan of big strands of spinach in a frittata, I think it breaks up the texture too much. As such I like to roughly chop the spinach before wilting it down.
  • Pancetta – I like the cubed pancetta you get from the store because it’s nice and fatty. This means you get plenty of leftover fat to fry the sweet potato in, which adds a ton of flavour. You can use bacon though if that’s all you can get your hands on.
  • Feta – This not only adds flavour, but also helps create a creamy texture. When you bake feta it goes gorgeously soft!
  • Chives – These add a nice punch of flavour, don’t leave them out!
  • Butter – To fry and wilt down the spinach.
  • Salt & Pepper – All you need seasoning wise. Let the ingredients do the talking!

Can I sub the Sweet Potato?

Don’t sub with regular potato, it needs to be sweet to balance out the flavours. If you’re looking for a more low carb version I imagine butternut squash would work well.

overhead shot of sweet potato frittata ingredients with labels

First thing you’ll want to do is whisk the eggs together with cream and a good pinch of salt and pepper. I recommend using large fresh eggs.

Can I use milk instead of cream?

Yes, if you don’t have cream then milk will work just as well. I recommend semi-skimmed or whole, just to add a creaminess to the frittata.

Process shots: add cream, eggs and s&p to bowl (photo 1), whisk until smooth (photo 2).

2 step by step photos showing how to whisk eggs for frittata

One Pan Frittata

The great thing about a frittata is that’s it’s all cooked in one pan. Hey, who doesn’t love less washing up?!

What kind of pan should I use for a frittata?

Here I use a 9″ pan, which works perfectly for a frittata of this size. 10″ would be fine, the frittata would just be on the thinner side. In both cases though it’s important that the pan is non-stick and is oven safe.

Can you make frittata in a baking dish?

If you’re pan isn’t suitable for the oven, isn’t non-stick or isn’t the right size, just pour it all into a baking dish and cook it that way!

A couple of tips when making the frittata: 1. Make sure you use the pancetta fat – it adds heaps of flavour! 2. Ensure you distribute out the ingredients as best you can, just so you don’t get a clump of just one thing. I like to actually scoop out some of the filling and pour on top once I’ve added the eggs. I find this helps prevent everything from sinking to the bottom.

Process shots: add pancetta to pan (photo 1), fry then remove (photo 2), fry sweet potato in leftover fat (photo 3), add in butter (photo 4), fry spinach (photo 5), add in pancetta, feta and chives, then remove 1/3 (photo 6), pour in eggs then add filling on top (photo 7), bake (photo 8). 

8 step by step photos showing how to make a sweet potato frittata

overhead shot of frittata on wooden board sliced into 6

Serving Sweet Potato Frittata

This will feed four hungry people or 6 with a small side salad. Any leftovers just tightly cover in the fridge for 2-3days. I usually blitz in the microwave to reheat, but room temp also works well!

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this sweet potato frittata shall we?!

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How to make a Sweet Potato Frittata (Full Recipe & Video)

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Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Frittata

This Sweet Potato Frittata is absolutely packed full of flavour. It's quick, easy and perfect for lunch!
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Servings (click & slide): 4
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories per serving: 443kcal
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2

Equipment:

  • 9" Non-Stick Oven Safe Pan (see notes)
  • Medium Sized Mixing Bowl & Whisk
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Potato Peeler

Ingredients (check list):

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup / 60ml Heavy/Double Cream (can sub milk)
  • 10.5oz / 300g Sweet Potato, peeled & diced into very small chunks (weighed AFTER peeling, it's around 1 medium sweet potato)
  • 5oz / 150g Pancetta, diced (can sub bacon)
  • 3.5oz / 100g Feta, crumbled
  • 3.5oz / 100g Baby Spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely diced Chives
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions:

  • Crack 6 eggs into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add 1/4cup cream or milk alongside a good pinch of salt and pepper then whisk until smooth. Place to one side.
  • In a 9" non-stick oven safe pan add pancetta over low-medium heat. Fry until crispy with the fat fully rendered down, then remove, leaving the fat behind.
  • Turn heat up to medium and add in sweet potato. Fry in the leftover fat until crispy on the outside and soft through the centre. Melt in 1 tbsp butter then add in spinach. Continue frying until the spinach wilts down, then turn down heat and add in the crispy pancetta alongside feta and chives. Give it a quick stir to distribute the ingredients, then scoop out around 1/3 of it. Pour in eggs, then add the rest of your filling on top.
  • Pop in the oven at 180C/350F until cooked right through the centre. You can test to see if a knife comes out dry when poked in the centre. It should be firm when you give the pan a shake too. Around 12-15mins, but just be vigilant.
  • Allow to rest for a couple of minutes then slice up and enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Frying Pan - I find a 9" pan is the perfect size for the frittata. You could use a 10" pan, but the frittata will be slightly thinner. Most important that it's non-stick and oven safe. If it's not, just pour everything into a baking dish and bake from there! 
b) Leftovers - Tightly cover in the fridge for 2-3days. I usually reheat in the microwave, but room temp also works well.
c) Subs - Butternut squash would make a good sub for the sweet potato (don't sub regular potato, you need something sweet to balance the flavours). Goats cheese would make a nice sub for feta, and if you want to go wild then sub the pancetta for chorizo!
d) Serving - It'll feed 4 hungry people or 6 with a side salad. I tend to serve this with lashings of hot sauce, just because I love the stuff. But that's totally optional.
e) Calories - whole recipe divided by 4. Calories for 1 portion (1/4th)

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Frittata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.05g51%
Saturated Fat 10.427g52%
Trans Fat 0.025g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.737g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.712g
Cholesterol 292mg97%
Sodium 570mg24%
Potassium 691mg20%
Carbohydrates 18.11g6%
Fiber 2.8g11%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 18.58g37%
Vitamin A 13656IU273%
Vitamin C 9.3mg11%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 2.65mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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