Frittata Muffins

Frittata Muffins are quick and easy to make, featuring fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, hash browns, and cheese baked in muffin pans for a filling, protein-packed breakfast of mini frittatas!

Fritta Muffins with text overlay.


A few years back, I found myself the happy recipient of two dozen gorgeous, farm-fresh eggs. I knew that I didn't want to simply add them to random baked goods...rather, I wanted them to star in a new and special recipe. So -- since the natives had been grumbling about the same ol' breakfast offerings around here lately -- I decided to turn my bounty of eggs into cute, individually-portioned Frittata Muffins (think mini frittatas) stuffed with bacon, potatoes, and cheese!

Bowl of eggs.

That being said, if I wanted my then-3-year-old to try -- much less actually eat -- them, I knew I needed to come up with a less foreign-sounding moniker than frittatas.

So seeing as how she already likes bacon, cheese, and potatoes (the latter in one form only, mind you), I decided to conveniently omit mention of the primary ingredient and tell her that these little babies were called Bacon French Fry Muffins. And it worked...she loved them!

Hey, sometimes outwitting a picky eater is a matter of semantics. 😉

Mini Frittatas on a serving platter.


So whether you call 'em Mini Frittatas or Bacon French Fry Muffins or something else, what does it take to make 'em? 😉

Aerial view of labeled ingredients to make Frittata Muffins.
  • Eggs. Because what are Frittata Muffins without eggs?
  • Cheese. Two kinds! I stir grated cheddar into the egg mixture and sprinkle each cup with grated Parmesan before baking.
  • Frozen hash browns. This recipe doesn't actually contain French fries, of course. But it does rely on a shortcut from the freezer for the potato component. I bought a bag of organic hash browns with no weird ingredients or icky additives, thereby saving me the step of peeling and shredded whole potatoes, but you could certainly go the potato route if you have a little extra time and muscle.
  • Bacon. Any time I make a recipe that calls for just a few strips, I cook the whole package and then freeze the unused pieces for use in a later recipe (and yes, I have to freeze them immediately before I accidentally scarf them all down). When I went to make these Frittata Muffins, I discovered that I already had a baggie of 8 slices of cooked bacon already in the freezer...score! So I thawed them and chopped them and saved myself some additional time there as well. (Diced ham or crumbled (cooked) breakfast sausage can be substituted for the bacon.)
  • Jalapeño. I really wanted to add a finely minced jalapeño to lend a bit of spice to my Frittata Muffins, but I knew the kids probably wouldn't go for little green bits in their breakfast so I abstained. Next time. But feel free to include some diced jalapeño (or bell pepper) if you want to add a bit of olé to your eggs!
Aerial view of Mini Frittatas in pan with bowl of fresh eggs on table.

How to Make Frittata Muffins

This recipe is as simple as combining everything in a bowl.

  1. Whisk together the eggs and milk with some salt and pepper.
Eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in bowl.
Eggs whisked together for Mini Frittatas.
  1. Press the water from the drained hash browns and stir into the egg mixture.
Pressing water out of frozen hash browns.
Hash browns stirred into eggs.
  1. Add the diced bacon and grated cheddar (and optional jalapeño) and stir well to combine.
Adding bacon, cheddar, and jalapeño to Frittata Muffins mixture.
All ingredients combined for Egg Frittata Muffins.
  1. Evenly divide the mixture between 12 greased muffin cups.
Spraying muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Muffin frittatas ready to go into oven.
  1. Sprinkle each one with a spoonful of Parmesan.
Mini muffin frittatas topped with Parmesan.
  1. Bake until golden and puffy.
Frittata Muffins in pan fresh out of oven.
  1. Run a thin knife or spatula around each Frittata Muffin to loosen. Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then loosen the edges again. Carefully remove the mini frittatas from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Frittata Muffins on a plate with strawberries for serving.

You'll be so happy with how these cute mini Frittata Muffins turn out...easy to make with a big punch of flavor in a convenient-to-eat (and quick-to-reheat) little package!

Aerial close-up of Frittata Muffins.

Everyone in the family loved these, which could be considered the biggest success of all. In fact, these are a great addition to your regular breakfast rotation, sending off the kids' (and adults'!) tummies filled with enough protein to stick with them until lunchtime. Frittata Muffins would also make a great breakfast-for-dinner.

In other words...Bacon French Fry Muffins for the win! 😉

Egg Frittata Muffins with strawberries.

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

Frittata Muffins on a plate with fork and berries.

Frittata Muffins

Frittata Muffins are quick and easy to make, featuring fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, hash browns, and cheese baked in muffin pans for a filling, protein-packed breakfast of mini frittatas!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 frittata muffins
Calories: 170kcal
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  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen (all-natural) hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp & finely chopped (for ¾ cup)
  • 1 ½ cups (6 ounces) freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, seeds & membranes removed, finely minced, optional
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Adjust rack to center position of oven. Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously grease a 12-cup muffin pan with softened butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until well-combined. Pour thawed hash browns into a large colander or sieve and press down with the back of spoon to squeeze out all of the water; add the drained potatoes to the egg mixture along with the bacon, cheddar, and jalapeño (if using). Stir well.
  • Evenly divide the egg mixture between the 12 greased muffin cups, ensuring that there is an equal amount of filling-to-egg ratio in each cup. Sprinkle a teaspoon of grated Parmesan on top of each muffin (if using).
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the frittata muffins are puffy and light golden brown. Remove pan to a wire rack and run a thin knife or spatula around each mini frittata to loosen. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then run knife around the edges again and carefully remove frittatas from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.



  • I prefer baking my Frittata Muffins in a ceramic muffin dish. But if you only have a regular nonstick muffin pan, that will work fine, too.
  • My mini frittatas did not overflow while they were baking but they were very full. Therefore, in case your muffin cups are slightly smaller than mine, I recommend placing the muffin pan on a foil-lined baking sheet the first time you make this recipe, to prevent a mess in the bottom of your oven just in case of overflow.
  • If your hash browns are heavily seasoned or contain a lot of sodium, you may want to use less salt the first time you make this recipe.
  • If you decide to use fresh shredded potatoes instead of a 16-ounce bag of frozen hash browns, you'll need about 3 cups total of shredded potatoes. Shred peeled potatoes into a bowl of cold water (to remove excess starch) and then drain well to remove all liquid. You also may need to add extra salt to this recipe if using freshly shredded potatoes.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Post originally published on July 25, 2016, and updated on April 20, 2021, and January 31, 2023.


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  1. 5 stars
    Just made these for breakfast. I am going to freeze leftovers to enjoy later this week. I loved the addition of jalapenos. Gave it just the right amount of kick!

  2. Just wondered if I could omit the hash brown potatoes from this recipe - for my low carb diet. Would I need to replace them with another ingredient? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Janet! You can definitely leave out the hash browns and proceed with the recipe as usual! That being said, the recipe will yield fewer frittata muffins without the bulk of the hash browns, so just fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full and expect that you'll end up with less than a dozen muffins. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I'll be making these for quick freezer meals for post-pregnancy self-care. Thank you so much for a quick and easy option during this time of fatigue and baby prep!

  4. 5 stars
    I wish I had found this recipe earlier. I have been missing out on these delectable treats! These are delicious!

  5. 5 stars
    I used this as a base, then added chopped veggies. Red bell pepper and red onion. With the added ingredients it made 24 regular sized muffins. Delicious, easy, flavorful and convenient breakfast. Freeze great and can reheat in oven or microwave.

  6. Hi, could these be made the night before in muffin tins, and then cooked the next morning? Sounds delicious! Thanks!

    1. Hi Jana! I think you could definitely mix up the egg mixture the night before. But then I would probably give it a good whisk and pour it into the muffin pan just before baking in the morning. I think that would help prevent the eggs from sticking. Hope that helps! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    YUMMM! And you are a wise mommy to come up with a name that will get your youngster to enjoy these lovely creations. ;-}

    1. Hi Emily! I think these could definitely be frozen and reheated...I haven't personallly tried doing so yet, but I previously shared a recipe for Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (with a similar egg filling) that freeze beautifully. Once cool, I would individually wrap these frittatas in plastic wrap and then store them in an air-tight, freezer-safe plastic bag or container. Reheating in the microwave would probably be the easiest. Remove the plastic wrap from one or two mini frittatas, place them on a plate, and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes (depending on the strength of your microwave) or until heated through. If you choose to thaw them overnight in the refrigerator first, they'll probably only need to be microwaved for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Hope that helps and have a great weekend!