This Potato Frittata is a delicious and easy recipe for an oven-baked frittata. Potatoes and leeks are pan-fried with a bit of bacon and then baked with a creamy egg custard for a hearty, gluten-free meal perfect for brunch or breakfast.
If you are looking for a different spin on a frittata, you may enjoy Mediterranean Frittata or Asparagus Frittata. Or try out making a frittata in a pressure cooker, using my recipe for Instant Pot Frittata.
One of my favorite breakfast recipes is a frittata.
Oven-baked frittatas can be made in a variety of different ways, are incredibly inexpensive, and can be made to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities.
Plus, frittatas are full of protein–which keeps me and my family going strong all morning long.
Potatoes make a great addition to frittatas. They help to bulk up a frittata, while still keeping this dish gluten-free. And when pan-fried, as the potatoes are for this Oven Frittata, they add a crispy element.
From the crispy salty bacon to the tender hearty potatoes, these simple flavors win everyone over. And I love this Oven Frittata because not only does it please my family, it is easy to make!
How to Make a Potato Frittata
Step One: Prepare Leeks
- Cut leeks open lengthwise.
- Soak in water for 5 minutes.
- Drain off water from leeks and rinse well.
- Chop leeks on CLEAN cutting board–that is key! Make sure you don’t use the same cutting board as when you sliced the leeks open, or you will surely end up with dirt or sand in your chopped leeks.
Step Two: Prepare Bacon
- In a cast iron skillet, or oven safe frying pan, pan fry bacon over medium heat, until crisp tender.
- Remove bacon from skillet and place on plate lined with paper towel.
- Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the skillet.
- Once the bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble bacon into small pieces.
Step Three: Prepare Potatoes
- Chop scrubbed potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
- Add potatoes to bacon drippings and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes per side.
- Add in onions or leeks and cook until potatoes are crisp and tender, being sure to stir every couple minutes.
- Sprinkle bacon over potatoes and leeks.
- Turn heat off on skillet.
Step Four: Prepare Egg Custard
- Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and cheese.
- Pour egg mixture over potatoes and bacon.
Step Five: Bake Frittata
- Bake Frittata until eggs are set.
Vegetarian Potato Frittata
This Potato Leek Frittata is delicious without bacon. Simple use 1 tablespoon canola oil in place of the bacon drippings to pan fry the potatoes.
Using Leftover Baked Potatoes
One of my favorite hacks to speeding up the process of making this easy oven baked frittata is to use leftover baked potatoes.
- Simply cube up cold baked potatoes.
- Saute potatoes in bacon drippings or oil just until the outside of potatoes are crispy.
- Drain off excess grease or oil.
- Proceed with recipe as stated.
Onions Instead of Leeks
Leeks are a delicious mild variety of onions. However, they do take a bit more time to prepare AND you may be less likely to have them in your kitchen. So if that is the case, feel free to use minced yellow onion in the place of leeks.
More Easy Egg Recipes
- Green Chile Egg Casserole
- Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
- Sweet and Savory Breakfast Pizzas
- Quiche Lorraine
- Homemade Egg McMuffin Sandwiches
Oven Frittata with Potatoes
- 4 strips bacon
- 3 medium russet potatoes scrubbed and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 leek minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- dash of fresh nutmeg
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat oven to 425.
- In an oven safe skillet or cast iron pan, pan fry bacon over medium heat until crisp tender, turning bacon after about 5 minutes on the first side.
- Once bacon is crisp, remove bacon and place on plate lined with paper towel. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon bacon grease.
- Add potatoes to bacon grease and lightly season with salt and pepper (if using canola oil instead of bacon grease, the potatoes may need a bit more salt). Pan fry for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in leeks/onions and continue to pan fry for another 5 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Remove the skillet from the heat. Crumble cooked bacon evenly over potatoes.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, dash of nutmeg, and Parmesan Cheese. Pour egg mixture over potatoes and bacon.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until eggs are set.
- Serve immdeidately or after cooling slightly.
- If omitting bacon, use 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan fry the potatoes.
- Feel free to use any cheese in place of Parmesan.
- Onions can be substituted for the leeks.
- If you do not have fresh nutmeg, just omit from egg mixture.