Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata

This super simple bacon-egg-cheddar frittata with potato crust makes the most mouthwatering breakfast! Slide a cup of coffee and a stack of buttery toast alongside, and you’ve made my morning.

Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata – This easy, protein-packed frittata with potato crust is so incredibly delicious for breakfast! |

I hope you’re ready, because I’ve got a knee slapper for ‘ya… Ready, ready? Ok, here goes.

Why can’t you tease egg whites?

Because they can’t take a yolk!

Har har.

That may have been a cheesy joke, but it’s not nearly as cheesy as this delicious Bacon Potato Frittata! Chock full of hearty bacon, melted cheddar and crisp hash browns, this is one breakfast that has been a big hit with hungry boys, overnight guests, and especially our little twosome. We can’t get enough of it!

Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata – This easy, protein-packed frittata with potato crust is so incredibly delicious for breakfast! |

I love frittatas, since you can mix just about anything into them and you’re guaranteed a delicious, energizing morning meal. Chop up tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, or any other veggie and toss ‘em in for a tasty twist. They add a nice pop of color but are so covered with ooey-gooey cheesiness that you won’t even realize you’re getting a serving of vegetables! Muahaha.

Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata – This easy, protein-packed frittata with potato crust is so incredibly delicious for breakfast! |

Served with a dollop of sour cream or a spoonful of salsa, this fabulous frittata from Amanda’s Cookin’ makes a mouthwatering breakfast, lunch or even dinner. For side ideas, try a stack of buttery hot toast or simple spinach salad.

Cook it up for yourself (and some hungry guests) sometime and you’ll see that this ridiculously delicious, easy frittata will become a staple in your recipe book!

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Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata

Yield: Serves 6


4 slices bacon

2 cups (8 oz.) frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

6 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 bunch green onions, chopped

Sour cream, optional


Fry bacon in a 9-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6-8 minutes. Remove bacon and set aside on a paper towel lined cutting board. If needed, scrape brown bits from pan with a metal spatula. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the drippings and coat bottom of pan. Add potatoes to skillet; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Preheat broiler.

Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in milk, salt and 1 cup of cheese. (You can also add in any small-diced vegetables you like). Add egg mixture to skillet; stir to combine. Cover; simmer until eggs are set on the bottom, 6 to 8 minutes. (Center will be wet.)

Uncover; top with reserved half of the bacon, remaining cheese, then the rest of the bacon. Transfer skillet to broiler; broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are set and cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Cut into 6 wedges and serve with sour cream, if desired.


Adapted from Amanda’s Cookin’


44 Responses to “Cheesy Bacon Potato Frittata”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 19, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Haha loved the joke! And this frittata! I just got these cute little tartlet pans so I might just make mini-sized versions of these amazing frittatas :)

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    Lynna — June 19, 2012 @ 5:52 am

    LOL. i`m surprised i have not heard that joke before. and wow, this looks so colorful and oh so delicious! :D

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    london bakes — June 19, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    What a great brunch this would be, such a great and classic combination of flavours.

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    Guru Uru — June 19, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    What a gorgeous fritatta my friend – loving the flavours a lot :D

    Choc Chip Uru

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    baker in disguise — June 19, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    bacon, loads of cheese, potatoes in a fritata!! you really can’t go wrong with this!! am bookmarking it!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — June 19, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    You just creacked me up with that joke.

    This fritatta looks delicious. Guess what? I’m going to make it Saturday morning for my hubs. He’s going to flip when he gets a big ol’ plate of this in front of him.

    Thanks for sharing,


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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — June 19, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Yay, Jennie! Glad I could make somebody laugh ;) Hope you and hubs enjoy this recipe!

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    Paula — June 19, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    I’ve always just baked my frittata’s. I like that this recipe calls to cook this one on the stove top and then broil. Yours looks wonderful. Easy to see why it is such a big hit with everyone.

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    Monet — June 19, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Delicious. And hilarious. I can’t wait to see you next week! As always, this is making me hungry. I wish I could come over for breakfast. I’ll bring my latest batch of granola :-)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — June 19, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I’m always looking for new egg dishes for my hubby–he LOVES eggs but we tend to get in a weekend rut when we prepare breakfast. This frittata is gorgeous! Thanks for another great recipe, Georgia! And so glad you had a fab time on your vacation (but glad to have you back here!).

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    Mom — June 19, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    Delicious, hon! Yes, I love them done this way, stove-top and then crisp up the top – yum. Ha ha, loved the yolk! xoxo Mum

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    cookies and cups — June 19, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Oh my. Yes and please and thank you very much.

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — June 19, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    oh goodness. i love making frittas but a potato crust???! oh man, this sounds delightful!

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    Tip Top Shape — June 19, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    I love frittatas! I went through a bit frittata stage a few months back where I would throw just about everything from my fridge in them. This one looks delicious!

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    SkinnyMommy — June 19, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    Lol! Georgia–this looks devine!

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    Cucina49 — June 19, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    Oh Georgia, that is a terrible joke–but what a gorgeous frittata! The colors are so vivid and it would be a perfect light dinner or brunch.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 19, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Love all the bacon and potatoes in here!! Your joke is great, I will have to share it with my 7 year old, he will LOVE it!

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    Devon — June 19, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    I just ate lunch, but now I’m hungry again. This looks SO GOOD!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — June 19, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    oh wow, this looks awesome! it could make a great breakfast, brunch, or dinner, + I love meals that are versatile like that. yum!

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    Ashley — June 19, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Looks so good! I love your blog and your photography!

  21. #
    Lynda - TasteFood — June 19, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    Fantastic combination of ingredients. Craving it.

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    Melissa from the Blue House — June 19, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    OH YUM! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find YOURS! I’m always on the lookout for different things to cook for breakfast besides, you know, the usual oatmeal. I can’t wait to try this… and I see some other recipes I’m gonna have to go peruse…
    (Love, your newest follower!)

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — June 19, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    Welcome back Georgia! I enjoyed your facebook pictures on your trip! More coming for posts? ;-)

    This is such a genius recipe, using frozen hash brown potatoes! I think I have some leftover from a while ago. I need to dig in my freezer. I love potatoes and this is like my dream come true breakfast. =)

  24. #
    yummychunklet — June 19, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    You had me at “cheesy bacon”! YUM!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 19, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

    LOL i actually chuckled at that joke. i like it! i’m totally gonna use it lol…love this frittata and how it’s made out of mostly hash browns!! MY FAV breakfast item!! i like that breakfast is all in one skillet for this dish..easy cleanup :)

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    Baking Serendipity — June 20, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    I love frittatas too, especially when I’m feeding a big group of people. Yours looks fantastic!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — June 20, 2012 @ 1:29 am

    Georgia…I’ve never made a potato based frittata before….but I love this idea! It’s almost like a bacon and cheese breakfast potato skin! I could totally live on potatoes. And bacon. Cheese, too. Ok chocolate. And wine. Love this dish!
    ;- }

  28. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 20, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    I’m not always the biggest fan of frittatas but this looks so flavorful! It may just convert me.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 20, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    I love a good frittata and this is one good looking frittata! You had me at cheesy bacon!

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    mireia badia — June 20, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    This pizza looks amazing!!!

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — June 20, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    It’s a frittata, not pizza, but thank you!

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    Pam — June 20, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Cute joke – my kids thought it was funny. I love frittatas and this one looks perfectly delicious Georgia!

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    Sawsan@chef in disguise — June 20, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    I love frittata for the same reason, they are so versatile and forgiving
    Yours looked mouth watering

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    Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 20, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Love the colors of this dish! Love the pics! Love that it has potatoes! YUM!

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    Rosa's Yummy Yums — June 20, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    A scrumptious combination! Your frittata looks amazing.



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    Honey — June 20, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    although i don’t eat bacon, this looks amazing. i’ve never made frittata’s and i’ve been wanting to make a spinach one, just need a big gang of people to do that. Beautiful.

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    Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny — June 20, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    What a gorgeous frittata, this looks amazing Georgia! :)

  38. #
    Val — June 20, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Goodness Gracious. I could eat the entire pan.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — June 20, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    How is it that the most simple jokes have me laughing so much?! Beautiful frittata with all the right, flavorful ingredients.

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    Wendy Wofford-Garcia — June 20, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

    Hey, girlie! I’m behind with everyone b/c of my vacation, so I’m gradually making the rounds and catching up!! This looks good…I LOVE frittatas for a great weekend dinner.

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    Cookin' Canuck — June 20, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

    I’ll be telling that joke to my kids…and making this frittata for the entire family. Gorgeous!

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    Karly — June 21, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    Love these photos! Makes me want a frittata for a bed time snack!

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    Pacheco Patty — June 21, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    I like this for dinner with a leafy green salad on the side. I love breakfast for dinner, especially pancakes;-)

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen — July 4, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Funny! I love the cheesy, bacon yumminess of this frittata. Perfect simple dinner for summer.

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