Can You Make a Frittata Ahead of Time? (Explained)


Frittatas are a classic breakfast dish, but they can quickly be eaten any time of day! They’re also incredibly versatile – frittatas can be sweet or savoury, healthy or decadent, and feature any combination of vegetables, meats, cheese and more. You can even serve them warm or cold! However, one thing that makes frittatas different from other egg dishes is that you generally have to prepare them right before serving them. Can you make frittata ahead of time? Let’s find out here.

Can you keep frittata in the fridge?

If you’re short on time in the morning or like to meal prep for the week ahead, you can make a frittata ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. To reheat your frittata, simply slice into eight pieces and pop them into a 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes until hot. 

One thing to note: Frittatas are more fragile than quiches or tarts, so they don’t hold up well in the freezer (though they will last 3-4 days in the fridge). 

How long does frittata stay fresh?

Assuming you’re using fresh ingredients, a frittata will stay fresh in the fridge for up to four days. If you want to extend its shelf life, you can freeze it for up to two months. 

A frozen frittata is just as delicious and easy to reheat as one refrigerated. All you need is a microwave or oven-safe plate, an oven mitt and aluminium foil. 

Put the container on the rack in your oven or microwave and cover with foil before heating it. 

  • Microwave: Microwave your frozen frittata on 50% power for five minutes, rotating halfway through cooking. 
  • Oven: Put your firm frittata on an oven-safe plate and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated (about 20 minutes). Keep the frittata covered with foil, so it doesn’t dry out while cooking.

Does frittata reheat well?

A frittata is a great dish to have on hand for busy mornings or unexpected guests. Plus, it reheats well so you can enjoy it all week long. 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees to heat a frittata and cover the pan with aluminium foil. 
  • Put the pan in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until warmed through. 
  • Check the temperature after 15 minutes to ensure it doesn’t overcook in the range.

How do you keep it from getting soggy?

You can do a few things to keep your frittata from getting soggy. 

  • First, cook until the edges are set, and the centre is cooked through. It will help it to hold together when you cut it into pieces. 
  • Second, let it cool slightly before slicing or serving. It will also allow them to have together. 
  • Finally, if you are transporting or storing it in the fridge, put it in an airtight container.

Can you freeze frittatas?

Yes, you can freeze frittatas! You may want to make a big batch on the weekend and then individually wrap them so you can grab one for a quick and easy weekday breakfast. Here’s how to do it: 

  • Pour a tablespoon or two of olive oil into an oven-safe dish. 
  • Lay out your favourite bread slices in the dish 
  • Scramble your eggs, milk, and other ingredients (salt/pepper, cheese, etc.) 
  • Add your scrambled egg mixture to the bread slices – don’t overfill! 
  • Place flat inside freezer containers. They should fit nicely as long as they are wrapped properly.
  • Cover with foil and place in the fridge overnight or bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes until golden brown 
  • Let cool for 15 minutes before cutting. 

Thawing frittatas

When it comes to thawing, the oven is your best friend. Set the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place the frozen frittata on a baking sheet. Cook for about 25 minutes or until heated through. If you’re in a hurry, you can cook the frozen frittata on the stove over medium heat. Just cook for about 10 minutes, flipping once, or until heated through. 

To wrap up, Frittatas are one of those excellent make-ahead meals perfect for busy weeknights or weekend brunch. And they couldn’t be easier to make: just whisk together some eggs, add in your favourite fillings, and bake. Let us know how it’s done.