Fresh Basil and Tomato Frittata

Made with the fresh flavors of summer, this tomato and basil frittata is a lovely, seasonal brunch favorite.

By Yankee Magazine

Mar 06 2015

basil tomato frittata
Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker

This basil and tomato frittata can be served warm or at room temperature, making it ideal for entertaining, not to mention attractive and flavorful.


4 to 6 servings


8 ounces Vermont sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
6 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 large tomato, diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus more whole leaves for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss cheddar cheese with flour. Place mixture in bottom of an ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over top.

Combine eggs and half-and-half, add Worcestershire sauce, mix well, and pour over cheeses. Sprinkle tomato and basil over egg mixture. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve hot or at room temperature.