When you want something healthy for breakfast, but you are short on time, you can make this easy and delicious Air Fryer Frittata recipe. 🤩 Fry it, to believe it!
I originally saw this air fryer frittata recipe on TikTok and I tried to recreate it.
However, I encountered one issue: the egg whites in the middle remained uncooked, and the bottom part also ended up raw.
After three rounds of trial and testing we finally found a work around and we’re going to share it in this recipe post. (You can check it in the instructions down below)
Before we get started here are a few things that you need to know.
First, you’ll be needing an air fryer liner. Though it’s best to have an air frying pan accessory, having an air fryer liner or parchment paper is good enough for this recipe.
It’s not like the scrambled egg recipe which requires a decent amount of mixing.
Next, avoid adding milk or any other liquid ingredient to the egg mixture as it will ultimately end up raw.
Cooking eggs in the air fryer can be challenging, but with the right technique and accessories, it can be a great alternative to the traditional method.
Air Fryer Frittata Ingredients
The ingredients needed for this cheesy air fryer egg frittata recipe are quite simple. You may already have all of them on hand.
- Mozzarella cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Garlic powder
- Cooking oil spray or butter
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
Recipe Video: Air Fryer Egg Frittata
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*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.
How to Cook Frittata in the Air Fryer?
Making an egg frittata in the air fryer is super quick and easy. Simply follow these 8 steps to transform your humble eggs into a healthy and nourishing meal.
1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C).
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 350°F (177°C) and then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.
🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 330°F (166°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.
2. Roughly chop the tomatoes, and prepare other toppings.
Chop the tomatoes into small quarters, prepare the spinach, and have the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese ready.
3. Beat and season the eggs.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and season it with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
4. Place a fitted air fryer liner and grease it with butter or cooking oil spray.
Once the air fryer finishes preheating, place the air fryer liner inside and grease it with cooking oil spray or melted butter.
💡Pro Tip: Avoid adding parchment paper or an air fryer liner while preheating the air fryer. It may come into contact with the heating element and create smoke.
5. Air fry the egg mixture for 7-8 minutes.
Next, carefully add the egg mixture into the greased air fryer liner.
Once the eggs have formed along the edges, which usually takes around 4-5 minutes of cooking, use a rubber spatula to gently move them towards the center of the air fryer basket.
This is the trick we discovered to prevent the eggs from being raw in the middle. Since the edges get cooked first, we need to move the cooked eggs towards the center.
Continue cooking until there is only a small amount of raw egg visible on top.
6. Add the frittata toppings.
When the egg is almost done cooking (there’s still a small amount of runny egg mixture left), add the chopped tomatoes and spinach and top it off with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
More topping options down below…
7. Air fry frittata for 4-5 more minutes at 400°F (204°C).
Cook the air fryer frittata for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and has turned golden brown.
I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
8. Serve and enjoy your nourishing and delicious air fried egg frittata!
Now, that’s how you make an air fryer frittata! It’s slightly different from the traditional version, but it’s just as delicious. This air fryer version is more like a pizza omelet, where you add toppings instead of sautéing the veggies.
Let it cool down for a few minutes before serving.
To enhance the presentation, add some garnishes. Sprinkle fresh herbs like parsley or chives on top of the frittata. You can also serve it with additional toppings, such as sliced tomatoes or avocado.
Frittatas are versatile and can be served as a main dish or as part of a larger meal. They pair well with a variety of accompaniments, such as a side salad, crusty bread, roasted potatoes, or fresh fruit.
Fun Air Fryer Egg Frittata Topping Ideas
Feel free to experiment with different flavors and ingredients, mix and match to create unique frittata variations.
Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle some chopped herbs like parsley, basil, chives, or dill on top of the frittata for added freshness and flavor.
Cheese: Grate or crumble your favorite cheese on top of the frittata before or towards the end of cooking. Popular choices include cheddar, feta, mozzarella, or Parmesan.
Sautéed Vegetables: Cook some vegetables like bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, or spinach in a skillet until tender, then spread them over the frittata for extra texture and taste.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Chop sun-dried tomatoes and distribute them evenly over the frittata. They provide a concentrated burst of sweet and tangy flavor.
Sliced Tomatoes: Arrange thin slices of fresh tomatoes on top of the frittata for a vibrant and juicy topping.
Olives: Slice or chop some olives, such as Kalamata or green olives, and scatter them over the frittata to add a briny and savory element.
Cooked Bacon or Ham: Crumble or dice cooked bacon or ham and sprinkle it on top of the frittata for a delicious and smoky touch.
Roasted Vegetables: Use leftover roasted vegetables, like roasted zucchini, eggplant, or sweet potatoes, as a flavorful topping for your frittata.
Caramelized Onions: Sauté thinly sliced onions until golden and caramelized, then spread them over the frittata for a sweet and savory twist.
Roasted Red Peppers: Slice roasted red peppers and place them on top of the frittata for a burst of sweet, smoky flavor.
Freezing & Storage
Freezing: Once the air fryer frittata has cooled down, transfer it to a zip-top bag and store it in the freezer for up to three months.
Fridge: Leftover frittatas can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Place them in an airtight container for best results.
Reheating: To reheat leftover frittatas that have been stored in the fridge, first preheat your air fryer to 350°F and cook the frittata for 4-5 minutes. If cooking from frozen, simply add 2 minutes to the cooking time.
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Egg Frittata in Air Fryer FAQs
Can you make a frittata in the air fryer?
Yes, you can make a frittata in an air fryer. To prepare this recipe, you’ll need a fitted air fryer liner or parchment paper as a mold.
How long does it take to cook frittata in an air fryer?
Based on our tests, the average cooking time for a frittata in the air fryer is around 10-12 minutes.
How to Air Fry Frozen Fritta?
To air fry a frozen frittata, start by preheating your air fryer to 350°F or 177°C. Next, place your frozen frittata cups, frittata muffins, or mini frittatas in the air fryer. Cook them for 8-10 minutes until they turn slightly golden.
Cheesy Air Fryer Frittata Recipe +Video
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese shredded
- ½ tomato roughly chopped
- ¼ cup spinach
- ⅛ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/16 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
- ½ tablespoon Cooking oil spray or melted butter
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C). Please see note if your air fryer is 4 quarts or smaller.
- Prepare the toppings: Roughly chop the tomatoes and get all the other ingredients ready.
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, and then add the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Once the air fryer is preheated, place a fitted air fryer liner into the air fryer basket and lightly coat it with cooking oil spray or melted butter.
- Next, add the beaten eggs into the greased air fryer liner, and air fry for 8 minutes. Once the eggs have formed along the edges, around 4-5 minutes into the cooking process, move them to the center of the air fryer basket using a rubber spatula. Continue cooking until the eggs are almost done.
- After 7-8 minutes, when there's a little bit of raw egg left, add the toppings: tomatoes and spinach, followed by a layer of mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top.
- Turn the heat up to 400°F or 204°C (380°F or 193°C for 4-quart air fryers and below) and air fry frittata for another 4-5 minutes or until the cheese has bubbled up and turned slightly golden.
- Serve and enjoy your cheesy air fryer egg frittata!
- For smaller air fryers that have a 4-quart capacity and below, reduce the cooking temperature by 20°F or 10°C. Compact air fryers generate more heat because of the heating element’s proximity to the food. (e.g. reduce 350°F to 330°F, or 400°F to 380°F)
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 350°F (177°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
- It would be ideal to fill the air fryer liner with eggs. Say if you’re cooking in a 4-quart air fryer, add a minimum of 4 eggs. If there’s less eggs, the air fryer liner will fold into the eggs and the end result will not be as appetizing.
- I highly recommend beating the eggs. We tested this recipe with the egg yolks still intact, and it took longer to cook.
- Add the air fryer liner after the air fryer finishes preheating. If you add it too early, it may touch the heating element and create smoke.
- Using parchment paper is generally unsafe because there’s a high chance of it touching the heating element and creating smoke. If you don’t have a fitted air fryer liner at home, keep the parchment paper low and fill it with eggs to prevent it from flying inside the air fryer basket while cooking.
- I used a 6-quart Instant Vortex Plus to test the air fryer egg frittata recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
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