Quick and easy potato and basil frittata recipe

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Is there anything more versatile than a frittata? You can keep it simple like we have, with potato and basil. Or you can go to town with all kinds of seasonal vegetables and a confident flourish of herbs.

Because we’re talking family food, we’re taking the simple approach. Families can be picky right?!

This frittata has just a few ingredients and is first sautéed and then popped in the oven to finish it off.

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  • Makes : 6
  • Prep time : 15 mins
  • Cooking time : 20 mins

Potato and basil frittata ingredients

  • 700g of potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 dozen eggs, whisked up a bit
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • a handful of fresh basil – or mint
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • Warm the oil in your frypan and add the potatoes, onion, paprika and a bit of salt and pepper. Sauté until the potatoes are tender, turning often. You can speed this up by putting a lid on the pan.
  • Once the potatoes and onions are tender and starting to go a little bit golden tear the basil over the top. Salt and pepper the spuds again. Then tip in the beaten eggs.
  • Pop the whole thing in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until golden and set.


  • Serve hot or at room temperature (which we prefer) with a salad on the side. It’s nice sliced and popped into a soft roll, too. Perhaps with some spicy sauce?! Perfect picnic fare!
  • We used a cast iron frypan, because it easily goes from stove to oven, but you can use a regular frypan and tip into a greased oven-proof dish for the final stage. Or make the whole thing in another shallow oven-safe pan. Just be sure to grease it well.
  • Our pan measured 28cm across, so something similar will give best results. But a little smaller or larger is okay too.
  • Variations: This recipe is so easy to customise. You can use other vegetables, add cheese, throw in some chilli … go nuts and make it your own.

Browse our recipe section for more great meal ideas and treats to try.


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