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Zucchini Ham Frittata

This frittata is so quick to make--it cooks in the microwave in just minutes! Add a red pepper garnish for a colorful look. —Mildred Fox, Fostoria, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 cups finely chopped zucchini (3-4 medium )
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham


  • In a 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate, combine zucchini and onion. Microwave, covered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender; drain.
  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, salt and pepper; stir in cheese and ham. Carefully pour over zucchini mixture. Microwave at 70% power for 8-9 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 251 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 265mg cholesterol, 1134mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Meschu
    Feb 13, 2017

    This was excellent. I added another egg because I used a larger pie plate. I also added a little hot sauce.

  • luv2swim_AZ
    May 25, 2014

    great recipe. I sautéed my zucchini and onions in 1 T. extra virgin olive oil, transferred to my French White quiche dish, poured the ham/egg/salt/pepper mixture over it, sprinkled with the cheese and baked in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. I am not thrilled with microwaved egg meals, but I loved this one the way I adapted it.

  • rinshin
    Feb 26, 2014

    I rate this as 4 1/2 star for simplicity and quick and easy good tastes. Instead of ham, I used leftover carnitas. I would advise the plate sprayed with some oil first so it does not stick and since every microwave is different in power, adjust the power and or timing. You may not hit the power/time the first time ie mine came out a little more cooked and dier than I like but next time, I will cut down on time so that is a little more moist. Truly enjoyed with green salad for simple and quick lunch.

  • Danilives
    Oct 28, 2011

    My family practically inhaled this dish!

  • Danilives
    Sep 28, 2011

    My family loved this. My daughter inhaled it! I will definitely make it again.

  • anna393
    Sep 8, 2011

    I really recommend this recipe is easy, quick and very good. For sure I will make this one again!