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Ham & Spinach Quinoa Frittata

with fontina & sharp cheddar cheeses

Ham & Spinach Skillet Quinoa Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #egg #recipe

This is what happens when you’ve cooked up some quinoa for a quinoa chocolate cake for your (belated) birthday (gift to yourself because being sick on your birthday SUCKED), but you find yourself hungry right in the middle of cooking the quinoa and you realize that you have plenty of quinoa left for something ELSE wonderful.

Oh wait! … but the oven is full of cake (andor other baked goodies) and you only have use of the stovetop. That’s when your cast iron skillet and stovetop comes in handy. Good thing I had some good ham and cheeses on hand and spinach in the freezer.

Quinoa is one of those “health foods” that is high in protein, high in fiber, gluten free (but watch out for the cross contamination if you’re sensitive) yet nutty tasting, with a lovely texture and when you eat it, it just makes your body feel GOOD, from your toes to your nose. Fill it in with eggs and lean ham, good cheeses and healthy spinach, and yeah, my body was singing after I ate this. I think this simple frittata would make an awesome “breakfast for dinner” or “brunch” option.

Ham & Spinach Skillet Quinoa Frittata

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Ham & Spinach Skillet Quinoa Frittata


  • 1 cup chopped lean ham
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • Red Robin Seasoning (or your favorite seasoned salt) & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup fontina cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Chop the ham up into little chunks and set aside. Put the spinach in a medium mixing bowl and put it in the microwave. Microwave on high for about 1 minute. Stir. If there are big chunks left still frozen, microwave another 30 seconds. Otherwise if only small bits of cold-ness remain, stir and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs till well beaten, then sprinkle with Red Robin Seasoning and fresh ground pepper. Whisk again briefly to mix in the seasonings.
  3. Mix the ham and quinoa with the spinach, then add the eggs and stir till well mixed.
  4. Lightly butter or spray your cooking skillet with cooking spray, then pour in the quinoa mixture. Top with fontina and cheddar.
  5. Cook stovetop on medium low for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and enjoy!


If you need this to be gluten free, make sure you are using quinoa that is marked gluten free. Much of the quinoa is processed in facilities that process wheat and it gets cross contaminated.

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Ham & Spinach Skillet Quinoa Frittata ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #egg #recipe

This recipe was shared at Sweet & Savoury SundayTuesday’s TableTalking over the Fence TuesdayTreasure Box TuesdayWine’d Down WednesdayWonderfully Creative WednesdayReal Food FridayGluten Free Friday and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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6 Responses

  1. Goodness this makes me so hungry. And it looks so good.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Aleshea!

      January 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm

  2. Another wonderful way to enjoy quinoa- I enjoy those translucent little pearls! ♥ I’m so glad you shared this at Treasure Box Tuesday, Ann!

    January 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

  3. Delicious frittatta Love it. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

    January 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

  4. Love quinoa, and this recipe looks sooo good. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, pinning to my quinoa board.

    January 23, 2014 at 6:44 pm

  5. This looks really tasty, I love quinoa! 🙂

    January 22, 2015 at 9:35 am