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Pancetta & Onion Frittata Recipe

Pancetta and Onion Frittata is the perfect way to kickstart your morning or a stunning dish to serve at brunch. Sweet onion, tender pancetta, tangy parmesan cheese come together for one incredible frittata recipe. 

Baked Pancetta and Onion Frittata are one of my go-to recipes for the weekends. We like to whip up an excellent and hearty breakfast before we head out to enjoy our weekend. A frittata is always a good option cause you prep, then toss in the oven and get ready for the day.  The great thing is that its perfect for my low carb diet I’m on right now.

Pancetta & Onion Frittata - With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option - anytime of day!


The perfect frittata offers a creamy and custard-like texture that is flavored with your veggies and meats you toss in. I went with a sweet onion and pancetta for this recipe, and it was a home run on flavor. Best of all, it is SO easy to make, and it carries well if you decide to bring this for a picnic, brunch, etc. 

Pancetta & Onion Frittata - With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option - anytime of day!

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Stove Top Frittatas vs. Baked Frittatas

For this recipe, I used both methods. I worked on caramelizing my onions and letting them sweat it out and cooked up my pancetta for added flavor. Poured my egg mixture on top and then transferred the skillet right into the oven. It was the perfect combination of using the stove and the oven to make my frittata. 

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    Some recipes won’t need the stovetop for cooking ingredients, which will speed up the process. I love the flavor the caramelized onions offer to the mixture. 

    Pancetta & Onion Frittata - With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option - anytime of day!

    Why Cook Onions Before Putting in Frittata 

    Cooked vegetables are almost always a must when it comes to baking a frittata. Why? Well, raw vegetables can release a lot of water as they cook. If you put raw vegetables into a frittata, it will change the whole dynamic of how it is prepared, and you will not be happy with the result. 

    I sauté my onions for added flavor, but also to help release the liquid. So when I put them into my frittata to bake, I get a creamy texture at the end. 

    Don’t Overcook Your Frittata 

    Let’s be real. Overcooked eggs are not a friend to anyone. Be aware of your frittata in the oven at all times. You want to make sure the eggs are baked through but don’t allow it to overcook or your frittata will be dry. 

    How I tell when my frittata is done is jiggle your frittata in the oven carefully. Pull it out when the center of your frittata offers a slight jiggle, just barely. Then allow it to sit and cool down, and your eggs will continue to cook from the residual heat from the oven. After a few minutes, you can then slice and serve. 

    Pancetta & Onion Frittata - With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option - anytime of day!

    How to Make Pancetta and Onion Frittata 

    Start with sauteing your chopped onions with your butter. You want to cook them until they are caramelized, which can take around 7 to 10 minutes. I add in my pancetta at around the 7-minute mark to get it warmed up, and it will help flavor the onions even more. 

    In a bowl mix up your eggs and cheese, and then season with salt and pepper. Set aside and wait for your onions and pancetta to finish. 

    Take your pan with the onions and pancetta and pour the egg mixture on top. Resist the urge to stir them together. Toss in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes or until your frittata is cooked through. 

    What To Serve With Frittatas 

    Whether you treat your frittata as the main dish or a side, let me share some incredible recipes to pair next to it. Here are some tasty ideas to treat yourself with. 

    • Fresh fruit
    • Green salad
    • Hash browns or breakfast potatoes 
    • Toast or toasted English muffins

    As you can see, don’t be intimidated by this frittata recipe. It is straightforward, minimal steps, and a handful of ingredients. Before you know it, you will be ringing that dinner bell and watching your family dive right in! Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it! 

    You’ll also love this Broccoli Frittata and Slow Cooker Ham & Potato Hash.

    Have you made a Pancetta and Onion Frittata at home before?

    Pancetta & Onion Frittata - With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option - anytime of day!
    Pancetta & Onion Frittata - With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option - anytime of day!
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    Pancetta & Onion Frittata Recipe

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    With sweet caramelized onions and salty pancetta, this quick and easy frittata is a great low-carb option – anytime of day!

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 1 yellow onion chopped
    • 1 tbsp salted butter
    • ½ cup pancetta chopped OR 6 slices of bacon, chopped
    • 8 large eggs
    • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7 to 10 minutes. Add in the pancetta around the 7 minute mark and continue to cook for a few more minutes.
    • Whisk eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Pour the egg mixture on top of the onion and pancetta and do not stir. Cook for about 3 minutes on the stove.
    • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into slices.

    Notes

    I like to use sweet onion.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 710mg | Sugar: 1g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Breakfasts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Pancetta & Onion Frittata Recipe

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    14 Comments

    1. Wow, I love this frittata. I am always looking for new breakfast ideas with eggs. Pinning this.
      Bev

    2. We will just love your Pancetta Onion Frittata, it looks awesome, and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
      Miz Helen

    3. Love this for a simple and quick dinner during the week, and it’s so so delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration, I will pin this to our party board!! Happy Weekend!!!

    4. I adore the both the simplicity and healthfulness of this recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I can’t wait to make it!

    5. Wow,the end result looks wonderful!
      Thanks for linking up to This Flourishing Life Menu Monday 🙂

    6. This recipe is absolutely delicious!

    7. Julie Lutz says:

      wow so simple and it looks delish thanks for sharing

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