Air fryer frittata

Air fryer frittata

15 min
The classic frittata gets a modern makeover with our air fryer frittata recipe that combines the rich taste of eggs, fresh spinach, and savoury cheddar, delivering a dish that is both familiar and surprisingly new. Using the air fryer simplifies the cooking and ensures an evenly cooked and delightful result. Whether it is breakfast, brunch, or a quick lunch, this air fryer frittata delivers flavour and satisfaction in every bite.


  • Whisk eggs, soured cream, cheddar, and spinach. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Press baking paper into the basket of the air fryer. Pour in the egg mixture and cook at 180°C for about 10 minutes or until the frittata is set.
  • Serve the air fryer frittata immediately.

A common pitfall many face is overcooking their frittata. If left in the air fryer for too long, frittatas can become rubbery and lose their moist, fluffy texture. It is essential to keep a close eye on it, especially as you get closer to the recommended cooking time. Gently insert a knife or a toothpick into the very centre of the frittata. If it comes out clean, your frittata is ready to be served.


Depending on the brand and model, cooking times can vary. The first time you make a frittata in your air fryer, it might be a trial-and-error process. But once you have nailed the perfect timing for your appliance, you will have consistently splendid frittatas every time.

Questions about air fryer frittata

Our air fryer frittata is the perfect everyday meal. To get it just right, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions about it below. So have a read, and you will have no trouble making it yourself. 

What type of cheese is best in an air fryer frittata?
Cheddar cheese is a great choice due to its sharp and tangy flavour, which melts beautifully within the frittata and offers pockets of gooey deliciousness. However, other cheeses like mozzarella, feta, or gouda can also work well. The key is to choose a cheese that melts easily and complements the other ingredients.
Can you freeze air fryer frittatas?
Yes, air fryer frittatas can be frozen. Once they have cooled down, slice them into portions, wrap each slice individually in cling film or foil, and store them in an airtight container. When you want to serve them, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Note that freezing frittatas may cause them to go soggy, so we recommend not making more than you can eat within a few days.
Can you reheat frittata in an air fryer?
Yes, reheat leftover frittata for 3-5 minutes at 150°C. Remove the frittata from the air fryer as soon as it is heated through to retain the original moistness and ensure that it does not get overcooked or dried out.
How do you know when an air fryer frittata is done?
You know the frittata is done when it has a firm surface that indicates a well-set consistency. The edges should take on a slightly golden hue. To check if it is done, gently insert a knife or toothpick straight into the heart of the frittata. If it comes out clean, devoid of any wet egg mass, it is a sure sign that your frittata has been cooked to perfection and is ready to be savoured and enjoyed.


Soured cream 30%
100 ml
Cheddar cheese, grated
150 g
Baby spinach
100 g
½ tsp
Black pepper

Classic spinach frittata for breakfast, brunch, or lunch

Nothing compares to the classic allure of a spinach frittata. The seamless blend of rich, velvety eggs, vibrant fresh spinach, and creamy melted cheese culminates in a melt-in-your-mouth sensation beloved by people of all ages. Whether you indulge in it for breakfast, savouring it during a leisurely brunch, or choosing it as a satisfying lunch option, a spinach frittata never disappoints. Beyond its incredible taste, its soft, airy texture evokes a sense of comfort while providing a wholesome meal that is satiating enough to get you through the day.

Make an air fryer frittata with potatoes

An air fryer is not just for frying. It can breathe new life into many classic recipes, like our beloved air fryer frittata recipe. For an added twist and a hearty touch, throw in some potatoes. By incorporating thinly sliced or diced potatoes into your frittata mix, you introduce a delightful, starchy element that bulks up the dish and adds a contrasting texture. The potatoes become tender inside, with a hint of crispiness on the outside, complementing the creamy nature of the eggs and cheese in the air fryer potato frittata.

If this recipe tickled your taste buds, you are in for more treats. Dive into our other delightful dishes, for example, our air fryer fajitas, air fryer egg toast, and air fryer omelette. Each is straightforward to make in your air fryer.