Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Frittata

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 mins

This has to be the ultimate brunch! Serve sliced red onions and warm buns.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk, onions, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Heat butter or oil in a 12-inch oven-proof skillet over medium heat until hot.
  4. Pour egg mixture into skillet and scatter cream cheese cubes over top.
  5. Cook, lifting up cooked eggs around edges using a spatula to let the raw egg flow underneath until the frittata is set on bottom, and egg is almost set but still moist on top (about 3 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Sprinkle salmon all over frittata, then press lightly, the shake skillet to allow salmon to settle into the top.
  8. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 1 - 1-1/2 minutes, or until set, slightly puffed and golden in spots.
  9. Cool 5 minutes, then loosen edge with spatula, and slide onto a large plate.
  10. Cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

I made this using fresh basil, otherwise, exactly as is. This is the spitting image of a recipe I've made before from Gourmet magazine, September 2003 issue. Thanks, Kittencal! Made in memory of Kitten's husband, John.

mersaydees December 17, 2008

Ultimate is right! I am so proud to serve this dish-everyone raves! First time, I used skim milk and low fat cream cheese and it came out great. Topped w/ red onions and capers, and served w/ a green salad. I took liberties when cooking a second time by using dill and fresh Texas chevre w/ chives. And, to make it easy, since I was cooking for a crowd, I melted the butter, divided it and the rest of ingredients into 2 baking pans, and baked at 350F-almost 50 minutes (used baking pans so they would both fit in my oven). Both were DELICIOUS! Thank you so much, Kitten, for another fabulous recipe; you always make me look like a star!!! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

Mrs.Jack October 16, 2008

We had this for dinner tonight, it was quite good. The fritatta cooked/baked up beautifully: the instructions & timing was perfect - very quick and very easy. I think next time I'll add a little more cream cheese, and a few capers. I'll definitely make it again.

TigerJo~ February 05, 2007

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