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Ham and Swiss Chard Frittata


  • 1 T . olive oil
  • 1 T . butter
  • 6-8 large swiss chard leaves , stems removed and chopped up
  • ½ a large onion , diced, or 2 small shallots, diced
  • ½ c . ham , chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 T . half and half or whole milk
  • ½ c . fontina cheese , diced or shredded
  • salt and pepper


  • Melt olive oil and butter in a nonstick pan.
  • Saute onions and chard stems for several minutes.
  • Add ham and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add chard leaves and cook until wilted.
  • Remove from heat while prepping eggs and cheese.
  • Whisk eggs, then whisk in milk, salt and pepper.
  • Return pan to heat and add egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle the top with cheese.
  • Cook until set (about 4 minutes).
  • Then put pan under broiler for several minutes until top is browned.
  • Depending on the pan you use and size of your broiler, you may need to wrap handle in foil. Be very careful to use a hot mitt when removing pan from oven and when removing frittata from pan.
  • Let frittata sit for 1-2 minutes in pan, then run spatula around under the frittata and slide onto a plate.
  • Cut and serve.