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Instant Pot Broccoli, Ham, and Pepper Frittata

Use your Instant Pot to get breakfast on the table in a flash

This tasty frittata cooks up light and fluffy in your Instant Pot and makes a great low-carb, keto-friendly dish that's perfect for breakfast or brunch. It's just as pretty on the underside with its layer of ham and peppers as it is on the top. Either way, it's a delicious and filling treat. — Urvashi Pitre, author of The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook


  • Vegetable oil or unsalted butter, for greasing the pan
  • 1 Cup sliced bell pepper
  • 8 Ounces ham, cubed
  • 2 Cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 Cup half-and-half
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Cup grated Cheddar cheese


Grease a 6-by-3-inch pan extremely well so the egg does not stick to it once cooked. I use a silicone brush to get oil or butter into every crevice of the pan.

Arrange the sliced peppers in the bottom of the pan. Place the cubed ham on top. Cover with the frozen broccoli.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cheese.

Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and ham. Cover the pan with aluminum foil or a silicone lid.

Pour 2 cups of water into the inner cooking pot of the Instant Pot, then place a trivet in the pot. Place the covered pan on the trivet.

Lock the lid into place. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and adjust the pressure to High. Cook for 20 minutes. When the cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. Unlock the lid.

Carefully remove the pan from the pot and remove the foil. Let the frittata sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Using a knife, gently loosen the sides of the frittata. Place a plate on top of the pan and, holding it in place, invert the frittata onto the plate. If you want the pepper and ham side up, you’re done. If you want the cheese side up, flip it on a plate once more.

Serve as is, or brown the top of the frittata under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes.

Recipe excerpted with permission from The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook by Urvashi Pitre (Rockridge Press, 2018)