Ricotta Cheese Omelette / Frittata con Ricotta


Many times I watched my grandmother Galasso take a scoop of fresh ricotta and fry it in olive oil and butter. When it was a light golden brown, she sprinkled black pepper and a little salt over it, and it became lunch with a piece of homemade bread. I make a frittata with eggs and cheese.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
  • 1 1/3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  1. In a bowl with a wire whisk, beat the eggs and grated cheese until fluffy. Add the ricotta, parsley, salt, and pepper and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the butter until hot. Pour in the egg mixture and cook over medium heat until the bottom of the frittata starts to set.
  3. Lift the edges of the frittata with a spatula and let the uncooked top mixture run underneath. Continue cooking until the top is not runny.
  4. Place a flat dish or round pizza pan larger then the skillet over the top and invert the frittata onto it. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet. Slide the frittata back into the skillet and cook the remaining side until set. Turn it out onto a serving dish and serve immediately, cut into wedges.

This recipe was featured on Season 5 - Episode 510.

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Frank Cal

Flipping omelet with dish could cause problems for seniors and some others so why not put the omelet under the broiler for a few minutes and eliminate problems.
P.S. comes out like a soufflé
Thank you F.C.


I made this with leftover broccoli and rice casserole which also consisted onions, diluted cream of mushroom soup and the ricotta cheese. It came out just as I expected. Delisimmo.


I second the suggestion re the broiler as this senior did indeed have trouble flipping onto a heavy crepe pan, which was the only thing that would cover my paella pan with side handles (the only low pan I had deep enough to do this in).

Thank you for recipe. I added diced celery, loved the texture but needs something to boost the flavor of dull American ricotta and parmigian.

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