Pea and ham frittata


Ingredients 6 serves 25 serves 60 serves
Potato, peeled 1 large (185g) 4 large (740g) 10 large (12kg)
Onion 1 small 1 large 2 large
Reduced salt lean ham 200g 800g 2kg
Olive or canola oil ½ tablespoon 2 tablespoons 3 tablespoons
Peas (fresh or frozen) 1 cup 4 cups 10 cups
Grated cheese ½ cup 2 cups 5 cups
Eggs 4 15 40
Wholemeal pita bread 3 medium 13 medium 30 medium
Lettuce 3 leaves (20g) ½ medium head (270g) 1 medium head (540g)
Tomato 1 medium 4 medium 10 medium



  1. Boil potatoes until just cooked. Remove from water and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  3. Peel and chop onions.
  4. Slice cooked potatoes and finely slice the ham.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Sauté onions until soft but not brown.
  6. Add ham, peas and sliced potato, and gently stir through.
  7. Place vegetables and ham into an ovenproof dish.
  8. Sprinkle grated cheese over vegetables.
  9. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl, and pour evenly over vegetables and cheese.
  10. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  11. Serve with half a medium pita bread per child, and lettuce and sliced tomato.


Each serve provides:

  • 1 ½ children’s serve of meat/alternatives* (ham and egg)
  • 1 children’s serve of vegetables**
  • 1 children’s serve of grains*** (pita bread)


Allergy modification

  • For a milk protein free option, omit cheese.
  • For a gluten/wheat free option, serve with gluten free bread or wraps (check for soy if necessary), and ensure the ham is gluten free.



  • For a vegetarian alternative, omit ham and increase eggs to 6 eggs for 6 serves, 25 eggs for 25 serves and 60 eggs for 60 serves.
  • Potatoes can be boiled the day before to save time (store overnight in the fridge).


* One children’s serve of lean meat, poultry, fish or alternatives is equal to half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
** One children’s serve of vegetables is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
*** One children’s serve of (grain) cereal foods is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Recipe adapted from Get Up and Grow: Cooking for Children with permission of the Australian Government.

The nutritional information provided is based on the exact ingredients and method as shown. Any variation/s to the ingredients or method may alter the nutritional outcome.

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