pulled pork frittata in skillet
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Leftovers Inspiration: Pulled Pork and White Cheddar Frittata

A great way to use dinner leftovers: cook up a FRITTATA! This pulled pork frittata is full of flavor thanks to leftover smoked pork, tomatoes, corn, extra sharp white cheddar and onions. You can easily sub out the pork and use leftover pot roast.

Frittata: The best way to use leftovers!

I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of eating leftovers more than one night in a row. At the same, I don’t like to waste food and hope to further reduce my food waste this year. According to Earth.Org, “If 25% of the food currently being lost or wasted globally was saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million people around the world”.

My 2022 goal is to push myself to use leftovers in more creative ways- whether that be for lunches, dinner for the family, baby food or even snacks.

So, why a frittata? Frittatas are quick to make and versatile! I knew that I could take the leftover corn and smoked pork from a previous dinner to make a bomb pulled pork frittata. The flavors were incredible and my whole family enjoyed this one!

Side note: Shout out to my husband who has been rocking it out on the grill and smoker lately!!!

The only additional ingredients I added in were eggs, onions, cream and cherry tomatoes- all of which I had on hand. Thanks to my sweet neighbor Amy, I had a block of extra sharp white cheddar that she gave me. I of course added some seasonings to the egg mixture, but it didn’t need much because the pork was already very well seasoned.

Here’s how to make my pulled pork frittata…

Mise En Place

  • 6 large eggs – use yolks and whites
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn – drained well
  • 1/2 an onion (or about 1/2 cup) – diced
  • cherry tomatoes- halved
  • 1 cup of smoked or pulled pork – shred or chop to desired bite sizes
  • 1 cup (or more) of sharp white cheddar cheese – shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Recipe Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Now you’ll set aside the egg mixture while you prep the pan for the frittata.
  2. Using an oven proof skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the diced onions and corn for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. The goal here is to begin softening the onions and cook off any extra liquid on the corn kernels.
  3. Add in your pork and cook an additional 2 minutes to warm the meat through.
  4. Next, pour in the egg mixture. Stir the eggs, vegetables and pork lightly to combine. Allow this to cook for about one additional minute. You’ll see the eggs on the edge of the skillet begin to firm up- that’s a good sign that it’s almost ready for the oven.
  5. Top the cooking egg mixture with your halved tomatoes and shredded cheese. Don’t stir. Transfer the skillet to your preheated oven and allow to bake for 10-12 minutes. The eggs will be puffed and cooked through in the center, much like a quiche.
  6. Remove from the oven, slice and serve warm.

Cooking Tips

  • Use a good non-stick skillet that is oven-proof
  • Make it your own! Sub in your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, or broccoli.
  • If you pulled pork is from the crockpot, be sure to remove excess liquid or sauce from the meat to ensure the frittata isn’t watery.
  • Don’t like pork? Try it with leftover shredded roast beef.
  • If desired serve with a little BBQ sauce.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, parsley and/or extra cheese.

All in All

Making a frittata out of dinner leftovers is going to be a go-to in my household. It’s a fun way to reduce food waste and not get bored with leftovers. I also appreciate the ease, and quickness of this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.

Happy New Year everyone!

Other Her Mise En Place recipes you’ll enjoy:

Oven Roasted Beer Brats and Peppers

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Chicken Quarters

Chicken Pot Pie

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pulled pork frittata in skillet

Pulled Pork and White Cheddar Frittata

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 eggs large, whites and yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn I used cooked leftovers, drained well and thawed
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 12-14 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup smoked pork or pulled pork I used leftovers, may sub beef roast
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar shredded
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Set aside while you prepare pan for the frittata.
  • Heat the olive oil in an oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions and corn for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pork and cook for an additional 2 minutes until onions are starting to become translucent.
  • Pour egg mixture into the pan with the meat and vegetables. Stir the mixture lightly with a spatula to combine the ingredients and let cook for about 1 minute. Top with tomatoes, cheddar and transfer to the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until eggs are puffed and the center is cooked through. Remove from the oven, slice and serve warm.

Notes

  • Good skillet options for frittatas: Cast iron skillets and oven-proof non-stick skillets
  • Frittatas will “deflate” slightly as they cool
  • In place of pulled smoked pork, you can use roast beef 
Keyword brunch, cheddar, eggs, frittata, leftovers, pork

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