Yes, you can! But there are quite a few caveats to consider before you just freeze any old frittata. But first, let’s just keep things simple and look at how to go about freezing your frittata.
Use the table of contents below to navigate through this article to answer some of the most common questions people have when it comes to freezing frittata:
How To Freeze Frittata
Once you’ve made and cooked your frittata (we would avoid freezing raw frittata) you need to allow it to drop to room temperature before moving onto the following instructions:
- If you have made a large frittata you need to decide whether to freeze it whole or cut it into portions (we’d advise portioning it up).
- Once you have portions, wrap each piece in a double layer of clingfilm. This will help protect it from freezer burn.
- Place each piece into a ziplock bag or airtight container before placing in the freezer.
Can You Freeze Egg Frittata Muffins?
Egg frittata muffins are a great bite-sized snack that can be knocked up in no time at all to give yourself a filling midday savoury treat. But the question is can you freeze them? The good news is that yes, you can!
If you’ve made some egg frittata muffins then you’ll need to allow them to cool to room temperature before following these instructions.
- First, grab a deep, large container that will fit all your muffins in. They don’t need to fit in one layer so you can grab a deep container if you have one.
- Place your muffins into the container in one layer initially.
- When you have one layer in, cover that layer with a sheet of greaseproof paper.
- Now create a second layer and continue to repeat, placing a sheet of greaseproof paper between each layer.
- Once you have them all stored in the container, replace the lid then store in the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Frittata?
The longer you keep the frittata in the freezer, the greater the chance of the texture degrading and the flavours merging – so the less time it spends in the freezer the better. We would recommend only keeping it frozen for up to 3 months. It will be perfectly safe beyond this point but there is a risk that the texture and/or flavour will be unpleasant when you come to eat it.
You Can Freeze Frittata for Around 3 Months
How Do You Defrost Frittata?
In order to defrost a frittata, you will need to thaw it out overnight in the fridge. This is if you want to eat it cold for lunch, for example. Having said that, if you would prefer to eat it warm then you can actually reheat your frittata straight from the freezer. Simply place on a baking tray in the centre of a hot oven for around 20 minutes until it is warmed through.
A microwave is an option but it can ruin the texture far more rapidly so unless pushed for time, we would advise avoiding the microwave.
Can You Refreeze Frittata?
If you read on, you’ll discover that frittata can freeze well if you take necessary precautions. The main issue with a frittata is in the thawing process which can ruin flavours and textures. For this reason, we would avoid refreezing and then rethawing as you’ll likely ruin your dish.
This is not to say it will be unsafe to refreeze but in terms of enjoyment, it isn’t worth doing so.
Does Frittata Freeze Well?
It can freeze well. Yes, that’s a vague answer but frittata can be made in so many ways that there are instances where it will freeze well and others where it simply won’t. It all comes down to ingredient choice. When you freeze anything then thaw it you will affect the texture and flavour.
First, let’s consider the flavour. When you thaw anything the flavours combine somewhat. You won’t be able to pick our individual flavours and they will often merge. Strong flavours like asparagus or broccoli can mellow and get lost when your frittata is thawed.
You then need to consider the texture. If you use ingredients which have a high water content such as sweetcorn or mushrooms then, when thawing, you’ll find your frittata becomes soggy and spongy.
If you can avoid high water content ingredients and strong flavours then you’ll be able to freeze then thaw your frittata well. It’s unlikely to be something you’d want to serve up to any guests but as a quick, easy, nutritious meal for yourself – you can’t really go wrong.
Other Questions about Frittata
Below are a few of the other common questions we have come across when it comes to a frittata – some related to freezing and some not. If you’re still sat there with a question or two about frittata then drop a comment at the bottom of this article and we’ll aim to help out as much as possible.
Can You Freeze Spanish Tortilla?
Spanish tortilla or omelette is essentially a frittata so everything that we have written in the article can be applied to a Spanish tortilla. That means that, yes, you can freeze it.