Easy Salmon Breakfast Frittata

This might be surprising, but this salmon frittata recipe came from one of those days when we had little in the house and no desire to go to the store for dinner!

Have you ever found that the dishes that become mainstays in your kitchen often tend to come from times when you had no plans for dinner and came up with something creative with what you had on hand?

I swear this normally happens on Mondays for us. I rarely shop for groceries on the weekend and I avoid markets on Mondays like the plague. And then Monday afternoon comes around and I remember I need to keep our family alive with a meal. It’s a lot of work!

salmon breakfast frittata

Anyway, one such Monday, I was craving breakfast-y kinds of comfort. I had a random assortment of veggies and I had some frozen salmon fillets.

When I explained to my husband what was for dinner, I confidently said, “salmon frittata – a yummy egg dish with sauteed veggies and tasty spinach.” I faked the confidence in my dish, but he totally bought it and, somehow, I did too.

Salmon Frittata - Easy Breakfast for Dinner

When I served up our dinner, we were both excited by how delicious it was! So excited were we, I made it again a few weeks later. I love that this recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it comes together quickly and in a single pan. YES!!!

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t share how delicious the leftovers are in a tortilla with avocado. It’s like low fodmap breakfast tacos. So, so good. This is the kind of fish recipe you’ll want to have for leftovers too!

If you’re looking for a hearty and filling recipe to make for house guests in the coming weeks, this is it. Serve it with roasted potatoes and/or good bread and some fresh fruit for a delectable meal that everyone will remember…

Easy Salmon Frittata - Easy Breakfast Recipe

how to cook frozen salmon on the stovetop

This salmon frittata recipe uses frozen fish fillets (though fresh salmon is an option and included in the notes of the recipe below). I’m trying to be better about eating more fish at home. It isn’t as easy as I want it to be.

These fillets, however, come seasoned, so you just need to cook them up for healthy, deliciousness! Talk about easy Monday, Tuesday, and any night of the week!

Traditionally, I’d follow the directions for cooking the salmon in the oven, but I was really trying to get this all done in a single dish. The recipe below directs you to cook the frozen salmon on the stovetop after letting it sit out for a bit to defrost. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but it was delicious (and easy)! My two favorite things!!

Salmon Frittata

What to Serve with Salmon Frittata?

Carbs. OK. That’s a terrible answer (although it’s also my catch-all answer!). In our house, for a big meal, we’d certainly serve this with roasted potatoes. It’s a delicious, filling component.

You could also do a love loaf of bread (toasted or fresh served on its own or with butter). Or sweeten it up with carrot orange muffins or grape & brie scones!

If you’re looking for a lighter side, a simple green salad would be great. This mustard vinaigrette dressing is divine and a lovely pairing with the fish, I think!

Salmon Frittata in Pan

If you’re a fan of salmon, try this smoked salmon tartine! Or if you need another easy, inexpensive dinner, try this canned tuna pasta recipe!

You’ll also love these other breakfast recipes as well as more traditional dinner ideas!

Savory Breakfast Recipes

Whether I’m serving them in the morning or evening, savory breakfast recipes have my heart. I love this savory french toast (served with marinara and roasted veggies) as well as these ham & cheese waffles. For a complete meal, check out these chicken sausage breakfast bowls and mini egg soufflés for protein!

Have an air fryer? Try this air fryer frittata!

Salmon Frittata
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If you're looking for a way to make your breakfast or brunch a little fancier (or your "breakfast for dinner recipe" a little heartier like us), then this salmon frittata is for you. Easily made with fresh or frozen salmon, it's hearty and full of flavor – perfect as an easy dinner and fit for entertaining!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, eggs, fish, one pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 2 3-oz. frozen salmon filets can use fresh – see note
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more if necessary
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de provence or dried thyme
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup shredded/crumbled cheese cheddar or goat cheese are delicious


  • Remove salmon from freezer. Let sit 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop vegetables.
  • Add oil to pan (pan must be at least 2″ high and have a lid). Add salmon fillets. Cook 4 minutes per side. Watch out for sizzling. Remove to plate.
  • If necessary, add one to two teaspoons olive oil to pan. Add chopped bell pepper, onion, and zucchini to pan. Top with salt, pepper, garlic, and herbs. Sautee five minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, break apart the salmon fillets with forks.
  • Add salmon to vegetables and mix thoroughly. Use spatula to scrape bottom of pan. Spread salmon and vegetables evenly in pan – don’t pat down. Top with beaten eggs. Make sure eggs cover all veggies and salmon by tilting the pan. Top with lid and lower heat to medium-low. Cook five minutes. 
  • Add shredded cheese over egg mixture. Cover and cook another three minutes.  
  • Serve in slices with sour cream, avocado, and/or chopped green onion.


Fresh salmon filets are easy to use in this recipe as well. Remove salmon from refrigerator for about 10 minutes to bring to room temperature. Season as desired (salt and pepper will do). Cook on medium-high heat in skillet with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil until golden brown (3-4 minutes), then flip and sear other side. Remove and follow remaining directions above.
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Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 319mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1614IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 3mg

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