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Cast-Iron Campfire Frittata

Cast Iron Frittata

This delicious egg dish is sure to bring some smiling faces to the table! The best part is that you can customize this with your favorite meats, veggies, and cheeses. This one recipe can have thousands of variations!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


  • Campfire
  • Gallon Zip-Top Bag
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Skillet Lid or Tin Foil
  • Spatula and Serving Spoon


  • 8 large Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Whole milk
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 small Red onion diced
  • 8-10 Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 handful Spinach chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/3 cup Swiss Cheese Shredded
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Basil Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • Sour Cream for topping
  • Salsa for topping
  • Green Onions Small pieces for garnish


  • Start your campfire and develop coals for less intense direct heating.
  • If you have not done so already at home, dice your red onion, chop the spinach, halve the tomatoes, and mince the garlic.
    1 small Red onion, 8-10 Cherry Tomatoes, 1 handful Spinach, 3 cloves Garlic
  • In the gallon zip-top bag add the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together and shake until well scrambled and combined.
    8 large Eggs, 1/3 cup Whole milk, Salt and Pepper
  • Add shredded cheeses to the zip-top bag and mix till distributed.
    1/3 cup Swiss Cheese, 1/3 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Heat your cast-iron skillet over your coals that are about medium-high in intensity. When the pan is hot add one tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.
    2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Add the red onion and saute until soft and translucent this should take about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add in the Garlic and the Spinach and stir just until the spinach begins to wilt.
  • Pull your cast iron skillet to an indirect heating source in the campfire and reduce the heat to a medium-low.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes to the cast-iron skillet, pour the egg mixture over top, and sprinkle basil (reserve some for garnish if you would like) over the top of everything. Once done cover with the skillet lid or tinfoil. If using a skillet lid you can preheat the lid or add some additional coals to the top.
    1/4 cup Basil
  • Continue to cook over medium-low heat until the eggs are just set and look taller. This may take up to 15 minutes but start checking on it around the 10-minute mark.
  • When complete serve as pie slices and top with reserved basil, sour cream, green onions, or salsa.
    Sour Cream, Salsa


Camp Hero Notes:
  1. Change this recipe up with different veggies and cheeses. Follow the same basic recipe but sautee your veggies for shorter or longer so that they are still firm to stand in contrast to the eggs.
  2. Add meat to the mix. This is fantastic with sausage, ham, bacon, steak bites, or any meat that you have left over from the previous evening's meal. Saute the meat before adding the veggies.
  3. As you can see in one of our pictures, feel free to get fancy with the presentation. Adding whole basil leaves to the top will wow your camping guests!
  4. You can also serve this with toast, english muffins, or tortillas and use your egg mixture as a base for sandwiches and burritos. Get creative!
Keyword breakfast, Campfire, cast iron skillet, eggs, frittata, vegetarian