Broccoli Frittata Breakfast Camping Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutes

Frittatas are a versatile meal courtesy of the Italians. They make a filling camping breakfast, that’s quick and easy to make in a skillet over the coals.

The basic ingredients are egg and cheese with some kind of vegetable and sometimes with meats like ham, bacon or sausage.

Choose a cheese of your choice. Parmesan, mozzarella, Cheddar, Monterey Jack are all great in frittatas but consider what vegetables you are using and don’t use a cheese that will overpower their flavors.

For the camping recipe below I’m going completely Italian and using a mixture of parmesan and mozzarella cheeses which are a tasty combination with the broccoli and mushroom but if you want to be indulgent and add a little bit more flavor add a ¼ cup of Cheddar cheese when adding the Parmesan.

I’ve suggested cooking the frittata in a skillet with a lid and adding coals from the campfire to the lid so that the top and bottom cook evenly and at the same time. Alternatively, if you haven’t got a lidded skillet then after 10 minutes of cooking on the coals and before adding the mozzarella, flip the frittata over and cook for about 3 minutes on the other side until it’s cooked through. It might be easier if you cut it into quarters before you do this but it can still get a bit messy! Far easier is cooking the top without flipping it.


Serves 4


  • 6 eggs
  • Olive oil (or a cooking oil of your choice)
  • 1 cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 10 oz broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp dried Mediterranean herbs (or thyme)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Lightly coat a 10 inch heavy based skillet with olive oil. Place over coals and heat.
  2. Add the broccoli, mushrooms, garlic, and herbs. Cover and cook until the broccoli and mushrooms are soft. Stir every now and again to prevent the mixture from burning.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly over the base of the skillet.
  4. Whisk up the eggs with the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Place the skillet on the edge of the coals so the heat source is reduced.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables.
  7. Cover and add a few coals to the lid to create a gentle heat from above.
  8. Leave, without stirring to cook gently for about 10 minutes. Make sure the bottom is not burning and the eggs are set but still moist.
  9. Sprinkle the mozzarella over the top of the frittata and replace the lid for about a minute or until the cheese has melted.
  10. Cut the frittata into quarters and serve hot.

Rickie Arms

Hi, I'm Rickie Arms, owner of Glampingorcamping.com. I am so invested in writing the best and most informative articles for you that I went out and bought a travel trailer just so I could write about it for you. I spend just about all of my off time both camping and glamping so I can share everything I have learned and will learn with you. I have spent my whole life camping and over the last 10 years, I have spent a large amount of time checking out glamping experiences with my wife and kids as well. Thank you for coming by and we hope to see you back here getting great information in the future. Rick Arms-

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