Last Updated on March 31, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt
Think beyond hard-boiled eggs and try making a frittata in your Instant Pot. This Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata is an easy and delicious way to kick-start your day!
I’m not a cereal lover. Truth be told, I prefer to eat cereal as a snack, but find it unfulfilling as a breakfast food. At the rate my kids move, I’m pretty sure they burn through their cereal carbs before they get out the door in the morning.
I’d rather load my kids up with long-lasting energy from protein, but who has time to make bacon and eggs for breakfast every day? Not me!
Since my Instant Pot is my best friend when it comes to getting dinner on the table, I naturally turned to it to help me with my breakfast dilemma.
I’ve been experimenting with different egg dishes and today I’m sharing one of my first successes — Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata.
I’ve written before about my love of BLT sandwiches, which inspired these BLT Appetizer Cups and the Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata recipe I’m sharing with you today. If you like the classic flavors of a BLT, you’re going to love this dish!
What You’ll Need
The ingredients for this Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata are very basic. No gourmet shopping required.
From the refrigerator, you’ll need:
- Heavy cream
- Fresh spinach
- Bacon (pre-cooked)
From your pantry/spice cabinet, you’ll need:
- Italian seasoning
- Cooking spray
- Instant Pot (6 qt capacity or larger)
- 7-inch round pan
- Aluminum foil or metal lid for pan
- Metal rack that came with your Instant Pot
How to Make Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata
You only need a few minutes to throw this frittata together, then you can finish getting ready for the day while your Instant Pot does the rest of the work.
Step 1: Prepare Egg Mixture
First, you’ll whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, and the spices.
Step 2: Prepare Filling
Next, you’ll spray your 7-inch round pan with non-stick cooking spray and add chopped tomato, chopped bacon, and fresh spinach leaves.
For the bacon, you can buy pre-cooked, but I always bake a pound of bacon on weekends when I make our big Saturday breakfast. I line two cookie sheets with aluminum foil (to make clean up easier), lay the bacon out so that the pieces don’t overlap, then place in a COLD oven.
Turn the oven on and set the temperature to 400 degrees. Bake 18-22 minutes. My oven gets them to a perfect crisp in 20 minutes.
Step 3: Combine
Now, just pour the egg mixture over the tomato, bacon, and spinach.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil or lid.
Step 4: Cook
Place your metal rack/trivet in the bottom of your Instant Pot liner and add one and a half cups of water. Then, place the pan on the rack, secure the Instant Pot lid and make sure the valve is set to “sealing.”
Cook on high pressure (use either the “Manual” or “Pressure” button, depending on your model) for 15 minutes. Quick release the pressure when the timer beeps and carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot once the pressure has fully released.
Remove your Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata to a plate to serve.
Slice the frittata as you would a pie.
Ready to make your own Instant Pot BLT Frittata? Here’s the recipe card with exact measurements.
Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata
- 6 eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- ½ cup tomato chopped
- ¼ cup cooked bacon chopped
- Whisk eggs, heavy cream, and spices.
- Spray a 7 inch round pan with non-stick cooking spray and add spinach, tomato and bacon to the pan. Pour egg mixture over the BLT layer.
- Cover the pan with aluminum foil or lid.
- Add 1 ½ cups of water to the Instant Pot.
- Place pan on a trivet and lower into the pressure cooker.
- Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing position.
- Set to a manual high time for 15 minutes. When the cooking time has finished, do a quick release and then remove the pan from the Instant Pot.
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17 thoughts on “Instant Pot Tomato Bacon Spinach Frittata”
Can I use regular milk? They were sold out of cream at the store today.
Sorry that I didn’t see this sooner Kristin. You can use milk instead of cream but the result will be less rich. To offset this, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon butter.
did you use a springform pan for this reipe
I didn’t, but you can and it would make removing the frittata from the pan much easier.
Made this thissmorning and it was very good. I used milk instead of cream and it came out great. I think next time I’ll use sausage instead of bacon just for variety. Maybe add a little cheddar also. Thank you for this recipe.
Can I use a round glass Pyrex bowl instead of a pan
Yes! I use Pyrex in my IP all the time. They work great.
Mmm… I think I just heard my tummy growl. lol. Thank you for making me hungry!
Just wondering if you can substitute milk for the heavy cream. I don’t ever have any in the house
Made it twice this week already. So good and so easy
I made this yesterday for Sunday Breakfast. I did cook (baked) the bacon prior to placing in recipe. Delicious!!! Fast!!! and I believe you could alter it to your taste. Cooked broccoli for spinach, Add some mushrooms or peppers for more color and change up seasonings.
very tasty, I added some grated cheddar and it was a big hit with Family. Thanks for sharing
Is the bacon cooked first before adding to the other ingredients in pot?
Yes, updating the recipe to specify.
Shouldn’t the back n be cooked first?
Yes! Thanks for commenting. Just realized that isn’t specified in the recipe. Updating it now for clarification.
This sounds great. I look forward to trying it! Thank you for sharing your successes!