Summer Slow Cooker Frittata

This slow cooker frittata is bursting with grated zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, basil and prosciutto then topped with a simple arugula salad. Great for a summer breakfast or dinner!

I’m totally that person that associates the slow cooker with winter. It literally makes zero sense if you think about it. It’s a small counter-top appliance that barely gives off any heat. Why would you want to use that in the winter and not in the summer when the house is scorching and turning on the oven only exacerbates the heat situation.

Yeah, you wouldn’t. Which is why me and some of my best blogging girlfriends are back this month with 5 healthy summer slow cooker meals!

More summer slow cooker ideas: slow cooker bbq peach pulled chicken | slow cooker honey garlic ginger chicken
This slow cooker frittata is bursting with grated zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, basil and prosciutto then topped with a simple arugula salad. Great for a summer breakfast or dinner!

I’m bringing a slow cooker frittata to the table. Frittatas are one of my go to easy dinners when all else fails. They’re awesome for “clean out the fridge” type meals but with a little planning, they can also make one heck of a put together dinner to impress.

A Summer Frittata that's made right in the slow cooker!

Before we get into this summer slow cooker frittata let’s take a look at what everyone else whipped up!

Healthy Summer Slow Cooker Meals

Eating Bird Food – Slow Cooker Ratatouille

Load your summer farmers market haul into the slow cooker for a delicious ratatouille that you can use in a variety of ways. Serve as a side, over pasta or bread, with a grilled protein or even in an omelet.

Slow Cooker Ratatouille

The Healthy Maven – Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

No need to order takeout with this Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken. Perfectly tart and sweet all at the same time, this easy, one-pot dinner recipe is sure to be a family favorite!

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Caribbean flavors come together in this delicious slow cooker pulled chicken that’s topped with a simple fresh mango salsa. Make it a light, yet hearty meal by piling this flavorful chicken into your lettuce wraps, top with your favorite add-ons, and devouring!

Slow Cooker Caribbean Pulled Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Food Faith Fitness – Slow Cooker Mango Chicken and Sweet Potato Bowls

This whole30 approved slow cooker mango chicken has a sweet mango coconut sauce and sweet potatoes! It’s a healthy, one pot meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights!

Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

Back to the frittata…

It hasn’t quite hit yet, but it’s coming. The zucchini inundation that is. In a month or so I guarantee you’re at some point going to find yourself with more zucchini than you know what to do with. This recipe uses up a whole large one to help you make a dent in that stash.

Add some sun dried tomatoes, basil, prosciutto (imported- always!) and parmesan (unless you want to keep things paleo) and this slow cooker frittata is bursting with summer flavor.

Keep the oven off with this Summer Slow Cooker Frittata bursting with zucchini, tomatoes, basil and prosciutto.

Make sure everyone gets a bit of the simple arugula salad on top for a refreshing peppery bite and you’ll be happy you dragged the slow cooker out of it’s usual summer hibernation.

Yields 4

Summer Slow Cooker Frittata

This slow cooker frittata is bursting with grated zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, basil and prosciutto then topped with a simple arugula salad. Great for a summer breakfast or dinner!

10 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 large zucchini, grated and excess water squeezed out
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup baby arugula
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Whisk eggs and milk together in a large bowl.
  2. Add zucchini, 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, basil, prosciutto, parmesan if using and spices to the bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Line a 6.5 quart slow cooker with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat for about 3 hours until the middle of the frittata is set.
  5. Remove by lifting the edges of the parchment paper out of the slow cooker.
  6. Whisk olive oil and vinegar together in a small bowl. Add arugula and remaining 2 tablespoons of sun dried tomatoes, toss until combined.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes, top with arugula salad then slice and serve.
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13 Comments

  1. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I’m totally that person who thinks that slow cookers are a winter thing, but then you made your point about them giving off hardly any heat and what good is that in the winter and I’m sitting here thinking “duh”! Time to dust it off and put it to use with this frittata! Love the Italian flavors in it!

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  2. Laura

    That is a fantastic idea! I never would have thought to try a frittata in the slow cooker.
    I can’t wait to try this. Looks so perfect to make for a picnic!

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  3. Cassie Autumn Tran

    Foundja on The Healthy Maven and Food Faith Fitness, and I just could not pass on seeking for this frittata recipe! I bet this would be perfect for meal prep or for serving at a group brunch party! Frittatas in a slow cooker–who knew, right?!

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  4. Linda | Brunch-n-Bites

    I, like you, always associate slow cooker with Fall/Wintery food and September is time where I dust off my slow cooker. But I guess I should start early this year. I mean…this frittata sounds awesome! And what’s not to love with slow cooking?

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  5. Carmela

    I just loved this recipe!!! I really want to try this, but my slow cooker is broken. What can I use instead of it???

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      You could definitely make this in the oven. I’d try 375 degrees and just bake until eggs are set.

      Reply

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