This salmon frittata is packed with flavor from smoked salmon, capers, dill and goat cheese! Ready in just 30 minutes, this quick brunch recipe is perfect when you’re feeding a crowd.

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How do you make a salmon frittata?

Oh my is making a frittata easy! Here’s how simple it is:

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Whisk together 8–12 eggs
  • Add you mix-ins (smoked salmon, fresh herbs)
  • Barely eggs in a nonstick skillet just until large curds form
  • Top eggs with goat cheese
  • Bake eggs until set
  • Invert and enjoy!

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What to serve with a salmon frittata?

I love to serve any frittata, or egg dish for that matter, with a few breakfast staples.

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Smoked Salmon Frittata

  • Author: Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings (one 10-inch frittata) 1x


This Smoked Salmon Frittata, made with delicious lox, dill, lemon and capers, is incredibly easy to make, yet is elegant and stunning.


  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon each pepper and salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 8 ounces lox, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drain and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


Preheat oven to 375°.

Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and lemon zest until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute. Stir in salmon, green onions, dill and capers; set aside.

Heat olive oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add red onion and sauté for 3 minutes until crisp tender; lower heat to medium-low.

Pour egg mixture into skillet and increase heat to medium. Gently stir and pull eggs through pan with a rubber spatula until large curds form, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and drop goat cheese crumbles evenly over top of eggs.

Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 12–15 minutes until center is set. Remove skillet from oven and rest 5–7 minutes. Run a rubber spatula around edges of pan, flip and unmold onto large plate, invert once more onto serving patter.

Keywords: Smoked Salmon frittata, salmon and eggs recipe, smoked salmon breakfast

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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  1. Can you tell me how to make homemade lox/smoked salmon, please??..

    Thx so much..really want to make my own..