Facing a fridge full of random leftovers? There’s no need to toss them out when you can create a delicious leftovers frittata with what you have in your crisper! The exception being the really dead veg, throw them out. Ew.

This frittata recipe easily lends itself to adaptation – add chopped roast vegetables or even diced cold meats. It’s all going to be made fabulously tasty, trust us.

Fridge emptied? Let’s get started!

Leftovers Frittata Recipe


  • 1 x 250g pack Tilda Steamed Pure Basmati rice
  • 150g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 100g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 4 medium sized eggs
  • 100g Mature Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C . If you can, use an oven-safe skillet for this recipe. However, if you don’t have an oven safe skillet, you can always use a greased cake tin or pie dish.
  2. Using a non stick 21cm oven-proof skillet, add the oil to the pan with the chopped tomatoes and onion (or any other vegetables you may want to use up). Fry the vegetables over medium heat until softened.
  3. Heat the rice according to pack instructions. Mix the rice with the tomatoes, add the peas, eggs and half of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (If not using a skillet, pour this mixture into your cake tin or pie dish, spreading it out over the surface.)
  4. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Put the whole skillet (make sure it’s oven-proof) into the oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden. The edges may brown before the centre does, do keep an eye on it to prevent it from burning!
  5. Let sit for five minutes before slicing the frittata into wedges and serve with a green salad on the side.

This frittata is an original recipe from Tilda and will serve four as a meal.

Frittata makes for an awesome option for brunch, lunch or even a quick mid-week dinner. This recipe will have you feeling all the smug feels from using the food you likely would have otherwise thrown out AND it’s delicious. No one will be any the wiser they’re eating leftovers.

For even more ideas on what to do with your leftovers, see our 9 Ways To Use Leftovers! Finding making dinner a real struggle? Here’s 10 Easy Dinner Ideas For When You Can’t Be Bothered To Cook. Believe us when we say we know only too well that the struggle of the dinner-time hustle can be real!


South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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