Dairy Farmers of Canada

Parsnip, Sharp Cheddar and Chard Frittata

by Christine Tizzard

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 6 servings
parsnip sharp cheddar and chard frittata


  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 parsnips peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of rainbow chard drained well and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cooked ham diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 18 % cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh herbs (parsley, basil, thyme, etc.) chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) Canadian Sharp Cheddar shredded
Placeholder alt


Sign up for our More Goodness rewards program for exclusive savings, recipes contests, offers and more. Register now to enter our Dairy Delicious year contest!



Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

In an oven-safe, non-stick pan over medium heat, sauté onion in olive oil until softened. Add garlic and parsnips, and cook until parsnips soften. Add chard, red pepper, jalapeño and ham. Stir to evenly combine and set aside.

Meanwhile, whisk eggs, cream, Dijon mustard and fresh herbs in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Lower the heat, pour egg mixture over vegetables and cook for a few minutes. Sprinkle Sharp Cheddar over the top and keep cooking on low heat until edges are just set.

Transfer to oven and cook until centre is set, about 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes, invert onto serving platter and enjoy!


Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss cheese, Gouda.

Learn more about

Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 327 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Fat: 22 g
Fibre: 4.6 g
Sodium: 649 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 24 % / 265 mg
Magnesium: 53 %
Selenium: 58 %
Vitamin A: 61 %
Vitamin C: 94 %