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Smoked Salmon Frittata and Staying in Shape While On A Cruise

Smoked salmon frittata is a delicious baked egg dish, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner! Inspired by a smoked salmon quiche, this smoked salmon frittata with goat cheese and dill is lighter, and so easy to make! Easy salmon recipes like this one are always family favorites.

skillet with cooked egg loaded with cheese and salmon

Disclosure: This Smoked Salmon Frittata recipe post was inspired by and created in partnership with Princess Cruises.

Working out with a friend makes exercising so much more enjoyable, at least for me it does. I don’t normally have the opportunity to work out with friends (although, the trainers at my gym are my friends so I guess I do work out with friends every day). Recently when I was cruising with my dear friend Heidi, we made a promise to each other that we would get up every morning and get some exercise in. I was so happy to have someone on the same page as me, as well as someone who would make sure I got out of bed and got moving, even when I didn’t really want to.

island view from cruise ship

The running deck was the perfect place to start our mornings. It wasn’t overly crowded, but there were a few walkers, runners and coffee drinkers enjoying the fresh morning air and peaceful ocean view.

Princess Cruise Ship

The running deck was my peronal favorite place to exercise, but there was also a fitness center on the ship packed with machines, classes and free weights. Something for everyone!

Before leaving for our cruise, Heidi found us a quick workout that we ended up doing each day, along with our 2-3 mile run. She happened to find it on Cat Cora’s website. I’ve mentioned Cat Cora was also on our cruise and we got to meet her during several events on the trip. The workout is from Cat’s trainer, Jenny Schatzle, and she calls it “10 minutes on the go”. It is the perfect travel workout!

I don’t know about you, but getting in a good sweat session while traveling can feel even better than it does at home! #makesroomforfoodandwine (because let’s be real, it was all about the food and wine on our cruise!)

Cruise Workout Collage

So this was funny…of course I had to tell Cat we were doing her workout every morning. She loved it and told me her trainer would be over the top happy when she told her. In fact, she ended up pulling out her phone and asking me to send her trainer Jenny a quick video saying hello and telling her about our cruise workouts myself.

Cat Cora

People, Iron Chef Cat Cora pulled out her phone and took a video of me to send to her trainer. (Insert red faced, big eyed emoticon right here.) So yea, that kind of made my day.

After every workout, we hit breakfast red faced and feeling good. I’ve already told you about my favorite breakfast that I helped myself to every morning while cruising with Princess.

Today’s Smoked Salmon Frittata recipe is inspired by a Smoked Salmon Quiche I had one morning as well.

I love quiche and have a hard time not ordering it when out for breakfast. I don’t really make quiche at home, but I do make plenty of frittatas so it was easy enough to pull together this version of something I enjoyed while on my trip. When I’m traveling, I am always inspired by the food I eat. I love coming home to make my own (usually lighter) versions.

plate of cooked egg loaded with cheese and salmon

I made this Smoked Salmon Frittata with Goat Cheese and Dill over the weekend and my daughter LOVED it. My husband, son and I did too, enjoying it as our lunch. It really comes together simply, as all frittatas do – perfect for lazy weekend brunching or a quick weeknight dinner paired up with a light arugula salad.

cooked egg loaded with cheese and salmon

No excuses – make this smoked salmon frittata recipe, and get in a couple of 10 minute on-the-go workouts this week.

With the Thanksgiving feast approaching we will all be in need both!

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving everyone!

skillet with cooked egg loaded with cheese and salmon


Smoked Salmon Frittata and Staying in Shape While On A Cruise

  • Author: Aggie's Kitchen
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Oven/Stovetop

Smoked salmon frittata is a delicious baked egg dish, perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner! Inspired by a smoked salmon quiche, this smoked salmon frittata with goat cheese and dill is lighter, and so easy to make!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 10 inch nonstick skillet.
  3. Add 4 oz sliced salmon (broken into pieces) into skillet. Whisk 6 eggs with milk well until light and frothy. Gently add the eggs into the skillet and let set, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Season egg mixture with dill, salt and pepper. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese evenly over top of frittata, then carefully place under broiler. Let cook under broiler 4-6 minutes until eggs are set and fluffy and slightly browned.
  5. Take out of oven, let cook slighlty then slice into 4 even trianges to serve.

Inspired by a smoked salmon quiche, this smoked salmon frittata with goat cheese and dill is lighter and so easy to make!

(Disclosure: I was a guest of Princess Cruises for this cruise and am being compensated for my time to share it with you. All opinions expressed are my own.)

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35 comments on “Smoked Salmon Frittata and Staying in Shape While On A Cruise”

  1. You are definitely right a good sweat session when you are on a cruise definitely helps #makesroomforfoodandwine! 🙂 
    So cool you got to meet Cat Cora – and even more cool that she took a video of you, you rockstar!

  2. I run every morning, but I don’t know if I’d have it in me to do while on vacation. I applaud you guys! And I want this frittata so badly!!

    • Oh it’s hard for sure, if I was with my family (aka stay in bed as long as possible) I’m not sure if I would have had the motivation to get up. My friend made it so much more fun! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Good for you guys to exercise every morning on the cruise.  It really is easier when you have a friend sweating alongside you.  This smoked salmon is frittata would be such a great thing to make when we have family here during the holidays!

  4. Totally going to use the workout routine for my next cruise! And I love this…turning a quiche into a frittata is such a great idea!

    • I’m going to use it next time I’m staying in a hotel and don’t feel like using their gym. I’m too lazy to make quiche at home, though I love it! Thanks Julie 🙂

  5. Next time we need to cruise together… you can keep me inline 😉  Love the frittata!!

  6. Funny to read this as I’m writing about the best ways to relax (aka be lazy) on a cruise 😉
    I loved that Cat Cora videoed you!! You inspire me!

    • That made me laugh Kristen, I think relaxing is definitely the priority 😉 You know I was trembling and ridiculously giggling through my words during that video!

  7. So much fun! Can you invite me next time, k thanks! I love that Cat Cora pulled out the camera on you. What a fun memory! And your frittata looks perfect. My kind of food. 

  8. Oh, my gosh, what a fun time, Aggie!!! SO neat that you got to meet Cat Cora 🙂 And this frittata? You’ve combined my two favorite ingredients to up my protein–eggs and salmon. THIS will happen at my house soon!!!

  9. After just recently cruising for the first time (on the Ruby Princess, same as your trip!), I think that working out should be a requirement to cruising. All that food! Your trip and exercise routine look perfect. And so does this smoked salmon frittata! 

  10. Looks like it was a great trip! And that frittata looks divine – I love anything with goat cheese and my kids love smoked salmon. Gotta make this! 

  11. LOVE that you made a frittata. Great idea! You always inspire me with your exercise! It does make traveling (and eating) so much more enjoyable though! Been LOVING your cruise posts, Aggie!

  12. It looks like it was truly an amazing experience.  I can’t function without my daily exercise so I love how you were able to fit it in!  Cat Cora?!  Lucky girl!  Female chefs are always such an inspiration to me; I would have loved to met her!  This frittata is perfect.  Smoked salmon is one of my all time favorites. Have a great holiday Aggie!

  13. This looks so delicious. We love making frittatas for an easy dinner and adore this one with that goat cheese and salmon! I love your tips for staying in shape while on a cruise, too! I should get better with working out when traveling and will keep your tips in mind for encouragement 🙂

  14. This looks so good. My family would love this!

  15. Respect for doing your daily exercises on a cruise. Also that frittata looks delicious! I love smoked salmon. On a bagel, in a pasta, in a frittata or just right out of the pack 😛

  16. So dreamy and delicious!!  Want this fab Frittata!

  17. So awesome that you were able to get in your workouts to enjoy all of the amazing cruise food even more. Love this frittata. Mmm, goat cheese!

  18. I was so impressed with you and Heidi during our cruise!!! You ladies kicked booty!!! Ps: I miss you. I want this frittata and I want to dance to DJ Romeo with you.

  19. I’ve been wondering what I would cook for breakfast on Thanksgiving and I’m so glad I found this! It’s light and fresh, plus there’s goat cheese so it’s a BIG win in my book.

  20. This was really delicious! My guests loved it! Only modifications I did was to add cherry tomatoes!