Cheddary Sausage Frittata

By Elrond

  • 4

  • eggs

  • 1/4

  • cup milk

  • 1

  • package (12 ounces) bulk pork breakfast sausage

  • 1

  • poblano pepper,* seeded and chopped

  • 1

  • cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese

  • *Poblano peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

  1. Preparation: 1.

  2. Preheat broiler.

  3. Combine eggs and milk in medium bowl; whisk until well blended. Set aside.

  4. Heat 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage; cook and stir 4 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up sausage with spoon. Drain sausage on paper towels; set aside.

  5. Add pepper to same skillet; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return sausage to skillet. Add egg mixture; stir until blended. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes or until eggs are almost set.

  6. Sprinkle cheese over frittata; broil 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into 4 wedges. Serve immediately.

  7. Smart Tip If skillet is not ovenproof, wrap handle in heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Information
Serving Size:
Sodium 660 mg
Protein 27 g

breakfast breakfast lunch brunch

6 replies

gorrilla 2011-01-15 10:36:05 -0600 Report

I like the sounds of this. May have to use my old home sausage recipe here, as it uses venison and Boston butts ground into the sausage. So low fat that you have to add oil to the skillet to get it to brown. Poblano is a fairly mild pepper, so it won't overpower the rest of the recipe. I just joined this group and the recipes are adding up to qute a book already!

carice 2010-08-29 09:39:44 -0500 Report

Thumbs up! Tried this for breakfast, used 1/2 Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage & 1/2 JD Sage Sausage, didn't have a poblano on hand so used a seeded Jalapeno ( seeded to make it milder) instead. Quick and Good! Also browned in the toaster oven, didn't heat up the big broiler. Made in a 10 inch skillet so adjusted time just a bit!

carmenrose 2010-08-20 21:37:59 -0500 Report

It sounds wonderful, although I will have to leave the pepper out or try it with less. Has anyone else tried it out yet?

Kornmeal 2010-08-18 08:23:42 -0500 Report

I don't use sausage (ground pork or turkey can be substituted) and no peppers. Since not using the sausage or peppers, a touch of sea salt and a pinch of white pepper will add some flavor. And for the ladies, a pinch of tumeric is good for us. I don't think the broiler is needed. Just put a lid on the pan and turn off the burner (or put on lowest heat briefly) after adding the cheese and it will melt and should finish cooking the eggs. That will save some energy from using the broiler. Of course maybe then it won't be considered a Frittata? If you want a Frittata, then by all means use the broiler, that will add a browning to the eggs.

tre 2010-01-25 01:30:19 -0600 Report

I will use Morning Star Breakfast starter,this is soy based and cuts the fat and sodium content. Sounds like a good breakfast.