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Zesty Sausage Breakfast Frittata

Submitted by: | Source: libragay42

Zesty Sausage Breakfast Frittata
2011-06-11 Other
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Frittatas are SO easy to make, and the beauty of them, is you can use whatever you have on hand or what you like best. This was my breakfast this morning and took me no time to put together.

  • Servings: About 4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 - 25 minutes
  • Total Time: About 1/2 hour


1 lb Roll Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage
½ Small Vidalia Onion, small diced (about ½ cup
3 oz can Diced Green Chilies
6 Large Eggs
¼ cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
¾ cup Quesadilla Blend Shredded Cheese
Salt & Pepper, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. In an ovenproof skillet (I used my medium sized cast iron skillet) cook and chop the breakfast sausage until browned and in small pieces.

*** NOTE: Jimmy Dean sausage is very lean and has almost no fat that cooks out. If using a different brand or type of sausage, you may need to drain excess fat, at this point. ***

3. Add the diced onion and cook for a couple minutes more, until onions are translucent. Add the green chilies and stir to combine; remove from the heat and level out the meat mixture.

4. In a large bowl, crack the 6 eggs and add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until well blended, add the cheddar and 1/4 cup of the quesadilla blend cheese; stir to combine.

*** NOTE: I personally did not add any salt, as the cheese and sausage has plenty, but did add a generous amount of fresh ground pepper. ***

5. Pour the egg and cheese mixture over the sausage mixture and cook in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are set.

6. In the last few minutes of cooking, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup quesadilla blend cheese on top to melt. Remove from oven, slice in wedges and serve immediately.