SAUSAGE & PEPPER FRITTATA


If you cannot tell, I love the combination of Sausage and Peppers. I am pretty much on a mission to incorporate it into every and any dish I can. 🙂 We’ve talked about frittatas before on my blog. Their simplicity. Their deliciousness. Their ability to hold any flavors. This week’s breakfast is a delicious Italian Sausage & Pepper Frittata that is sure to fill you up and make you happy!

SAUSAGE & PEPPER FRITTATA

Servings: 5 | Calories per Serving: 204

INGREDIENTS:

🍳 2 Italian Sausage Links – I use Hot

🍳 2 Roma Tomatoes

🍳 1 Cup Frozen Pepper Onion Mix 

🍳 5 Large Eggs

🍳 5 Fresh Basil Leaves

🍳 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley

DIRECTIONS:

🍳 Pan fry the sausage links until they are cooked on the inside.

🍳 While those cook up, slice the roma tomato, measure out the frozen veggies, and whisk the eggs in a bowl.

🍳 Roughly chop the herbs.

🍳 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

🍳 Slice the sausage and place at the bottom of a circular pan.

🍳 Then lay the roma tomato and the veggies on top.

🍳 Pour the eggs into the pan.

🍳 Place herbs on top.

🍳 Cook for 25 minutes.

🍳 Slice into 5 pieces.

🍳 Eat and enjoy!

PASTA & PEAS BREAKFAST

A lot of people don’t think about having pasta for breakfast. I never did at least. I saw someone eating eggs and pasta on instagram and it looked delicious and so I thought “Why not?” I made some pasta with veggies cooked in lemon juice and fresh herbs and it only gets even more delicious when you break that runny yolk to coat the dish! Enjoy!

PASTA & PEAS BREAKFAST

Servings: 5 | Calories per Serving: 237

INGREDIENTS:

🍳 7 Ounces Whole Grain Rotini Noodles

🍳 1 Cup Peas (I used frozen.)

🍳 3/4 Cup Diced Peppers & Onions (I used frozen.)

🍳 3 Pieces Sundried Tomatoes

🍳 1/8 Cup Lemon Juice

🍳 1/2 Cup Parsley

🍳 8 Basil Leaves

🍳 Black Pepper and Red Pepper

🍳 5 Eggs

DIRECTIONS:

🍳 In a pot of boiling water, pour in the rotini noodles. Stir it every now and then, so the noodles don’t stick together.

🍳 Chop the sundried tomatoes, parsley and basil leaves.

🍳 In a skillet set on medium heat, cook the lemon juice, peas, peppers, onions, sundried tomatoes, parsley, basil, red pepper and black pepper. Mix well.

🍳 Once the noodles are done, drain them and add to the skillet with the veggies. Mix well and let sit for a couple minutes.

🍳 Plate or put the veggie/pasta mixture into containers. Clean out the skillet.

🍳 Cook the 5 eggs however you’d like. I enjoy mine over easy. Sprinkle black pepper and red pepper on top of the eggs while they cook.

🍳 Top the pasta and veggie mixture with one egg each.

🍳 Gobble it down!

SWEET POTATO & GREEN CHILE BREAKFAST

Who doesn’t love a good Mexican inspired breakfast? Breakfast burritos are about all we see when it comes to this delicious genre, so I want to change it up a bit. Combine sweet potatoes with the fresh taste of green chiles and over easy eggs and you’ve got one heck of a fun way to start out your day. Plus, its so filling you won’t believe its less than 170 calories per serving!

SWEET POTATO & GREEN CHILE BREAKFAST

Servings: 5 | Calories per Serving: 169

INGREDIENTS:

》 2 Large Sweet Potatoes

 2 Cans Green Chiles

 2 Roma Tomatoes

 1/3 Large Red Onion

 5 Large Eggs

 Black Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

 Diced the sweet potatoes in bite size pieces.

 In a large skillet, add the potatoes and water and boil the potatoes.

 Chop the roma tomatoes and red onion while the potatoes cook.

 Once the potatoes are soft, drain and add the green chiles, tomatoes, and red onion.

 Roast the veggies for 10 minutes. Mix them every few minutes.

 Empty the skillet into 5 containers/plates.

 Crack the eggs into the same skillet set at medium heat. Sprinkle black pepper over them as they cook.

 Once they are to your liking place one egg on top of each dish.

 Eat up!

POTATO & TOMATO FRITTATA

Frittatas could be my favorite breakfast food to make, especially during the week. It requires little effort and not much time. Plus, you can put any flavor you want in it whether it be super simple or creative. This week I get it simple. 4 ingredients and a few herbs later and you’ve got a delicious and filling breakfast for the week! Potatoes, tomatoes and bell peppers. Classic breakfast flavors!

POTATO & TOMATO FRITTATA

Servings: 5 | Calories per Serving: 157

INGREDIENTS:

🍅 3 Red Potatoes

🍅 2 Roma Tomatoes

🍅 1 Green Bell Pepper

🍅 5 Eggs

🍅 Black Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder (1/2 Tablespoon Each)

DIRECTIONS:

🍅 Chop the potatoes in half and place into boiling water.

🍅 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

🍅 While those boil, slice the tomatoes into large round pieces and the bell pepper into strips.

🍅 Whisk together the eggs, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder.

🍅 Once the potatoes are done cooking, drain and let cool.

🍅 Slice the potatoes into large round pieces. Place at the bottom of a round pan.

🍅 Place the tomatoes on top, then the bell pepper.

🍅 Pour the egg mixture over the veggies.

🍅 Cook for 15 minutes or until eggs aren’t runny anymore.

🍅 Slice into 5 pieces and devour every day!

SPICY BEAN & FRESH CADO BREAKFAST

It seems sometimes it can be hard to come up with Mexican inspired breakfasts, so I figured with the warming months coming it would be a perfect idea to do a Mexican inspired breakfast dish! With a spicy bean mixture that includes cayenne, lime juice and cumin, fresh avocado, and cilantro you can’t go wrong with this dish. You will start off your day right by eating something happy, healthy, and filling!

SPICY BEAN & FRESH CADO BREAKFAST

Servings: 5 | Calories per Serving: 239

INGREDIENTS:

🥑 1 Can Black Beans

🥑 5 Roma Tomatoes

🥑 1 Jalapeno Pepper

🥑 1/4 Cup Lime Juice

🥑 Cayenne, Black Pepper, Cumin

🥑 1.25 Avocado

🥑 5 Large Eggs

🥑 Fresh Cilantro

DIRECTIONS:

🥑 Drain the black beans, cut the roma tomatoes and jalapeno.

🥑 Put the beans, tomatoes and jalapeno in a skillet with the lime juice, cayenne pepper powder, black pepper and cumin. Cook on medium heat.

🥑 In a different pan, cook the 5 eggs on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until your desired level. I prefer my eggs runny.

🥑 Once both are done, separate into 5 plates or containers.

🥑 Add 1/4 of a fresh avocado and fresh cilantro.

🥑 Devour!

SAUSAGE ONION & CHEESE FRITTATA

Sometimes you just don’t have to the time to make some extravagant breakfast for the morning or the week! That’s where frittatas come in handy. You can put anything in them, they’re easy and quick. This week, I decided to reign it back in and keep it simple. Sausage, onions and cheese. Simple, no hassle, yet still tasty every morning!

SAUSAGE ONION & CHEESE FRITTATA

Servings: 5 | Calories per Serving: 370

INGREDIENTS:

🍳 10 Large Eggs

🍳 10 Ounces of Breakfast Sausage (Like Jimmy Dean’s)

🍳 1 Medium Yellow Onion

🍳 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

🍳 Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Chives

DIRECTIONS:

🍳 In a skillet, cook the breakfast sausage until it is fully cooked.

🍳 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

🍳 Place the sausage at the bottom of a round pan. I used a 12 inch pan.

🍳 Roughly chop the onions and place on top of the sausage.

🍳 In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.

🍳 Pour the eggs into the round pan.

🍳 Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.

🍳 Lastly, top with the chives.

🍳 Cook for 20-25 minutes or until eggs aren’t runny anymore.

🍳 Cut and devour!

SPICY SAUSAGE BREAKFAST SAMMIE

I hate to say it, but the McDonald’s Sausage Egg Cheese McMuffin is pretty freakin’ tasty. I was craving it this week, but I know it is way too bad for me to have, especially on a daily basis. Their’s is 470 and mine is 355! That’s quite the difference. I, like always, wanted to change things up a bit, so I added red pepper, spicy pepper jack cheese, and chives to top it off! This is a great and filling way to start your day!

SPICY SAUSAGE BREAKFAST SAMMIE

Servings: 1 | Calories per Serving: 335

INGREDIENTS:

🐖 1 Ounce Pork Breakfast Sausage

🐖 1 Large Egg

🐖 1 Slice Pepper Jack Cheese

🐖 1 English Muffin

🐖 Red Pepper, Black Pepper, and Chives

DIRECTIONS:

🐖 In a bowl whisk the egg and black pepper well.

🐖 Heat a skillet to medium heat and place a circular egg shaper on the skillet. If you don’t have an egg shaper like the below, they come in packs of 2 for $3 at Kitchen Collection or you can something around to help shape the egg. Be creative! This will help keep the egg the same size as the muffin, so it doesn’t spill out.

🐖 Cook the egg for a few minutes on one side.

🐖 Lift the egg shaper up. The egg should stand on its own.

🐖 Flip the egg over for 15 seconds, then set aside on a plate.

🐖 Form a 1 ounce patty of breakfast sausage. Sprinkle red pepper on each side. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side in the same skillet.

🐖 Once the sausage is done, let it sit on a paper towel, so it can soak up the grease and not make your muffin soggy.

🐖 Take the English muffin and place the egg on the bottom, then the sausage, and then place the cheese on top.

🐖 Sprinkle some chives onto the cheese and top with the other half of the English muffin.

🐖 Heat up for 25 seconds in the microwave and then eat up!