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Chorizo & Pepper Frittata

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
Looking to start your day with a little spice? Try this fun frittata with any variety of chorizo sausage.


  • 6 oz fresh chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 4 oz queso fresco, crumbled


  • Coat large nonstick skillet with ovenproof handle with cooking spray. Cook chorizo over medium heat, breaking into crumbles, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Pour off drippings. Add bell pepper to skillet; saute until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Pour in eggs; mix lightly and sprinkle with cilantro. Gently scramble eggs over medium heat 1 minute. Cover and cook until eggs are almost set, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Uncover skillet; sprinkle with cheese. Broil about 6 inches away from heat until eggs are completely set in center, 2 to 3 minutes. Cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
  Calories from Fat 134 (44%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(40%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(151%)Cholesterol 454mg
(22%)Sodium 516mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(44%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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