This Sausage, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata makes an easy, one pan dinner or breezy brunch. High protein, low carb, gluten-free and easy to make!
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I go through breakfast phases. Sometimes I drink smoothies for days. Weekends are for waffles or sweet potato hash. But I always find myself returning to eggs. Whether it is my quick and easy make ahead egg muffins or this caramelized onion and kale frittata that I shared last year. Frittatas aren’t just for breakfast though. They make a great addition to brunch, and even make an easy, light dinner. One night I had no clue what I was going to make. I opened the fridge and my eyes landed on a carton of eggs and a package of sausage that I needed to use. Perfect.
Eggs are a staple in my house, but one thing I have always been concerned about is making sure that I buy cage free eggs. When I was in college and learned that most hens in commercial egg farms are kept in tiny cages and not allowed to move around, I decided that I would use my money as my vote and buy eggs from companies that allowed their hens to move around and engage in natural behaviors. Not only is it better for the chickens, but I really think it makes the eggs better, plus I feel better about supporting a farm that is in line with my values. Luckily these days it is getting easier and easier to find eggs from cage free hens. My local Fred Meyer carries the Kroger Co. Family of Stores Cage Free Eggs, which means that I can always find them.
This Sausage, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata makes a great breakfast, brunch or dinner.
Feeling good about where my eggs came from, I whipped up this frittata and served it with a green salad for dinner. I kept the leftovers in the fridge and ate it for breakfast and lunch during the week. Sometimes a simple meal is the best!
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Sausage, Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata
- 8 eggs I used Kroger Co. Family of Stores Cage Free Eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 ounces soft goat cheese chevre, crumbled
- 1 large sweet onion thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 4 garlic cloves finely minced
- 4 sausage links cut crossways into coins (I used precooked chicken sausage)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher Salt
- fresh cracked pepper
- red pepper flakes
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Whisk together the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper, then whisk in the goat cheese. Set aside.
- Heat an oven proof skillet over medium heat.
- When hot, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add the onion and bell pepper, season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
- Sauté until starting to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add the sausage and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until sausage is browned.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Brush the sides of the pan with olive oil, then pour in the egg mixture. Allow the eggs to cook on the stovetop until the edges start to set and pull away from the pan, about 5 minutes, then transfer to the oven.
- Keep a close eye on the frittata, bake until just set, about 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and transfer frittata to a cutting board, allow to sit for a few minutes. Cut and serve.
Kristen Kennedy says
This is the third time I’ve come back to this recipe. It’s just so good and now my friends request that I make it and share! I use green peppers always. I am usually not a fan but they’re great in this recipe. Thank you for sharing the yumminess!
Yay, I am so happy to hear that!
Tracy | Baking Mischief says
Absolutely agree! I always enjoy my food more when I feel good about where it came from. This frittata looks SO good. Talk about a perfect way to start your morning. 😉 Pinning!
Thanks so much Tracy!
Allie | In This Kitchen says
I need to remember frittatas for when I need to use up my eggs! I use them for baking all the time and then somehow forget to actually just *eat* them as eggs. I cannot get enough red pepper though so I really want to make this. These would make great pizza toppings too… haha.
Yes, it is a great way to use up extra eggs! Thanks Allie, I hope you enjoy it!
#goatcheeseislife <3 <3 I will definitely be making this soon!
-Clarissa @ The View From Here
Yasss. Agree. Thanks Clarissa!
Rahul @samosastreet.com says
What a great, wholesome and easy meal this is!
Thanks so much Rahul!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
Eggs are a total staple in my house and I’m lost without them when we run out.
I love how easy this frittata is!
Me too Nicole, I keep them on hand always. Thanks lady!
Amanda @ The Pretend Baker says
Yummmm! I love eggs. Eggs fried in butter and toast are a dinner staple in our house. There’s an amazing little farm that just leaves dozens of egg in a mini fridge on their farm for us to go pick them up. They’re ENORMOUS and the yolks are SO orange. There’s definitely a difference in flavor. This looks like such a great way to have breakfast for dinner:D
Yes, that is one of my favorite way to eat eggs too! You can totally tell the difference with good eggs. Thanks Amanda!
Stephanie|The Foodie and The Fix says
This frittata looks delicious, Meghan! I’m pretty much a sucker for anything that includes goat cheese, so there’s that 🙂 Btw, I recently shopped at a Fred Meyer for the first time (in Soldotna) and loved it, they had EVERYTHING! Fun fact, I used to always think it was just a jewelry store…lol – Anyway, hope you’re having a great time in NYC!
Yes, me too, I can eat goat cheese any time. And yay, I’m glad you get to shop at Fred Meyer now! When I was growing up in Alaska it was one of the only places to shop! Thanks Stephanie!
Alice Martin says
wanna try it for sure
It looks delicious, I love any kind of frittata. And I am so glad that cage keeping is not allowed anymore in Germany. I was shocked to see a documentary about it a few years ago before they stopped that. I buy most of my eggs directly from somebody here in the village who has lots and lots of hens.
Thank you Adina! That is so great that keeping the chickens in cages is not legal in Germany, I hope we get there someday here too!
Ashlyn // Dollop Of Yum says
Sausage, red pepper, and goat cheese sound amazing in a frittata! I never think of frittatas when I need an easy dinner, but I definitely need to start making them! Looks amazing Meghan. 🙂
Breakfast is somehow such a difficult meal to plan for, and it’s always good to have new ideas. Or maybe just to be reminded of old ones. This frittata looks fantastic.
Yes, so true! Thanks Allyson!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
Hubby and I always have eggs, always! And I love a good frittata! Such a great way to use odds and ends in the fridge and perfect for breakfast or dinner with a side salad. Can’t go wrong with goat cheese in there, either! One of my faves 🙂 Great recipe, Meghan!
Thank you so much Dawn! Eggs are such a great staple to have on hand!