Italian Frittata | Homemade Brunch Recipes

Good news: winter is almost over. Bad news: no football for another seven months. If you ask us, we’ll take the end of winter over more football games, but it does put a small damper on the weekend to not have any games to look forward to. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t still make your weekends full of fun. Instead of huddling around a TV with your friends, try huddling around a breakfast table! This Italian frittata combines delicious turkey sausage with eggs, vegetables, and cheese to make a creamy breakfast main course.

Feel free to exclude the cheese if you are dairy free, and to use a meat substitute if you are vegetarian. The great thing about this Italian frittata is that you can really add a wide variety of ingredients and still turn out a great dish with very little fuss.

We’ve also included a creamy latte you can make with some standard kitchen equipment. If you have a Nespresso machine or another piece of equipment which can steam milk, feel free to use that instead! The recipe below is for those of you who don’t have an espresso maker in home, but still would love that creamy feel of a latte to enjoy your brunch.

Italian Frittata Recipe

italian frittata ingredients (serves 6):

  • 12 Eggs
  • 4 ounces Turkey Italian Sausage
  • 1 C Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 medium Red Onion
  • 1/2 C Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 2 T Olive Oil, divided
  • Salt, Pepper, and Red Chili Flake to taste

italian frittata directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large, oven-safe skillet, crumble and cook the turkey sausage until it has been cooked through. Remove to a bowl or plate.
  3. While the turkey is cooking, chop your tomatoes and onions to bite size pieces.
  4. Add 1 T of olive oil to the same pan the turkey cooked in, and add the vegetables. Cook over medium-low to medium heat, and allow the onions to caramelize as the tomatoes cook down slowly. After the vegetables have started to change color, season with a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
  5. While the vegetables cook, whisk all the eggs until well beaten. Season with a large pinch of salt and pepper, and red chili flake, if using. Stir in the cheese.
  6. When the vegetables have cooked, add the second tablespoon of oil to the pan, and spread around the skillet.
  7. Add the egg and cheese mixture, as well as the turkey, to the same pan as the vegetables. Stir once to combine, and then allow to cook without moving until the outside of the eggs have just set, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  8. Transfer the pan to the oven, and cook until the center of the Italian frittata has just set. Depending on pan size, this can take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. This is somewhat like cooking a cheesecake; you want the center to jiggle slightly but be cooked through when you remove it from the oven.
  9. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes, then turn onto a plate and serve.