Portion SizeThis recipe will easily feed 2-people or 1-person with leftovers. If doubled (to 12-eggs) you should be able to serve 4 individuals, easily. I recommend using a 3-quart 9” pan if doubling the recipe. Also, keep in mind the cooking time will be a little longer too. Side items such as our Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe would be a delightful addition. Maybe toast with jam, hashbrowns, fruit or a garden salad would all work well to help stretch the meal – if you find you need to do so. The supplement dish may depend on what you choose to put into your frittata. A delicate tasting ham and cheese would pair up well with toast or hashbrowns. But if you went with hardier meat, such as sausage in this recipe you may want a green garden salad.
CostThe main cost of any frittata will be the eggs. The next expense will be from the mix-in options. At least this area you have control over. To keep the meal low cost, we use leftovers to build an amazing tasting frittata. Other times we will pick up a specific sausage or cheese (on sale) to make the frittata. Here is a savings tip for the cooked potatoes this recipe calls for: When I make mashed potatoes I will reserve one cup or more of cooked potatoes before mashing. This gives us the option to have fried country-style potatoes, potato pancakes, potato salad, or add them to the frittata. Does your family have a random hotdog or two in the fridge or freezer? Maybe you picked up a hotdog or sausage your family really did not are for. That has happened to us. Well, now is the perfect time to chop it up in small pieces and make them eat it. Masked in the frittata, that is.
Frittata Mix-InsThink of the frittata as being the egg version of a pizza. Weird, maybe. But, when you consider all the different pizza toppings, those same goodies will easily mix into this frittata.
- Meats: pepperoni, salami, ham, bacon, chicken, or sausage (or hotdog as per above).
- Cheese toppings: cheddar, Mexican blend, feta, ricotta, or pepper jack.
- Veg: any peppers, onion, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini or artichoke hearts.
Let’s Cook!This may become your go-to when you need to use up leftovers. That is what we do and never notice that the frittata contains leftovers. It is a new dish in our eyes. And the tasty side options we listed above help to make the meal stand on its own. We hope you give this Sausage and Potato Frittata Recipe a try or use it as a template to create something amazing! When you do, please post a comment of your frittata creation. We love to see all your meal adventures.
Sausage and Potato Frittata Recipe
By Adventures In RV Life, Melissa McElfresh
TIMEPrep: 5 minutes Cooking: 15 – 20 minutes
MAKESServes 2 (3 eggs and mix-ins)
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup cubed cooked potatoes
- ½ cup cubed cooked sausage (or more, to taste)
- ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
- Cooking spray or 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 ounces of cheese, optional
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Knife and cutting board
- Oven mitt, recommended
- 9.5” 3-quart oven-safe pan (see TIPS for alternative)
- Pie server or silicone spatula/turner
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Coat pan with cooking spray or brush with oil
- Add to the pan: sausage, potatoes, and bell pepper
- If using, add in the red pepper flakes or other seasonings
- Warm through on the stovetop 2-3 minutes
- Stir in the beaten eggs
- Turn off the stove burner
- Place pan in the oven on the top rack
- Cook 10 – 15 minutes, or until the center is set (not jiggly)
- Let frittata rest 5-minutes, to enable easier serving
- Top of cheese of choice and serve
- Don’t forget to turn off the oven
- If you do not have an oven-safe pan, you have two options. 1) cook the frittata through on the stovetop 2) skip the stovetop cooking and place the frittata in a 9” pie plate to cook inside the oven. This last option will require a longer cooking time. You will know it is done when the center is set.
- I have found a pie server makes dishing out of the pan much easier.
- It is highly recommended to warm any frittata leftover in the oven rather than the microwave. The microwave tends to make the eggs rubbery.
- The cooking time is enough for the eggs, therefore any mix-ins will need to be cooked first.
- Any seasoning you will need to do so before the eggs are added for maximum flavor.
- A frittata is great served at room temperature, making it ideal for a brunch gathering.