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Hearty Vegetable and Turkey Sausage Frittata (turned Omelet)

by Permanent Posies on January 23, 2012

A frittata is quite similar to an omelet, in that it is also made of eggs in a skillet.  Really, the only differences include whipping air into the eggs, cooking it without folding, cooking at a lower temperature, and cooking it a little longer.  The frittata gets more done on one side  and is often served whole….kind of like an open-faced omelet.  If made in a larger skillet, it is sliced like a pie.  In Italy, potatoes or pasta is often added to it for a heartier meal

My frittata was so full of ingredients (though not any potatoes or pasta), that it fell apart coming out of the pan…..so, I shaped it on my plate like an omelet.  A girl needs attractive food, you know!  Since I have been in Italy, I like the Italian word….so….mine is still being called a frittata, though it appears to be the American version. 

This frittata/omelete recipe would be a perfect breakfast for my Primal eating friends and quite spicy. 

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Hearty Vegetable and Turkey Sausage Frittata (turned Omelet)
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Susan Root Merritt
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 slice of a large onion, chopped
  • 15 grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic pods
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/3 cup Jimmy Dean Cooked and Crumbled Turkey Sausage
  • 2 eggs (or more)
  • 1/4 cup Eggbeaters (or replace with more eggs)
  • 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Cheese (Queso Fresco and Chipotle)
  • 2 big squirts of Sriracha Chile Sauce
  • Salt, Pepper and Tony Chacheres….to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop veggies. Sauté the bell pepper, onion, tomatoes and zucchini in the oil. Once tender, add the, sausage, garlic and spinach. Stir until the spinach is completely wilted and the sausage is heated through.
  2. Whip the eggs and Sriracha Chile Sauce in another bowl and pour over the veggies. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and Tony C’s on top.
  3. Cover and let cook on low for about 10 minutes, or until the eggs are almost completely cooked. Top with dots of cheese.
  4. Cover and cook another couple of minutes for the cheese to melt and eggs to finish cooking.

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Erika @ My Road to Savings January 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Looks so yummy! My frittatas seem to always turn into omelets. What do you do…right? I bet it still tasted amazing :) Thanks for sharing that recipes don’t always turn out exactly as we expect them too. Sometimes it is nice to see others have the same mishaps and not everything comes out incredibly easy ;)

Jill@RealFoodForager.com January 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Hi,
I shared my video for dripping yogurt for whey and yogurt cheese and a video for making sauerkraut. Lastly, as article about the benefits of sourdough leavening.

Join me in my Probiotic Foods Challenge starting January 9 at Real Food Forager!
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And link up your cultured and fermented foods here!
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Thanks for hosting!

Miz Helen January 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Frittata or Omelet, it looks delicious! I am sharing my Herb Crusted Ribs with Orange Sauce today. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen

Little Mommy January 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM

It looks so yummy! Thanks for hosting!

Jessica January 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Thanks for hosting! I posted an easy cultured mustard recipe.

http://naturallivingsocal.blogspot.com/2012/01/cultured-lacto-fermented-mustard.html

claire January 24, 2012 at 3:18 AM

Oh looks so yummy,Thanks for joining Creative Monday and thanks for hosting :)

Cheryl B. January 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Hi Susan ;->

Your ‘omelet’ thingie looks really good. I am surprised though that you didn’t cut your cherry tomatoes in half. Wouldn’t their flavor blend more if you did? then again, I always cut them in half, because I don’t like the unpredictability of their squirting when you bite into them. o;-p

Jamie January 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Susan, this looks incredible!! I know I’ll have some happy campers around here when I try this! Thanks for sharing.

I’m so excited to be linking up with you this week! I plan on being back next week, too!

Blessings, Jamie

Susieqtpies January 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Thanks for the email reminder! I do appreciate them. Your Frittata looks awesome. I’m giving you a Pin and following you there, too! I’m not sure if you are following me: http://pinterest.com/susieqtpies/

Have a wonderful week! Susie

the crafty hun January 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

YUM!! this looks so divine!! i love each ingredient individually so this should be top of my favorites list!

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Tamona January 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Oooo breakfast at Susan’s! YUMMO!!!! I am getting back to my recipe posts so I shall visit every week. Everyone has such delicious looking recipes.

Amy January 24, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Well, whichever it is, it looks really delicious!

Michelle January 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

At my house, frittatas often end up as omlelets. Eh…tastes the same! Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. BTW, I’m a huge fan of Laughing Cow cheese.

Thanks for hosting. I have a Mardi Gras post this week.

Teri@The Freshman Cook January 24, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Hi~I linked up my Beef and Bean Tostadas today! Thanks so much for hosting! I would love if you would stop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!
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Thank you!

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Sheryl January 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I Love your recipe! Would you come over To CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and share it with us? I shared my Light Ham & Cheese Scones! I hope to see you there! —Sheryl—
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April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Your omelet looks wonderful – so hearty and delicious! No wonder if fell apart, it’s so full of goodness! Seriously, you can’t tell, it looks scrumptious. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Emily January 25, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Yummy!! I wish I had some right now! :)

Thanks for linking up!!

Tara January 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Still looks delicious! Sometimes you just have to roll with it. I would definitely eat something like that. Now if only my girls would eat eggs. :( Thanks for hosting the linky party!! Hope you’ll come check ours out!

patrice January 26, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Fall apart Frittatas taste just as good! Now I’m hungry…

Just Winging It January 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Thanks for linking up to Show Your Stuff, Your invited to come back this week:

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trish southard January 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

My daughter loves Laughing Cow cheese I’m so thrilled to know you can cook with it!

Miz Helen January 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Your Omelet looks delicious, love all the vegetables with the Turkey. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

momstheword January 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Oh my, that looks yummy and I absolutely looooove how colorful it is! Just so pretty on the plate. Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy January 31, 2012 at 8:43 AM

This sounds like a very flavorful frittata! Thanks for sharing at Healthy 2Day wednesday!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities February 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

It’s like a thanksgiving breakfast! The egg wrap is the turkey and the turkey sausage is the stuffing! YUM! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

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