Want to set your next brunch on fire. Look no further than this spicy Curried Italian Sausage Frittata!
This frittata is quite the mess
Leftover ingredients, you gotta love them. Because if you have an extra quarter pound of ground meat, bits of vegetables and the kitchen sink, you might have inadvertently walked into a frittata.
That’s right, according to the Delallo website there’s an Italian idiom for that, “hai fatto una frittata.” This loosely translates to “you’ve made quite a mess.” And what a fine hot mess we’ve made with our Curried Spicy Italian Sausage Frittata!
It’s a hearty blend of spicy Italian sausage, onions, peppers, garlic and curry powder with melted white cheddar, which goes especially well with our Indian-spiced breakfast potatoes and some sriracha on the side.
Frittata vs. Omelette? Which is this?
We hope the saying is true because we don’t speak Italian, and Google Translate just reads “hai fatto una frittata” back as “You’ve made an omelette.”
So this is basically an open-faced omelette, but not quite as thick as a traditional frittata because we’re using the standard three-egg omelette formula here for a single serving.
We’ve also lightly scrambled everything together in the pan rather than pre-mix the eggs and the filling in the bowl. This adds to the messy texture, but don’t worry about it falling apart. This frittata/omelette conglomeration still holds together nicely while letting the other ingredients shine.
Making a Curried Italian Causage Frittata
This dish cooks up fast once you’ve prepped all the components, which won’t take long either. Here are our tips for getting the best results…
Use the right pan for your frittata
A 10-inch nonstick skillet has enough flat surface area to evenly distribute the filling. You can move up to a 12-inch skillet if you want to double the recipe.
Re-oil the pan after italian sausage frittata filling is cooked
After sautéing/browning vegetables and sausage, move the filling mixture to a bowl and add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan to coat. This will prevent it from sticking.
Use water to help deglaze and caramelize
You can use a bit of water to deglaze the pan and caramelize the vegetables while sautéing, which keeps your ingredients from burning up.
We added the tomatoes near the end so that they keep their shape and it also gets rid of some of the excess moisture that can make the frittata watery.
Do a quick scramble and mess it up some more
Pouring the eggs over the filling and then gently pushing the contents around in the pan will quickly set the eggs in the bottom, while making a nice scrambled texture.
This happens fast, so once the eggs are set, remove it from the stove and pop it in the oven.
Finish the italian sausage frittata in the oven twice
You’re going to cook this in the oven in two stages.
- First you’ll move the whole pan in to the oven to bake for 5 minutes until the eggs are mostly set on top.
- Then you’ll take the pan out of the oven and top the frittata with some shredded white cheddar cheese and finish under the broiler until melted for about a minute.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe. As always, comments are welcome and encouraged!Print
Curried Italian Sausage Frittata
This frittata is a hearty blend of spicy Italian sausage, onions, peppers, garlic and curry powder with melted white cheddar, which goes especially well with our Indian-spiced breakfast potatoes and some sriracha on the side.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 12-15 min
- Total Time: 22-25 min
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Combination
- Cuisine: American
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1/4 lbs. ground spicy italian sausage
- 1/2 small onion, 1-inch diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, 1-inch diced
- 1–2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Beat eggs and curry powder in a medium bowl. Add a pinch of salt and season with some freshly ground pepper. Stir and set aside.
- On medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onions and peppers and continue to sauté for about 3 minutes.
- With a wooden spoon, slide vegetables to one side of pan and add sausage. Turn heat up to medium-high and break sausage up with spoon. The sausage will crumble from moisture from vegetables. Once sausage is crumbled, stir into the vegetables. If the vegetables start to dry out, add a tablespoon of water to deglaze the pan and help caramelize the onions. Continue to sauté until sausage is browned and the vegetables are soft. The skin of the peppers should have a bit of blistering on them.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté for 1 minute to remove excess moisture. Remove from heat and place mixture in a bowl.
- Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and place over medium heat. Add filling mixture back to pan and spread out evenly.
- Pour eggs over the filling and gently push the filling around with a spatula so the bottom is just set and the top is coated with raw egg.
- Move the pan to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until top is set.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese over center of the pan. Turn oven broiler to high and place pan back in oven until cheese has fully melted, about 1 minute.
- Slide the frittata onto a plate and garnish with sliced avocado and enjoy!
If you want to double the recipe, use a 12-inch skillet instead!
Keywords: frittata, omelette, spicy Italian sausage, mess, breakfast, curry