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Calico Pepper Frittata

It's #TasteofHomeTuesday again, and this week's recipe came from the Comfort Food Makeovers cookbook, which I got as part of the Special Delivery Winter Box.  I marked so many recipes in the cookbook, I had a hard time deciding which one to try first!

I know it's crazy, but I just started cooking eggs this year.  I didn't really care for them as a kid, and my son had a sensitivity when he was little, so I never made them for him either.  But I'm trying to expand my food world a bit, and this Calico Pepper Frittata looked like a great way to do it. It's packed with delicious veggies, and really is a fast dish once you do all the prep work.

The only change I made was to use red, yellow and orange peppers, no green bell peppers.  At the very end, the top was still a little underdone for my tastes, so I stuck it under the broiler for a bit.   I absolutely loved this.

I've been eating healthier for a few months now, and it was a great way to get in my veggies and protein.  It reheated great, and made a perfect on-the-go breakfast. You could really use any veggies you wanted, add bacon or sausage.  So versatile.  Thanks so much to Loretta K for sharing the recipe!

Calico Pepper Frittata

Calico Pepper Frittata


  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups egg substitute
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Romano Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped- omitted, used yellow and orange
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 onion, medium, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until blended.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add peppers and onion; cook and stir until tender.
  4. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  5. Pour in egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges.
  6. Cook, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until eggs are completely set, pushing cooked portions toward the center and letting uncooked eggs flow underneath.
  7. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
eggs, peppers
Breakfast, Brunch
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Carlee said…
I love a good frittata and I don't know why I don't think to make them more. This looks delicious!
Jolene said…
Not bad for my first one! :)
Chris said…
I LOVE frittatas! I'm sharing one this weekend on my blog. They're so easy to make! When I make one that has garlic in it, I use my garject garlic press! It's my fave kitchen gadget.
Unknown said…
Since going low carb/keto we've eaten a lot of egg dishes. I am adding this one to the list to try next! Yum!
Megan Marlowe said…
I LOVE frittatas and throwing in whatever I have leftover in the fridge! So delicious for breakfast or brunch! My favorite gadget is my garlic press!
Jolene said…
I love DreamFarm gadgets! I have the Levups and the Levoons, so awesome!
Jolene said…
I desperately needed some new 200 calorie things for my 2 daily snacks, and this fit that perfectly! :)
Jolene said…
I recently broke mine, definitely need to get it replaced very soon! I use lots and lots of garlic :)
Jan Thomas said…
I am learning to eat eggs since I'm struggling to eat animal protein recently. Uggh. I cant wait to try this!!! Fav.. gadget? My hamburger chopper thingy!!
jennifer.essad said…
kitchen shears, I didn't use them until about 5 years ago, now I can't live with out them
Jolene said…
That's so hard when food fights you :( I need a hamburger chopper thingy! Must.have.all.the.gadgets!
Jolene said…
Agreed! I love mine!
Debbie B said…
Jolene, this looks great plus diet friendly. It might be good with some mushrooms.
Jolene said…
I bet it would be awesome!
KathyC said…
I love my blender! I do so much with it! I love frittatas loaded with veggies!
Val said…
Yum! My favorite kitchen gadget is my Mix n' Chop from Pampered Chef. I use it to brown ground meat, smash potatoes, etc.
Girl JAX said…
My fav kitchen gadget is a grater. Looks good - the frittata.
Annette said…
My favorite kitchen gadget is a garlic press.
Jolene said…
I definitely don't use my blender enough. Mostly for milkshakes :)
Jolene said…
I'll have to check that out! I've always loved everything I order from them.
Jolene said…
Thank you! I busted my grater not too long ago, thanks for the reminder to pick a new one up!
Jolene said…
We love our garlic around here!
Does a instapot count as a gadget? because I love ours.
PlanetTuck said…
Oh, and my favorite gadget is the electric can opener.
starzine said…
My favorite kitchen gadget would be the Oster® Spiralizer,because I can make quick vegetables into noodles for a healthy alternative than using pasta for my family.

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