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Bell Pepper Frittata: the effortless, versatile main dish recipe for your summer

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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A frittata is an egg-based dish, similar to an omelet, but usually a bit thicker (Frittata is the Italian version of the Spanish tortilla). It’s a quick, easy, and versatile dish—perfect for summer. This Bell Pepper Frittata is a healthy recipe that can be enjoyed as a breakfast, lunch, or main dish.

The number of recipes for a frittata is almost endless! It can be made with various meats, cheeses, or vegetables. For this recipe, two different color bell peppers are used to create a bright, healthy, and super tasty frittata. It’s fluffy in texture and high in protein.

The best part? You probably already have all these ingredients in your kitchen. Grab a few bell peppers, eggs, cheese, and seasoning, and get cooking. Breakfast will be on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Tips

To make the Bell Pepper Frittata light and fluffy, whisk the eggs until foamy. If you want to make them really puffy, you can separate the eggs, and whisk the whites until peaks form. Mix the egg whites back into the rest of the ingredients and proceed with the recipe.

For a lighter frittata, add a bit of milk or water to the eggs. But not too much as this will make them watery.

It’s important to cook the bell peppers before adding the frittata mixture. If they’re not cooked, they will release too much moisture and make the frittata watery.

If you want the onions to taste sweeter, you can caramelize them beforehand.

Bell Pepper Frittata Variations

For a meatier version, add cooked ground beef, cooked bacon, chopped ham, or shredded rotisserie chicken.

If you prefer, you can make the Bell Pepper Frittata in the oven. Bake at 180°C/350°F for 20-25 minutes until a golden crust forms. Remember to use an oven-safe baking dish!

You can add more vegetables according to your liking. Try any of the following:

  • Caramelized onion,
  • Sweet corn,
  • Sautéed mushrooms,
  • Sautéed leeks,
  • Wilted spinach,
  • Cooked potato cubes

How To Store Bell Pepper Frittata

The Bell Pepper Frittata can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container so that it does not absorb any odors in your fridge.

Can You Freeze Bell Pepper Frittata?

Yes, you can! Allow the frittata to cool completely, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap or airtight Ziploc bags. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you reheat them, don’t heat them too quickly as the eggs might split. Rather use the microwave (50% heat), oven, or stovetop.

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Ingredients
Red bell pepper
1
Yellow bell pepper
1
Eggs
6
Parmesan cheese
50 g
Chives
Garlic
Thyme
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Butter

How to Make Bell Pepper Frittata

Core the peppers and slice into thin slices. Set aside.

Heat a bit of oil in a pan over medium heat.

Add minced garlic and oil to a pan. Sprinkle over dried thyme and cook until fragrant.

Add the peppers to the pan and cook.

Chop the chives and add to the peppers.

Make the frittata mixture. Pour 6 eggs into a bowl, add Parmesan cheese.

Mix thoroughly.

Add the pepper mixture to the bowl with the egg and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a pan and allow to cook.

Cook until the bottom becomes golden brown.

Once the frittata starts to brown on the bottom, place a plate over the pan, and quickly flip it over.

Slide it back into the pan, to cook the other side.

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The frittata can be made ahead of time and served hot or at room temperature.

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