Pepper and chorizo frittata recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Cost: cheap

Nutrition per portion

Calories 336 kCal 17%
Fat 22g 31%
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  • Make the most of sweet, colourful peppers and smoky chorizo with this tasty one-pot dish, which is brilliant for breakfast or supper!


    • 4 medium mixed peppers, e.g. red, yellow and orange
    • 200g (7oz) whole chorizo sausage
    • 1 large Spanish onion, sliced into thin wedges
    • 2 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1 small bunch fresh basil, flat-leafed parsley or coriander, roughly chopped
    • 6 eggs, beaten
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    • Halve, de-seed and roughly chop the peppers. Remove the outer skin from the chorizo and chop it into small bite-sized pieces.

    • Put the chorizo in a large, non-stick frying pan and stir over a medium heat until the oil starts to run from the sausage. Add the peppers, onion and garlic to the pan and stir-fry over a brisk heat for 10-15 mins, until the peppers and onion are tender, deep golden brown and a bit sticky (it will look as though there is too much mixture at first but the vegetables do cook down).

    • Stir the chopped herbs into the beaten egg with plenty of salt and pepper then pour over the pepper mixture. Tilt the pan a little to make sure the egg goes all over the pan.

    • Leave the pan over a moderate heat for 3-4 mins until the egg is lightly set. If there is still a little runny egg in the centre of the pan, pop it under a hot grill for 1-2mins. Serve in thick wedges with garlic bread.

    Top tip for making Pepper and chorizo frittata

    If you can take a little heat, fry some chopped red chilli with the peppers. Make a vegetarian alternative and replace the sausage with 175g (6oz) chopped shiitake mushrooms. You will have to add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.

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