Pepper and chorizo frittata

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Pepper chorizo frittata
Pepper chorizo frittata
  • Serves: 4

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

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

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.


  1. Halve, de-seed and roughly chop the peppers. Remove the outer skin from the chorizo and chop it into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 336(kcal)
  • Fat 22.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g
  • Sugars 12.0g
  • Salt 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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