Sausage and Vegetable Frittata in a cast iron skillet with a slice being lifted on a triangle server (with logo overlay)

Easy Customizable Sausage and Vegetable Frittatas Breakfast

Vegetable Frittatas are a great way to get your vegetables in for breakfast while using up whatever leftovers you have in your refrigerator.

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Frittatas, similar to gumbo and ratatouille, are one of those recipes that are great for using up a bunch of leftovers that you may have in the refrigerator. That’s precisely how we came up with this recipe. Justin wanted something different for breakfast and decided to experiment.

We later looked it up and realized he basically made frittatas, even though we had never heard of them before. There were a lot of leftover vegetables in the refrigerator as well as some sausage. So he just started throwing things together.

That’s one of the best parts of this breakfast. It is entirely customizable to your tastes and preferences, and what ingredients you have on hand! For example, we had some sausage left over from making sausage biscuits and gravy. We also had sliced mushrooms, onion, grape tomatoes, and spinach. If you don’t want or like any of that, you can substitute other ingredients. Justin said next time, he will probably make it with green pepper, but it was still good without.

We used sausage in these since we had it leftover from before. But, you could also fry up some ham or bacon as well. Again, whatever you like, whatever you have on hand, whatever you need to use before it goes bad, can all go into this recipe.

Step by Step

Start by slicing and chopping your vegetables or whatever fillings you decide to use. Also, cook up the meat that you’ll use. In our case, the sausage.

Cooked sausage on paper towels on a white plate

Place the vegetables in the pan with some oil to sauté. Depending on what vegetables you use, you’ll want to give them time to soften. And in the case of the spinach let it wilt.

Vegetables being sauteed in a cast iron skillet

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, and salt and pepper.

Egg mixture in a small white mixing bowl with a wire whisk

Once the vegetables are crisp-tender, spread them out, so they cover as much of the pan as possible in one layer. Pour the egg mixture on top of the vegetables, again trying to distribute it evenly and cover the pan.

Sausage and vegetables in a cast iron pan with egg pouring into it

Cook this for about 3-4 minutes, until the egg is firm on the bottom and starting to brown, similar to how you would cook the eggs for an omelet.

Sausage and Vegetable Frittata cooking in a cast iron pan

Carefully flip the frittata and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Then slice it up (I like to use a pizza cutter for this) and serve warm.

Slices of sausage and vegetable frittata on a dark granite with the pan in the background


Originally Published On: January 5, 2018

Last Updated On: April 27, 2019

Sausage and Vegetable Frittata in a cast iron skillet with a slice being lifted on a triangle server

Sausage and Vegetable Frittata

Vegetable Frittatas are a great way to get your vegetables in for breakfast while using up whatever leftovers you have in your refrigerator.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
4.86 from 7 votes


  • 1/2 cup sausage (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup tomato (chopped)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)


  • Slice or chop vegetables
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs with milk and salt and pepper
  • In a medium frying pan, saute the vegetables in olive oil and add the sausage
  • Spread the vegetables and sausage out in the frying pan so they create one layer covering as much of the pan as possible
  • Pour egg mixture over the vegetables, trying to distribute evenly so there aren’t any gaps
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until the egg is firm on the bottom and starting to brown
  • Carefully flip the egg over to cook the other side and top with cheese so the cheese melts while the bottom is cooking
  • Serve warm sliced like a pizza


Remember, you can add any fillings you want to your frittata. The ingredients listed are just a suggestion based on what we made.
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Nutrition Facts
Sausage and Vegetable Frittata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 261mg87%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 348mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 50.3mg61%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

53 thoughts on “Easy Customizable Sausage and Vegetable Frittatas Breakfast”

  1. theclutterboxblog

    4 stars
    I had no idea these were called Frittata. My dad used to make something similar and we’d cover it in ketchup! It was one of the few times I enjoyed egg.

  2. I always thought Frittata was hard to make, I will follow your recipe and add my touch, hopefully I can share the pic with you.

  3. 5 stars
    I love frittatas, and these look delicious! I’ve never tried to make my own before but I will now. They’re perfect comfort food on a cold day.

  4. This is such a great recipe. I’m not the best cook and when it comes to eggs, I only know how to make them boiled and scrambled. I want to learn more recipes and this is a great way to start. Wish me luck trying to flip the frittata!

  5. Oh my goodness! Another recipe that I really want to prepare for my kids! I think they love this so much and it would their favorite.

  6. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make! My hubby is a huge fan of breakfast so I am always looking for easy and delicious meals for him and this was a win!

  7. I definitely need to try this one! I am such a slacker when it comes to making breakfast but this looks easy enough to make during the morning rush.

  8. Sounds delicious! I often prepare breakfast in this style, there’s only one difference. I never mix the eggs in advance but pour them directly over vegetables and after a few minutes of cooking, I mix everything again. Also a tip: you should add sour pickles in it. It’s surprisingly yummy 🙂

    1. That would definitely give a different texture! We’ve never tried pickles. I’ll have to give the suggestion to my husband, he would probably love it but I can’t stand cucumbers.

  9. Melanie williams

    Ooo how lovely does this look. This to me is classic comfort food. Easy to make and easy to eat xx

  10. 5 stars
    What an original and easy idea for breakfast! I don’t think I’ve ever done fritata, I will definitely be trying it soon!

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