Colorful Pepper Frittata Recipe

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Our taste testers loved this moist breakfast dish featuring bright sweet peppers and basil. “So filling and tasty, it will delight any meat lovers' taste buds,” writes Jess Apfe of Berkeley, California. We couldn't agree more!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
  • 1 cup chopped sweet orange pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge: 188 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together first four ingredients. Stir in mozzarella cheese and basil.
  2. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add peppers; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute.
  3. Pour in egg mixture; remove from heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, until eggs are completely set, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Pepper Frittata in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p46

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