July 10, 2011

Grilled Vegetable Frittata with Veggie Sausage

I love breakfast.

It's my favorite meal. Wait, it's your favorite meal too? {I like you}

Eggs, cheese, toast, bagels, scones, jam, coffee. {WOW}

I once dated a guy who didn't like breakfast. His first meal of the day was lunch. {Weird, right?}

Of course I had to leave him. I had no choice. It was a deal breaker.

Brent (husband) really really really loves breakfast.

Thank Goodness, because breakfast was one of my criteria. You know, will I marry him or not criteria.

If you really want to impress your man - make him breakfast.

This is what I do. When I'm feeling extra fancy, I put on red lipstick and make a frittata.

I fry some veggies. Crack some eggs. Grate some cheese. Then I bake it up.

Phew, he loves it. Of course he loves it. Eggs, cheese, butter. What's not to love.

Don't be surprised if you get some flowers. You deserve it!

[Print Recipe]

Grilled Vegetable Frittata with Veggie Sausage Recipe (serves 4)


2 tbsp butter
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
1 veggie sausage (Tofurkey), sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1 tomato, diced
8 eggs
5 to 7 squirts of Tabasco sauce
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

2. In a frying pan, fry the onions and veggie sausage in 1 tbsp of butter, on medium heat, until the onions are soft and shiny, and the sausage is light brown (10 minutes).

[note: you can substitute the veggie sausage for regular sausage, use a different veggie sausage, or leave it out. Up too you}

3. Add the red peppers and fry until soft.

4. Add the tomato and continue to fry for another 5 minutes.

5. Whisk (2 minutes) the eggs in a large bowl. Add the Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper and stir it up.

6. Put the remaining butter in the frying pan. Once the butter has melted, and the eggs.

7. Top with the shredded cheese.

8. Put the frying pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

9. Serve hot with homemade scones.


  1. This looks so yum! I was about to share it with some folks, but then noticed the veggie sausage in the title.... did I miss it in the ingredients? Just wondering what you used.

  2. Wowzers. I must have been sleeping. I totally forgot to put the veggie sausage in the recipe. Thanks for the heads up. You're amazing.
    I used the Tofurky Kielbasa sausage, because I like its taste. You can skip the veggie sausage, add regular sausage or leave it out. Up to you.
    p.s thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

  3. p.s I am going to blame my silliness on my cold. It is draining my soul.

  4. Anonymous11 July, 2011

    Heather - I hope you get better soon. Can't wait to try this frittata.

  5. Wonderful breakfast idea, now we like to have breakfast for dinner so I am thinking you have solved my dinner menu for tonight, thanks kindly.

  6. I loooove breakfast too...it's like my favourite meal of the day! Really.

    This looks amazing! I love filling up on protein in the morning!

  7. Hahah, this post cracked me up. Breakfast is definitely a shining quality in a man. Now if you can only find one that makes you breakfast in bed too...

  8. Looks delicious and I love this post! And I love breakfast :D Frittatas are awesome and I've been craving one lately but just haven't got to it. I'm going to make one tomorrow because I just can't wait any more :D

  9. breakfasts are for champions. This looks like such a wonderful tasty frittata.