Each week I typically plan to have breakfast for dinner on the menu one night since it’s so quick and easy.  Lately I have been on a huge frittata kick since my mom bought me a new cast iron skillet.  A frittata is really similar to an omelet, but there is no flipping involved, phew!  I love throwing whatever veggies I have leftover in the fridge into a skillet and making a delicious veggie frittata in under 20 minutes.  Perfect for a busy week night.

Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom Frittata-Sweetandstrongblog

Chicken sausage, kale, and mushroom frittata

This chicken sausage, kale, and mushroom frittata is one of my favorite combinations.  I was never much of a fan of kale, but once I started cooking with it a bit more and more I actually really started to like the taste and slight crunch that it has.  As for selecting a chicken sausage I highly recommend Jones Dairy Farm or Applegate Chicken Sausage.  They can be found in the freezer section of your local grocery store.  Both have very few ingredients and taste delicious!  And a frittata wouldn’t be the same without adding a little cheese.  When making this recipe I typically use a high quality cheddar cheese.  I would also suggest parmesan or gouda.  In the pictures below I actually used leftover cheese slices from the previous night when we had cheese and crackers.  This combo is so delicious and prefect for a brinner meal or weekend brunch, you can find the recipe at the end of this post.  Enjoy!

Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom Frittata

Since I usually use frozen chicken sausage and don’t have time to thaw the links I brown them in a skillet for a few minutes on each side.

Chicken sausage, kale, mushroom frittata

Chicken sausage, kale, mushroom frittata

This recipe obviously uses kale and mushrooms, but feel free to use whatever veggies you like!

Chicken sausage, kale, mushroom frittata

Let the eggs set on the stovetop for a few minutes, when the middle is still a little runny transfer the dish to the oven to bake.

Chicken sausage, kale, mushroom frittata

Chicken sausage, kale, mushroom frittata

Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom Frittata
 
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Egg Frittata with chicken sausage, kale, mushrooms, and cheese. Perfect veggie packed savory dish for a Sunday brunch or a busy weeknight.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2-3 cups kale pieces
  • ¾ cup mushrooms
  • 6 chicken sausage links
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 tbsp milk (optional) I've just always added milk to eggs, but most recipes don't call for this.
  • ⅓ cup high quality cheddar cheese, gouda, or parmesean
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. If using frozen chicken sausage, heat links in a skillet over medium heat browning each side. Then remove from heat and cut into bite size pieces.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Sautee onion until softened stirring frequently (about 3-5 minutes).
  4. As the onion cooks beat together the eggs, egg whites, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. Add the kale, mushrooms, and chicken sausage to the skillet and stir with the onion for a few minutes.
  6. Make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed along the bottom of the skillet, add the cheese, and then pour in the egg mixture so it evenly coats everything.
  7. Allow the eggs to set (do not stir) this takes about 3-5 minutes. When the sides are firm, but the middle is still slightly wet, transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the eggs are all set and slightly browned.
  8. Slide the frittata out of the skillet and onto a cutting board. Cut into four to six slices.

Do you ever make breakfast for dinner?

What’s your favorite veggie combo with eggs?

6 Comments on Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom Frittata

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    March 22, 2016 at 10:52 pm (2 years ago)

    yum what a great idea–sadly i dont have a cast iron skillet. maybe its time to get one. i love breakfast for dinner too i usually do potatoes and omelettes. my favorite combo with eggs is tomatoes, onions, pepper, and spinach with some cheese of course

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 23, 2016 at 12:13 am (2 years ago)

      It’s definitely a great investment. My mom had a Kohls coupon and bought me one with it. And Yum love eggs and any veggies, those combos sound delicious.

      Reply
  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    March 23, 2016 at 4:31 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks fantastic! I don’t know why I don’t make frittatas more often. They are one of my favorite breakfasts!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

      They are so easy and delicious. I just recently started making them all the time, they would even be great for heating up during a busy morning.

      Reply
  3. Giselle
    March 23, 2016 at 4:44 pm (2 years ago)

    That looks so easy and so great! I LOVE Kerrygold cheese!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      March 24, 2016 at 1:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Giselle and Kerrygold is the best! I used to just use it for cheese and crackers then recently started cooking with it, YUM!

      Reply

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