Keto Chorizo Frittata

Keto Chorizo Fritatta

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s 2019!

So, are you kicking off the new year with an “eat healthy” resolution? I’m not judging you if you are! I think most people make this resolution not necessarily because it’s a new year, but because they’ve been stuffing themselves for the past month and a half and their bodies are screaming for lighter eats. At least, that’s how it is for me every holiday season!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not about to sign up for any type of extreme diet, but I am definitely trying to eat a bit lighter and watch my intake of the unhealthy stuff. There’s ALWAYS room for some chocolate though. And salted caramel. Just sayin’.

This keto chorizo frittata is not necessarily “light”, but it is really low in carbs. Quite a few members of Etienne’s family are following the keto diet, and I think if I had to choose a diet, it’s probably the one I would follow too. I love my pasta and rice, oatmeal for breakfast, and alllll of the fruits, so it would be tough for me to give all of these up in one go, but I think there’s a lot of yummy substitutions out there for things if you’re dedicated to planning it out properly. Plus, you can eat delicious things like this frittata!

Keto Chorizo Frittata

I have a serious love affair with chorizo. It’s so good – that little bit of spice and the crispiness you can achieve when you fry it up in a pan is just unbeatable. If you are a chorizo lover like me, you’ve got to try my skillet pizza!

If you’re following a strict keto diet, be sure to be selective when picking your chorizo from the grocery store. Many varieties have ingredients like corn syrup that would quickly increase the carb content of the dish. I also use green peppers because they are the lowest in carbs, but feel free to brighten things up with a red or orange pepper.

Oh, and do NOT forget the cheese!

Keto Chorizo Frittata

The other great thing about a dish like this is that you can make it at the beginning of the week, and eat it for 3-4 days for breakfast. It reheats (and freezes) beautifully! I like to think if I was actually on the keto diet, I would make one of these on a Sunday and then eat the leftovers for breakfast the next few days. It takes the guesswork out of what you’re going to eat and saves you from frying up bacon and eggs every morning!

Seriously though, I would hate to give up my oatmeal. It’s such an easy and nutritious breakfast. And the kids love it too!

I hope your January is off to a great start. We went for a nice little stroll on New Year’s Day, and I have to say I am SO grateful for this mild winter weather we’ve been having. I don’t despise winter as long as I can still spend a significant amount of time outdoors.

Until next time!

Keto Chorizo Frittata

Keto Chorizo Fritatta

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Yield 6 servings

Make this keto-friendly cheesy, spicy and oh-SO easy chorizo frittata on a Sunday, and have your breakfast figured out for the whole week!

Ingredients

  • 1 pack (250g) chorizo*
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 whole mushrooms, diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream*
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • Avocado, sour cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and place a heat-safe skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
  2. Fry the chorizo, stirring often, until crispy and brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chorizo to a plate lined with paper towel. Remove all but 2 tbsp of grease leftover from the chorizo. Add the onion and garlic and sautΓ© in the grease for a couple of minutes before adding the pepper and mushrooms. SautΓ© for 5 minutes or until the veggies just begin to soften. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture in with the veggies in the skillet, and add the chorizo back in. Stir everything together and sprinkle in the cheese.Β 
  4. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the frittata no longer jiggles in the middle. Mine took 15 minutes. Remove and serve! Top with avocado and sour cream.

Leftovers keep very well in the fridge, up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. You can also freeze individual portions for up to 2 months for an easy breakfast the next day! Thaw overnight in the fridge, or microwave from frozen.

Notes

  1. Use any type of chorizo you like, mild or spicy. Just be sure to check the ingredient label if you're trying to keep to a strict keto diet
  2. Whole milk can also be used.
Make this keto-friendly cheesy, spicy and oh-SO easy chorizo frittata on a Sunday, and have your breakfast figured out for the whole week!

31 Comments

  1. Happy New Year Katherine! I love a good frittata, so this is perfect for meal prep. I don’t often eat a lot of chorizo, but I know my husband would enjoy this one. It would make an amazing weekend brunch dish too!

  2. Happy New Year!! It’s good to be getting back to more veggies and healthier meals after the holidays, but no regrets. Gotta indulge a little over Christmas, don’t ya? This frittata looks delicious – something I’d enjoy for any meal of the day and I especially love the chorizo in there – so much FLAVA πŸ˜‰

    • You definitely have to indulge a bit over Christmas! It’s only once a year and I would STRUGGLE with saying no to all of the yummy sweets and eats that go along with the holiday season! The chorizo is the BEST. So flavourful!! Thanks Dawn!

  3. I have quite a few family members on the Keto diet too. I have played around with a few Keto dessert recipes, but nothing savory yet. This frittata looks so yummy. I love the spiciness and flavor of chorizo!

  4. I don’t really follow a diet except in that I like to eat great food – and this looks like it! I bet it’s delicious.

  5. Happy New Year Katherine, this frittata looks amazing and delicious. I love how easy it is to make too …this is definitely going to be on my weekday dinner menu πŸ™‚

  6. This frittata looks so very savory and delicious, Katherine!! πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to make this!! And great tip about the chorizo and added carbs, it’s crazy how sugar is in almost anything these days! I will keep my eyes open for a brand without corn syrup.

  7. Save me a slice Katherine! Tom and I often enjoy frittatas for lunch and/or dinner! Your recipe looks simply mouthwatering!

  8. This is just the kind of thing I’m craving right now! A little side salad and I’m happy as a clam for any meal of the day!! Happy New Year, lovely!

  9. This is the kind of thing I’m craving non-stop lately — eggs with meat and veggies! I’m a huge fan of chorizo so this has my name all over it…I think you made it for me! πŸ™‚

  10. My body starts screaming for healthy foods early in December! This looks like the perfect way to wash out all that sugar!

  11. Oh yes ! We both are so into chorizo and fritatta ! Thanks Kathrine !

  12. I have a shady backyard and during a typical winter, it would be covered under a blanket of snow until early to mid April. That’s 4 months of looking at snow. I’m so happy that I’m still looking at green grass this year! πŸ‘ This frittata looks delicious!! I love chorizo! It’s good in everything. I’m with you on the carbs…I can’t give it up entirely.

  13. This is lovely. And who doesn’t love a fritatta?!!! Especially with chorizo.

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  15. I decided to get us on the Keto diet on January 2 annnnnnnd we still aren’t on it! lol! I can’t help it because I keep doing things like going to the movies and getting the jumbo popcorn and coke (like last night). And tonight I’m making tacos…with corn tortillas instead of lettuce leaves, like I should be using. I adore chorizo thou and am making this frittata next Monday for dinner, then I can have leftovers for lunch the next day. You might just make me start this Keto diet after all. Thanks, friend!

  16. Looks super delish! Perfect for breakfast or late night snack. πŸ™‚ Pinning!!!

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