. Cheesy Bacon Fritata
Bacon: the one-word answer to every food question. Mouthwateringly savory, bacon has been beloved by diners and chefs for generations. Whether sitting atop short stacks of pancakes in a diner or intricately mixed into modern gourmet cuisine, bacon never fails to satisfy. One of our favorite dishes, the cheesy bacon frittata, takes its sweetness from bacon and its creamy tanginess from cheese. It’s an old-fashioned dish with a modern spin. So gather up a few simple ingredients and whip up a batch of our delicious frittata for the whole family in just a few minutes.
The beauty of a frittata is that it’s a great way to feed a crowd and can be tailored to whatever ingredients you have on hand. We love to use bacon, cheddar, and red bell pepper to give it some texture and flavor. The end result is a delicious treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
To begin, you’ll need to cook the bacon first. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook it until it’s crisp, then remove it from the skillet and let it cool. Once it’s cooled, crumble the bacon into bite-sized pieces.
Next, you’ll want to cook up the vegetables. Start by sautéing the diced bell pepper in the same skillet that the bacon cooked in (with the remaining bacon grease). Add a pinch of salt and pepper while cooking. Once the bell pepper is softened, add in the thinly sliced onions. Cook until the vegetables are softened and beginning to brown, then remove them from the heat.
Now that you have the bacon and vegetables ready to go, it’s time to make the cheesy bacon frittata. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a 9-inch pie plate onto a baking sheet. Then, in a large bowl, combine the whisked eggs, crumbled bacon, cooked vegetables, and shredded cheddar cheese.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then pour the egg mixture into the prepared pie plate. Transfer the baking sheet and egg mixture to the preheated oven. Bake the frittata until the eggs are set in the center—about 25 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Our cheesy bacon frittata is one of the most delightful dishes you can make in just a few minutes. It’s the perfect breakfast for a gathering, but also makes an amazing lunch or dinner. Plus, it’s a great way to get some vegetables in your diet thanks to the bell peppers. Of course, you can use any cut of bacon and mix in other vegetables as well. Serve your cheesy bacon frittata with your favorite sides and your family will be asking for seconds!
Cheesy Bacon Frittata Recipe
-8 slices of bacon
-4 eggs, whisked
-1/2 cup diced bell pepper
-1/4 cup chopped onion
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until crisp, then remove and let cool. Once cooled, crumble into bite-sized pieces.
2. Add the diced bell pepper to the same skillet with the