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My Southwestern Frittata

Good grief,  I got so wrapped up in eating it that I almost forgot to take a photo!

This is one savory frittata that I crave because I really, really love potatoes!  It makes for a wonderful breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner.

I cook them in my “old reliable” well-seasoned cast iron skillet as it conducts heat evenly for cooking and enables me to slide the frittata out of the skillet with ease.  Then it goes under the broiler with no problem and no worries about the handle. 

Back to the frittata!  I started this frittata by browning onions, peppers and seasonings; then the hash browns and Santa Fe corn were added. Next, I added the eggs and finally the cheese.  This time, I only added cheese at the very end before broiling; however, I usually add half of the cheese at the same time as the eggs and place the remaining cheese on top before broiling.  Either way is fine and in fact, it is fun to experiment with different ingredients but, a frittata almost always has potatoes or a variety of pasta with an egg base. 

It truly is an easy dish to cook and tastes great warm or room temperature ~ even left over.  I really hope you give it a try if you have never prepared a frittata.  

My Southwestern Frittata


3 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
½ green bell pepper, chopped
4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
1 (8 ounce) can Del Monte Santa Fe corn, drained
6 large eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 ounces Mozzarella, shredded


Heat olive oil in 10” iron skillet or other oven-proof skillet.
Cook garlic and onions over medium heat until softened, about 1-2 minutes.
Add potatoes and cook until golden, about 10-15 minutes.
Add corn, salt and pepper, cook until heated well.
Whisk eggs in a small bowl with a little salt and pepper.
Combine eggs with potato mixture in skillet.
Cook until underside is golden, about 6 minutes and eggs on top are not set.
Preheat broiler.
Spread cheese over frittata.
Place skillet with frittata under broiler approximately 3” from heat.
Broil for about 1-3 minutes to finish cooking eggs and melt cheese.
Slide onto a serving plate and eat warm or room temperature.



  1. I LOVE meals like this! It looks awesome,thanks!

  2. Oh, yum! This looks like a perfect dish for almost any meal!

  3. Lucky for us you did not eat it all before you got the camera out!! Diane

  4. Hi Pam,
    That frittata looks gorgeous and so yummy!!!

  5. That would be good cold right out of the refrigerator.

  6. Mmm...I love frittatas! The best part is experimenting with all different ingredients. Yours looks great and by the sound of it tastes great as well!

  7. I am a big fan of potatoes too! I love the combination of flavors you put into your frittata!

  8. I have not made frittata in a while. I should pull out my cast iron skillet soon. Your frittata looks really delicious with the corn.

  9. Frittatas are my go-to dishes when nothing else sounds good. The ingredients are usually on hand and easy to put together. I'm happy to add this to my recipe files. It will be especially good when local corn appears in the market.



  10. I love egg dishes like this....they are so simple to make...and Pam I have that same problem too...eating before I get the picture lol

  11. I too have a go-to cast iron skillet that cooks everything just perfectly! This looks sensational!

  12. Pam this look absolutely yummy! gloria

  13. this sounds delish. I too am addicted to food, my second addiction is photography. thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

  14. Great flavors in your fritatta, looks delicious!

  15. I love my cast iron skillet too. This is a lovely frittata.

  16. My mouth is watering as you described the ingredients! Very hearty and delicious!

  17. I want the frittas! :) Love all the ingredients too.

  18. I love the hashbrowns in this frittata. It's nice to have new and delicious recipes for the weekends. This looks like one my husband would especially love. :)

  19. You can never go wrong with frittata!!!!

    Love it, a complete meal!

  20. I have been seeing southern style food everywhere and this is another dish that I will certainly try.

  21. Debbi, me too! Thank you!

    Autumn @Good Eats Girl, you're right! Any meal works with this!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, hope this is the last time I do that. I just got carried away with the good taste!

    Salsa Verde, thanks! It would be great with some bacon or sausage added also!

    M, you got it! I've done that before! Thanks!

    Lyndsey, thank you! You're right, the ingredients to use in it would be endless and it's fun to experiment!

    Linda, thanks! I'm a potatoholic for sure, love them!

    Biren, it works great with an iron skillet since it goes into the oven and cooks it evenly.

    From the Kitchen, yes! It would be great when the local corn is fresh! I add mushrooms to it a lot of times also for even more flavor.

    The Sugar Queen, thank you and you have a good day!

    Bo, I'm all for egg dishes! I'm glad I'm not the only one who eats before thinking! :-) Thanks!

    Subhashini, thanks! It tastes lovely also!

    A SPICY PERSPECTIVE, the cast iron skillets are the best. I have my mother's and don't even want to think about how old it is. It's perfect though!

    Gloria, thank you and thanks for the visit!

    Sandra, you are an excellent photographer and I know all about that food addiction! Thanks for stopping by!

    Dishesdone, thanks! Bet it would go well with that wine in your Avi!

    Kim, I know exactly what you mean with your love for your iron skillet. Nothing beats them!

    Cinnamon-Girl, wish I could offer you a slice! It is one hearty dish, for sure!

    Sook, thanks! I'm glad you like it!

    theUngourmet, hope you try it for your husband! The hash browns make it so easy!

    alessandra, great minds think alike! Have a good day!

    3 hungry tummies, this is one great delicious dish! Thanks for the visit!

  22. This sounds awesome!! Wanna come over and make me breakfast?? ;)

  23. cookies and cups, I'd be glad to do that! Have a good day!

    Mimi, I'll be doing that! Thanks for the visit!

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