Dinner Shortcuts: Spicy vegetable frittata

Brandy O'Neill

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Frittata is the perfect fast-paced weeknight meal. Full of flavor and super healthy.

Spicy vegetable frittata

Frittatas are the easiest option for fast weeknight dinners. This baby is packed full of cilantro, vegetables and just a hint of spice.

Spicy vegetable frittata

Yields 2 servings


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together egg and heavy cream, set aside.
  2. Over medium heat add an 8-inch skillet and add in olive oil. Once hot, add in peppers, onions, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and cook until soft.
  3. Pour in eggs and add in shredded cheese. Stir once to combine everything and then let cook for about 5 minutes until the bottom and edges have just started to set.
  4. Put in the oven and cook under the broiler for about 5 minutes. The frittata will be done when the top no longer jiggles and is fully cooked.
  5. Sprinkle top with cilantro and enjoy hot or at room temperature.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.