Southwestern Bean and Andouille Frittata

Kick your frittata up a notch with this andouille sausage and black bean egg skillet breakfast.

Southwestern Bean and Andouille Frittata
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
36 mins


  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 6 ounce chicken andouille sausage, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup canned reduced-sodium red or black beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup chopped tomatoes

  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and chopped (optional)

  • Light sour cream (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler. In a bowl whisk together eggs, cheese, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. In a large broiler-proof skillet cook sausage, onion and red sweet pepper in hot oil over medium heatabout 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans.

  2. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. Cook over medium heat. As mixture sets, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting egg mixture so uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edges until egg mixture is almost set (surface will be moist).

  3. Place skillet under broiler 4 to 5 inches from heat. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until top is set. Let stand5 minutes. Slide frittata onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with tomato. Cut into wedges. If desired, top with avocado and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
13g Fat
13g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 276mg 92%
Sodium 507mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 34.2mg 171%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 351mg 7%
Folate, total 47mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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