Sausage Zucchini Frittata

The frittata has its origins in Italian cuisine and has been enjoyed there for centuries. This egg-based dish is like an omelette or crustless quiche.

The concept of combining eggs with various ingredients mirrors similar dishes found in numerous cultures around the world like the Spanish tortilla, French omelette, Persian kuku, Chinese egg foo young, or even the Korean egg roll.

A frittata is made with eggs, along with a variety of ingredients such as vegetables, meats, cheese and herbs. It’s the perfect vessel to use up bits and pieces from the fridge. It’s delightful hot or cold, for brunch, dinner, or even sliced and packed for a picnic.

Sausage Zucchini Frittata

Spolumbo’s sausages are the star of this dish; chicken apple, Italian mild or spicy are all great additions. A mandolin makes light work of slicing onions and zucchini.
Author Wanda Baker


  • 3 uncooked Spolumbo's sausage links, or whatever kind you can find
  • 6 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • fresh parsley and/or dill
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 F (191 C).
  • Heat a little olive oil in a heavy bottomed oven-safe pan over medium heat and add the sausage meat, casing removed, breaking it up as it cooks. Cook until the pink is gone, then toss in the mushrooms. Continue to cook until sausage and mushrooms are cooked through.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, Gruyere cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Once the sausage and mushrooms are cooked, turn off the heat and pour in the egg mixture, carefully stirring to distribute all the ingredients.
  • Gently scatter the red onion over the top, followed by the zucchini. Transfer the pan to the oven, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the frittata is puffy and the center is cooked. You can check with a knife or toothpick.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Top with chopped parsley and/or dill and serve with a side salad.
  • The frittata can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days.