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Cheesy Mexican Frittata. A super-quick meal full of Mexican taco seasonings, green chilies, jalapeno slices and fantastic cheese! Topped with fresh pico de gallo it is a great fast recipe for dinner or brunch. - BoulderLocavore.com

Cheesy Mexican Frittata

Frittatas are my go to recipe when I want a quick meal everyone will love. Cheesy Mexican Frittata is a sure favorite thanks to the flavors of green chilies, jalapeno, Mexican cheese blend and taco seasonings. It's light enough for hot summer days but still soul-warming for the cooler months.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword mexican frittata, mexican omelet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Serves 6-8
Calories 167 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ large Red Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 1 4-ounce can Diced Green Chilies , mild
  • 1 large Jalapeno , thinly sliced with seeds removed
  • 8 large Eggs , room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican Blend prepared grated cheese (available in the dairy department)
  • 2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning Mix
  • Garnish: chopped fresh cilantro leaves , pico de gallo


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the olive oil to a 10-inch cast iron or other heat proof skillet over medium high heat. Add the red onion and jalapeno; sauté until the onions become translucent and limp, and the jalapeno has softened (3-4 minutes).
  3. Add the diced green chilies and sauté one minute.
  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs together. Add in the salt, pepper, 1 ¼ cups of the cheese and the taco seasoning; whisk to combine.
  5. Spread the sauteed vegetables to evenly cover the bottom of the skillet. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the vegetables in the skillet.
  6. Allow the frittata to cook undisturbed until the edges are set; 2-4 minutes. Place the frittata in the heated oven and allow it to finish cooking for 10-12 minutes until the liquid is gone and the top is fluffy.
  7. Sprinkle on the remaining ¼ cup cheese and continue to cook 1-2 minutes until it had melted. Remove from oven, cut into 8 wedges and serve immediately topped with fresh pico de gallo and chopped cilantro leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Mexican Frittata
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 341mg14%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.