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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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 Serves 6-8
Calories 167kcal
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


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • 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).
  • Add the diced green chilies and sauté one minute.
  • 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.
  • Spread the sauteed vegetables to evenly cover the bottom of the skillet. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the vegetables in the skillet.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 0.9mg