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Frittata di salsiccia patate e funghi

Sausage Potato and Mushroom Frittata
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked, broiled, fried


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 large Italian sausage (about 150g/5 oz) removed from casing and crumbled
  • 1 medium-sized yellow fleshed potato (about 150g/5 oz) cubed or sliced
  • 150 g (5 oz) mushrooms, cut into bite sized pieces or sliced
  • 25g 1 oz Parmesan cheese, or more to taste freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil or lard


  • In a medium sized skillet, sauté the onion gently in the oil or lard until soft and translucent.
  • Add the crumbled sausage meat and sauté it, too, until it has lost any trace of pink and is just beginning to brown around the edges, breaking it up further as it cooks.
  • Add the mushrooms to the skillet, along with a bit more oil or lard if needed. Raise a flame a bit and sauté the mushrooms until they have reduced in volume and just begun to brown around the edges. Now add the potatoes and toss them with the other ingredients, seasoning generously with salt and pepper.
  • After a couple of minutes, lower the heat and cover the skillet. Let everything simmer gently until the potatoes are tender, uncovering the skillet and stirring its contents every once in a while. Taste and adjust for seasoning before turning into a mixing bowl and let cool.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs together with the grated cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. When the sausage, potatoes and mushrooms have cooled, add them to the bowl and fold them into the beaten eggs.
  • Now proceed to cook the egg mixture into a frittata, following the instructions you'll find in our post on How to Make a Frittata.
  • Let your frittata cool off at least a bit before tucking in. It is also perfectly delicious at room temperature.


There are three ways to cook your frittata:
  1. The traditional fry method, where you fry both sides in a skillet, flipping the eggs once the bottom is fully cooked.
  2. The easy fry-broil method, where fry the bottom then finish the other side under the broiler, without flipping.
  3. The even easier oven method, where you pour the egg mixture into a baking dish and baking it until done in the oven.
For details see our post on How to Make a Frittata