Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata

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Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean EatingTonight I was in the mood for eggs and we settled on a kind of ‘breakfast for dinner’ type dish.  I love frittatas, they’re so easy to make and very quick to cook and you can add almost anything to them depending on what you have in the fridge that needs using up.  We settled on Chorizo and Butternut Squash, thinking that the salty, spiciness of the Chorizo would pair well with the earthy, sweetness of the Butternut Squash

Preheat the oven to 200C and peel and chop the butternut squash into small squares –   drizzle over the olive oil, season well and roast the butternut squash in the oven for 30-40 mins until it is tender and slightly caramelised.Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean EatingMeanwhile, chop up the Chorizo and fry it in a dry pan ( it will release a lot of oil as it cooks) for 5 minutes until it has cooked and turned a darker colour.Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean EatingRemove the chorizo pieces from the pan leaving the delicious smoky spicy oil behind to cook the frittata in.

Crack open the eggs into a large bowl, add the yoghurt and plenty of salt and pepper and whisk everything together so that it is all combinedChorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean EatingTurn on the grill at this point so that it is ready to cook the top of the frittata when needed.

Heat the chorizo oil back up and pour the egg and yoghurt mixture into the same pan.Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean EatingSprinkle in half of the chorizo, butternut squash and thyme and leave to cook for a couple of minutes.  Then sprinkle in the other half.  This ensures that everything doesn’t just sink to the bottom and you will have tasty pieces throughout the whole frittata.Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean Eating Once you have everything in the pan and it has been cooking for 5 mins or so, transfer the entire pan so that it is under the grill which will give the top half of the frittata a chance to cook and brown – it will also make the frittata puff up and be light and fluffy.  After another 3-4 mins or so the frittata will be set all the way through and ready to eat.Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean EatingDelicious, warming and comforting and full of flavour this meal is satisfying full of protein but still very light and healthy.Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean Eating

This served 4 people, cut into quarters with a side salad and some roasted vegetables but would also make a great weekend brunch.  It’s so easy to change-up the flavours to suit your specific tastes as well.  Try smoked salmon and dill or roasted vegetables or ham and cheese – whatever takes your fancy.  Let me know your favourite flavours in the comments section – I’d love some more inspiration!

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Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean Eating

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Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata
Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean Eating
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Clean Eating
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 200C
  2. Peel, dice and toss the butternut squash in the olive oil and seasoning.
  3. Roast for about 30 mins until caramelised and tender. Chop and fry the chorizo for about 5 mins
  4. Chop and fry the chorizo for about 5 mins. Remove from the pan, leaving the oil behind.
  5. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, add the yoghurt and plenty of salt and pepper and whisk well to combine.
  6. Heat the chorizo oil back up in the frying pan and pour the egg mixture into the pan.
  7. Preheat the grill.
  8. Sprinkle in half of the cooked chorizo, butternut squash and thyme, cook for about 5 mins and then sprinkle in the other half.
  9. Place the entire pan under the grill to cook and brown the top of the frittata (about 3-4 mins)
  10. When it is set all the way through it is ready to serve.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. awerner90 says:

    Yummm my mouth is watering reading this. I will definitely try making this. It looks delicious.

    Xoxo Amber

  2. Corina says:

    I would love this just as it is! Me and my husband both love chorizo in a frittata but I’d probably have to replace the butternut squash if I was serving it to him as well. We often have roasted peppers in ours.

  3. Hanka says:

    I love egg meals, and this one looks so delicous – my mouth is watering 😉

  4. Oh my! I love your dish! My stomach is rumbling with the sight haha! Super like!

  5. indieandlily says:

    This looks great! Going to have to try this recipe out 😊

  6. wow!! it’s seems really nice!!! i’m hungry now hahahah Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  7. yourorganizedlifewithdaria says:

    Ok I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve never made a frittata. Your instructions are so clear and this looks so amazing I’m going to have to try!

  8. infocultureweddingca says:

    You know, every time I ended up on your blog I die of hunger. Please come cook for me??? I will give you my address 🙂

  9. This looks so amazing, would love to try this recipe. I would have never thought to use squash, yummy!

  10. I love that you used so many photos. You brought a new idea for the kitchen! (:

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland

  11. Jhumki Nag says:

    Very unique and yummy recipe…my husband will love it!!

  12. anceantovska says:

    Yummy, I like your recipes! It looks so delicious!

  13. this looks very rich and delicious!! nice work 😀

  14. Loved the recipe. I wish i could try it out without adding eggs. Looks so yum and delicious.

  15. I love a good Frittata! This looks yum. I hqve a recipe of a sweet frittata which I never could take pictures of because it gets vanished even before I put it in a plate!

  16. Neha Verma says:

    Looks so yumm.. got to try it as soon as possible. Hope I am able to get a result as delicious as yours

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