Green Chile Frittata – This easy egg bake is packed with veggies, with plenty of added flavor from green chiles and crispy bacon. The perfect dish for meal prep or a weekend brunch! (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo Friendly)
This post is written in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. All opinions are my own.
Back today with another delicious option that works equally well for meal prep or a weekend brunch. This green chile frittata is easily the star of the show. It’s savory, packed with veggies, and has several layers of flavor, thanks to perfectly cooked veggies, a little kick from the green chiles, and some smoky bacon to top things off.
I love that it’s easy as can be, but looks really beautiful and impressive as a finished dish. It’s the kind of meal I can eat any time of day–it makes a fantastic savory breakfast option, but easily works for brunch, lunch, or dinner. (We can’t be the only ones who eat breakfast for dinner on the regular, right?)
Plus, the leftovers reheat like a dream, so it works equally well for meal prep! Let’s jump in!
We start with a base layer of frozen hash browns. They “anchor” this dish almost like a crust, but they blend right into the egg frittata, helping it be substantial and filling without weighing it down.
Sprouts is running their big 20% off frozen sale this month in celebration of Frozen Foods Month, so it’s a perfect time to stock up on all your frozen favorites, whether that’s Cascadian Farms Organic Hash Browns I used for this frittata, stir fry veggies for dinner, cauliflower rice for an easy burrito bowl, frozen fruit for smoothies, parfaits, and more, or any of your other favorites!
Next, we layer a vibrant mix of veggies–sautéed onion and bell peppers give a great base layer of flavor. Add in a heaping amount of spinach (which cooks WAY down), and mix in some green chiles for a little flavor boost, then top the whole thing with some crisp, crumbled bacon. Need I say more?
Notes on this Green Chile Frittata:
Is This Spicy? Mild vs. Hot. Nope. Probably not. Most canned mild green chiles really aren’t spicy. They’re typically not even as spicy as mild salsa, but they do give a tiny kick. If you’re worried, you can start with half the amount. If you want MORE heat, you can try using a few tablespoons of minced jalapeño instead or serve this with a dollop of green salsa. (I love the Sprouts tomatillo salsa.)
Paleo Notes. If you’re eating paleo or avoiding too many carbs, you can totally swap the frozen potatoes for frozen cauliflower rice (Cascadian Farms makes a great one) or you could swap in shredded zucchini. Just be sure to wring out the extra liquid before adding it to your baking dish.
Pump Up the Veggies. I love that a recipe like this can be adapted so many ways. Feel free to try different veggies in this. You could add some sautéed mushrooms, shredded zucchini, or even some diced tomatoes.
Dairy Free (or Not!) – This recipe is naturally dairy free as written. I use unsweetened cashew milk, which I find has the most neutral flavor of the nondairy milks (just be sure you don’t pick up the vanilla!). If you tolerate or enjoy dairy, you can absolutely use dairy milk, or top this with a layer of cheese–Pepper Jack or sharp cheddar would be terrific!.
Make it Mini! – If you’re making this for meal prep or doubling this recipe to serve a crowd, you may want to try making these in muffin cups instead for individual portions. It works great! Just follow the baking directions for these and you’ll be in great shape. (PS – I *HIGHLY* recommend using a silicone muffin pan like this or this for these since they won’t scorch and won’t stick)
Storing & Reheating – I store this in the refrigerator for 3-4 days (we always finish it!). It’s easy to reheat individual servings in the microwave, or if you are reheating the whole thing, you can put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or till it heats through.
More Brunching Favorites…
- (Paleo and Vegan) Grain Free Granola & Fruit Parfaits
- Lemon Berry Oatmeal Muffins (Gluten Free & Vegan)
- Paleo Mini Quiche
- Waffle Hash Browns