Spanish – Portuguese Frittata with Chorizo, Potato & Mushrooms

Spanish – Portuguese Frittata with Chorizo, Potato & Mushrooms

The best thing about this very smoky, spicy frittata is that it’s great the next day too. Although, in my house there are hardly ever any leftovers to zap in the microwave or “toast” in the toaster oven.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 45-50 minutes
Servings: 4. ( or as part of a brunch – 8)



Tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
cup new potatoes, diced with skin on
cup cremini mushrooms, thickly coarsely chopped
cup baby Swiss chard or beet green leaves and tender stalks, chopped
link smoked chorizo sausage, diced small
cups shredded Italian cheeses like mozzarella, Asiago…the amount is up to you – thin or thick layer of cheese is a personal preference
Smoked paprika to sprinkle on top


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C.

Step 2

In a medium-sized bowl beat eggs with salt and pepper plus 1 tbsp olive oil and set aside.

Step 3

Over medium high heat, sauté potatoes, mushrooms and onions in a small-medium sized non-stick, oven-proof skillet (small pan = thicker frittata; large pan- thin almost open omelet in appearance) until the onions are translucent and the potatoes are mostly cooked through (about 5 minutes). Add the greens and the chorizo and sauté for another minute or two (until the greens wilt) and mix everything up.

Step 4

Pour the eggs over the mixture in the pan. Top with shredded cheese and sprinkle a little smoked paprika over that.

Step 5

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until it’s set in the center and golden on top. If you do choose to do a thinner frittata, you probably will only need 15 or so minutes in the oven.

Step 6

Using a spatula, ease the frittata around the edges and under the bottom to make sure it won’t stick when you slide it onto a serving plate.

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