Sweet Pepper Omelette / Frittata di peperoni

Sweet Pepper Omelette / Frittata di peperoni

A recipe from the Lazio region of Italy and suitable for vegetarians and for freezing.

Credit: This recipe was adapted from: 1. The British Cheese Board website at http://www.cheeseboard.co.uk/ AND 2. Antonio Carluccio from his TV series with Gennaro Contaldo called “The Two Greedy Italians” on BBC TV April 2012.


  • 6 tbsp of good cooking olive oil
  • 1 shallot onion or one small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 long sweet Romano red peppers, deseeded, white pith removed and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 medium courgette, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 8 large free-range eggs
  • 4 tbsp fresh milk
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, stems removed
  • 100g vegetarian pecorino sheep’s cheese, finely grated
  • Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt


  1. Add the olive oil to a large non-stick frying pan or short handled sauté pan and gently fry the onions for 5 minutes, then add the peppers and the courgettes, stirring them through frequently. Cook for 10 minutes or until fork tender then add the vinegar, stir and mix thoroughly and cook until the vinegar has evaporated.
  2. Preheat the grill.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk the eggs, cheese, milk and herbs together, season with salt and pepper, then pour into the frying pan and stir and mix thoroughly over a gentle heat. Then, using just the spatula, lift the sides of the frittata and check that the bottom is not starting to burn.
  4. Cook on the hob over a low heat until most of it is set.
  5. Transfer the pan to the hot grill and when the surface of the egg mix is set and beginning to brown remove it from the grill and slide it out of the pan onto a large wooden platter or plate.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then slice into wedges.
  7. Enjoy this frittata warm with salad or vegetables – or serve it cold for a picnic or packed lunch.

Sweet Pepper Omelette / Frittata di peperoni  

Here is Marian’s review of the frittata: 

FritattaFind below, me and a Frittata. Not easy to take a selfie of me and the Frittata and manage to keep the Frittata on the plate, but I think this one worked!

I will do the pasta one too. Marian

Hi Marian,

Thank you so much for your email and photo.

Was someone else holding the camera? What a brilliant shot. It looks like I could stretch out my hand and take a piece of frittata on a fork. I’m sure I’d enjoy it too! It looks delicious. Well done Marian.

Take care, John

I took the photo and held the frittata which wanted to slide of the plate as I had to angle it!

Despite that, it was delicious and is now in the recipe book and a firm favourite. I did half the recipe and it did me two meals so very economical too. Thank you.


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