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Individual Frittatas with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 1, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes
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This morning I was so busy that I didn’t take time for breakfast. By late morning I was starving, but I’m counting calories and didn’t want to overdo it. What to do, what to do? I decided I do brunch. And frittatas are perfect for brunch.

I’m also eating a high protein diet at the moment, so I thought a frittata would be perfect. I love frittatas but tend to eat too much when I make it.


Ah, individual frittatas.

Yes, individual frittatas are perfect for portion control. I can refrigerate them for up to 3 days, or even better, freeze them and just get out what I want for breakfast, brunch, or just a good protein snack after my workouts.

I also love sausage. Yum. And Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles are becoming a staple in my home… check out my Bow Tie Pasta with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles in a Tomato Cream Sauce I made a few weeks ago. They’re already pre-cooked so all you have to do is add them to your favorite recipes.

Can you say, “Time-saver?” As a busy mom, I can use all the time saving I can get. Okay, back to the frittatas….

With the eggs and the sausage, I’m getting a good source of protein. My favorite frittata recipe is very basic, because oftentimes, I think less is more. I want the flavors of the ingredients to shine and the marriage of eggs, sausage, potatoes, and onions are divine together.

By the way, do you know what makes a frittata? It’s potatoes. If you don’t add potatoes, it’s a quiche.


  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 – 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 18 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and onions until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Thinly slice potatoes (I used a mandolin) and add them to salted boiling water and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Mix cooked onions and Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles into egg mixture.
  • Add a layer of potatoes into the muffin cups
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup mixture into each muffin cup (you can also add the potatoes on top of mixture instead of the bottom).
  • Bake in the preheated oven until frittatas are set in the middle and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.




Since I’m watching what I eat, I used skim milk, but you can substitute your favorite milk and you can saute the potatoes in a little olive oil if you like. It’s great that way, but since I’m cutting down on calories any way I can, I boiled mine.


I enjoyed my Individual Frittatas with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles with a slice of tomato and a few strawberries. It made the perfect brunch.

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86 Responses to Individual Frittatas with Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles Recipe

  1. Jessamine D. says:

    I will put this as a pizza topper or on fried rice. 🙂 Oh and to make an egg omelet as well. 🙂

  2. Carla Dahlquist says:

    I would love to add Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles to by cheddar bay biscuits …can you say “Double Whammy Of Flavor!?!”

  3. Tanyetta says:

    Sausage quesadilla

  4. Liz Mays says:

    Gosh, that is so smart to make them individual sized. I might not overindulge nearly as much! They look fabulous, and I love the spicy ones. 🙂

  5. HilLesha says:

    I’m quite sure that my husband will love this recipe! Yum, yum.

  6. I bet these would be good to add to my morning omelet. YUM!

  7. Oh how i love some Jimmy Dean! Best sausage other then fresh from the farm.

  8. Jenn says:

    I’d add the crumbles to my breakfast casserole recipe.

  9. patti novero says:

    i would add them to pizza or even a omelet would be great. The recipe you posted sounds awesome as well.

  10. Hanan says:

    These would be a great addition to some breakfast burritos! We love breakfast here!!

  11. steven weber says:

    I’d add these to my breakfast burritos.

  12. Candice says:

    I would add it to an egg and hash brown scramble with vegetables.

  13. Briana says:

    Sausage Mac ‘n Cheese brunch!!

  14. Jessie C. says:

    I would add it to make Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burrito.

  15. Holly Thomas says:

    My Husband would put it in his stuffing recipe.

  16. Jessica To says:

    I would like to try it in my egg and sausage casserole!

  17. Emily Adams says:

    I would love to add it to my scrambled eggs along with mushrooms and cheese.

  18. Angela S says:

    This looks delish and is perfect for a grab an go breakfast.

  19. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I would like to make this into a meat sauce, add sauteed onions and peppers. I would put it over pasta.

  20. Raijean says:

    Girl, that looks so amazing!! I wouldn’t mind trying this!

  21. Digna D. says:

    Mmmmm, looks so tasty. The entire family loves breakfast for dinner and we love Jimmy Dean.

  22. Marti Tabora says:

    I would like to use them to make some breakfast burritos with egg and cheese.

  23. Those look like a great idea! My family would love them.

  24. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I would make a cheese and sausage pizza with onions, green pepper, mushrooms, and olives.

  25. Wow! I’ve never seen a recipe like this. Definitely giving this a try! Is it freezer friendly?

  26. Cat Davis says:

    Mmmm…. my kids would totally love these. I wonder if I could make some, freeze them and reheat later?

  27. Samantha Wagner says:

    I bet this would taste good in a scramble egg mixture or an omelet

  28. Shell Feis says:

    That would be awesome for me to make for my husband’s lunches! He eats on the go but since those are individual he could totally take a couple & eat them in the car.

  29. diane sabatini says:

    It’s awesome to add to my Thanksgiving stuffing for a nice zing.

  30. Michelle says:

    We are big into making our own pizza right now, and one less step (frying up sausage) would be awesome!

  31. This is so clever! I love the idea of individual frittatas, it would be perfect for a brunch party.

  32. Patrycja Chudziak says:

    I would love to add it to my homemade “The Works” pizza

  33. Shelli C. says:

    I would add Jimmy Dean Crumbles to biscuits and gravy. Sounds delicious!

  34. Stephanie says:

    i would love to make a breakfast casserole yummy

  35. Marina says:

    I would use it in a spaghetti mix

  36. ANN*H says:

    We use scrambled eggs , cheese, onions, tomatoes , mushrooms and Jimmy Deans sausage for a delicious omelet for our special breakfast.

  37. David says:

    Egg burritos is the most obvious choice, but also I would like to add them to some cornbread. We add ground beef and cheese to corn bread and the kids love it, Adding sausage would be a great breakfast option.

  38. We love these sausage crumbles. In fact, we make homemade breakfast burritos with them on a regular basis.

  39. trisha says:

    I am not really good at eating heavy at breakfast but i would love to try this for a fun dinner!

  40. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I think it would be good on pizza or in country gravy for a weekend breakfast!

  41. Andrea Williams says:

    I would add these to my sausage gravy and biscuits.

  42. Cheryl B. says:

    I would add them to my omelets and scrambled eggs.

  43. Elle says:

    I’d like to add the sausage crumbles to my family lasagna recipe.

  44. Angela says:

    Yum! These individual frittatas look so tasty. I’ll have to try this recipe out.

  45. Kerri says:

    These would be great to add to an omelette too. Yummy!

  46. Melinda Morse says:

    I would like to make Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles in an omlette with cheese, onion, green pepper and tomato

  47. laura harris says:

    I would like to add it in scrambled eggs with green peppers and onions!

  48. rhonda miotke says:

    I would like to try this in my scrambled eggs.

  49. Shelbie Johnston says:

    I’d ad the sausage to Biscuits and gravy, the best breakfast in the world!

  50. Janet says:

    I would add Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles to my spinach, tomato and cheese omelet.

  51. Aly Tay says:

    I would add Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles to my morning breakfast egg and cheese burritos.

  52. Barbara Montag says:

    I like to add the Jimmy Dean Crumbles to sauerkraut and potatoes!
    thank you

  53. Kelsey Apley says:

    Yummy these look really good, and easy! I am all about a quick breakfast each day!

  54. Kristen says:

    I’d put them in a scramble with eggs, mushrooms and fresh tomatoes.

  55. coca bonilla says:

    Try it with rice

  56. Denice Metz says:

    Stuffed Mushrooms

  57. Heather Kenville says:

    eggs and salsa, add Jimmy Dean

  58. Katrina A. says:

    I think it’d be great to add to my famous omlettes. I’m make a hearty meat one with this: the sausage crumbs, ham, bacon and cheese with a dollop of sour cream on top. I’m drooling now! lol

  59. ruby reis wade says:

    I think my boys would like it added to eggs and cheese in a roll up

  60. Allison Lancaster says:

    We love breakfast casserole, so this would be great in that! Makes it easier and faster to cook!

  61. Paula V says:

    Mmmm…just good ol’ sausage patties are good since we rarely eat them. I also like this quiche that has crescent rolls on the bottom and then egg, cheese, sausage.


  63. I love Jimmy Dean! They have the best sausage and this looks delish.

  64. Lolo says:

    I love individual size food like this. Great idea!

  65. Tina W says:

    I lovelovelove this idea! I’m going to make these tomorrow. I’ve been taking food over for my Dad since he got out of a nursing home a few weeks ago, and since I can’t be there 3X a day he’s been eating cereal for breakfast every day. But I can make these and figure out how long to reheat them and he’ll be set!

  66. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I think it would be great added on top of cheese pizza.

  67. Kim Henrichs says:

    I think they would be pretty good on a meat pizza!!

  68. Susan O'Bryant says:

    I’d love to try the sausage crumbles in my Sausage Spinach Cheesy Frittata.

  69. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I love making omelettes so this would be the perfect addition to it and less work

  70. Laura J says:

    Oh I would love to use these in my spaghetti rice stuffed green peppers I make! Some nights are so busy to brown the hamburger and all…oh this would be a perfect substitute!

  71. Janice Cooper says:

    I would love to make the sausage and egg breakfast cups

  72. shelly peterson says:

    I would use the crumbles to make breakfast burritos or biscuits and gravy.

  73. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’d like to add it to egg muffins or an egg casserole.

  74. debra p says:

    I make a killer omelet that sausage crumbles would be ideal to add to for an added boost!

  75. Ellen Casper says:

    I would add it as a pizza topping along with pepperoni and roasted red peppers!

  76. Brenda Burgess says:

    I would love to try to make a sausage, egg and cheese sasserole.

  77. Danielle says:

    I’d like to add the sausage crumbles to a breakfast burrito.

  78. Linda says:

    I would add the sausage crumbles to a western omelet.

  79. ellen beck says:

    I woould make biscuits and gravy! Yes simple but so good – nice sausage gravy and fresh biscuts cant be beat!

  80. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would love to add the Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles to an omelette!

  81. Tammy Shelton says:

    I would use Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles in my famous Breakfast Burritos.

  82. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to add Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles to a homemade pizza.

  83. Kelsey S (Elica) says:

    I would love to add it to the rice and beans I make. That would make it even yummier… Mmm, getting hungry now.

  84. Katie h says:

    Hmm these sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  85. Mickey says:

    Where in the recipe do you actually add the potatoes????

    • Hi, Mickey, it seems as if I left it out of the directions. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I edited the post. I also love making frittatas with just eggs, potatoes, and onions, in a cast iron skillet. I’ll make one soon and put it on the blog. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you give the frittata a try!