Corn and Bacon Frittata with Jalapeno

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This tasty Corn and Bacon Frittata with jalapenos and red onion comes together in less than 30 minutes and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The combination of sweet corn and salty bacon is hard to beat.

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This corn and bacon frittata makes the most delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Made with a tasty combination of crisp corn, bacon, red onion, and jalapeno - it is full of flavor in every bite.  It also is great for meal prep since it keeps well in the fridge and tastes great warm or at room temperature. 

Do you store things in your freezer, knowing you will find a way to use them someday? That's how this recipe came about. I think at heart I may be a bit of a freezer hoarder. It hasn’t come to a second freezer yet, but I would rather freeze almost anything than throw it away.

Lately, I have been on a quest to eat my way through the freezer and after a quick search, I got some inspiration. I had lots of corn and bacon in my freezer and needed to find a way to use it up. This corn and bacon frittata was the perfect solution.

You can also make it ahead of time and store the entire thing in your freezer, too! 

Corn bacon frittata in a cast iron skillet with fresh corn, onion, and jalapeno.

Key Ingredients and Easy Swaps

If you have ever made a frittata before, then you probably already have all the ingredients that you need. Here is a bit more information about what I used.

  • Bacon: Center-cut has the best texture and fries up so nicely, but you can use any type of bacon, even the turkey kind.
  • Onion: I used red onion because it has so much flavor, but white or yellow are easy replacements. Make sure you dice it up really finely, so you don't have large chunks of onions in your frittata.
  • Corn: I used all the corn kernels off an ear of corn. You could also just use frozen or canned corn instead. Just don't use creamed corn.
  • Jalapeno: This is optional, but it adds a really nice amount of spice to the frittata. If you really like spicy foods, you can even add some serrano peppers or canned chipotle pepper.
  • Eggs: The base of frittatas is always eggs. If you are trying to eat more egg whites than yolks, use 2 egg whites for every 1 whole egg.
  • Milk: To keep the fat calories low, use skim milk. If you want to make this dairy-free, I suggest using unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: This is what gives the frittata its distinct and delicious flavor. You could swap in soy sauce as well.

Note: For a full list of ingredients and detailed instructions on how to make this corn frittata, take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

What To Serve With Corn and Bacon Frittata

If you are going to eat this for lunch or serve it for brunch, then I think a crunchy and savory salad is the perfect thing to serve with it. Try this easy Arugula Salad, Spinach Salad, or Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad - all of them would taste delicious with this frittata!

If you want to eat this for breakfast and need something sweet to balance out the savory flavors, drink a fruity raspberry chia smoothie with it! Or, just eat it with a bowl of mixed fruit. That's a healthy and delicious combination together.

Caron, bacon, and jalapeno frittata with onion in a cast iron skillet.

Recipe Tips And Ideas

Follow these tips to make sure that this frittata turns out flavorful every single time!

  • Pre-cook the bacon and make sure it is really crispy. If the bacon isn't crispy enough, it will become softer as it bakes with the eggs.
  • Use a cast-iron skillet. This way, you can cook all the ingredients in the skillet and bake it in the oven, all without making a mess of other dishes.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs. Not only does it make your frittata look more pleasing, but it adds fresh aromas and taste to it too.
  • Don't be afraid to add some cheese! This frittata would be delicious with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese or creamy goat cheese.
  • For some freshness, add some herbs to the dish. An herb salad would be delicious served right on top. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Egg Frittatas

Here are some questions I frequently get asked by some readers...

Yes, you can freeze a frittata. Store it in a freezer-safe container or food storage bag. It will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months.

There are lots of options you can use instead of bacon. Add some thinly-sliced ham, sausage crumbles, or even diced pepperoni! You can also leave out the extra meat and just add veggies instead.

Milk or cream is crucial to the texture of frittatas. If you forget to add it, the frittata will cook flatter and denser, resembling a flat omelet. Use some sort of cream or milk in your frittata to make it nice and fluffy.

The two types of egg dishes are so similar that it is really easy to confuse them. Quiches usually have more cream in them, which is why they need the crust to stabilize everything. If you use less milk and don't add a crust, crustless quiche is almost impossible to decipher from a frittata.

Corn frittata with bacon and jalapeno cut into slices and served in two plates.
The Recipe
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Corn and Bacon Frittata with Jalapeno

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 35 Min
TOTAL TIME: 45 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 3 slices center cut bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 ear corn, cut off the cob
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (or more)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook the bacon in an oven-safe skillet until it is crispy.

Bacon cooking in a skillet.
2

Add the red onion and jalapeno and cook for about 6-8 minutes until the onion begins to be translucent.

Bacon, jalapenos, and red onion cooking in a skillet.
3

Add the corn and cook until cooked just through, about 3 minutes.

Corn, bacon, onions, and jalapenos cooking in a skillet.
4

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and milk. Stir in the salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

Eggs being whisked in a bowl.
5

Pour the egg mixture into the skillet.

Eggs being adding to a corn and bacon frittata.
6

Place the skillet in the oven and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes until the top is cooked through and the top gets slightly crispy.

Corn and bacon frittata cooking in the oven.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207
Calories from Fat 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 109mg
37%
Sodium 598mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 8g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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About the authorMeet Kristen McCaffrey
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