Piggies in a blanket & Spicy Vegetable Frittata

 This is a fun way to do Sunday brunch sausages and eggs...and easy to do with one eye still shut.  Although very little gets done in my house until I've had a least 2 cups of coffee first  - so I do have both eyes open by the time I get to making any food.

Piggies in a Blanket & Spicy Vegetable Frittata


  • 1 can of crescent roll dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • 8 breakfast sausages.


This is so simple, I hate to insult you by writing down - but I will anyway.  Open the can of crescent roll dough & separate (duh!).  Wrap individually around the breakfast sausages.  Bake in the oven at 350 F degrees for approx. 35 - 40 minutes. (You want the pastry to be brown but you have to make sure the sausages are cooked through.)

Vegetable Frittata

A frittata is an omelette that is baked in the oven and can be served at room temperature.  It's like a quiche without the crust. I usually make it with potatoes which makes it more like a Spanish tortilla - a popular tapas dish.  You can make it with whatever ingredients you have at hand.  Note: you need a small cast iron frying pan to make it properly (or a skillet you can bake in the oven).  
Zoe, do not try this with a regular frying pan, the handle will melt if you put it in the oven!


  • 6 - 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup light cream (half & half)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3 mushrooms, sliced
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes, or 1/2 regular tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 8 thin slices of stale baguette
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Beat the eggs with the cream. In a separate pan, saute the onion, mushrooms, and tomatoes in 1 tablespoon oil until soft. Heat the cast iron frying pan and add the remaining oil.  When it's sizzling, add the beaten eggs and lower the heat to low. Add the sauteed vegetables and distribute them around (don't just dump them all in one spot).Sprinkle salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon hot sauce all over. Add the goat cheese Butter the slices of baguette Arrange the slices of baguette on the surface, butter side up.Cover with grated cheese.
Bake in the oven at 350 F degrees for about 30 minutes, or until it's puffy and golden. 
(You can tell when it's ready because it won't jiggle in the center - if it does, that means the eggs aren't cooked yet.)

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." 
Lewis Carroll


  1. Well I think I am going to have your breakfast for dinner tonight. Both dishes look great, can't wait to have those little piggies.
    thanks for sharing

  2. It's sort of like an upside down quiche because the breading is on top!Great pictures, by the way.