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Rachael’s Jalapeño Popper Frittata

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show [1]. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com.


  • 1 avocado, pitted and scooped
  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium red or white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 2 vine tomatoes (or 4 plum tomatoes), seeded and chopped
  • One handful cilantro, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (whites and greens)
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (Rach’s go-to is Frank’s)
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red or green sweet/mild pepper, chopped
  • About 2 cups lightly crushed Nacho corn chips
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, diced
  • ½ pound pepper jack cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 400˚F with rack 1 rung above center.

In a food processor, combine the avocado with juice of 1 lime and crema or sour cream, then puree and transfer to squeeze bottle or small dish.

Place 1 jalapeño pepper, half the onion, and 1 clove of garlic in a bowl [2] with salt and juice of remaining lime. Let stand 10 minutes, then add tomatoes, cilantro, cumin and scallions.

Whisk [3] up eggs, hot sauce, salt and pepper.

Heat a 12-inch, nonstick oven-safe skillet over medium to medium-high heat, add oil, 2 turns of the pan [4], then melt butter into oil. Add remaining onions, sweet peppers, and remaining jalapeño peppers and garlic, soften 3-4 minutes, then add chips and top with eggs, then gently stir in the cream cheese. Settle the eggs a minute and transfer to oven. Bake 20 minutes, top with pepper jack and return to oven 15 minutes to set and brown. Cool a few minutes, then top with pickled jalapeño-tomato mixture and drizzle with crema to serve.