Asparagus Frittata [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Asparagus Frittata is an easy recipe that involves eggs, herbs, and the spring vegetable! Enjoy this dish this spring and even all year round!

Enjoy this along with other easy recipes for spring like the Chicken Divan, Pea Salad, and Cucumber Salad!

Asparagus Frittata

Tomato Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata is an easy egg recipe that has the spears and tomatoes for the filling. It cooks fast, packs a lot of flavors, and is simple to prepare!

The crunchiness of the asparagus pairs so perfectly with the fluffiness of the eggs. Add to that the cheese toppings, the various herbs, and the earthy flavor of the spears then, we got ourselves a perfect breakfast (or dinner, you can eat it anytime)!

We love asparagus and its many health benefits. It can be a good source of vitamins A, C, E, K, and it has lots of fiber, too.

But many times, we let the Roasted Asparagus become the go-to recipe. This will change once you learn of this recipe. With this recipe, you will see that there are more ways than one in preparing it.

Asparagus Frittata

What is a frittata?

It is considered the Italian omelet. It is a custard-like dish with sprinkles of herbs and cheese on the ensemble, sometimes with meat.

What is the difference between a quiche and a frittata?

The main difference is the crust. Of the two, the quiche usually has a crust while the other does not. The quiche also has milk combined in the egg which makes it custard-like.

This difference will cost you more and the cooking time is longer even if you have the crust bought from the store and not homemade. The quiche requires baking throughout, but the other does not – only baking it just to finish off the cooking.

What is the difference between an omelet and a frittata?

The omelet is cooked on the stove with the fillings folded in. Meanwhile, the frittata is set on the stove but finished off in the oven with the fillings already combined in the mixture.

Omelets are also best served hot while the frittata can be enjoyed even at room temperature. They tend to get rubbery when cold.

Asparagus Frittata

How to make a frittata:

  • Preparation: Heat up the oven to 350 degrees. Also, melt some butter in a cast-iron skillet.
  • Beat the eggs: Whisk the eggs and add the different kinds of cheese. Put salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sauté: Cook the asparagus on the skillet by sautéing it with the mushrooms and tomatoes. Do not forget to season with some salt.
  • Combine: Stir in the egg mixture. Check if the sides are already set even when the top is still runny. Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle: Put some more cheese and feta cheese and green onions on top.
  • Bake: Pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes until the top appears golden brown.
  • Serve: Garnish with green onions, cut into slices, and then, serve.

How to make a fluffy frittata:

Here are some key suggestions in order to make it fluffy:

  • Precook the vegetables before combining with the egg to soften them and to release excess moisture that can dampen the whole thing.
  • Beat the eggs vigorously to incorporate as much air as possible.
  • Add dairy! Without this, the result will be compact, not fluffy.

Frittata Variations:

You can mix and match these vegetables and meat with your favorite herbs and cheeses:

  • Vegetables: potato, spinach, mushroom, zucchini, broccoli, butternut, kale, tomatoes
  • Meat: pancetta, salmon, trout, ham, sausage, bacon

Asparagus Frittata

Storing Recommendations:

  • Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 5 days, kept in an airtight container.
  • Freeze in freezer bags. It can last frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, simply thaw and steam it for at least 5 minutes so as not to dry it out and become rubbery.

Recipe Tips:

  • Layer in cheese in the middle to make it tastier.
  • When buying asparagus, choose the ones that are perky and not limp.
  • Use an oven-ready cast-iron skillet and one that is heavy-duty so that the heat distributes evenly.

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Asparagus Frittata
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons  unsalted butter 
  • 1 pound  asparagus  (ends trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup  mushrooms  (sliced)
  • 1 cup  cherry tomatoes  (halved)
  • 8  large eggs 
  • 1 cup  shredded mozzarella cheese  (divided)
  • 1 cup  shredded cheddar cheese  (divided)
  • 1/2 cup  grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1/2 cup  feta cheese  (crumbled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground black pepper 
  • 1/2 cup  green onions  (chopped)

Garnish:

  •  Green onions 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and add ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, and ½ cup grated parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add chopped asparagus and mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and saute for another 2 minutes.
  5. Stir the egg mixture and add it to the skillet, folding gently to combine with the veggies. Cook until almost set.
  6. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup mozzarella cheese and ½ cup cheddar cheese on top. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top and green onions.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until frittata is puffed and cheese begins to turn lightly golden in color, about 10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with green onions before serving.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve.
Calories: 516 Carbohydrates: 10 Protein: 35 Fat: 37 Saturated Fat: 21 Cholesterol: 421 Sodium: 1226 Potassium: 618 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 5 Vitamin A: 2475 Vitamin C: 17.7 Calcium: 666 Iron: 5.1
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Stacie

This looks so good! It's perfect for breakfast or dinner. It would make a nice brunch, too.

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Brianne

This looks amazing! I would make it for any time of the day. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

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Tara Pittman

This looks so delicious. I do love eggs so this would be something that I would make.

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Liz Mays

We love getting up early and making frittatas for the family on weekends. We've made several this year! I'd love to try this one. Asparagus is definitely a good choice.

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Lisa Thompson

My 13 year old son has been making eggs for us every morning this summer. He just told me he wants to try some new recipes. I'll have to share this with him! It looks delish!

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Kelly

My husband has always been very anti-breakfast for dinner. That was until I introduced him to frittatas...and he's a sucker for asparagus!

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Kathy

That looks amazing. I love having frittata. It's one of my favorites. I would have never thought to make it with asparagus though. Looking forward to giving it a try now.

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Kristin

Oh my gosh this looks so so good!! I totally saved this to make later this week! 

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Stefani Tolson

Yum! I love making these but have never used asparagus.

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Janis

What a delicious idea to prepare asparagus this summer. This recipe looks good and is healthy and easy to make too.

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Myrah Duque

I'm doing the Keto diet and this is a perfect recipe! I usually make these for my family on Sunday mornings. Never thought of adding asparagus!

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Heather

Delicious dish. Love all the ingredients and can't wait to give this a try!

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Krystel | Frugal Living

Looks really good and actually healthy. I would eat this for any meal

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Ruth I

Italian dishes makes my tickle bones tick. Asparagus makes the dish more flavorful and it also adds great texture. I can it this for days.

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