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Asparagus Frittata
Breakfast, brunch or lunch idea

Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata is a simple stovetop recipe made in minutes. Perfect for spring breakfast, brunch, or lunch. It’s gluten-free and vegetarian.

Asparagus Frittata
We can hardly wait for homegrown asparagus each year. We have around 20 asparagus plants in our garden, and they are the first veggie that comes out from the dirt in early spring. We love having asparagus for breakfast, especially with eggs. They are good for you, delicious, and keep you full for hours. What better way to start the day? Usually, a frittata is cooked in an oven. Still, we aren’t as organized as we would like to be in the morning, so we didn’t want to lose time preheating the oven first. This Asparagus Frittata is effortless and made in minutes. Thanks to the addition of mascarpone cheese, it’s creamy too.

Asparagus Frittata for any time of day

This Asparagus Frittata is simply divine. These are the top reasons we believe you're going to adore it.

  • soft, juicy, delicious frittata that holds its shape beautifully
  • the asparagus and spring onions make it fresh and light
  • perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner
  • made on the stove
  • a delicious recipe for kids and adults
  • beginner-friendly
  • gluten-free and vegetarian

Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Egg Frittata

How to make Asparagus Frittata at home

Making an egg frittata at home is quick and effortless. This Asparagus Egg Frittata makes a delicious breakfast, brunch, or lunch. You can find the recipe with ingredients and method below; here's a quick overview for easier preparation.

  1. Clean the asparagus and spring onion. Cut into small chunks.
  2. Pan-fry the spring onion and asparagus with some olive oil in a skillet.
  3. Whisk together eggs, mascarpone, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the asparagus and cook until golden brown.
  5. Serve as soon as possible.

Optionally add 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch into the egg mixture. This will make the frittata even fluffier and softer. If you don't eat gluten, simply omit it.

Asparagus in a skillet for Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus and eggs for Asparagus Frittata

Baking Asparagus Frittata


We recommend that you serve this Frittata as soon as possible. It's best when it's still warm.

Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata

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Lets get cooking!

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  • preparation

    Chop any woody ends off asparagus and cut it into 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) chunks. Clean the spring onion; use only the green part. Cut it into 0.5 cm (1/4 inch) chunks.

  • pan fry the vegetables

    Place a 24cm or 9.5-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, asparagus, and diced onion. Pan fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • whisk the eggs

    Add eggs to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Whip the eggs until creamy. Add the mascarpone and gently scramble the mixture. There should be bigger pieces of mascarpone visible still.

  • make the frittata

    Pour the egg mixture into the asparagus and divide evenly. Place back on medium heat. Using a spatula, gently stir the eggs for about 2 minutes or until the eggs start to set in the bottom of the skillet. Then cook for another minute, pushing the eggs toward the center of the pan. They should get almost scrambled. Reduce the heat to low heat. Shake the pan, cover with a lid and cook for 6 - 7 minutes. Flip the frittata. You can cut the frittata in half and flip each half, or you can flip the whole frittata onto a plate, turn it, and then place it back in the skillet. Cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.

  • serve

    Cut the frittata into slices and divide them between four plates. Optionally sprinkle with fresh herbs like chopped parsley or chives and season with salt.


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