Simple Asparagus Frittata

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This simple asparagus frittata is a great Easter brunch to serve for your family. Light and airy, this is a delicious way to end an egg hunt!

Simple Asparagus Frittata

Frittata is one of my favorite dishes to serve for brunch. It is easy to prepare ahead of time and takes very little time to prepare in the morning. You can also easily portion out your meal, and frittatas always taste delicious!

This particular frittata includes ricotta cheese to make it light and airy. Asparagus and shallots add the perfect flavor, and the parmesan on top adds the perfect salty depth to the meal. Something about this frittata feels like Spring to me - it might be the fresh asparagus. It is the perfect recipe to share brunch with your favorite people this Easter!

Simple Asparagus Frittata

What is Frittata?

Frittata is an Italian dish made with eggs that is similar to an open-faced omelette. It is sometimes referred to as a crustless quiche. Additional ingredients are added much like when you make an omelette, such as meats, cheeses, and veggies. A unique aspect of frittatas is that you typically start cooking in a skillet, and finish cooking the eggs in the oven. Frittata is an Italian word which roughly translates to "fried".

What Do I Need to Make a Simple Asparagus Frittata?

While the full recipe details are below, here are some tips to help you pick the best ingredients for your Easter brunch!

  • Veggies: This recipe uses shallots, garlic, and asparagus. When cooking with asparagus, snap off the stringy bottom of each stalk. This is important, because the bottom of the asparagus has a woody texture that is not pleasant to eat. To snap the ends off, simply take the end of the asparagus between your thumb and forefinger and bend it until it breaks off. This simple trick results in the perfect textured asparagus every time!
  • Eggs and Cheese: For this recipe, you need eggs, egg whites, light ricotta, and grated parmesan. Whisk together the eggs, egg whites, and light ricotta - this is going to be the base of your frittata. It is important to whisk the ricotta with the eggs, because the ricotta will help make the eggs extra delicate. The ricotta adds the perfect light and fluffy texture to your frittata. Add your parmesan once the egg mixture has set, just before putting your frittata into the oven.
  • Thyme: This is an optional ingredient, but I find it takes the flavor of this meal to a whole other level! Make sure to use fresh thyme, since it has much more flavor and a better texture than dried. If you don't have any fresh thyme, you can simply skip this ingredient.
Simple Asparagus Frittata

Additional Frittata Recipes

If you enjoyed this frittata, I recommend you try some of my other frittata recipes which are also delicious!

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Simple Asparagus Frittata

This simple asparagus frittata is a great Easter brunch to serve for your family. Light and airy, this is a delicious way to end an egg hunt!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 1/3 cup shallot, diced (approx. 1 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 + 1/2 cup asparagus, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Heat a large non-stick oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Spray olive oil over the pan and add the shallots and garlic. Sauté until softened and fragrant, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Add the asparagus and sauté until it starts to soften, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. While the veggies are sautéing, whisk the eggs, egg whites, and ricotta cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Once the veggies are cooked, reduce the heat to medium low and pour the egg mixture evenly over the veggies. Make sure the veggies are spread evenly in the pan before pouring the eggs. Do not stir the eggs.
  3. Once the eggs start to set at the edges (approximately 3 to 5 minutes), sprinkle the parmesan and fresh thyme evenly over the top of the eggs. Turn the stove off and place the skillet in the preheated oven to bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the eggs are cooked through and set in the middle. Cut into 6 equal wedges to serve, and enjoy!

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