Breakfast Frittata with Asparagus & Mushrooms

by Nata
Frittata with Asparagus Mushrooms

Asparagus & Mushrooms Frittata is a healthy breakfast and a perfect way to enjoy a quick and flavorful breakfast idea. Fresh asparagus, mushrooms, cheese, and some fresh herbs will make your egg frittata taste surprising and look fancy.

Who doesn’t like frittatas? My family simply adores mornings-like this, when I deliciously delight their preferences. Frittatas is always an indulgence way to serve with a good cup of tea. You can try doing this simple but one of the best frittata with asparagus and mushrooms as I did, or whatever vegetables you have on hand. Any ingredient you will add will make your frittata taste amazingly. I know people who don’t like asparagus, so easily substitute it with bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, or other veggies you like. 

Frittata with Asparagus MushroomsWhat I love most about frittatas is the puffy mass of a softly souffle egg that is gently cooked in a pan and coated in bursting aromas and flavors. So simple and so easy that you will make your mornings look and taste restaurant-like.

This easy, as well as versatile frittata, is loaded with spring vegetables and nice aromas. It is so nutritional and protein-packed ideal not just for breakfasts, but for lunches or dinners as well. This easy and simple asparagus mushroom frittata tastes like spring and is a great meal-in-one-dish. 

Try to make your mornings taste delicious and healthy with this easy asparagus mushroom frittata recipe. So many flavors in this tasty vegetable-filled frittata. 

Frittata with Asparagus MushroomsWhat is a frittata?

Frittata is a standard Italian dish made from eggs. Actually it is a simple egg and dairy mix gently poured over sautéed vegetables or/and meat, similar to an omelet or quiche.

What is the difference between an omelet and a frittata? 

Both omelet and frittata are versatile egg dishes, pretty easy to cook which involves vegetables, herbs, and/or meat. 

The difference is simple. An omelet is cooked quickly over higher heat, while a frittata is cooked slowly on low heat. Also, the frittata is often baked in the oven. Actually it is started on the stove and then finished in the oven.

One more point about their differences is: omelets are served hot, while frittatas can be served at room temperature or even cooled down.

Frittata with Asparagus MushroomsWhat is the difference between a quiche and a frittata?

Both frittata or quiche seems to be almost the same dish as both of them are egg bakes bursting with veggies, cheese and/or meat. But despite everything, there are some differences between these two. 

The main difference is that frittata has no crust while quiche usually has a base. An authentic quiche is always baked in a high springform tin, while frittata is cooked in the frying pan.

Frittata is typically cooked first on the stovetop, then finished in the oven. And not the last but also important difference is an egg-to-dairy ratio. In frittata, we use less milk/cream then in quiches.

Frittatas are easy to make and come together faster then quiches.

Frittata with Asparagus MushroomsWhat is Fritatta made of?

A Frittata is made of eggs with sour cream either milk, cooked on low heat until it has a puffy mass of a softly souffle egg. It can be packed with different ingredients, now it is up to your preference and imagination.

If you decide to cook an Asparagus & Mushrooms Frittata you will need the following ingredients:

  • eggs
  • asparagus
  • mushrooms
  • cheese
  • butter 

Frittata with Asparagus MushroomsIs asparagus healthy?

I don’t think that I will surprise anyone saying that asparagus is healthy.  In addition to being delicious, it also has many beneficial effects on health.

Asparagus, in general, is a detoxifier, has anti-aging properties, is an aphrodisiac, and relieves inflammation in the body.

It is widely used in vegan and ketogenic diet as it is low in carb and at the same time a grand source of nutrients, like fiber,  vitamins A, C, K plus folate. 

How to make Frittata with Asparagus & Mushrooms?

Frittata with Asparagus Mushrooms

Frittata sounds intimidating at first, it seems to be a sophisticated dish. But actually it is one of those recipes that can be created from any ingredients you have in your fridge. This dish saved me not once hungry late breakfast and weeknights. The perfect frittata should be creamy, custard-like, and wobbly. 

First, we will precook our vegetables, as raw vegetables release too much water.  Prepare a non-stick frypan ( the one that you can use in the oven too). Trim and cut 10 asparagus spears, its crunchiness pairs great with the fluffiness of the eggs. Clean and slice 6 big white mushrooms. Preheat the skillet over medium heat, and add 3 tbsp of unsalted butter to melt. Actually, for this recipe, you can use salted batter too, just then adjust salt in the egg mixture. Add trimmed asparagus and mushrooms, season with ½ tsp of garlic powder, sprinkle a pinch of salt and black pepper and sauté stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes.

Frittata with Asparagus MushroomsMeanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk 8 eggs with ¼ cup of heavy cream. When you see your veggies tender gently pour over the egg mixture. Flattening with a spatula make sure the egg mixture combined well with the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese over the top. In this recipe, I used 3 small wheels of brie cheese. But you can use any you desire.

Lower the heat, cover skillet with the lid and cook until almost set. It took me about 10 minutes. 

Then transfer the skillet in a preheated oven at 425°F and bake until frittata is puffed for additional 7-10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and leave it to cool in the skillet for 5 minutes. Garnish with green onion and grated parmesan cheese if desired. 

Cut into wedges and pair with a fresh salad!

Frittata with Asparagus Mushrooms

Frittata with Asparagus Mushrooms

Breakfast Frittata with Asparagus & Mushrooms

Nata
Asparagus & Mushrooms Frittata is a healthy breakfast and a perfect way to enjoy a quick and flavorful breakfast idea. Fresh asparagus, mushrooms, cheese, and some fresh herbs will make your egg frittata taste surprising and look fancy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Vegetarian
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 269 kcal

Equipment

  • frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 8 eggs
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 10 asparagus spears
  • 6 white button mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 wheels mini brie cheese
  • green onion for garnish
  • grated parmesan for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Trim and cut 10 asparagus spears, its crunchiness pairs great with the fluffiness of the eggs. Clean and slice 6 big white mushrooms. Preheat the skillet over medium heat, and add 3 tbsp of unsalted butter to melt. Add trimmed asparagus and mushrooms, season with ½ tsp of garlic powder, sprinkle a pinch of salt and black pepper and sauté stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk 8 eggs with ¼ cup of heavy cream. When you see your veggies tender gently pour over the egg mixture. Flattening with a spatula make sure the egg mixture combined well with the vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese over the top. Lower the heat, cover skillet with the lid and cook until almost set. It took me about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the skillet in a preheated oven at 425°F and bake until frittata is puffed for additional 7-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and leave it to cool in the skillet for 5 minutes. Garnish with green onion and grated parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 13gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 371mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 309mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1262IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg
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