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Asparagus and Red Pepper Frittata Recipe

Asparagus and Red Pepper Frittata Recipe

What a tasty way to start a morning! This frittata is enriched with asparagus, potatoes, peppers, herbs and a wonderful blend of cheeses. Serve with a side of seasonal fruit. —Toni Donahue, Westerville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 12 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese


  • 1. Place asparagus on an ungreased baking sheet; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-in. ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and press down lightly. Cook, uncovered, for 6-7 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Drizzle with remaining oil; turn over.
  • 3. Pour egg mixture over potatoes. Cover and cook for 9-11 minutes or until nearly set. Arrange asparagus and red pepper over top. Sprinkle with basil and pepper Jack cheese.
  • 4. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge: 371 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 370mg cholesterol, 692mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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thdonahue User ID: 5990812 115536
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"My family and friends loved it! The pepper jack cheese makes it special!"

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