Bacon Asparagus Frittata

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This Bacon Asparagus Frittata makes everyone at my table so happy. It’s so easy to throw together and get this meal to the table, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Eggs serve as such a versatile backdrop, against which the crispy bacon crumbles, fresh asparagus, and parmesan cheese really shine. Even if you’re not a fan of asparagus, I recommend trying this recipe!

Asparagus Frittata

Bacon Asparagus Frittata

What is a frittata? It’s a classic egg dish, very similar to an omelet. The difference is that the bacon asparagus frittata has fillings stirred into the eggs instead of simply folding the eggs over the fillings.

While most egg dishes are considered to be breakfast foods, this is one recipe that my family happily eats for dinner too. Frittatas and omelets are a great way to use up leftover roasted or otherwise cooked vegetables too.

The fact I can usually pull together a frittata for the whole family in just 10-15 minutes makes this a frequent favorite on our dinner meal plans.

Asparagus Frittata with Bacon

How To Make A Frittata

First, you’ll want to pre-cook any of the ingredients that you are adding that require it. Fry the bacon, then saute the asparagus in the pan. You can use the same pan for putting it all together.

Now, because frittatas are traditionally started on the stovetop and then finished in the oven, it’s important to factor in the additional cook-time the filling will receive with the eggs.

Asparagus with Bacon

Saute the asparagus no further than tender crisp. It should have just the slightest crunch remaining when you pull it off the heat. It will continue to soften when cooking the frittata.

Keep a close eye on the frittata in the oven. The result should be a pretty egg dish with a puffy, and very lightly browned top. It can overcook pretty easily, turning a less appealing shade of dark brown.

Asparagus Frittata is a terrific breakfast, lunch, or dinner option

It’s rare that I have any leftovers when making this recipe. But, on the occasion that I am able to squirrel some away in the fridge, it makes a fabulous chilled snack with fresh green onions and a dab of sour cream.

Served with a garden salad or hash brown waffles on the side, a frittata is one of our favorite dinners too.

Frittata on the stove

Asparagus Frittata Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk or cream, salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the softened asparagus in the skillet and stir to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and scatter bacon over the top, if desired.
  3. Once the outside edge of the frittata turns lighter in color (about 1 minute), carefully transfer the frittata to the oven. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until the eggs have puffed up, and the center of the frittata wiggles just a tiny bit when you give it a gentle shake.
  4. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with parsley and green onions, and slice into wedges. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold.
Asparagus Frittata with Bacon

I love a hearty breakfast or brunch as much as the next person, but I tend to do better when there are vegetables in the mix as well.

Fried cabbage actually makes an easy breakfast skillet that the whole family enjoys – whether it’s served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Crispy browned hash browns and crisp-tender asparagus with plenty of bacon and a fried egg on top add up to this Hashbrown Bowl. It’s basically my idea of breakfast heaven.

Asparagus Frittata with Bacon

Asparagus Frittata with Bacon

This Bacon Asparagus Frittata makes everyone at my table so happy. It's so easy to throw together and get this meal to the table, whether it's for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 large eggs
  • cup milk or heavy cream
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup cooked and crumbled bacon optional
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 3 medium green onions, sliced thin

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat the olive oil in a 10" oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk or cream, salt, and pepper in a medium-size bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the softened asparagus in the skillet and stir to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and scatter bacon over the top, if desired.
  • Once the outside edge of the frittata turns lighter in color (about 1 minute), carefully transfer the frittata to the oven. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until the eggs have puffed up, and the center of the frittata wiggles just a tiny bit when you give it a gentle shake.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with parsley and green onions, and slice into wedges. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold.

Notes

You’ll bake the frittata in the oven for 8-12 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on how cooked the eggs are when you transfer the pan to the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal · Carbohydrates: 5g · Protein: 17g · Fat: 16g · Saturated Fat: 6g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 6g · Trans Fat: 0.02g · Cholesterol: 270mg · Sodium: 821mg · Potassium: 284mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 1082IU · Vitamin C: 5mg · Calcium: 147mg · Iron: 3mg
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Bacon Frittata with Asparagus

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