Asparagus, Spinach & White Cheddar Frittata recipe
Springtime asparagus and spinach combine for a delicious frittata, a flat, round Italian omelet.
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16-18 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Eggs are filled with 13 essential nutrients and phytonutrients and may help prevent muscle loss in aging adults.

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  1. Preheat oven broiler.
  2. Place asparagus and water in glass pie plate or bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high 3 minutes, or until asparagus is tender-crisp and still bright green.
  3. Whisk eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper in large bowl until blended; set aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in oven-proof 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  5. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring constantly, until spinach is slightly wilted, about 1 minute.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in cooked asparagus along with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  7. Pour egg mixture in skillet and stir gently to evenly distribute ingredients. Cook until eggs are almost set, about 8 to 11 minutes. (Eggs will still be runny on top, but set on sides and bottom.)
  8. Remove frittata from heat, sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese, and place skillet in oven, about 6-7 inches from heat source. Broil until the center is firm and cheese is completely melted, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Remove and sprinkle with fresh basil if desired. Cut into 6 wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 224, Fat – 15.5g, Dietary Fiber – 1.2g, Protein – 16.6g, Vitamin A – 61%, Vitamin C – 18%, Calcium – 21%, Iron – 12%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

• Choose bright green asparagus stalks with purple-tinged tips. Avoid wilted or limp stalks. You’ll need roughly 8 to 9 ounces of fresh asparagus spears for 1 ¾ cups cut and trimmed pieces.

• About 4 to 5 ounces of fresh spinach will yield 5 cups loosely packed.

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