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Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata

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Ingredients

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3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/2 lb fresh asparagus — trimmed and cut (1 in pieces)
6 eggs
1/2 lb mushrooms — sliced
1 tsp fresh thyme — chopped
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese — shredded
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese — freshly grated

Nutritional information

199
calories
3.5 g
carbohydrates
11.6 g
protein
16 g
fat
183 mg
sodium
199 mg
cholesterol

Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata

Features:
  • Eggetarian
Cuisine:
  • 50 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata is an easy to make crowd pleaser dish. Fresh thymes, loads of mushrooms and the rusty and earthy asparagus all bringing together their unique flavor to this frittata. Many people prefer the dish as their quick go-to delicacy for dinners thanks to its delicious taste and nutrient value. We recommend cooking the dish slowly to ensure the eggs are tender.

Tweak the recipe a bit to add more vegetables to this frittata so you get chunks of vegetables when you take a bite. This recipe is also popularly known as spring frittata because of the taste and flavors it delivers every time you use mushrooms and asparagus together with egg.

Health Benefits

Asparagus is a rich source several antioxidants and vitamins and is also loaded with polyphenols and flavonoids. It is also a great source of folate and fiber as well as the trace mineral chromium.

All edible mushrooms pack in protein and fiber. Mushrooms also contain vitamins and antioxidants.

Thyme is known to help rid stomach aches and arthritis.

Parmesan cheese is a great source of calcium and a 1 oz serving will supply 35% of the recommended daily requirement.

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How to make Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata

  • Preheat your oven to 165°C.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in an oven-safe skillet. Add the oil and asparagus while stirring.
  • Cook for 10 minutes until the asparagus is tender. Add the mushrooms and keep stirring. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk the eggs, thyme, and water in a bowl and pour into the skillet. Keep the flame at low heat and cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven, bake until the eggs are cooked and not runny. This should be about 12 minutes. Add Parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top. Broil until the cheese melts and turns light brown.

Trivia

Frittata is actually an Italian, egg-based dish similar to an omelet. It combines the flavors of vegetables, cheeses, and meats as well. “Frittata” has Italian roots and means “fried”.

Amanda Russo

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