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Asparagus-and-Mushroom Frittata

Perfect for breakfast or dinner, this nutrient-packed frittata features fresh asparagus and mushrooms and is flavored with herbs like chives and parsley. 

Health MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 of the frittata)
  • Cook time:8 Minutes
  • Prep time:2 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 (4-ounce) package presliced exotic mushroom blend
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus (about 4 ounces), trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded pecorino Romano cheese, divided

Preparation

1. Arrange oven rack 6 inches from the broiler. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in an 8-inch, ovenproof, nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the asparagus. Cook in skillet for 2 minutes more.

3. While the mushrooms are cooking, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, chives, parsley, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of the cheese in a medium bowl. Add the remaining teaspoon oil to the pan, stirring the vegetables to coat. Pour the egg mixture over the mushrooms and asparagus and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes, running a rubber spatula around the edges of the pan to keep the eggs from sticking.

4. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup cheese over the egg mixture and broil it for 2 1/2–3 minutes or until frittata is golden brown and lightly puffed. Remove the frittata from the skillet, cut into 4 pieces, and serve it immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 116mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 331mg
  • Calcium: 104mg
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