This Asparagus Frittata is the perfect addition to a Spring brunch, made with protein-rich eggs, thinly sliced leeks, and creamy goat cheese. I love how easy it is to make!
What’s the Difference Between an Omelette and a Frittata?
Omelets and frittatas are both egg dishes that start in a skillet over the stove. The difference is that a frittata is finished in the oven and then sliced, while an omelet is finished in the skillet and folded over to be served.
Personally, I think frittatas are much more convenient than omelets. Just one frittata can serve up to four people, without the extra work of flipping an omelet or cooking eggs individually to order. Even if you’re only cooking for one or two, the leftovers make for a quick and easy meal the next day.
Can You Make a Frittata the Night Before?
To make your life even easier, you can start a frittata the night before you plan on serving it. To do this, you’ll saute the veggies ahead of time, then let them cool in the fridge.
You can stir the cooked veggies into the beaten eggs and cheese and store the mixture in the fridge overnight. Or, you may prefer to stir the pre-cooked veggies into the egg and cheese mixture right before baking the frittata the next morning. Either way, having the veggies done saves you time and extra dishes the next day.
Asparagus Frittata with Goat Cheese
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 bunch asparagus , cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup thinly sliced leeks , both white and green parts
- 8 whole eggs , beaten
- 2 oz chèvre , crumbled
- Sea salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Add the olive oil to oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, then sauté the asparagus for 5 minutes. Add in the leeks and continue to sauté until both vegetables are tender, about 5 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat together the eggs with 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt and several grinds of black pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet once the veggies are tender, then sprinkle the goat cheese over the top.
- Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven to bake until the top is lightly golden, about 10 minutes. It's okay if the middle still has a little jiggle to it, as the eggs will continue to cook for several more minutes once you remove the pan. Slice and serve warm.
- You can keep a frittata out on the table for up to an hour for serving once it's reached room temperature, but after that you need to store it covered in the fridge. Leftovers can last up to 5 days, and you can serve them cold or reheated in the stove.
For 1/4 of the frittata: Calories: 177, Fat: 11g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 12g
You can easily swap out any other veggies or cheese that you like in this recipe. Feel free to get creative! For guidance, check out my Zucchini Pie or Crustless Quiche (which uses spaghetti squash!).
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Questions and Reviews
What is a good pan for in the oven? Thanks!
A basic cast iron skillet works great! Enameled bakeware is also oven-safe, you just need to make sure there aren’t plastic handles that might melt in the oven.
I have a small bag of asparagus in my fridge. This recipe has come in handy and I can put the asparagus to good use now.
Love your recipes, can I use a substitute cheese for the frittata, other than the goats cheese.
try cottage cheese .. it melts in a really delicious way!
That does look yummy! I have always done my omelettes in the oven once I get the bottom set using the cooktop. Leeks are a great way to get awesome flavor and your method of sauteing the veggies, then adding the eggs crumbling the cheese on top sounds like the perfect procedure. Everybody in the family likes asparagus except for me, not so much in my omelettes/frittatas. Its usually because the asparagus doesn’t get cooked enough but I think your way will make this a delight.
Will let you know how it turns out. Peace and Joy!
Loving your recent recipes. I grew up with frittatas (Italian) and leftovers were always a basic in
sandwiches, to take along when traveling, picnicking, etc. Great recipes, Megan.
Buon Appetito !
I added artichoke hearts, which is a crowd pleaser in our house. Delicious! Thx!
Made this yesterday and LOVED it. We’re looking forward to making it again, since we have plenty of the ingredients left over! Thinking of adding chopped bacon in as well, for a little extra salt & depth of flavor. 😀
I was saying to my SO that I bet prosciutto or bacon would be delish in this as well!
Made this for dinner tonight and I loved it! It was a hit even with the kids. Thanks!
It’s a rainy, cold morning here in Alberta and I’m feeling a bit sad since my Honey is away at work.
Between this frittata, that I may or may not have added slightly more than 2 oz. of cheese to, and your recipe for the almond milk coffee creamer…I am slightly less sad….mmmm I needed this!! Still miss my Honey terribly though, very happy he’s coming home Wednesday!! 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed both recipes! And I’m happy to hear that you get to see your Honey soon, too! 🙂
Sorry!! forgot to add my rating… <3 <3
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes!!
OKAY…in case this doesn’t work, AGAIN…my rating is 5 stars…would be more if it were allowed.
LMAO!! Good thing I am alone this morning, because I, “very unceremoniously” licked my plate!!
What size skillet did you use in this recipe?
It’s a 10-inch skillet.
What herbs do you think would be nice in here?
Maybe fresh parsley or dill?
Thanks so much! Recipe sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it.
What a great alternative for a classic frittata with all the same flavors. Frittatas remind me of spring brunches with my girlfriends. I can’t wait to make this for them.
This was an absolutely delicious recipe and a major hit at our neighborhood Easter Brunch. Thank you for creating it.
This was so simple and delicious!! The pop of creamy goat cheese with the asparagus is a fantastic combo.
Loved this recipe, the combo of goat cheese with the asparagus was delish! I subbed scallions for the leeks and added mushrooms and it was drool worthy! Will prob have to make another bath asap since it was such a hit with the fam!
What a great weeknight dinner. Really enjoyed it. Thank you.
Glad you enjoyed it, Tracy! Thanks so much for letting me know!