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Asparagus Frittata

You would never guess that egg substitute is used in this fun variation on the classic asparagus frittata. —James Bates, Hermiston, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 5 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook, uncovered, 2-4 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain asparagus and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg substitute, 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in asparagus and parsley. Pour in egg mixture. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until eggs are nearly set. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Broil 5-6 in. from heat 2-3 minutes or until eggs are completely set. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cut into quarters.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 134 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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