Asparagus Frittata



Asparagus Frittata

The frittata is a really versatile main course that can be enriched in many ways, for example with vegetables like the asparagus frittata we propose here! This version combines three perfect ingredients together: eggs, asparagus, and Grana Padano PDO, an inseparable trio also excellent in the classic recipe of Milanese-style asparagus. Discover how simple it is to prepare this dish, certainly one of the easiest frittata recipes, as there will be no need to blanch or cut the asparagus beforehand: you will only need one pan! Ideal to serve both hot and at room temperature, the asparagus frittata can be made in advance for picnics, outings, and buffets. Take advantage of the season to also make some fun asparagus muffins or simple pan-fried asparagus to give a tasty welcome to spring!

Also try these asparagus frittatas:

  • Frittata with wild asparagus
  • Spring frittata
Eggs 6 - medium
Asparagus 1.1 lbs (500 g) - (to clean)
Garlic 2 cloves
Grana Padano PDO cheese 1.4 oz (40 g) - (to be grated)
Extra virgin olive oil 3 spoonfuls
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

How to prepare Asparagus Frittata

To make the asparagus frittata, first clean the asparagus: remove the end of the stalk 1 and peel the remaining part 2. Leave the thinner asparagus whole and cut the thicker ones in half lengthwise 3.

In a non-stick pan with a diameter of 28 cm (11 inches), heat a drizzle of oil with the cloves of garlic in their skins 4, then place the asparagus without overlapping them 5, add salt and cover with the lid 6. Sauté the asparagus over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, shaking the pan often.

Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl with a whisk 7, then add salt 8, pepper, and grated Grana Padano PDO 9. Stir again to combine everything.

When the asparagus are tender and braised, remove the lid and discard the garlic. Rearrange the asparagus with kitchen tongs to form a single layer that almost completely covers the bottom of the pan 10, then pour in the egg mixture 11. Lower the heat slightly, cover with the lid, and cook for about 8 minutes 12.

Occasionally, you can compact the edge of the frittata with the help of a spatula to obtain a rounded shape 13. After the cooking time, slide the frittata onto a plate and flip it back into the pan, then cook for another 2 minutes without the lid 14. Transfer your asparagus frittata to the serving plate and serve 15!

How to store

The asparagus frittata can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days in an airtight container.


You can garnish the asparagus frittata with aromatic herbs of your choice, for example basil, oregano, thyme, dill, marjoram, or chives.

If you prefer, you can use wild asparagus!