What's a healthy frittata recipe?

Creamy Gruyere and fresh asparagus team up in this egg dish that's packed with protein, but low in carbs. Enjoy it for breakfast and you'll have plenty of energy for throughout the day.

Click below to watch chef Michel Nischan prepare this breakfast frittata.

Asparagus-Gruyere Frittata


2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt, to taste (optional)
1 lb fresh asparagus, tough stem ends snapped off and spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese (or Swiss Cheese)
1 pinch black pepper, freshly ground

  • Preheat broiler. Pour olive oil into a 10-inch ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and salt and stir until onion are softened but not browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook covered until asparagus is barely tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Pour in eggs and cook until almost set but still runny on top, about 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle cheese over eggs and broil until cheese is melted and browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Slide frittata onto a serving platter and cut into wedges.
Additional Information
Serve with fresh fruit for breakfast or with a simple green salad for lunch or dinner.

Makes 6 servings

Amount Per Serving
Note: Optional items are not included in nutritional facts.

Calories 160.2
Total Carbs 5.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Total Fat 10.8 g
Saturated Fat 4.7 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.1 g
Potassium 280.9 mg
Protein 11.9 g
Sodium 109.7 mg

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