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Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan

We absolutely loved this Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan, and this recipe is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free! Use Asparagus Recipes to find more ideas for fresh asparagus.

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Don’t you hate it when you find a favorite product at Costco and then they stop carrying it? Years ago I found fresh mozzarella “pearls” at Costco and used them in a frittata with Mozzarella and Parmesan. But when I couldn’t find those any more I decided this Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan better get an update so people would still want to make it!  We just used chopped fresh mozzarella pieces this time but it was just as tasty.

And it’s Easter Week, and although I’ve already shared my Favorite Low-Carb and Keto Asparagus Recipes for Easter, this would also be a lovely idea for Easter brunch. And don’t be intimidated by the word frittata, because Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata is really easy to make for an impressive breakfast! Although I do want to mention that we had high hopes of the spears of asparagus showing through the egg in the finished dish, but sadly the eggs puffed up and almost completely covered the asparagus. No problem though, it was quickly devoured and no one seemed to care about that at all!

Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

(This is just a summary of the steps; see complete recipe below.) Wash and dry asparagus tips, and cut to fit your pan in a single layer. Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan, then add the asparagus and cook at high heat about 2-3 minutes.

When asparagus is barely starting to brown on one side, turn and cook on the other side. While asparagus cooks, cut fresh Mozzarella into cubes. Remove asparagus to a dish.

Beat eggs with Spike seasoning until eggs are well-beaten. Add a little more oil to the pan and heat on low. Pour eggs into pan, let cook for a couple minutes.

Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

Then lay the asparagus spears in a single layer in the egg mixture. Sprinkle the mozzarella pieces around the asparagus.

Then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. (If you’re planning to brown the top of the frittata under the broiler turn the broiler on now.) Cover pan and cook on low heat about 10-12 minutes.

When edges are set but the center is still not completely set, put pan under the broiler and brown the top for 3-4 minutes. (I have to turn the pan at least once to get it browned evenly in my broiler.) If you’re not browning under the broiler, just cook covered until the whole frittata is firm, about 14 minutes.

Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.comSprinkle Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with chives or chopped green onions and serve hot.

Make it a Meal:

If you’re serving this for brunch, Low-Carb High-Fiber Savory Muffins would be delicious on the side.

More Recipes with Eggs and Asparagus:

Breakfast Casserole with Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Crustless Asparagus Cheese Pie ~ Saving Room for Dessert
Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus Tomato Frittata ~ Big Bear’s Wife
Crustless Breakfast Tarts with Asparagus and Goat Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Asparagus and Feta Cheese Crustless Quiche ~ Cookin’ Canuck

Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan and Chives

This Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata makes an impressive breakfast for guests and is easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. asparagus tips or cut asparagus pieces
  • 2 tsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (Or use another all-purpose seasoning blend that’s good with eggs)
  • 4 oz. fresh Mozzarella, cut into small cubes
  • 2 T freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 T thinly sliced green onions for garnish, optional (You can also use chives if you have some!)

Directions:

  1. Wash and dry asparagus tips, and cut into sizes which will fit into your pan in a single layer.
  2. Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in heavy frying pan, then add the asparagus, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper, and cook at high heat about 2-3 minutes.
  3. When asparagus is barely starting to brown on one side, turn and cook about 2 minutes on the other side.
  4. While asparagus browns, cut the fresh Mozzarella into small cubes. Remove asparagus to a dish.
  5. While oil heats, beat eggs with Spike seasoning until eggs are well-beaten.
  6. Add 2 tsp. more oil to the pan and heat on low. Pour eggs into pan, let cook for a couple minutes.
  7. Then lay the asparagus spears in a single layer in the egg mixture.
  8. Use your fingers to sprinkle the mozzarella pieces around the pieces of asparagus, then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  9. If you’re planning to brown the top of the frittata under the broiler, turn the broiler on now.
  10. Cover pan and cook on low heat about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still not completely set.
  11. Then put pan under the broiler and brown the top for 3-4 minutes. (I have to turn the pan at least once to get it browned evenly in my broiler. WATCH IT CAREFULLY!)
  12. If you’re not browning under the broiler, just cook covered until the whole frittata is firm, about 14 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with chopped green onions (or chives) and serve hot.

Notes:

This recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan is a great low-carb breakfast or brunch dish that’s also suitable for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any other low-glycemic eating plan.

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40 comments on “Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan”

  1. I don’t think the Yummly app loads the correct recipe.
    It loads an Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan and Chives, but the photos are different and so are the ingredients than the recipe on this page.

    • When I’ve updated a recipe with new photos and improved the recipe, Yummly doesn’t automatically update that information. I will ask them to update this one; the info they do have is very similar though.

  2. Are these okay to cut up in slices and freeze? I didnt know if anyone tried doing that and how they turned out once thawed again? I would like to have some for breakfast throughout the week

    • I don't recommend freezing this type of egg dish; it releases a lot of water when it thaws and isn't nearly as good once it's been frozen. But you can definitely cut it into individual pieces and store in the fridge for at least a week. Just reheat in the microwave or a hot pan. I do this all the time.

    • Thanks for the quick reply! I actually just saw this though. I ended up freezing them anyway to try it out. I popped a frozen slice in the microwave for 90 seconds and they turned out amazing! Piping hot and still fresh tasting. It wasn't watery at all but I think that may be due to using shredded mozzarella instead of the pearls (didn't have those on hand). Thank you for your recipe! My husband and I love it and I just made another batch today!

    • Kendra, glad to hear it worked for you!

  3. Since I do like Spike and you don't, I think I'd find it hard to recommend something else (which you also might not care for, who knows?) But you can use most any herb blend that you like the flavor of to replace Spike in eggs.

  4. Kalyn, I know that you love Spikes for your egg dishes. I have tried it several times and the flavor just does not appeal to me. Can you please recommend some other herbs, specifically, that we can substitute.
    Thanks.

  5. Debbie, if you like the other flavors in this you would probably like it!

  6. I need to give asparagus another chance! I've only eaten it plain and don't care for it too much but it looks SO good and I know it's so healthy. This sounds a perfect way to try it, I love frittata, thanks!

  7. I like all the ingredients in this frittata, especially fresh mozzarella. Sounds delicious!

  8. Debby, that's always my goal, so I'm glad to hear it!

  9. Laura Lou, great idea to use mozzarella sticks and fresh basil. So glad you liked it.

  10. So I didn't have chives or fresh mozzarella so I substituted the mozzarella snack sticks chopped up and some fresh basil. It was delicious! Thanks so much for this great recipe!

  11. Lana, glad you're enjoying the blog. You'll find the lowest-carb recipe in the Phase One section of the recipe archives (top left).

  12. I'll definitely need more ideas from your site, as my husband started a low-carb diet last week. He tends to eat the same old stuff every day (he says that helps him lose weight, huh?), but I prefer a variety (of course, the kids and I are not following his diet, even though I am trying not to tempt him too much:)
    This is a great idea even for a light dinner – now that we have summer temperatures in SoCal, it would be easy just to add a salad, and for us some crusty bread.
    Thanks:)

  13. Kalyn, you've been banging out alot of delicious frittatas and I must look for the mozzarella pearls….nice find!

  14. I have been enjoying using asparagus in egg dishes like this frittata. I really like the sound of using the fresh mozzarella in this one!

  15. Asparagus fritattas always look so pretty – this one looks really nice!

  16. what a beautiful frittata! i'm so glad you posted this recipe, we grow chives in our backyard and i never know what to do with them.

  17. I absolutely love making frittatas. I see mozzarella pearls from time to time but can never seem to find them when I need them. I'll definitely need to check out Costco!

    Sues

  18. Oh, i love mozza pearls. We are still getting fresh asparagus, they are great with eggs for sure.

  19. Thanks for the "pearls" of culinary wisdom – you are always an inspiration!!

  20. Gorgeous photo! I still need to get some pearls!

  21. The mozzarella balls really are a stroke of genius in this. Just delicious looking all the way around.

  22. Looks delicious. Even if you cant find the pearls, you could still use any sort of Bocconcini would do. Or just chunks of a fresh mozz, too. This recipe looks delicious. I might have to try it! My fiance hates asparagus…I'll probally try this with blanched brocoli.

  23. This looks heavenly. It's been ages since I last had a fritatta, and never would have come up with this combination. Gonna try it this weekend.

  24. All of my favorite flavors in one pan. Beautiful!

  25. So glad people are liking the idea of these little mozzarella balls in a frittata. I really loved this combination. The asparagus was grown by my sister's neighbor, definitely last of the season, but very good! I agree about the chives, I'm really loving them.

    Daily Fixer, there is a whole category on the left for breakfast ideas. If you're looking for phase one ideas that aren't eggs, look in the comments on the category page.

  26. Kalyn, I love your blog. I just started South Beach diet and your blog is an invaluable resource. Do you have any other ideas for breakfast than eggs?

  27. Chives are quickly becoming one of my favorite herbs. This sounds like a great brunch or light dinner!

  28. MMMMM?…Kalyn: this frittata would be so lovely to enjoy for a pic nic! Lovely indeed!
    MMMMMMMMMMMMM,…!!!!

  29. THAT is a frittata I can get behind. I love the little pearls. i can't always fine them, but i grab them when I see them.

  30. Hi!! This is my first time in your kitchen!!! I like the layout of your blog!! I love the simple taste of Mozzarella. I would love to give your recipe a try!!!

  31. Oh this looks yummy!!

  32. I have gotten quite good at the frittata, and now make them often to highlight the great produce of the season. I have found that I need to be careful about the amount of cheese I use. Sometimes, too much can add too much moisture, and the fritatta doesn't puff as nicely.

  33. I like that you put the asparagus spears in whole. What a pretty presentation! This looks fresh and delicious.

  34. Are you lucky enough to still have fresh asparagus? Our season is over, so sad! 🙁

  35. oh that looks delicious! you found the mozzarella pearls at costco? i'll keep an eye out for them!

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