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Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella

We absolutely loved this low-carb Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella, and this recipe is a delicious way to enjoy fresh asparagus!

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Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella finished frittata in pan

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 mozzarella pearls any more I decided this Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella better get an update with an ingredient that was still available so people would still want to make it!  We just used chopped fresh mozzarella pieces this time and it was still so, so tasty.

It’s asparagus season, and although I’ve already shared my favorite Low-Carb and Keto Asparagus Recipes, this would also be a lovely idea for brunch for a special occasion. 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!

What is Fresh Mozzarella?

There are quite a few varieties of Mozzarella cheese, and the creamy fresh Mozzarella used in this recipe is different from the grated Mozzarella that most people are familiar with. Fresh Mozzarella is soft, creamy, and mild in flavor, and it’s sold packed in water or sealed in plastic and should be eaten within a few days. Can you make this with regular grated Mozzarella? Of course! But the creamy fresh mozzarella really was delicious here with the asparagus.

Low-Carb Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata process shots collage

Steps for Making Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella:

(See complete recipe below, including nutritional information.)

  1. Wash and dry asparagus tips, and cut to fit your pan in a single layer.
  2. Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan, then add the asparagus and cook at high heat about 2-3 minutes.
  3. When asparagus is barely starting to brown on one side, turn and cook on the other side.
  4. While asparagus cooks, cut fresh Mozzarella into cubes.
  5. Remove asparagus to a dish.
  6. Beat eggs with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) or other seasoning mix until eggs are well-beaten.
  7. Add a little more oil to the pan and heat on low. Pour eggs into pan, let cook for a couple minutes.
  8. Then lay the asparagus spears in a single layer in the egg mixture. Sprinkle the mozzarella pieces around the asparagus.
  9. 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.)
  10. Cover pan and cook on low heat about 10-12 minutes.
  11. 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.)
  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 chives or chopped green onions and serve hot.

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

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

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

Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

This Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella makes an impressive low-carb breakfast for guests and it's also easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. asparagus tips or cut asparagus pieces
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
  • 4 oz. fresh Mozzarella, cut into small cubes
  • 2 T freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 T thinly sliced green onions for garnish, optional (see notes)

Instructions

  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

If you don't have Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), just use another all-purpose seasoning blend that's good with eggs. If you're lucky enough to have fresh chives, they would be lovely as a garnish for this dish.

This recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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 “Asparagus Frittata with Fresh Mozzarella”

  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!