Asparagus Potato Frittata

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A great way to use up leftover veggies is to add them to a frittata. This asparagus potato frittata is a healthy finger food to feed the kids. Flavour options are endless-choose from a variety of flavour combinations, keeping it simple with onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, or potatoes, or adding more complex, bolder flavours such as sausage, chorizo, goat or feta cheese.

The word “frittata” can be intimidating for some people however, once you get the hang of it, they’re actually quick and easy to make. What’s more important is knowing the secret trick to making a perfect frittata every time. My mother-in-law taught me the secret and now I’ll be sharing it with you in this post.


Photo bomb!


If he gets THIS excited about asparagus he can crash my food photo shoots anytime!




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Yields: 2 servings
1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbs. finely chopped red onion
5-6 asparagus stalks, boiled and chopped finely
1/4 cup mashed potato
3 large organic eggs, whisked
1 tsp. freshly grated Parmesan (optional)


Heat oil in a small saucepan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes.  Add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add the potato and asparagus and heat through for 2-3 minutes.


Whisk the eggs in a small bowl then add to the pan. Cook the eggs, stirring constantly, for about 4-5 minutes or until they’re similar in consistency to loosely scrambled eggs.


Remove the eggs from the pan and set aside in a bowl. Increase the temperature to medium-high heat for about 1 minute. You may need to add another tablespoon of olive oil before returning the eggs to the pan. Add the eggs back into the pan, at which point you should hear a sizzle from the hot oil. With your spatula, bring in the sides of the eggs to form a patty and cook for another 4-5 minutes.


Remove the frying pan from the burner and place a plate over the frying pan. The plate must be larger than the frying pan!


Holding the plate tightly against the frying pan, flip the frittata over onto the plate.


Slide the frittata back into the pan. Cook for 2-3 more minutes on medium-high heat to brown the bottom side of the frittata.


Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Michelle

    My husband loves this recipe. It was very quick and easy. I’ve made these twice – I can’t seem to get it to stick together though. Oh well, the taste is the most important factor.

    • Do you mean, it doesn’t form a patty? Make sure the pan is very hot when you put the eggs back in it..the heat will make them seize and then you can shape them into a patty with a spatula. Let me know when you get it exactly right ;-)

  • jwee

    Great recipe! I was looking for something that didn’t require an oven and came out perfectly.

    • Thank you! Once you get the hang of it, frittatas are so easy to make! There are a few other frittata recipes on the Blog you might want to try! Thanks for the feedback ;-)

  • How healthy and delicious does your frittata look! I love the combination and could really go for one or two of these right now!

  • What a great way to use up leftover veggies (we always have so much left over that we usually make some sort of veggie stew!) Those Asparagus Potato Frittatas look so yummy <3

    • That’s normally what I make! If I ever have leftover broccoli, potatoes or asparagus I usually end up making a frittata!

  • I love anything with Potato in it, throwing out leftovers is such a waste, this is such a great way to make the most out of leftovers.

  • So impressed with your frittata skills. I always seem to burn mine – maybe I should try your method of making them.

    • Thanks, I learned from the best (my Italian mother-in-law!). It might take a few times to get the hang of it but once you do, the trick never fails!

  • chubskulit

    Wow, another yummy-looking dish that I would love to try. My husband love potato and my kids love asparagus so this muight be a great combo!

  • I definitely want to try making this recipe. Asparagus is a fave of mine and we love frittata in general.

  • April Mims

    That looks like a super easy frittata to make. I love adding random vegetables to frittatas – no one ever knows what’s in it so they just eat it.

  • J-Man and MillerBug

    This looks like something I totally want to make for me! I’m a huge asparagus fan and this is such a great recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Mykidsguide

    He is adorable! We love Frittatas for breakfast. They’re easy to make, plus my kids are eating veggies.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ok I’m a total foodie and never realized how simple something like this is to make!!! I need to try this out!!! Asparagus is a favorite in this house!

    • Me too! I seriously think that this trick is the key to making the perfect frittata!

  • Mariamichelle117

    This recipe looks amazing. Asparagus is one of the few healthy foods that I’ve never heard of anyone disliking.

    • Actually, I’ve heard the opposite…and I can understand since it has such a strong flavour!

  • mail4rosey

    Well that looks good enough to eat. Literally. ;) Love the pics on this one!

  • Parpar de Real

    looks good . it is good to know that you’re son eating Asparagus. i wan’t to try this for my son for his healthy living thank you for sharing the recipe

  • Fiona Naughton

    Those look so delicious, I’d love to make some for myself. I’ve never tasted asparagus so I’d love to give it a go.

    • You’ve never tasted asparagus? It has a strong flavour but I think it’s delicious!

  • This looks really yummy! Oh my, I wanna have a bite!

  • This looks sooooo good! My daughter and I love Asparagus so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! One of my fave ways to eat asparagus is in a frittata…or risotto!

  • Jennifer S. Mitchell

    Oh those looks so good. I love anything with asparagus with in it. And I love frittatas,