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Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus Frittata 1The eggs are extended with cottage cheese for a slightly lower fat version of ordinary frittata.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 pound fresh asparagus spears or 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cut asparagus
6 large eggs
3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Nonstick spray coating
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small tomato, cut into wedges, or 1/4 cup chopped tomato

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook fresh asparagus spears in a small amount of boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Reserve 3 spears for garnish; cut remaining asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Or, cook frozen asparagus according to package directions; drain. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl beat eggs until foamy. Beat in cottage cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  3. Spray a 10-inch ovenproof skillet with nonstick spray coating. Cook mushrooms over medium heat until just tender. Stir in asparagus pieces. Pour egg mixture over mushrooms and asparagus. (If using fresh asparagus, arrange the 3 reserved spears on top.)
  4. Cook mixture over low heat about 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles slightly and begins to set around the edges.
  5. Bake frittata, uncovered, in a 400°F (205°C) oven about 10 minutes or until set. Garnish each serving with tomato.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 183, total fat: 10g, cholesterol: 416mg, sodium: 375mg, carbohydrate: 7g, protein: 18g

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.