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4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Meal Types:
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Cheese & Asparagus Frittata

A low carb, quick, easy and delicious frittata.



  1. Snap the tough ends off of the asparagus and diagonally cut the spears into 1" lengths. Cut the onion into thin slices.
  2. Heat olive oil in a 10" oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, until asparagus is barely tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Lightly beat and add the eggs; cook until almost set, but still runny on top, about 2 minutes; pre-heat the broiler while the eggs cook.
  5. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and place the pan in the oven; broil until the cheese is melted and lightly browned - 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and slide the frittata onto a serving plate.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
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We have eaten this a couple of times and it is DELICIOUS! Easy to make.
07 Apr 17 by member: danlin98
cant wait to try it..
01 May 12 by member: redgirl21
Really awesome! Used Mozzarella instead of Swiss, also added an extra egg and put some extra asparagus in.
None of the recipes have how many servings the recipes makes. It just says how many calories in one serving.
12 Oct 10 by member: hemi
Atkins does not use low fat ingredients, ie low fat cheese. Any low fat product is usually higher in carbs and could trigger cravings. Any thoughts on this?
12 May 10 by member: Sherran
I made this for a quick dinner and it was great. I added two eggs to the recipe to match the amount of asparagus.
04 May 10 by member: LesleyRae
Great Atkins Induction egg recipe
10 Feb 10 by member: IrishGrandma
This sounds great! Can't wait to try it!
04 Feb 10 by member: Quigley


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Nutrition summary:

There are 180 calories in 1 serving of Cheese & Asparagus Frittata.
Calorie break-down: 43% fat, 20% carbs, 37% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 79
Calories 180
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 8.73g 13%
  Saturated Fat 2.804g 14%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.067g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.918g  
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 433mg 18%
Potassium 326mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9.2g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
  Sugars 5.13g  
Protein 16.95g  
Vitamin A 72% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 130% Iron 77%
of RDI*
(180 calories)
9% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (20%)
Fat (43%)
Protein (37%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories