Individual Asparagus and Caramelized Onion Frittatas

by Erica Dinho on January 7, 2010

Asparagus OmeletI am a big fan of eggs in all forms and I absolutely love asparagus, so last week I made these asparagus and caramelized onions frittatas with a mix of cheeses and fresh herbs for breakfast and we loved it. For those who are unfamiliar with frittatas, they are defined as: an Italian dish made with fried beaten eggs, resembling a spanish tortilla (omelet).

Feel free to substitute my cheeses, herbs and vegetables for your favorite ones instead.




(4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 14 asparagus, cut into small pieces
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 1/3 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Onion Omelet


  1. elt the butter and olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, add the onions and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. reheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. lace all the ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.
  4. ivide mixture equally into greased ramekins or individual oven proof dishes and bake for about 20 minutes or until tops are puffed and set.
  5. erve warm.

  6. Aspa-Onion omelet
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shahana January 7, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Even i love eggs in any form.So im going to try this soon and will let u know


2 Ruth January 7, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Pretty much my perfect breakfast. Im going to have to try this!


3 Carla January 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Love, love, love asparagus and cheese. In anything. Would have to add some sort of ham or sausage though to get the hubby to eat it. Beautiful photo of it.


4 Kim January 7, 2010 at 1:11 PM

I love the combo of asparagus with eggs and they look so pretty in the individual sizes.


5 Erica January 7, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Thank you guys for the comments!


6 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 7, 2010 at 2:09 PM

wow your asparagus dish looks fantastic!


7 Dariu January 7, 2010 at 3:02 PM

This looks AMAZING! It’s reminding me of the spring time – which we need to be reminded of during thsi snow storm here in Chicago.


8 Faith January 7, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I love all eggs too! This is perfect — healthy, flavorful, and pretty to look at!


9 Karen January 7, 2010 at 5:43 PM

I love all the different cheeses in this. The individual servings are so elegant looking!


10 rebecca January 7, 2010 at 7:06 PM

yummy, great and healthy breakie


11 Erica January 7, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Thank you everyone for visiting!


12 Michelle January 7, 2010 at 11:15 PM

What a yummy photo and such gorgeous colors!


13 Joanne January 8, 2010 at 6:57 AM

Frittatas are my favorite clean-out-the-fridge meal. You can basically put anything in them!

I love the asparagus and caramelized onion combo. Perfection.


14 Arlene January 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM

I make frittata and tortilla all the time–depending on the ingredients, I call it one or the other. I start them on top of the stove and finish them in the oven, but no matter how they’re made, they’re so delicious. I enjoy them as much for dinner as for brunch.


15 Maria January 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM

That sounds great! Asparagus goes so well with eggs and I really like all the cheeses you’ve used and the fresh herbs you’ve added–I am sure they make all the difference.


16 Erica January 8, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Thank you everyone :)


17 PIERRE January 8, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Hi Erica
Thaks for yoyr nice comment on my blog
I wish you a very happy new year for you and yoyur family
cheers from Paris !!


18 Chris January 8, 2010 at 3:59 PM

I could so enjoy that tomorrow morning after sleeping in. Alexis loves that dish it is in too. “How cute!” were her exact words.


19 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 8, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Yum! I love the inherent portion control for these Erica-I feel like I might need it as they look delicious! :D


20 DebinHawaii January 9, 2010 at 3:19 AM

Gorgeous! I love eggs and the asparagus is perfect in them.


21 Soma January 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM

What an absolutely gorgeous breakfast! I have made asparagus frittatas before but the onions add the flavor here.


22 Danielle January 12, 2010 at 6:22 PM

i love your little individual dishes! this sounds like a wonderful breakfast for a relaxing sunday morning.


23 Erica January 16, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Thank you guys ;-) I truly appreciate your comments!


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