Crab and Asparagus Frittata


For an elegant presentation of this crab and asparagus frittata, choose slender asparagus spears and leave them long.

Crab Asparagus Frittata
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 frittata


  • 8 eggs

  • cup milk

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or basil

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cup bias-cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)*

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 6 ounce fresh or canned lump crab meat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • cup bottled roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley

  • bottled hot sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler. In a bowl whisk together the first six ingredients (through salt).

  2. Heat oil in a large broilerproof skillet over medium heat; add the onion and garlic. Cook 2 minutes. Add asparagus and the water. Cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Drain and discard any liquid remaining in the skillet.

  3. Evenly sprinkle the crab and roasted peppers over asparagus. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and crab in skillet. Cook over medium heat. As mixture sets, run a spatula around edge of skillet, lifting egg mixture so uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking and lifting edges until egg mixture is almost set (surface will be moist).

  4. Place skillet under the broiler 4 to 5 inches from heat. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until top is just set. (Or preheat oven to 400°F; bake about 5 minutes or until top is set.)

  5. Cut into wedges. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with hot sauce.


For an elegant presentation, choose slender asparagus spears and leave them long.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 279mg 93%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 12.2mg 61%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 284mg 6%
Folate, total 67.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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