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Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata

with Havarti and MontAmoré cheese

Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata with Havarti & MontAmore cheeses ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gourmet #breakfast #recipe

We traveled this weekend and I came home to asparagus and mushrooms in my refrigerator that, in our rush to get ready, I’d neglected to cook before the trip. We also happen to have some leftover crab legs in our fridge from our last seafood outing when my daughter and I (who are both crab fanatics) went a little overboard ordering crab legs. So waking on Monday morning, with a day off of work and plenty to do around the house yet little motivation to get started, I decided I needed to make me a good breakfast to start the day.

Three hours later, my palate and my belly are content and I’ve had several cups of tea, but I still have nothing done except a little laundry. Perhaps I should cut myself some slack and just relax and enjoy the day. Life goes by so fast. Perhaps my teenage daughter has the right idea … she’s sleeping in today. Today totally feels like a lazy, rainy day and my exhausted body is telling me to slow down.

I used 3 eggs in my frittata, which was fine for me, but if you want a thicker frittata, add a little more egg. If you want to cut calories and cholesterol, use less cheese and substitute egg whites for some of the eggs (using 2 egg whites per egg). Do include some yolk, though, because the yolk has health benefits too.

Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 - 4 servings

Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata


  • 2 - 4 stalks of asparagus
  • 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 - 5 mushrooms, cut in pieces or sliced (I used morel mushrooms)
  • 3 - 5 eggs
  • About 2 - 3 Tablespoons shredded crab meat
  • 1 cup shredded Havarti cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced, crumbled MontAmoré cheese (or substitute Asiago)
  • Red Robin Seasoning & fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray and set the asparagus on the sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil. Bake at 350 for about 8 - 10 minutes or until the asparagus is bright green and crisp-tender. Chop the asparagus into small chunks and set aside.
  2. While the asparagus is baking, brush a cast iron or other frying pan with olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and mushrooms and saute for a few minutes until the onion is tender and the garlic is fragrant. Remove the onions & mushrooms from the pan and set aside. Again, brush the pan lightly with olive oil. Whisk the eggs with 1/2 Tablespoon water, sprinkle with seasoning & pepper and whisk some more until the egg mixture is smooth with no whites visible. Heat the pan over medium heat till hot, then pour in the eggs. The eggs should start cooking right away. Reduce the heat to low and sprinkle the eggs with the asparagus, the onion/mushroom mixture, shredded crab meat and then the cheeses.
  3. Cover and let cook for 5 - 10 minutes or until the cheeses are melted and bubbly. Serve hot, with toast.


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Crab, Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata with Havarti & MontAmore cheeses ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #gourmet #breakfast #recipe

This recipe was shared at Simple Supper Tuesday, Tuesday’s Table, The Weekend Social and What to Do Weekends.

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3 Responses

  1. I am falling over thinking about crab legs and wondering when can I make your fritta! Need this ingredients in my fridge! Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday <3 Nettie

    May 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

  2. Yum! This has some of my favorite ingredients in it. Thanks for sharing your recipe on The Weekend Social.

    May 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  3. I love frittata, what a great breakfast or brunch dish! And I really love crab, so this looks really good. I swung by today from Tuesday’s Table to enjoy your recipe and invite you to link up with us on The Yuck Stops Here link party. I’d love it if you’d share this or one or your other great recipes. We start on Tuesday evenings at 8pm ET and run until Saturday evenings at 8pm ET. If you can catch this week’s party you can find it at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2474. Or swing by next week at http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2529. HUGS

    May 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm