RECIPE: Spring Veggie Frittata

What a flavor bomb!  Spring veggies, lemony arugula with crispy prosciutto, wow!  This frittata has the effect of a breakfast pizza.  A little trick – broil for a few minutes to finish it off and get the top a little golden, bubbly and even crunchy from the cheese right before serving!  Thank you to How Sweet It Is for this cheesy brunch!

SPRING VEGGIE FRITTATA with QUESO AND ARUGULA

SERVES 4-6
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 ounces prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, chopped
  • 6 asparagus spears, woody stems removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces white cheddar cheese, freshly grated
 DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat a 10-inch oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add the prosciutto slices (it’s okay if it’s torn into pieces!) and cook it until it is crispy on all sides. You want it to look like bacon. Remove the prosciutto and place it on a paper towel.
  3. Add the butter to the skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened, stirring often, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the asparagus and green onions to the skillet and toss well. Cook until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic.
  4. While the veggies are cooking, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper. At this time, you can also make the queso cheese which is pretty quick!
  5. Drizzle a few spoonfuls of the queso cheese over the veggies in the skillet, tossing gently. Pour the egg mixture over top and spoon the rest of the queso sauce over the eggs. Bake until the eggs are set and the cheese is golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. You can broil the last minute or two on high to get the cheese a little bubbly and crunchy.
  6. Toss the arugula with the olive oil, lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pile it on top of the frittata before slicing and serving!
  7. For the Queso: Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbles just form around the edges of the pan. Reduce the heat to low, add the cheese in handfuls, stirring constantly until it melts and is smooth. Set the cheese aside until ready to use. If it thickens up too much, simply warm it over low heat and stir until it becomes melty again.

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