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Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata

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Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata is as pretty as it is delicious. Healthy, low-carb and grain-free, this delectable entrée is a great choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

And thanks to the Instant Pot, it is also incredibly easy to make!

asparagus frittata collage of pictures with an instant pot to the side

The word frittata derives from the Italian word friggere, which roughly translates to fried. However, pressure cooking a frittata in the steamy environment of the Instant Pot instead of frying in a pan results in eggs that are incredibly light and fluffy.

The typical hands-on stovetop cooking method requires constant monitoring to ensure that the frittata doesn't become overcooked and dried-out. But with the Instant Pot, you can simply combine the ingredients, set it, and walk away!

What is The Difference Between a Frittata and an Omelet?

Frittatas and omelets are both cooked egg dishes and incorporate fillings such as cheese, vegetables, and meat, but there are a few key differences that set them apart:

  • To make a frittata, the filling ingredients are combined with the beaten raw egg mixture, as opposed to having the filling ingredients laid over the mostly-cooked egg mixture and then folded in half.
  • The egg mixture for a frittata is beaten vigorously to incorporate more air. This makes a frittata taller and fluffier than an omelet.
  • While omelets are typically made as individual portions for one person, a frittata is larger and sliced (like a pie) so that is can serve many people.
Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata served on a blue print plate and garnished with parsley

How To Make Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata

Place a metal trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour in 1 cup of water.

Spray an 8-inch round baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Next, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Then fold in the parmesan cheese and diced asparagus.

top-down view of instant pot, whisk, blue print napkin, and a white bowl filled with the raw ingredients for Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata

Arrange the asparagus tips in a circle at the bottom of pan, then pour egg mixture into the pan.

top-down view of asparagus tips arranged in the bottom of the 8-inch metal baking pan set next to the Instant Pot and the white bowl containing the Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata raw egg mixture

Next, use an aluminum foil “sling” to lower the pan on top of the trivet (to make a sling: take a long piece of foil and fold over onto itself until it is about two inches wide).

Close the lid and turn valve to the sealed position, then set to a manual high pressure for 25 minutes.

top-down view of the uncooked Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata inside the Instant Pot

After the cooking time is over, allow for a 10-minute natural release. Then perform a quick release.

Using the sling, remove the pan and turn out the cooked frittata onto a serving plate.

top-down view of the cooked Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata in the 8-inch baking dish set on the counter next to the Instant Pot

Finally, garnish and serve. Enjoy!

close-up of the completed Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata with one slice removed, revealing a view of the asparagus tip inside the middle of the frittata

More Great Instant Pot Recipes

If you like Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata, you'll definitely want to check out these other great Instant Pot recipes:

Instant Pot Southwest Breakfast Bake

Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Instant Pot Lasagna Fiesta Style

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata

Asparagus Parmesan Frittata on plate

Instant Pot Asparagus Parmesan Frittata is beautiful, delicious, and so easy to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup parmeasean cheese (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1 cup cooked asparagus; tips cut off and reserved, and stems diced

Instructions

  1. Place a metal trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker pot. Pour in 1 cup water.
  2. Spray an 8″ round baking pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Arrange the asparagus tips in a circle at the bottom of pan.
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper, then fold in the parmesan cheese and chopped asparagus. Pour mixture into pan.
  5. Use an aluminum foil “sling” to lower the pan on top of the trivet (to make the sling: take a long piece of foil and fold over onto itself until it is about two inches wide).
  6. Close lid and turn valve to the sealed position. Set to a manual high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. When cooking time is over, allow for a 10 minutes natural release, then perform a quick release.
  8. Using the sling, remove pan and turn out onto a serving plate. Garnish and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 312mgSodium 461mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 1gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 19g

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frittata inside of instant pot and photo of egg yolks and milk in white bowl

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