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Asparagus and Roasted Red Pepper Easter Frittata with Spicy Basil

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This is Easter week and I have the most delightful one pot dish for you. It is one of those quick meals you can throw together in the early afternoon and have ready to pop in the oven for dinner. Even better- I named it my Easter Frittata because the flavors of the dish are so fresh and flavorful and scream Spring. If you are having a lot of people over for Easter do yourself a favor and have this for brunch. It will knock their socks off!

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I hope you can see from the pictures that the frittata is amazing. The extra zing of flavor comes from the spicy basil. This is my new favorite herb EVER and I am using it in everything. It is also called Holy Basil and it is the perfect blend of the standard basil flavor with a hint of heat. I would love to sit here for hours and discuss the flavors and ingredients but life is calling and in particular my brother and sister in law. My 4 month old nephew is having a very hard surgery this week in San Antonio on his skull. The bone that isn’t supposed to form before a child is 3, hence giving a child’s brain room to grow properly, has already hardened and thus needs immediate surgery to prevent any more pressure to his brain and further complications. We all found this out in the past week. It has been chaos and although we are human with worries and fear- we also trust in our God and He is going to provide the healing my nephew needs, God has got this:) So with that said, please keep my family in your prayers this week and if you would like to read more about it you can visit my sister-in-law’s blog here.

Thanks to my readers for just always being here for me:)

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Asparagus and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata with Spiced Basil
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of asparagus, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers (6 oz)
  • 10 eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 TBSP fresh spicy basil leaves or plain basil (roughly chopped) (Spicy Basil also called Holy Basil)
  • ¼ cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
Instructions
  1. Place asparagus on an un-greased baking sheet; drizzle with ½ teaspoon oil and a dash of salt. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until tender, stirring once.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic over medium to high heat in 2 TBSP of olive oil until tender, approximately 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, add in the asparagus and onions/garlic. Add in the eggs and milk. Season with the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and then stir in both cheeses.
  4. Pour into a greased baking dish, top with the chopped spicy basil and bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes until the egg is set.

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31 Comments

  1. Erica

    Praying for you that everything goes totally smooth. <3 <3. This looks totally delicious and now I'm going to be on the lookout for spicy basil!

    15 . Apr . 2014
  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I would say yes to a frittata every day of the week if I could, there’s so much you can do with one. Yours really takes the prize!

    15 . Apr . 2014
    • kbelleicious

      oh thanks so much Maureen

      04 . May . 2014
  3. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    I love a good frittata! This looks so tasty and springy.

    15 . Apr . 2014
  4. Melynda@OurSundayCafe

    My husband loves asparagus and our markets are just now showing some great looking spears. I have not heard of Holy Basil, but will surly look into it because it sounds delicious! I will keep your sweet nephew in my prayers.

    15 . Apr . 2014
    • kbelleicious

      thanks i appreciate it Melynda

      04 . May . 2014
  5. Geni

    I will definitely pray for the poor little sweetie and all who love him. What a really tough thing to go through, and I am so sorry for all involved. Take care.

    This Frittata does look divine. Would love to give it a go on Easter.

    15 . Apr . 2014
  6. Asmita

    This frittata looks amazing! I have never tried making one. I am excited to try out one of my favorite blogger’s recipe. Will try it out this Sunday. Will keep you posted!

    15 . Apr . 2014
  7. 2 Sisters Recipes

    Your frittata sounds delish! So sad to hear about your nephew, but we will pray for him and for his full recovery. In the meantime, have a wonderful Easter!

    15 . Apr . 2014
  8. yummychunklet

    Ooh, I like the sound of that spicy basil! Great idea!

    15 . Apr . 2014
    • kbelleicious

      I have used it so much in the past few weeks. you really should get some

      04 . May . 2014
  9. Liz

    I made a frittata today, but like your method SO much better!!! I’ll keep your sweet nephew in my prayers. xoxo

    15 . Apr . 2014
  10. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    This sounds like a must try. I need to find some spicy basil. God bless your sweet little nephew.

    15 . Apr . 2014
  11. Gerry @ foodness gracious

    Great dish and thinking of you and the little one 🙂

    16 . Apr . 2014
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Gerry. Appreciate it

      04 . May . 2014
  12. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Beautiful frittata and so colorful. It would be great for Easter morning. I’ll keep my eye out for spicy basil. In the meantime, sending big healing wishes to your nephew.
    Sam

    16 . Apr . 2014
  13. Jerry | Simply Good Eating

    What a great way to start off the morning right. I’m sure I would devour this up and can go for seconds. Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

    16 . Apr . 2014
  14. Mary

    Yum Yum – this is gorgeous! what a perfect eggy dish!
    Mary x

    16 . Apr . 2014
  15. Daphne

    Oh Jessica, I’m so sorry to hear about your nephew. I will certainly keep him and your family in prayers.
    You know I love my eggs so I can have this for EVERY MEAL! Frittata is the best especially with basil.

    17 . Apr . 2014
  16. Kelli H

    I have recently found that I love asparagus and I am going to have to give this a try

    17 . Apr . 2014
  17. kitchen flavours

    We love eggs and frittata! So this would be a winner in my house! Looks really delicious!
    I hope that your nephew’s surgery will go well and will pray for his speedy recovery.

    18 . Apr . 2014
  18. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Prayers for your nephew – that sounds scary especially for a 4 month old. We will be thinking about you and your family and hope you have a blessed Easter. Lovely dish – asparagus and spicy basil – going to look for this one!

    18 . Apr . 2014
  19. Eva Taylor

    That frittata would also make a delightful brunch dish, perfect too since you can assemble the night before!
    Such serious surgery is difficult at the best of times, but on such a young child it’s unbearable. I wish your entire family all the best during this difficult time.

    18 . Apr . 2014
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Eva! A miracle happened . As in a true miracle. I can’t wait to tell all of ya’ll about it on the site here soon

      04 . May . 2014
  20. LaCuisineHelene

    I really have to start making frittata, made it only once. This is not only gorgeous, it looks delish.

    18 . Apr . 2014
  21. Joanne

    I love fritattas!! So many fun mix-ins in this one. But how have I never had or heard of spicy basil!! NEED.

    19 . Apr . 2014
  22. nancy at good food matters

    Love the versatility of frittatas—this one looks terrific. Happy Easter to you and your family, and all best thoughts and blessing to your young nephew.

    19 . Apr . 2014
  23. Balvinder

    Yes, I do love frittatas, In fact I am making one right now for breakfast. And also I do have holy basil plant in my home I chew the leaves just like that or use it in tea. Didn’t know it was called spicy basil in here.

    19 . Apr . 2014
  24. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    Love good frittatas.. yours looks amazing. Hope the surgery of your nephew went well and he will be fine.

    23 . Apr . 2014
  25. Roz

    You couldn’t have said it better: Basil rocks above all herbs, frittatas are the best, Easter is divine, and prayer is powerful (praying for your family with you now). I love this recipe since I’m addicted to frittatas, and wanting to wish you a belated Buona Pasqua, dear friend!
    Roz

    24 . Apr . 2014
  26. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Hope your nephew’s surgery went well and he’s on fast recovery. I keep praying for him and your family. You make great fritatas, Jessica!

    29 . Apr . 2014

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