Enjoy this tasty sweet potato frittata for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! It's full of nourishing ingredients with a hit of cheese. Ready in just 20 minutes, it's a perfect gluten free midweek meal alongside a salad.
You say potato, I say, erm, frittata.
It's the ultimate easy weeknight dinner recipe.
Just a few simple ingredients and soon the whole family will tuck into this tasty quick and easy dinner recipe.
Don't like asparagus? Just leave it out? No sweet potatoes? Just use normal potatoes! Easy peasy.
What is a frittata?
Fancy scrambled eggs, an open omelette, a crustless quiche? Well essentially it’s all of those - but so much more.
A frittata is an Italian egg dish that is similar to an omelette, Spanish tortilla or quiche.
It consists of beaten egg and vegetables cooked in a frying pan until nearly set and then finished under the grill/broiler to cook the top.
To me, a frittata is a go-to fridge raider meal.
Endlessly customisable, as long as you have eggs you can make a frittata.
Use up leftovers, add spuds and any veggies that need to be used up and bingo: a family-friendly dinner.
About this recipe
Rather than standard potatoes, I’ve used sweet potatoes in this frittata.
They add such a lovely flavour and a beautiful colour.
I’m always tempted to bake a sweet potato - to me that’s the cooking method it’s made for.
As the sweet juice leaks out of the orange tuber and caramelises and chars around the bottom of the roasting tin, I can’t wait to slice it open to reveal it’s soft and unctuous interior.
But sweet potatoes give us more than just an alternative to jacket potatoes. A stalwart of the veg cupboard, they can always be counted on to lend a bit of pizzazz to a meal.
They create a golden crown to a shepherd’s pie; soft bites of deliciousness in a salad.
They make the sweetest chips that are akin to dessert and easy if you make spiralised sweet potato fries.
For this naturally gluten-free sweet potato and asparagus frittata, sweet potatoes not only look like ochre jewels within the blanket of fluffy egg, but they add a lovely sweetness that helps to make this dish even more appealing.
The asparagus adds fresh spring flavour and a starburst of green colour.
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How to make sweet potato frittata
You will need:
1 - peel and thinly slice the sweet potato
2 - cook the onion and sweet potato until soft and golden
3 - Beat the eggs in a bowl or jug, then mix in the cheese, salt and pepper
4 - Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan over the vegetables and arrange the asparagus on top. Cook on the stovetop until the base and edges begins to set, but the centre is still liquid.
5 - Place the pan under a hot grill for a few more minutes until the top begins to puff up and is lightly browned
Did you make this sweet potato frittata recipe? Please let me know how it turned out for you!
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Sweet Potato Frittata with Asparagus
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small sweet potato (about 150g) peeled and sliced thinly, slices halved
- 1 onion diced
- 6 eggs
- 50 g cheddar cheese grated
- salt and pepper
- 12 spears asparagus
- Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan and add the onion and sweet potato. Cook over a medium/low heat for about 8-10 mins until softened and golden.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl or jug, then mix in the cheese, salt and pepper.
- Pour into the frying pan over the vegetables and arrange the asparagus on top.
- Cook on the stovetop over a medium/low heat for about 5 minutes, or until the base and edges begins to set, but the centre is still liquid.
Meanwhile, turn on the grill to heat it up.
- Place the pan under a hot grill for a few more minutes until the top begins to puff up and is lightly browned.
- Cut into wedges and enjoy warm or cold.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes but this recipe is wonderful and also easy to prepare! I lovede every bite and couldn't stop eating.
Thanks Kate! My children loves sweet potato, so do i. I have to try this out.
I love making frittata, the best way to use us what's left in the fridge!
I agree, frittatas are a great way to use up veggies that are about to turn!
What a great combo! I have not had sweet potatoes in a frittata before, great idea! I think I might sprinkle a little goat cheese over top of this. YUM
Can you make this vegan? And can this be done in the oven?
What a beautiful frittata! I love frittata but I've never put sweet potato in one, I'll have to give this a try. I adore asparagus in fritatta too!
Sweet potatoes always add so much wonderful flavor to dishes. Love that there's asparagus in there too! 🙂
Jennifer @ The Champagne Supernova
Your images are great and we are always looking for healthy recipes over here- I bet I could even get my kids to eat this!
This looks like the perfect breakfast for me! Sweet potatoes and lots of cheese plus easy. Perfect!
I bet sweet potato and asparagus taste great together in this recipe.
This is so pretty, and perfect for spring! Can't wait to try it.