These mini frittatas are filled with lightly spiced mushrooms, asparagus and goats cheese. The lack of crust and the healthy filling makes these small bites an ideal choice for a picnic, buffet, light meal or just a snack.
I created these mini frittatas as part of a recipe challenge to make healthy recipes that are still delicious. The theme was Small Plates for Sunny Days.
Now, these little frittatas are stuffed with asparagus, mushrooms and goats cheese and fit the theme pretty well. They're just the right size for packing into a picnic basket or packed lunch box too. And even if you're not planning a picnic or a meal on the go they make a delicious breakfast or brunch recipe to make and eat at home.
But as far as I'm concerned, a frittata is not just something to eat for breakfast or brunch.
Have you ever looked in the fridge without knowing what to make for dinner and seen a box of eggs and a few vegetables and ended up with a frittata? A frittata is a great way of adding extra vegetables to your meal too. You can fill the frittata with vegetables as well as serving a salad alongside.
They are also a great recipe to make as part of a buffet meal as they're easy to eat with your fingers and not too messy.
What ingredients do you need to make these mini frittatas?
To make these frittatas you'll need:
- Mushrooms - I love to use large field mushrooms if I can get them but any supermarket mushrooms are fine in this.
- Garlic - I prefer to use fresh crushed garlic but lazy garlic also works
- Spices: coriander, cumin, paprika and black pepper
- Milk - I use semi-skimmed but you can use whole milk or skimmed depending on what your family use.
- Goats cheese - If you're not a fan of goat's cheese you can use cheddar. Feta works really well in these too.
- Mint leaves - A little fresh mint gives these a fresh flavour but it's totally up to you whether to include it. Parsley also works well.
How can you adapt the recipe?
You can adapt this recipe in lots of ways. Firstly, you can adapt the size and instead of making individual small frittatas you can make one larger frittata. This mixture makes the right amount to fit a 28cm frying pan. I usually start by cooking it on the hob and then transfer the pan to the oven to finish cooking.
You can add a few extra vegetables if you want. I like to add a few peas and a little sweetcorn sometimes.
I like the addition of a few spices in these mini frittatas but you can omit the spices. They are still delicious.
How long do these keep fresh for?
You can store these mini asparagus frittatas in the fridge for up to three days. They are delicious cold or you can reheat them in the microwave for 20 seconds.
Can you freeze them?
Yes! You can store them in the freezer for up to three months. Defrost in the fridge overnight before eating the next day. You can defrost them in the microwave too.
More picnic recipes
If you are planning a picnic then why not try one of these recipes:
- 500 g mushrooms finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 8 spears of asparagus boiled for about a minute
- 6 eggs beaten
- 100 ml milk I used semi-skimmed
- 80 g goats cheese crumbled
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves chopped (optional)
- Gently cook the mushrooms and garlic in a little oil. Lots of water will come out. Cook them until it evaporates and they have reduced in size. Stir in the spices. Cook for another couple of minutes.
- Grease a twelve hole muffin tin. Put a spoonful of mushrooms in the bottom of each hole then divide the goats cheese between the quiches and top each one with a couple of pieces of asparagus. Add a few chopped herbs if using.
- Beat the eggs and milk together then pour into each compartment of the tin.
- Bake in the oven at 180C for 20 minutes.
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Places I'm sharing these Mini Frittatas
Simple and in Season, hosted by Feeding Boys
Eat Your Greens, hosted by Allotment 2 Kitchen and The Veg Hog
Your mini fritatatas doesn't look that mini to me! 🙂 I would love to gobble up at least 2 with a nice sides salad from the garden! 🙂 MMMMMMM!
Well, mini compared to the huge frying pan I usually make a frittata in! I'm so pleased you like it.
Lydia Gerratt (@LydiaGerratt)
Love this recipe!! The flavour combination of the ingredients sounds so good
Thank you Lydia! I'm so pleased you like the look of them.
Yummy, the mini frittatas look so delicious! I love goat cheese! 🙂
So pleased you like them!
What a fun idea! I used to do the full-sized ones a lot for meal prep. These would be just perfect for a shower!
Exactly! They're a great for making ahead.
Ooh I could pop one of those into my mouth this instant! Delicious x
Thank you! That's the nice thing about anything bite-sized - they definitely make you want to eat them!
Petra Kravos (@BeHealthyFeelGd)
What a lovely recipe! I haven't tried making anything like that before but definitely want to give this a go.
I hope you enjoy them if you make them - so easy!
Yum!! I love frittata also have a little recipe on my blog! Have never thought of doing them mini picnic size shch a good idea! If I liked coats cheese I'd give this a go!
For me the goats cheese was great in these as it's quite strong but if you don't like it you could just miss it out or use another cheese. I know goats cheese is a love it or hate it ingredient!
I love frittatas, we often have them here when we have an abundance of eggs from the chickens. Must try mini ones, they must be great for picnics! x #TastyTuesdays
The mini ones are so convenient and it must be lovely to be able to make them with fresh eggs!
Ooo these look delicious! I've made a similar sweet version on my blog (using fruit and over-ripe bananas for sweetness). You're right - these are perfect for a picnic! The asparagus spears are a great idea...I know what i'm making this weekend!
I've never made a sweet frittata before - sounds lovely!
My husband would love these, especially with the asparagus. Corina, pretty please I wonder if you would share this with my #EatYourGreens challenge deadline tomorrow, would be most appreciated. Thanking you in advance http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/welcoming-may-eatyourgreens.html
Thanks for the reminder Shaheen. I've linked up.
I love goats cheese and these sound like the perfect use for it - yum! #CookBlogShare X
Thank you! The goats cheese was great for this as it has a strong flavour and I find a milder cheese can just get lost in a frittata.
Oooh, I love these - they look so pretty and sound so healthy! Great for picnics!! Eb x
Thank you! I'm sure I'll be making them more often during the summer when we'll be having quite a few picnics!
Lovely idea to make mini fritattas. Food seems even more delicious when its bite sized 🙂 Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare
Thank you so much! Really pleased you like them.
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen ShedSarah James
Your Mini Frittatas look delicious Corina, what a great idea, perfect picnic food. Frittatas are my go to recipe if I've got any fridge leftovers too, next time I think I'll make some mini ones 😉
The mini ones were great as it meant we could have as many as we wanted each! Sometimes with a large one I find it's not quite big enough to serve everyone - maybe I just need a larger frying pan!
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
These sound do good Corina, I love the flavours that you've used in those cute mini frittatas. Yum!
Thank you Angela! They were yummy and also healthy too!
Those look really lovely - sounds like a terrific combination of flavours.
Thank you! I was lucky they tasted good as I was using up items in the fridge!
The Indigo Hours
These sound lovely! I bet they'd make a really nice breakfast, too 🙂
They would be great for breakfast! And you can make a big batch so you have some ready to just heat up when you want them.
How cute do these look. Bet they are tasty too. Always great to have eggs in the house to whip up something like this
Yes, I definitely agree that it's always easy to make something if you've got eggs and it's great that you can use so many different things with them.
These look scrumptious and I've certainly been inspired to make them myself! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite!
Thank you Kat! I hope you like them.
Hooray for frittatas! I have a bunch of eggs at home (hooray for our chickens/ducks!), so I'm gonna have to make this pretty soon! :]!
Oooh! I wish I had chickens and ducks at home. I don't think I've ever had duck eggs but would love to try them. Hope you enjoy this if you do make it.