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Spring Veggie Frittata with Queso and Arugula

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  • 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

queso cheese sauce

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces white cheddar cheese freshly grated


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Drizzle a few spoonfuls of the queso cheese over the veggies in the skillet, tossing gently. Add the prosciutto back into the skillet. 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.
  • 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!

queso cheese sauce

  • 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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