Mini Frittatas in a Jar with Asparagus & Pancetta

Easter is almost here and these Mini Frittatas in a Jar with Asparagus & Pancetta are a delicious idea for your Easter brunch. They are super cute, easy to make, and perfect for Springtime.

Mini Frittatas in a Jar with Asparagus & Pancetta - a delicious idea for your Easter brunch, that are also cute, easy to make, and perfect for Springtime. #FreshTake #shop

Can you believe it’s just over 2 weeks until Easter? I knew it was coming, but I didn’t realize it was so soon.

I usually like to decorate about a month before any given holiday, but I’ve been so slow with Easter. David is the designated get-down-the-holiday-stuff person and he brought me in one box today so I could put a few things up. But, when I opened the box, most of the space was filled with Easter baskets. EIGHT of them. Please tell me why we have 8 Easter baskets? We have 4 kids and we put together 4 baskets each year. I can’t even remember when I bought them.

While I might not be the best at getting the holiday decorations up on time, one thing I’ve got covered is the holiday menu planning. Our Easter menu is pretty well set, and ohhhh yesss…I can’t wait! Makes me hungry just thinking about it.

While most of my cooking on Easter Sunday will be for dinner, I do have a few things planned to enjoy for brunch after the kids hunt their Easter eggs. Today I’m sharing one of them: Mini Frittatas in a Jar with Asparagus & Pancetta. I think these frittatas are so perfect for Easter brunch — not only do the ingredients say Spring, but they are baked AND served right in the jars which are so much more fun than eating something on a plate (not to mention: less to clean up). Oh, and best thing yet — the name! FRITTATA! If I had a favorite word, frittata would probably definitely be one of my top favorites. 

These frittatas have eggs and other ingredients you might expect, but it does have something that you don’t: Kraft #FreshTake. It’s a cheese and seasoned breadcrumb mix. It’s usually used to coat meats, like chicken, but I’ve found a bunch of other ways to use it, like these frittatas.

Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan -1

The coolest thing about Fresh Take is that the breadcrumbs and the cheese are separate from each other, because there is a center seal that keeps them divided. If you want to mix up the breadcrumbs and cheese (to coat chicken, for example), the center seal is really easy to pull apart so you can mix it right in the bag (translation: one less dish to wash). If you want to use the breadcrumbs and cheese separately, like I have in this recipe, just don’t pull apart the center seal.

Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan

Along with the Kraft Fresh Take (which I used the Italian Parmesan variety), you are going to need a few other ingredients, such as eggs, asparagus (thin stalks preferably), and diced pancetta.

Kraft Fresh Take Italian Parmesan -5

The eggs are beaten and the Parmesan cheese portion of the Kraft Fresh Take is added to them.

Mini Frittata in a Jar with Asparagus and Pancetta - Prep 1

The Kraft Fresh Take breadcrumbs are combined in a bowl with some melted butter and pressed into the bottom of each 4 ounce canning jar. Then, egg mixture is poured in each, and finally they are topped with some of the asparagus and pancetta.

Frittata in a Jar

They are baked in the oven and when they are finished, you’ll have your cute, little puffy frittata! Won’t those be fun to eat on Easter morning?

Mini Frittata in a Jar with Asparagus and Pancetta - 7-500

Now, before you head to Walmart to pick up Kraft Fresh Take, I wanted to give you a heads up that there is a printable coupon during the month of April that is good for $1 Off fresh chicken when you buy Kraft Fresh Take. I also snapped a photo (see below) so you can see where you can find Fresh Take at Walmart. As you saw in this recipe, I bought the Italian Parmesan variety, but I also picked up the Cheddar Jack with Bacon to use for a future meal. You can check out all the varieties they have on the Kraft Fresh Take website.

Kraft Fresh Take at Walmart

Here’s the complete recipe for you to save to your ZipList recipe box or print. If you aren’t ready to make it yet, but want to save it for later, I would recommend pinning it to one of your Pinterest boards by clicking this red “Pin It” button:

 

Mini Frittatas in a Jar with Asparagus & Pancetta

Yield: 9 jars

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces asparagus, thin stalks
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package Kraft Fresh Take - Italian Parmesan variety
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Spray 9 canning jars (wide mouth - 4 ounce size) with cooking spray or grease lightly with butter. Place jars, evenly spaced, on a baking sheet.
  2. Cut tough ends off of asparagus and discard. Cut remaining stalks into approximately 1/4" pieces. In a skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta until beginning to get crispy and completely cooked. Remove from heat and with a slotted spoon, remove pancetta to a bowl. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of grease. Over medium heat, cook asparagus in grease over medium heat until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the salt, pepper, and milk. Whisk in the Parmesan cheese from the Kraft Fresh Take into the eggs.
  4. In a small bowl, combine Kraft Fresh Take breadcrumbs with butter.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of breadcrumb mixture into the bottom of each canning jar. Gently press mixture down. If any excess breadcrumbs remain, divide remaining amount between all jars. Pour approximately 1/3 cup of egg mixture into each canning jar, directly on top of the breadcrumbs. Top egg of each canning jar with about 1 tablespoon asparagus, followed by 1 teaspoon of pancetta. Once again, if any is left after filling all cups, divide among jars.
  7. Bake in oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until top is browned and a knife comes out clean when stuck in the middle of one of them.

Notes

--I recommend keeping to 1/3 cup egg mixture in your jars, but you may find that you have a small amount of egg mixture leftover after filling all jars. If you wish, you may add the remaining mixture to jars, but the mixture may bubble over more.

--These frittata in a jar are intended to be consumed after cooking. Due to the egg puffing up higher than the edge of the jar, it usually won't work to put the lid/ring back on the jar for storing in the refrigerator. If you wish to do this, you will want to use less egg and/or asparagus.

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I hope you enjoy my Mini Frittatas in a Jar! I’d love to hear how you like them…and if you have other ingredients you love in frittatas, leave me a comment. I can always use new ideas.

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  1. Jill says

    I made these and they turned out wonderful! They make a stunning presentation. I made them in my ramekins instead of the jars. Just bought the ingredients to make them for my daughter and family who are coming to visit for the weekend. This is a new favorite and works for breakfast/brunch/lunch or dinner! Thanks for sharing!

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