Neighborly Love and Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata Recipe

This Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata is a delicous springtime breakfast, brunch, or dinner dish to serve! (Delightful for St. Paddy’s Day or Easter, yes!)

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata

Yesterday we were out talking with our neighbors in the cul-de-sac and I realized how lucky we are! We have awesome neighbors who know us, our kids, and it brings a level of safety in our neighborhood, for sure. Today I’m sharing 10 tips on how to show neighborly love, plus talk a little about the “hard” stuff.

Quick hello and a quick wave.

For those not so lucky, I think we can get perturbed by our neighbors. Because we envision what hospitality or “neighborly hospitality” should look like, and instead garage doors open and close without a “hello,” or it’s only a quick “wave” and never a real conversation. Bottom line: Some people are just more friendlier than others.

We have beautiful neighbors surrounding us, as we did in our prior neighborhood 10 years ago, but I hear the cries of many who email me, who try to be hospitable, but not much interaction happens. It sucks when you try, and no one gives back!

Do little things.

It’s easy to get upset and irritable when neighbor relations don’t go our way, when not much interaction happens, or some have snarkly attitudes. It can put a bad taste in our mouths. But then again, I think about ways I can turn things around. Little things I can do to get back on level ground with a humble perspective.

Be “that” house in the neighborhood.

I believe that we’ve been put where we are (Hello, 10 years in our current neighborhood!), so I want to use it for good. I want to be the house with the light on in the front, where neighbors can knock on our door any time of the day if they need us! (Btw, I just took some blooming tulips to our brand new neighbors down the street. I’m just leaving it at their front door since we’ve already met, but I plan to take a meal down the road.)

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata

10 Tips to Show Neighborly LOVE.

1. Take cookies or bake a cake or take some kind of yummy food, once in a while.
2. Offer to get their mail or water when they leave town.
3. If you’re a pet lover, offer to care for their animals when they leave town.
4. Chat with them when out by the cars or while in the yard working. Ask them about their lives.
5. Invite them over for a meal.
6. Offer to babysit their kids.
7. Lend a helping hand when needed.
8. Take a housewarming gift when they move in!
9. Exchange cell numbers in case you need to text in emergency or a need arises.
10. Make a plan; organize a neighborhood meal or party!

I say, do what you can to bring joy to your neighbors, and don’t obsess too much about what isn’t. The neighbors not so friendly? There are plenty of other people in your lives who love you and who would love to be blessed with food and time spent with your family.

Neighbor Nights.

Your neighborhood should be a place of peace. And peace comes from positive responses and attitudes, rather than disappointments and frustrations.

I want to introduce you to a friend of mine who does the whole “neighbor thing” right. Ali, from Gimme Some Oven has a very cool vibe going on in her neighborhood. She writes about Tuesday nights around the grill, HERE, and Neighbor Nights, HERE. Here’s how she organized it all, HERE.  Very inspiring girl, that Ali. :)

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata.

Now for the yummy recipe today, which quite honestly, has nothing to do with this post! I planned to post this today, but “neighbor talk” was on my mind.

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata

Using these faboulous ingredients.

I love this one-pot meal for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata

I’d say this serves 4-6, probably for like 4 for our family.

It’s also a delightful dish to make for Easter, since asparagus and bacon and eggs go so well with a brunch menu! (Or, hey, how about St. Paddy’s day with the green and all those potatoes? wink-wink).

Enjoy, my friends, and Happy Monday!

In what ways have you shown a little “love” to your neighbors?

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata

Bacon Asparagus Potato Frittata


  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup (1-inch-diced) unpeeled red potatoes (3 small, 2 medium)
  • 1 lb. asparagus (cut in 2-inch pieces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh green onions, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a 10-inch ovenproof omelet pan, cook the bacon over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is browned but not crisp. Take the bacon out of the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate. Reserve 2 Tbsp. bacon grease in the pan; discard the rest (if there is any). TIP: I’ll use a paper towel to soak up any grease I do not want.
  3. Place the potatoes in the pan and cook over medium-low heat for 6 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the asparagus and cook another 3-4 minutes, until very tender and browned. If the pan seems dry, add an additional 1 Tbsp. of butter while cooking. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove the asparagus and potato mixture with a slotted spoon to the same plate with the bacon.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat the eggs, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together with a fork. Add the butter, lower the heat to low, and pour the eggs into the hot pan. Sprinkle the bacon, potatoes and asparagus mixture, and green onions evenly over the top. Place the pan in the oven for 8 minutes and bake, just until the eggs are set.
  6. Very easy to serve hot, right in the pan!

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  1. This looks yummy! definitely making it. Our first house was in a neighborhood and the neighbors were friendly though everyone worked so there wasn’t much socializing but we did talk while out doing yard work, etc..and I brought a meal to our next door neighbors and had another neighbor bring us tomatoes and salmon (he was a single guy).
    The homes in our neighborhood now are sepearated by 1/2-1acre so it makes talking over the fence tricky, but we often stop while walking along the road or if someone is walking and we drive by we will roll down the windows and talk. When our new neighbors moved in, we made them two loaves of bread (banana and blueberry), she and I often wander over when the other is out and talk for a bit (and they love our dog…lol). There are a few that aren’t overly friendly, but that’s okay.

  2. Great tips. I have lived in my house for 25 years and have been lucky to have great neighbors. I haven’t taken anything over to the new neighbors across the street yet. I need to get on it. The frittata is perfect for spring.

  3. Another reason to love summer. I see my neighbors more as we are all out working outside daily in the summer.

    I love frittatas and this one looks amazing.

  4. Sandy,
    I’m a transplant from one NYC’s outer boroughs, so I’m familiar with neighbors that aren’t so friendly but now we’ve been in a semi rural distant northern suburb for almost 17 years. In our current house, most of our neighbors are friendly and my hubby is very outgoing, so we are on good terms with all of them.
    I bet if you bring this frittata to your neighbors, they’ll warm up pretty quickly.

  5. My oh my! I’m going to make that veeerrrry soon!

    We share a driveway with a neighbor (we live out in the country). They pretty much keep to themselves, as do my husband and I. But, we’re friendly (waving if we pass, stopping for a brief chat if they’re out in the “shared space) and it’s nice to know that if my husband was away and I needed help I could bang on their door. The husbands have helped each other clear a variety of trees, the neighbor helped me get my car unstuck from the snow one time…

  6. Love, love, LOVE this!!! So wish that you were my neighbor, Sandy! (Can you imagine?? Pretty sure we’d be knocking on each other’s doors all the time.) :)

    Your frittata looks beautiful too!

  7. Love your neigbor-ly tips – so genuine and gracious! Love the beautiful frittata too.

  8. We feel like we struck gold by moving in to your neighborhood, Sandy! The beautiful tulips bring a smile to my face each time I walk past them. You’ve already made us feel so welcome. Any little thing we can do to return the favor, we’re here!

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