Asparagus Quiche

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This asparagus quiche is as delicious as it is gorgeous! It has a perfectly flaky texture combined with an insanely delicious flavor. This will be the star of the show at any breakfast or brunch!

Savory breakfast recipes are so delicious! They fill you up, and everyone goes crazy over them. Try out some more of my favorites like this breakfast casserole, these amazing breakfast enchiladas, or this sausage and mushroom frittata.

A slice of asparagus quiche being dished out with a gold pie server.

Asparagus Quiche

Quiche is like having a pie for breakfast. The crust is delightfully flaky, the filling is savory and delicious, and the vegetables inside bring beautiful color and a delicious taste. This asparagus quiche is no exception! The eggs in the quiche bind it all together and make this a breakfast to remember. I especially love the cheese…. everything is better with cheese!

One of the best things about quiche is that the leftovers taste just as good, if not better, the next day. I will sometimes make this on a Saturday morning and double the recipe so that breakfast is taken care of for Sunday too! Plus, this is easy to put together, so it’s become a go-to for just about any meal in our house. I mean, breakfast for dinner is something that everyone does… right? Try this out. It will become a staple recipe in your family too!

What Ingredients Are in Asparagus Quiche?

Lucky for you, this asparagus quiche is not only delicious, but it’s simple to make! Grab yourself a pre-made pie crust (or make one at home!), and you probably have everything else all ready to go. Isn’t it nice when you don’t have to make extra trips to the store?! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • Pie Crust: You can use a homemade or store-bought crust.
  • Eggs: If you use eggs that are room temperature, they will blend with the other ingredients nicely.
  • Heavy Cream: Any percent works, but you will get the best results with higher fat content.
  • Asparagus: Trim these and cut them into ½ inch pieces.
  • Gruyere Cheese: Shred this up! If you don’t have this cheese on hadn then any cheese will work.
  • Seasonings: Onion powder, salt and pepper will givea great flavor to this quiche.

How to Make Asparagus Quiche

This quiche only takes one hour from start to finish. And that included baking time! So make a plan and get all of the ingredients so that you can enjoy this for breakfast sometime soon!

  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  2. Make Your Pie Crust: Prepare your pie crust according to your recipe directions or line a pie dish with a store-bought pie crust.
  3. Cut Asparagus: In a large skillet add 3 tablespoons of water, and the cut asparagus. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until the asparagus is bright green and crisp tender. Drain the water and allow to cool for a few minutes before placing in the bottom of the prepared pie crust.
  4. Combine: Once asparagus is slightly cooled, place in the bottom of the prepared pie crust, followed by 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  5. Whisk: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, asparagus, cheese, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour: Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust and top with the remaining ¼ cup shredded cheese. 
  7. Bake: Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set. If the crust edges begin to brown, use a pie shield or foil wrapped around the edge. Let the quiche sit for 15 minutes before slicing.
4 picturs showing how to cooke asparagus, form a pie crust into the pan and add in the filling.

Quiche Making Tips

Here are a few tips that I’ve learned over the years when making asparagus quiche. Hopefully, they help you out too!

  • Don’t Overbake: If your quiche is turning brown on the edges but the middle still isn’t cooked all the way, then keep cooking it! You can put some foil around the outer edge of the crust. Then your middle part can cook longer without burning the rest!
  • Don’t Overfill: Your eggs will rise while the quiche cooks. So you don’t want to overfill the pie tin or else it will go over the edges.
  • Bottom Rack: Bake your quiche on the bottom rack in the oven so that it turns out nicely browned and perfectly crisp.
The top view of a fully cooked asparagus quiche, ready to cut and serve.

How to Store Leftovers

Like I said earlier, this asparagus quiche tastes just as good, if not better the next day! You can even make it ahead of time and freeze it for later!

  • In the Refrigerator: Once your quiche has cooled then cover it with foil and put it in your fridge. It will last 2-3 days.
  • In the Freezer: Wrap your cooled quiche in plastic wrap and foil. Label it with the date and it will stay good in your freezer for 3-4 months.
  • To Reheat: Let your frozen quiche thaw in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to eat it, cook it at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
A slice of asparagus quiche on a plate with a gold fork cutting into it.

Asparagus Quiche

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This asparagus quiche is as delicious as it is gorgeous! It has a perfectly flaky texture combined with an insanely delicious flavor. This will be the star of the show at any breakfast or brunch! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pre-Made Pie Crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream (best results with higher fat)
  • 1 lb Asparagus (trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 1/4 cups Gruyere cheese, shredded, divided (any cheese works)
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • Prepare your pie crust according to recipe directions or line a pie dish with a store-bought pie crust.
  • In a large skillet add 3 tablespoons of water, and the cut asparagus. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until the asparagus is bright green and crisp-tender. Drain the water and allow it to cool for a few minutes before placing it in the bottom of the prepared pie crust.
  • Once asparagus is slightly cooled, place it in the bottom of the prepared pie crust, followed by 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, cheese, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust and top with the remaining ¼ cup shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set. If the crust edges begin to brown, use a pie shield or foil wrapped around the edge. Let the quiche sit for 15 minutes before slicing.


Nutrition

Serves: 6

Serving1sliceCalories577kcal (29%)Carbohydrates20g (7%)Protein18g (36%)Fat48g (74%)Saturated Fat27g (135%)Polyunsaturated Fat3gMonounsaturated Fat15gTrans Fat1gCholesterol244mg (81%)Sodium577mg (24%)Potassium329mg (9%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A2180IU (44%)Vitamin C5mg (6%)Calcium374mg (37%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus quiche, vegetarian
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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