Easy Asparagus Quiche Recipe

Easy Asparagus Quiche recipe begins with a premade crust and is filled with fresh spring asparagus, green onions, savory bacon, and flavorful shredded Gruyère cheese. A simple but delicious brunch recipe.

Top view of sliced Asparagus Quiche with chives

Quiche is a versatile dish that everyone seems to love. Easily customized with favorite add-ins. A perfect choice for tea, lunch or brunch with friends, or even as a weekend treat.

Simple to make, it’s a recipe you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again. 

 

Asparagus Quiche

This Asparagus Quiche is perfect for spring when asparagus is in season. But also rather delightful all year long with smokey bacon and shredded Gruyère and Parmesan cheeses.

A simple, classic quiche your guests or family will love with its creamy custard and distinct flavor.

Gruyère Cheese in Asparagus Quiche

I’ve added Gruyère cheese to this recipe because I absolutely love the creamy, nutty, almost sweet flavor it brings to the quiche.

Here’s a little history on Gruyère. Named for the town of Gruyères in Switzerland where it was originally made, it’s a firm cheese that’s rich and creamy. It melts well and gives dishes a distinctive flavor.

However, it can sometimes be tricky to find. I often locate mine at Trader Joe’s. But by all means, substitute your favorite cheese instead if needed. Good options would be Swiss, Asiago, or even a White Cheddar cheese. 

Asparagus Quiche for Brunch or Tea

A cornerstone brunch and afternoon tea recipe, quiche is a perfect and always favorite choice for both. But don’t limit yourself only to brunch. Quiche also serves well for breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner with greens.

On our table, quiche is always a favorite and my go-to dish for gatherings.

This easy Asparagus Quiche recipe is simple, versatile, and consistently delicious.

Ingredients for Asparagus Quiche

Ingredients for Asparagus Quiche

This quiche recipe requires:

  • Pie Crust – While you can make your own, and admittedly, there is nothing quite like a homemade pie crust, store-bought crusts are simple and save time. In this recipe, we are not blind-baking the crust.
  • Milk – For the best tasting quiche, use higher fat milk like half-and-half, whole milk, or even 2% milk.  
  • Eggs – Use 5 large eggs.
  • Produce – You will need one cup of fresh asparagus chopped into 1-inch pieces. Choose skinny to medium size asparagus. You will also need a couple of green onions, chopped.
  • Seasoning – This quiche is seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Be careful with the salt as the bacon will contain plenty.
  • Bacon – You will need about 4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped. While you can buy pre-cooked bacon, freshly cooked bacon is always the most delicious. 

 

Side by side view of unbaked pie crust with filling and with egg custard

How to Make Asparagus Quiche in 4 Steps

Now that you have a list of ingredients needed for this quiche, here’s how easy it is to make it.

  1. Begin with a premade pie crust – As mentioned earlier, we are not blind-baking this crust. Unroll a pie crust and fit it into a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges.
  2. Add-Ins – Begin by layering the shredded cheeses on top of the pie crust. Then top with chopped asparagus, cooked bacon, and green onions. 
  3. Combine Eggs, Milk and Seasoning – In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasoning. Pour the custard over the vegetables in the pie crust. 
  4. Bake – Preheat the oven to 425° and bake the quiche for 15 minutes. Then without opening the oven, reduce the heat to 325° and bake until the eggs are set in the middle, about 20 to 25 minutes more. Be sure to keep an eye on the crust and cover the outside ring if necessary.

Let it cool before slicing and serving.

Whole, baked Asparagus Quiche in white tart pan

Eggs for Brunch or Tea

If you love eggs and egg-based recipes like we do, you might also like this Make Ahead Easy Vegetable Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole or this Overnight Egg Bake Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Kale.

For more afternoon tea recipes and ideas, be sure to visit our teatime page.

Can Quiche Be Made Ahead?

Absolutely! There are two ways to make quiche ahead.

First, once it’s baked, cool the quiche for up to two hours on the counter, and then refrigerate. To reheat, cover the quiche with foil and bake at 325°F until just heated through. 

You can also freeze a quiche. Simply cool completely and then cover tightly first with plastic wrap followed by a couple of foil layers. Freeze for up to 3 months.

And lastly, you can freeze the quiche before baking. See our Make Ahead Quiche with Bacon, Cheese and Spinach for instructions on how we do freeze unbaked quiche.

How Do You Make a Crustless Quiche:

While we have crustless quiche recipes here, most recipes can be converted to crust-free. And, it’s a fantastic gluten-free alternative.

To skip the crust, generously grease the pie plate first. Then add the vegetables and pour the egg mixture over the top.

Bake until the eggs are completely set throughout the center.

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What to Serve with Asparagus Quiche

Here are some delicious ideas on what to serve with quiche.

Slice of Asparagus Quiche on a White Scalloped Plate

Horizontal view of a slice of Asparagus Quiche

Easy Asparagus Quiche Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy Asparagus Quiche recipe begins with a premade crust and is filled with fresh spring asparagus, green onions, savory bacon, and shredded Gruyère cheese. A simple but perfect brunch recipe.

Ingredients

  • Refrigerated store-bought pie crust
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (or cheddar, swiss, asiago, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 9-inch pie plate with store-bought pie crust and crimp the edges.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Layer cooked, crumbled bacon, Gruyère and Parmesan cheeses, chopped asparagus, and scallions in the crust-lined pie plate. Pour the egg mixture over the top.
  4. Bake 15 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and continue to bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Notes

How Do You Make a Crustless Quiche:

To skip the crust, generously grease the pie plate first. Then add the vegetables and pour the egg mixture over the top. Bake until the eggs are completely set throughout the center.

Can Quiche Be Made Ahead?

Absolutely! There are two ways to make quiche ahead.

First, once it's baked, cool the quiche for up to two hours on the counter, and then refrigerate. To reheat, cover the quiche with foil and bake for about at 325°F until just heated through. 

You can also freeze a quiche. Simply cool completely, then cover tightly with first plastic wrap and then a couple of foil sheets. Freeze for up to 3 months.

And lastly, you can freeze the quiche before baking. See our Make Ahead Quiche with Bacon, Cheese and Spinach for instructions on how we do freeze unbaked quiche.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 497mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

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