Print Options

 
 
 
 Print
Asparagus Swiss Quiche Recipe

Asparagus Swiss Quiche Recipe

Fresh asparagus stars along with bacon, onion and Swiss cheese in this hearty quiche. Field editor Mary Ann Taylor of Rockwell, Iowa sent the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onion until browned; drain.
  • 2. Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-in.-long spears for garnish. Cut remaining asparagus into 1-in. pieces. In a saucepan, cook all of the asparagus in a small amount of boiling water until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 3. In a bowl, toss the bacon, onion, asparagus pieces, cheese, flour, salt and pepper. Pour into pastry shell. In a bowl, beat eggs and cream; pour over bacon mixture. Top with asparagus spears. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 390 calories, 31 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.