Fresh Asparagus Quiche Recipe
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Fresh Asparagus Quiche Recipe

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Once those first fresh asparagus spears sprout up, invite some special friends for a brunch and pull out this recipe. This lovely pie has a hint of Swiss cheese and beautiful green asparagus peeking out of every slice. — Ann Eastman, Greenville, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh aspragus, trimmed
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 279 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Cut eight asparagus spears into 4-in. pieces; cut remaining spears into 1/2-in. pieces. Cut all of the asparagus in a small amount of water until tender; drain and set aside. line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and set aside. in a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; stir in flour and salt. Gradually add milk; cook and stir until thickened. Stir a small amount into eggs; return all to pan. Stir in cheese and 1/2-in. asparagus pieces. pour into crust. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Arrange the 4-in. asparagus pieces in a spoke pattern on top. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Quiche in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p39

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MY REVIEW User ID: 1426899 247955
Reviewed May. 7, 2016

"I love a quiche. This one was a great way to incorporate my garden grown asparagus. My husband loved it as well. He wants it again!"

shyski User ID: 1925155 18118
Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"I had some friends over for brunch and made this quiche. Everyone LOVED it!! I did add about an extra cup of swiss cheese though. Even leftovers reheated were very tasty!"

OneNonBlonde User ID: 6418661 201898
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"This is so good! I like to have a different friend come to brunch once a week, and everyone just raves about the flavor and the beautiful presentation. I slice grape or cherry tomatoes and put one half, cut side down, in between each asparagus rib. So pretty! Thanks for posting, Ann."

wayfarercn User ID: 1262014 41145
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2010

"I love trying new things with aspargus, this recipe was an instant hit with a fiance who dislikes most vegitables."

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