Ham and Asparagus Quiche is super easy and perfect to serve at a cute brunch or even have on rotation for a simple weeknight meal. I love making this for a special spring time meal!

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What is a Quiche?

The day I was testing this recipe a friend of mine came over and began oohing and ahhing about the smell from the moment she walked into the kitchen. I pulled this dish of loveliness from the oven she asked me what it was. “Quiche,” I said. “Quiche? What’s that?” she asked me. How is it possible that she had never heard of quiche? 

Quiche is just a simple savory pie filled with a variety of fillings. It’s similar to a frittata, but quiche has a pie crust. It was almost a staple of my diet growing up in Kentucky. Whenever my mother was having people over for a “fancy” lunch she would always make a quiche. 

Quiche: Perfect for Any Occasion

Since quiche can be served room temperature, or even cold, it’s a great dish to make for many occasions since you can make it ahead of time and not worry about it needing to be hot out of the oven. While you can absolutely serve it hot, it’s not 100% unacceptable to do it another way! Serve this quiche at your next:

  • Easter Brunch
  • Mother’s Day Celebration
  • Friend’s Potluck
  • Bridal Shower
  • Breakfast for Dinner Party
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Ham and Asparagus Quiche Ingredients

  • eggs
  • half and half
  • Swiss cheese
  • asparagus
  • ham
  • unbaked pie crust (you can make your own pastry dough or buy prepared crust at the grocery store)
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How to Make Ham and Asparagus Quiche

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk, then stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Place the dough into a pie or tart pan and mold into the shape of the dish. Place the pie crust in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
  • Pour the filling into the well-chilled pie crust, and bake for 50 minutes or until golden and cooked through (the center shouldn’t jiggle).
  • Cool and serve.

Can I Prep Quiche Ahead of Time?

Yes! Quiche is a great make ahead recipe. You can mix up the filling the night before and refrigerate it, then the next morning, just pop the filling into the pie crust and bake! Easy peasy!

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Customization and Substitutions

  • Don’t want to make fresh pie dough? No worries! You can buy a prepared pie dough at the grocery store and this recipe will turn out just as delicious!
  • Don’t have asparagus? If you don’t have asparagus on hand (or if it’s just not your jam) you can substitute any of your favorite veggies in this quiche! Try mushrooms, pepper, zucchini or even broccoli!
  • Don’t eat pork? You can substitute turkey deli meat if you’re not a big fan of ham! Or you could leave out the meat entirely and just add some extra vegetables!
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More Quiche and Frittata Recipes

Leave a comment below if you have any questions! And tag me on social media if you make this recipe.

Images by Ivan Solis

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Ham and Asparagus Quiche

5 from 6 votes
Servings: 6
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients  

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 unbaked pie crust* (you can make your own pastry dough or buy prepared crust at the grocery)
  • Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed & cold
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk, then stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Place the dough into a pie or tart pan and mold into the shape of the dish. Place the pie crust in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill.
  • Pour the filling into the well-chilled pie crust, and bake for 50 minutes or until golden and cooked through (the center shouldn’t jiggle).
  • Cool and serve.

Pie Crust:

  • Place the first 3 ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
  • Add cold butter and using on/off turns, process until coarse meals forms.
  • Add the water 1 tbsp at a time and process until moist clumps form, adding more water 1 tsp at a time if mixture is dry.
  • Form dough into a disk, wrap in parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or until cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 1200kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 68g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 4000mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have been making this quiche now for a few years and my family loves it! I’ve made it for family parties or holiday gatherings and always people comment how they love it!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I may add a little black pepper or red pepper flakes to my custard next time, but otherwise it was delicious and the ratios were perfect. Instead of half and half I used 1/4 cup whipping cream (35%) and 1/2 cup 2% milk, turned out great. Thank you!

  3. just signed up today; love that you have comments & feed back; can get tips from other bakers
    Lori

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