Asparagus and Ham Quiche
Okay. Let’s talk about this Asparagus and Ham Quiche. I can go on and on about this perfect Spring-time quiche filled with asparagus, ham and Gruyere cheese…
Flavorful, flaky, buttery, crunchy, custardy egg-y (is that a word?) goodness.
It is causing my Spring-loving self to get excited for tulips blooming, wearing sandals, and Easter weekend…
An Easy Asparagus and Ham Quiche Recipe
Think about waking up to this flaky pastry and baked eggs filled with cheese, in-season asparagus paired with leftover Easter ham. I also make this whenever I have leftover Garlic Parmesan Asparagus lying around in the ridge.
Maybe paired with a glass of mimosa and a cup of coffee.
If you are a quiche fan, also check out my popular Bacon Spinach Quiche recipe loaded with caramelized onions. It is as glorious as this Asparagus and Ham Quiche goodness, but with a slight different twist.
Here’s the thing, we love making quiches. And this asparagus and ham quiche is our most recent discovery and favorite that we decided we must share.
Here’s why we love our ham and asparagus quiche (and all quiches in general):
- So easy to make – a quick 10 minute prep and send it into the oven while you get the rest of the meal ready, especially if you use a store-bought pie crust like we do.
- Easy to make ahead and heat as leftovers – it is also such a convenient dish to make ahead for parties or gatherings when you need your precious last few minutes preparing everything else. It can be served warm or at room temperature, saves well as leftovers, and is easily heated in the microwave.
- Versatile – can be served as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or even an afternoon snack! I have eaten this ham asparagus quiche on all these occasions and more!
- Healthy-ish – when making ham and asparagus quiche, you get your protein, carbs, veggie all in one! And comes out to be a pretty well-rounded, healthy-ish meal!
- DELICIOUS – I saved the most important for last. This simple quiche is actually yummy! The eggs are perfectly seasoned (thank you garlic powder, salt and pepper!), the pie crust is buttery and flaky, and you get chunky of juicy ham and crispy asparagus in each bite.
I promise I have no agenda behind singing the glorious praises of this ham and asparagus quiche recipe except that I heart it so dang much. 😉
I love a versatile, yummy dish and this is definitely a versatile, yummy dish that has been such a life saver for us on many busy days!
Making ham and asparagus quiche isn’t only easy, it requires a short list of pantry-friendly ingredients.
And here they are!
- ham – use thinly sliced deli ham, or leftover ham from Thanksgiving or Christmas.
- asparagus – fresh asparagus is preferred over frozen. I think they just taste better! Cut into 2-inch long slices
- eggs – lots of eggs!
- half and half – it has equal parts whole milk and heavy cream. It’s basically half cream, half milk. To reduce the fat content of your quiche, you can use whole milk instead of half and half, but note that your egg custard will not be as rich and creamy.
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- pre-made pie crust – this is an unbaked pie crust that has already been cut into the correct size to fit onto a regular 9-inch pie pan. You can also make your pie crust from scratch if you prefer.
- ham – diced into cubes or cut into small squares
- Shredded cheese – my favorite cheese for this ham and asparagus quiche is Swiss or gruyère cheese.
Let’s Make It!
Here you we make this asparagus ham quiche:
We start with an unbaked pie crust.
That’s right. There’s no shame in using those pre-made crusts!
Now if you are a bake-from-scratch kinda person and want to make your own pie crust, that’s great and you will yield a gorgeous freshly baked crust.
But to be honest, most of the time I just don’t have the time. I love using Pillsbury unbaked crust just as much. And I sure love the convenience of it a whole lot!
In fact, I use a ready-made pie crust way more often than I make it from scratch whenever I make quiches. I find the Pillsbury brand crust work extremely well especially for savory bakes.
Place the crust on a 9-inch pie pan, and then fold over the sides.
And then let’s pile on ingredients onto the pie crust. Here’s what all that goes onto it:
- Diced ham – perfect use of leftover holiday ham! For a ham recipe, check out my Pineapple Baked Ham!
- Asparagus – get those veggies in there!
- Gruyere or Swiss cheese – can’t decide? Use both!
- Egg mixture – whisk together eggs + half and half + garlic powder + salt and pepper
Add everything into the crust and then send it to the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes at 375℉ until the eggs are set.
WELL HELLO THERE, Ham and Asparagus Quiche!
To check on the doneness, insert a toothpick to the middle of the quiche. Toothpick should come out clean. If it doesn’t, cook it for a few minutes longer in the oven.
The tops of the quiche is slightly golden brown, the crust is flaky and buttery, the egg mixture is now custard-like, fluffy and cheesy. And when you bite into it…oh so flavorful!
The combination of crunchy asparagus with ham and gruyere (or Swiss) is pure perfection.
Gruyere and Swiss are sharper cheeses and they pair perfectly with asparagus, and it also helps creates a soft texture for the egg mixture and brings to it some yummy flavors.
I seriously love this ham and asparagus quiche so dang much. And I hope you love it just as much as I do!
Tips and Tricks
Here are a few thing to note when making ham and asparagus quiche:
- Use a toothpick to check for doneness in the quiche.
- Sprinkle the top of the quiche with a little bit more cheese if you want a slightly brown top.
- If the crust around the quiche is browning too much, wrap the crust area with aluminum foil halfway through baking.
There are so many variations and alternate ingredients to make this ham and asparagus quiche recipe. Feel free to use other veggies, meats or cheese….in fact, it’s a great way to use whatever you have in your fridge!
- Veggies: spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes…
- Meats: bacon, rotisserie chicken, corned beef, prosciutto…
- Cheese: feta, cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella…
Storage and Reheating
Store ham asparagus quiche in refrigerator for 3-5 days in air tight container and microwave them when you are ready to eat. It tastes just as delicious!
I find that the texture of the egg changes after freezing so I would not recommend freezing quiche. It stores well in the refrigerator, just not the freezer.
What to serve with quiche
This Ham and Asparagus Quiche can be served in so many ways. Here are some of my favorite pairings with quiche:
- Fruits or Fruit Salad
- Green Salad
- French baguette or a slice of toast or any bread
- Breakfast potatoes (this Cheesy Bacon Potato Casserole is one of our favorites!)
- And if you really want to be adventurous, add salsa or hot sauce to it! I totally dig salsa on eggs.
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Other Quiche and Frittata Recipes
- Bacon Spinach Cheddar Quiche
- Frittata with Ham, Spinach and Tomatoes
- Jalapeno Popper Quiche (by Lemon Blossoms)
Other Savory Brunch Recipe
- Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole
- Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
- Savory Breakfast Bowl
- Texas Sausage Kolache
- English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
Asparagus and Ham Quiche
- Pre heat oven to 375℉.
- Whisk together eggs, half and half, garlic powder, salt and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
- Place defrosted pie crust on pie pan. Fold sides over and press them. Add ham, asparagus, and cheese. Then pour egg mixture into the pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the egg is completely set.
- Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!