Artisian Asparagus Quiche Recipe

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Artisian Asparagus Quiche
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  • 1 bunch of fresh baby asparagus (you'll need about 18 stalks depending upon size)
  • 1-1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1-1/2 cups of half-n-half , light cream or milk
  • 1/2 box of frozen spinach - drained really well of its water and thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese , use a combination of two or more cheeses such as goat , swiss and gouda or swiss , cheddar and monteray jack for some pizazz.
  • 1 pie crust ( pre-made ok to it's ok to cheat on this step my peeps)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp of nutmeg (preferably fresh if possible)
  • for homemade rustic pastry shell
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • equipment needed: 1 working oven at 450 to start, fresh chicken eggs just laid (just kidding), bag of dried beans out of their plastic, tin foil to help with baking pie shell blind (not you but the pie shell of course), steamer for asparagus, couple of bowls to make work easier and a cookie sheet to make clean up easier by placing cookie sheet under pastry shell when baking quiche in avoiding any spills that may occur.


  1. To Make rustic pie pastry:
  2. Place flour and shortening in food processor and pulse five times, add chilled water and pulse several more times creating pastry dough.
  3. No need to roll out, simply press pastry dough into pie pan - like you would when making shortening bread. One bottom is filled continue pushing up sides of pastry pan. Great to have kids help you on this part.
  4. Preheat oven at 450 degrees and take pre-made (or just made) pastry shell, and prick bottom with fork all over. Either use blind cooking method (bag of dried beans inside tin foil and place inside pastry shell to help prevent pastry shell from puffing up on bottom) or take empty pie shell and place on top of pastry shell.
  5. Bake pie shell for 5 minutes till pastry shell is set slightly.
  6. Take out of oven and let cool.
  7. If you have a steamer, steam asparagus for five minutes - keep them whole at this point - or blanch them in boiling water for three minutes then place in cold water bath to stop cooking. Reserve up to twelve pieces whole and chop up rest to have up to one cup of chopped asparagus.
  8. Take shredded cheese into a bowl and stir in flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder, stir till well incorporated.
  9. In other bowl, place eggs and whisk. Add half-n-half , chopped asparagus, chopped thawed out spinach, chopped scallions and shredded cheese mixture in with eggs.
  10. Turn oven down to 325 and place entire mixture into pastry shell.
  11. Take remaining whole steamed asparagus stalks and place on top of of unbaked quiche having the top part of the asparagus pointing towards pie shell rim (see photo).
  12. Take nutmeg and sprinkle it on top of quiche evenly as possible.
  13. Place unbaked quiche on the center of cookie sheet and place in oven on the middle rack.
  14. Bake quiche at 325 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. It's ready when a knife inserted comes out clean.
  15. Let quiche set for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.
  16. Call troops to table - serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy telling your troops how you stole the fresh eggs from the local farmer.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 666.14 Kcal (2789 kJ)
Calories from fat 427.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47.47g 73%
Cholesterol 158.86mg 53%
Sodium 1500.79mg 63%
Potassium 229.21mg 5%
Total Carbs 44.49g 15%
Sugars 0.31g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4.25g 17%
Protein 17.34g 35%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 3.5mg 20%
Calcium 362.6mg 36%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 311.47 Kcal (1304 kJ)
Calories from fat 199.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.19g 73%
Cholesterol 74.28mg 53%
Sodium 701.71mg 63%
Potassium 107.17mg 5%
Total Carbs 20.8g 15%
Sugars 0.15g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.99g 17%
Protein 8.11g 35%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 3%
Iron 1.7mg 20%
Calcium 169.5mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.5
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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