Easy Asparagus Quiche ‘Casserole’
This recipe for Asparagus Quiche ‘Casserole’ is great when you want an easy quiche that feeds extra people. It’s wonderful for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a delicious dinner! Instead of making your quiche in a pie pan that serves 6 or 8, you’ll have a 9 x 13″ casserole dish that serves 12 to 15. No need to roll out the pie crust, instead you’ll pat the crust out in the bottom of a cake pan or pyrex casserole dish…so much easier!
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A Delicious Way to Eat Your Asparagus!
My husband isn’t a fan of asparagus. Actually, he hates it. Me? I love it! Half the time it never makes it to the kitchen because I eat it as quickly as I pick it!
Now that my asparagus plants are older and producing a nice harvest, I actually have enough to cook with…much to hubby’s disdain.
I apologized for making dinner with his arch-enemy, the asparagus, included in the quiche. To be fair, I tried putting it only on one side so half would be asparagus free. The asparagus, however, had other ideas and it floated in the beaten eggs and had free reign over the quiche. Fortunately, hubby said he liked it…it didn’t taste ‘asparagusie.’ 🙂
A Super Easy Crust for the Asparagus Quiche Casserole
I have made quite a few ‘pies’ for potlucks and larger gatherings. Instead of rolling out the crust, I often make an easy crust that is pressed into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 x 13″ pan like the one above. There is no need to roll out the crust and take a chance on tearing it apart as you transfer it to the dish! Super easy…I like super easy baking!
So, here is the recipe for this Asparagus Quiche Casserole… I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Asparagus Quiche Casserole
- 2 cups flour unbleached or whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4-6 Tbsps cold water
- 2 cups asparagus sliced
- 1 cup green onions sliced
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil or butter canola or avocado oil
- 8 eggs lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar, Swiss, or colby
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add butter and cut into flour with a pastry cutter or fork until butter is the size of small peas. Add enough cold water to flour mixture to form a ball.
- Lightly grease a 9 x 13" cake pan or pyrex casserole dish. Place the dough in pan and use your hands to flatten dough out to cover bottom of pan. Continue pressing dough to cover pan about 1/2 of the way up the sides.
- Bake crust in 350 F oven for 20 minutes. While crust is baking, prepare the filling.
- Sautee asparagus and green onions in 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil or butter, in a non-stick frying pan. When asparagus is tender, remove from heat and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add the milk, garlic salt, and pepper and combine well.
- Remove crust from oven. It is ready when dough in center is set, but not browned.
- Spread sauteed vegetables over crust.
- Pour egg mixture over vegetables.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese over egg mixture and bake quiche in 350 F oven for 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in the center comes out wet, but clean. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.
Make a Simple Meal with this Asparagus Quiche Casserole Recipe
I really like meals that incorporate most of the food groups into one dish. This recipe has protein, grains, dairy, and vegetables…oh, and a bit of the healthy fats. You can serve a side dish of salad or a fruit tray for some extra nutrition!
Although there is some prep work involved, once you put the quiche together and slide it into the oven, you’ve got time to set the table, clean up your prep space, and make a side dish to go with the main course.
Make it Grain or Gluten-Free if You Like
For those who are gluten intolerant or are trying to reduce carbs, you can omit the crust and just grease the pan before filling it with the other ingredients. You might like to try making an almond flour crust or use gluten-free flour in place of the wheat flour. I used whole wheat pastry flour for some extra fiber.
Change Up the Veggies or Add Meat
If you don’t have asparagus, you could replace it with fresh spinach, mushrooms and peppers, or any other veggies you like. Try making this recipe with whatever you have fresh from the garden or the farmers market! You may also add 1 cup cooked sausage, diced ham, or shredded chicken to the quiche when you are adding the vegetables.
Do you love quiche, but hate rolling out a pie crust? Let me know what you think of this easy crust!
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Lot’s of asparagus to harvest? Check out this post on 77 Delicious Ways to Serve Asparagus!
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