Some years ago, I was invited to a baby shower. This was my first introduction to quiche. It was smooth and creamy, light and delicate, with some bacon crumbled on top. Fast forward about 5 years later, I went to Paris and was on the hunt for a great quiche. I did find it and have moments where all I want is to have one perfect slice. The great thing about quiche is that you can add whatever you want to it. I had some leeks, asparagus, red pepper, and goat cheese in the fridge. So guess what I made: a leek, asparagus, and goat cheese quiche.
What is a Quiche?
A quiche is a savory custard pie. Typically, a quiche is an egg and cream custard base that is cooked into a pastry (pie) crust. Adding your favorite meats and/or vegetables surely elevate this simple egg dish into an amazing meal. You can leave the quiche plain by pouring the custard into the pastry crust and baking as is with no added meats or veggies. If you are attempting to go low-carb you can make a crustless quiche. Either way, a quiche is very delicious to me.
How to Make a Quiche
What is important to know when making a quiche is that whatever you wish to put inside the quiche needs to be cooked separately. If you are adding ham, cook the ham and set it aside so that it can cool. If you are adding vegetables, cook the vegetables, set them aside, and allow them to cool. You do not want to add soggy vegetables and meat as it will add extra and unnecessary moisture to the quiche.
Leek, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Quiche
Leek, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Quiche
A delicious quiche with Spring vegetables perfect for Spring Brunch.
- 6 asparagus stalks, chopped in one inch pieces.
- 1 leek chopped, the white part - not the leaves
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers (optional)
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 3 oz goat cheese, sliced in small sections
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 pie shell or pie crust (must have pie dish for the pie crust)
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Chop the leeks, asparagus, and red pepper (optional).
- Add the vegetables to the skillet with the butter and cook for 3-4 mins. The goal is not to cook until completely done, but to cook long enough so that it is not raw. Remove from the skillet and put on a plate. Allow the vegetables to cool
- If using a frozen pie crust already in a pie tin, it is important to cook the raw dough in the oven for 10 minutes so that the quiche does not have soggy dough once it is finished. If you are using a refrigerated pie crust, you will want to roll the crust out so that it can properly lay in a pie dish. You will also want to cook the refrigerated pie crust in the oven for 10 minutes. You will have to add dried beans or pie weights so that the crust remains flat.
- Whisk the eggs and half and half together with the salt and black pepper.
- Add the cooked veggies to the pie crust. Pour the egg and cream mixture on top of the cooked veggies.
- Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Check the quiche around the 40 minute mark. The quiche is done when the middle has a slight jiggle. Very slight.
- Remove from the oven when the quiche is done and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
- I like to top the quiche with chives. Serve and Enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 518mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g
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melissa chapmanMarch 5, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Quiche is a great dish and your tips could be so helpful to someone who will make this. Having a vegetable quiche is a great idea I might just try.
Amber MyersMarch 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm
This looks like an amazing dish. I’ve never tried to make quiche before, but I really should. I think my family would like it!
TasheenaMarch 5, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Quiche is a favorite in my home looking forward to making this recipe for my family I know they’re gonna love it.
Bonnie GMarch 5, 2020 at 9:28 pm
That looks really good! I have never had anything like that before. Would love to try this soon.
Rog WillisMarch 5, 2020 at 11:55 pm
I’ve always been a fan of quiche, mainly because it’s so versatile. This is a unique, delicious-sounding dish!
MarysaMarch 6, 2020 at 12:47 am
That sounds awesome! We make spinach quiche a lot and it would be nice to mix it up. I would like to try this flavor combination.
Kristine Nicole AlessandraMarch 6, 2020 at 7:33 am
I haven’t tried making quiche myself but I do get my fill when my sister makes it. I will try to make one on my own soon. Your recipe is really good, I am sure even my sister would want to make it herself.
KathyMarch 6, 2020 at 4:18 pm
I love quiche. It has been so long since I’ve had it though. I’ve really been wanting to make some again. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.
MelissaMarch 6, 2020 at 6:43 pm
This leek asparagus and goat cheese quiche looks to die for! This would be the perfect recipe for Easter. Thanks for the idea!
CatalinaMarch 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm
Oh my goodness! I am drooling over this quiche. Love it so much!
Jamie HMarch 6, 2020 at 11:11 pm
Yum! This recipe is making me wonder why I don’t make quiche more often. It’s one of my favorites, but for some reason I forget about it! Can’t wait to try your recipe!
Lizzie LauMarch 7, 2020 at 4:13 am
I used to make quiche 6 at a time on the dive boat I was cooking on. This looks like a delicious recipe, I’m looking forward to trying it.
SwathiMarch 7, 2020 at 6:45 am
This leek aspagaus goat cheese quiche looks perfect breakfast or brunch. Love the flavors going in there.
SwathiMarch 7, 2020 at 6:45 am
This leek asparagus goat cheese quiche looks perfect breakfast or brunch. Love the flavors going in there.
Mama Maggie's KitchenMarch 7, 2020 at 9:36 am
Yum! I haven’t tried this one before but this recipe looks really mouthwatering and sooo delicious. My son will love this.
TammyMarch 7, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Oh my yes!! This looks so good. I must try this recipe.
RosemaryMarch 7, 2020 at 10:47 pm
Great recipe!! Love quiches as well but have not made one in a long time. Thanks for the reminder and simple recipe.
CapriApril 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm
Thanks for the great tips! My quiche came out perfect and I love the combination of goat cheese and asparagus!
Christy IreneApril 17, 2020 at 1:28 am
Oh wonderful! I am so glad that you gave it a try and it worked out well. I have grown to really like goat cheese combos. Thank you for leaving feedback. ❤️
Tamara J.April 19, 2020 at 3:52 pm
I love the combination of ingredients here! Quiche’s are so easy and delicious, but I have never thought about the goat cheese and asparagus. My family devoured this quiche so quickly. Absolutely delicious!
LaKitaApril 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm
This looks so good. I was in need of more quiche recipes and love that you used goat cheese and asparagus.
Katrina AdamsApril 21, 2020 at 12:37 am
I love quiche and this will definitely give me a new way to fix it!
KaluhiApril 21, 2020 at 3:09 pm
I have never had a goats cheese quiche and this will def be the recipe to give my my first taste! Looks so freaking delicious!!
JazzApril 22, 2020 at 4:54 am
These flavors are on point! I love goat cheese with eggs–so underrated.