Asparagus Quiche

Breakfast is served!  This Asparagus Quiche with pancetta comes together simply and quickly!

This savory asparagus pie is the perfect meal for any time of day!

A simple quiche made with asparagus, pancetta and guyeyere!  www.lemonsforlulu.com

I’ll be honest, some days I draw a blank as to what to write about it.  It makes me sad to admit that my life can be exceptionally boring.  I’m just not talented enough to write about nothing and make it sound exciting, you know what I mean?

Perfect for spring!  This quiche is made with asparagus, pancetta and guyere cheese! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Then my son comes along and gives me inspiration.

My son has been obsessed with putting together a survival kit.  He got this idea from his friend.  They were exploring the woods behind our house.  His friend was very prepared.  He had a cantina, a pocket knife, a change of clothes, binoculars, a rope, cookware, and a headlamp.  I’m not quite sure what they were expecting to find or where they thought they’d end up during this excursion.  All I know is that my son came home inspired and on a mission.  He needed a survival kit and he needed it NOW!

Asparagus and Pancetta Quiche www.lemonsforlulu.com

The biggest disadvantage my son has is we are not a family of survivalists.  Heck, we aren’t even campers!  In fact I can say with a vast degree of certainty that we own none of the items my son’s friend has in his survival kit.  Perhaps we have binoculars somewhere….but that’s about it.  My son was not discouraged.  He gave his own bag quite a bit of thought and this is what he came up with.  He packed himself a few granola bars, a plastic bag, a cup, an old belt, his Lego Darth Vader headlamp (doubles as a toy in case he gets bored), a change of clothes and his light saber (in case Darth Vader becomes tiresome).

After throwing these items into his back pack, my son came down feeling ready for anything!  He said he’ll be taking his bag with him everywhere.  He could ride his bike down the road (not the middle he says, but on the side) and if he has to stop and run into the woods-he’d be ok.  He’d be prepared.

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 Then he waltzed out the door ready to tackle the wilderness.  I ran after him and told him he should probably find his friend.  Better to tackle the wilderness with a partner (especially a partner who has a better surviver kit than you).  There’s a life lesson in this story, isn’t there?  Always be prepared and if not, find a friend who is.  I like it, let’s go with that!

I suppose my son’s survival kit has absolutely nothing to do with asparagus quiche does it?  In fact, I can’t even think of a decent tie in.

Quiche is something that we have occasionally throughout the year, but I’m convinced it’s something we should eat more often!  It’s quite versatile and it is perfect for any meal, not just breakfast.  It can be made in advance and makes for wonderful leftovers!  This quiche has quite a bit of asparagus, lots of pancetta (bacon would work too), and creamy Guyere cheese.  The perfect simple and savory pie!

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Asparagus Quiche
 
Ingredients
  • 1 unbaked piecrust from a 14.5 oz Pillsbury package
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 oz pancetta, chopped
  • 1 cup Guyere cheese
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Unroll piecrust over a 9 in pie plate. Bake crust for 5-6 minutes, remove and set aside. Reduce oven to 325.
  2. Cook asparagus in a small amount of water, until bright green and tender, about 6 minutes. Drain. Reserve 4 stalks of asparagus and set aside. Cut remaining asparagus in ½ inches pieces, mix with flour and set aside.
  3. Cook pancetta in a small skillet until cooked. Drain on a paper towel.
  4. Arrange asparagus over crust. Top with cheeses. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, salt, basil and thyme. Pour egg mixture over cheese. Sprinkle quiche with pancetta.
  5. Bake quiche for 25 minutes. Remove and arrange remaining 4 pieces of asparagus on top of quiche. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until middle is firm and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let set at least 10 minutes before slicing.

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22 Responses

  1. Little know fact about me…I’m a quiche fanatic! This looks amazing Tanya! Pinned!

  2. This quiche looks amazing Tanya! A slice of this would totally have me prepared to tackle the wilderness – yum!

  3. You have lots of things to write about! This quiche is amazing- love,love,love the asparagus in it! Rock star brunch!

  4. This looks so good. We would definitely devour this any time of the day – but starting out the day with something like this, would definitely make for a great day ahead. YUM!

  5. WOW! You have some interesting wilderness where you live!!! And you are “that” friend for me! :) This looks awesome!

  6. Asparagus goes so well with eggs! Looks awesome, Tanya! Totally here ya when it comes to drawing a blank when sitting down to write a post. Sometimes it can take me forever. But then I realize its just because i’m over thinking! Thanks for sharing :D

  7. Mmmmm…perfect for any time of the day!

  8. First of all, your quiche looks gawgeous!!! Second of all, I love your stories!! I live the most boring life lol so I never have stories to tell. I love your storytelling… your blog is one of the few that I actually READ and don’t just come for the recipes. Oh to be a kid again!!! I remember one time I was mad at my mom and threatened to run away… I got a huge garbage bag and loaded it up with all of my VHS tapes of my fave shows and movies. I hadn’t even thought about what I’d do after that and when I went outside I just stopped on the steps and was like “uh oh, where do I go now??” lol didn’t think that through. Your son sounds more prepared than I was :) Hope you’re having a great week!

  9. I love hearing about your son’s survival tactics…..one of my favorite parts about watching my kids grow up is seeing the little plans they develop….such great use of imagination and free time! I’m loving this quiche recipe, too, and I agree – quiche is an any time, all the time kind of meal!

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  11. your photos are delicious! Love quiche, love asapagus, great spring meal~

  12. Holy YUMMY!!! I love a good quiche and with asparagus, that’s even better! I am so trying this!

  13. I mean… I thought every survival kit had a Lego Darth Vader Head Lamp + Light Saber? Am I wrong on that?
    This quiche is GORGEOUS Tanya. I love it! Asparagus is my favorite and it really goes well with all the eggy things. Beautiful!

  14. Such gorgeous photos! And that flaky crust looks irresistible!

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