April 16, 2015

Bacon Asparagus Quiche - gluten free

elisabethjean_aspareggOur Improv Cooking Challenge for April is how to get my youngest to eat eggs! (Actually, the challenge could have been how to get the family to eat asparagus; but they love it grilled or oven-roasted in olive oil…) But, adding bacon to any dish ensures everyone will partake.

My go-to quiche crust recipe is made with oil, stirred up right in the dish, and then the pastry is pressed out & up the sides of the plate.elisabethjean_asparegg

Blend dry ingredients, then stir in the liquids. Mix until dough forms a ball, then line quiche dish.

For the filling I decided I would supplement the asparagus/bacon/egg flavor(s) with a healthy dose of green onion:

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 12 oz. bacon, cooked, but not too crisp
  • 1-1/2 cups cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 t. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • fresh-cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 lb. grated Swiss cheese

Chop the vegetables & bacon into smaller pieces. Put remaining ingredients, except for cheese, into blender. Place vegetable mixture into crust & top with cheese. Pour in the cream/egg mix. Bake @350° for 45 minutes, or until done. 

While the crust was pre-baking (@400° for 10 minutes) I lightly sautéed the bacon & veggies.elisabethjean_aspareggAfter the crust came out of the oven, in went that mixture.elisabethjean_aspareggI let it cool slightly, then topped with the cheese.elisabethjean_aspareggNext, I pulsed the ingredients in the blender until they were yellowy-creamy…elisabethjean_asparegg(Since the filling was so plenteous, I made a second, wheat-flour crust for the boys.) …then poured the mix over the veggies & all in the crust.elisabethjean_aspareggThe feathery asparagus tips were then arranged on top in a pattern quite artistic manner.elisabethjean_asparegg

The quiche(s) baked for an agonizing 45 minutes (oh! the aroma!) until the center was firm.elisabethjean_aspareggThey cooled for a bit while the table was set…elisabethjean_aspareggand then they were devoured!elisabethjean_asparegg


Here are the asparagus & egg dishes my friends made:


  1. Melody! This is GORGEOUS! Great idea to add bacon. It's a great equalizer, right?!?! ;)

  2. What a beautiful quiche, Melody! I love all the cheese piled on top! :) Thanks for joining us again this month.

  3. What a great idea for quiche, so pretty. Can't wait to try the gluten free crust too. I don't have issues with gluten, but I like having good recipes in case I entertain and need them. Thanks!


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