Crustless Asparagus Quiche
Asparagus is one of those wonderful signs of spring with its fresh, crisp flavor which works wonderfully paired with dill in this crustless quiche.
- 2 tsp. butter
- 1 bunch asparagus diced (about 2 cups)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh dill chopped, or more to taste, or use 1 Tbsp. dried
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt or use low fat milk or use any variety
- 2 tsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup shredded Gruyère or sharp Cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
- Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat, and add the butter. When the butter is bubbling, stir in the asparagus, and sauté it for 2 minutes. Add the dill, sauté it for 1 more minute until it is fragrant, and remove the pan from the heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, mustard, and salt until they are thoroughly combined.
- Fold in the asparagus and cheese, and pour everything into the pie plate. Bake it for 20 minutes, uncovered, until the quiche is set. (For a browner top, broil it for 1 - 2 minutes at the end of baking.) Serve it immediately, or refrigerate it for up to 3 days, or let it cool, cover it tightly, and freeze it for up to 3 months.
Slow Cooker Directions
- There's no need to pre-cook the asparagus. In a slow cooker whisk together all ingredients except the asparagus. Stir in the asparagus until all ingredients are well combined. Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or on high for 2 – 2 1/2 hours or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. (Slow cooker cooking times may vary—Get to know your slow cooker and, if necessary, adjust cooking times accordingly.)
Do Ahead or Delegate: Dice the asparagus, chop the fresh dill, shred the cheese if necessary and refrigerate, prepare and refrigerate the egg mixture, or fully prepare and refrigerate or freeze the quiche. Scramble Flavor Booster: Add ½ cup chopped bacon (you can cook it quickly in the microwave and then chop it). Season the quiche at the table with freshly ground black pepper. Tip: There's a reason dill is referred to by some as dill weed. It truly grows like a weed! If you don't think you have much of a green thumb, but would like to try planting an herb in your yard, try dill. Chances are you'll be looking for new ways to use it just a few weeks after planting. For some great suggestions on using up fresh herbs, check out this blog post. Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 276, Total Fat: 18g, 27.5%; Saturated Fat: 9g, 43.5%; Cholesterol: 459mg, 153%; Sodium: 299mg, 12.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 7g, 2.5%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 5.5%; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 21g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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