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Asparagus Goat Cheese Quiche

Filled with spinach and fresh thyme, this Asparagus Goat Cheese Quiche makes a beautiful (but simple) vegetarian brunch option.
Makes one 9-inch round quiche.
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, butter, cheese, eggs, milk, pie, quiche, spinach
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 hearty portions


  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 12-15 skinny asparagus spears, left whole
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 ounces creamy goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, removed from stems


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a baking sheet with a layer of aluminum foil. Spread the prepared piecrust in a 9-inch pie pan and crimp the edges of the dough. Chill the crust in the freezer while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, and sauté the spinach until just softened. Drain the spinach and set aside, making sure to squeeze out any excess liquid.
  • Meanwhile, spread the asparagus out on the baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes, until bright green and just tender.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, black pepper, half of the fresh thyme, and all of the goat cheese to make a custard base.
  • Remove the chilled pie crust from the freezer. Spread the drained spinach over the bottom crust, and pour the egg custard over top. Sort the asparagus spears by size. Gently lay the spears into the custard so that they form lines, with the longest in the center. Sprinkle with the remaining fresh thyme.
  • Bake the quiche for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the custard is set and the crust lightly browned. Remove the quiche from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.


Storage & Reheating:
This recipe can be made the night before serving. Cook through as per the instructions, let cool, and then chill in the fridge. The whole quiche (or just individual slices) can be reheated in the oven at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.
If making further in advance, wrap the chilled quiche (or individual slices) in plastic wrap and foil, and then freeze. When ready to eat, allow to thaw in the fridge and then bake in the oven as per above. Frozen quiche will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months.