italian christmas quiche

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Deb Lund
Rhinelander, WI

Quiche is a great way to serve something elegant that costs very little and is easy to prepare. I experiment with fillings. This is one experiment that worked.

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This is one yummy quiche with tons of flavor. The Italian seasoning goes great with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Chunks of meat and asparagus make this a hearty quiche. It's simple to make and will be a delicious holiday breakfast or brunch.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian christmas quiche

  • 1/2
    pepperoni stick, sliced and cut up to make small diced pieces
  • 1/2 box
    frozen asparagus or about 1 cup of leftover cooked asparagus
  • 3/4 c
    mozzarella shredded fine
  • 1/2 c
    Parmesan, shredded finely
  • 1 tsp
    Italian spice blend
  • 1 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 4 lg
  • 1
    9-inch pie crust

How To Make italian christmas quiche

Test Kitchen Tips
Make sure the asparagus is blotted well. If you can't find whole pepperoni (we had an issue), hard salami diced up (about 1/3 cup) is a great substitute and still adds an Italian feel.
  • Oven preheating.
    Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Store-bought crust on a counter.
    Prepare a crust for a 9-inch pie plate or use a store-bought crust. Do not prebake.
  • Drying the asparagus.
    Defrost asparagus and use paper towels to remove excess moisture (if frozen).
  • Pepperoni and asparagus in the crust.
    Sprinkle the pepperoni and asparagus pieces over the bottom of the pie crust.
  • Cheese sprinkled over the asparagus and meat.
    Spread cheeses evenly over the asparagus and pepperoni.
  • Adding cream to spices and eggs.
    Beat the 4 eggs with a whisk until a bit foamy. Stir in half and half and the Italian spices
  • Pouring egg mixture into crust.
    Pour egg mixture over the filling. Be sure that no cheese is sticking out too high.
  • Quiche baking in the oven.
    Place in oven on the middle rack. Turn temp down to 350 and bake for 30-45 minutes until set. The knife should come out clean if stuck in the middle.