Dairy Farmers of Canada

Asparagus and Parmesan Quiche

This recipe is taken from the 2012 Milk Calendar. Quiche has long been a favourite main course – loved for its ease, versatility and great taste. Cheddar and Broccoli Quiche from 1994 gets a delightful twist with asparagus and the zest of Canadian Parmesan; serve it with your favourite salad.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 40 min
Yields 6 servings
asparagus and parmesan quiche
The asparagus and Parmesan quiche recipe described in this video is both easy and versatile. The Canadian Parmesan cheese, or any other Canadian cheese, is what gives this salty pie the traditional taste we all love. For a tasty, yet unpretentious meal, quiche is always an excellent option. Try it for yourself!


  • 1 9 inch (23 cm) deep-dish pie crust baked
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 12 asparagus spears blanched or thawed if frozen, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 1/3 (75 mL) grated Canadian Parmesan cheese or 3/4 (175 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh dill or tarragon
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Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Place pie crust on a baking sheet. Brush inside with mustard. Pat asparagus dry and arrange evenly over bottom of crust; sprinkle with cheese.

In a bowl, whisk eggs until slightly foamy; whisk in milk, pepper, hot pepper sauce and dill until blended. Pour over asparagus and cheese. Bake for about 40 min or until filling is puffed and set and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let rest for 10 min before serving.


You can use fresh asparagus and blanch for 2 min in a large pot of boiling salted water, just until bright green, then drain and rinse under cold water, or purchase frozen asparagus spears and just let them thaw. Choose medium-thick spears for the best results.

Add 2 oz (60 g) smoked salmon, chopped, or 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped cooked shrimp or crab with the asparagus.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 236 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 14 g
Fibre: 1.3 g
Sodium: 285 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 140 mg
Folate: 39 %
Riboflavin: 19 %
Selenium: 28 %
Vitamin B12: 32 %