Ham, Swiss Cheese & Asparagus Quiche | THM: S, Keto, GF

I wasn’t sure how well this Ham, Swiss Cheese & Asparagus Quiche would fly with my family, since our kids are certain they don’t like eating green “twigs,” but I was pleasantly surprised when they wolfed down the entire thing in one meal…and asked me to make it again! 

Ham, Swiss Cheese & Asparagus are a winning trio of flavors, and the savory crust takes this low-carb, keto-compatible, gluten-free, Trim Healthy Mama S main dish to the next level!

You could even forgo the crust to save yourself some time and ingredients, if you like: the crust-less version of this Ham, Swiss Cheese & Asparagus Quiche is equally satisfying! 

This Springy Quiche doesn’t require any special ingredients to make and is a fantastic way to use up eggs! It’s full of protein and good fats. Using a smoked ham makes it super speedy to put together, and if you don’t have a ham on hand, bacon makes a great substitute. (Always.)

This Ham, Swiss Cheese & Asparagus Quiche is crazy versatile. You can sub the ham with bacon, sausage, or chicken; the Swiss Cheese with Cheddar (or some other favorite!); and the asparagus with a different non-starchy vegetable such as spinach or broccoli! You could also add chopped peppers, mushrooms, or a bit of tomato to the filling, if you like.  

A complete meal by itself, you can serve this dish “as is,” for breakfast, lunch, or supper, or make it part of a fancier meal by accompanying it with a soup and salad. 

Yield: 8 servings

Ham, Swiss Cheese, and Asparagus Quiche | THM: S, Keto, GF

Ham, Swiss Cheese, and Asparagus Quiche | THM: S, Keto, GF

This Ham, Swiss Cheese and Asparagus Quiche combines a winning trio of flavors, and the savory crust takes this low-carb, keto-compatible, gluten-free, Trim Healthy Mama S main dish to the next level!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • FILLING:
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb. asparagus, chopped into bite-sized pieces and steamed until tender-crisp
  • 1 cup cubed smoked ham
  • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. To make the crust, melt butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in almond flour, Parmesan cheese, and egg. Press into 9-10" pie pate. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from heat, set aside, and increase oven temperature to 375 F.
  3. To make the filling, saute onion in butter until onion is translucent (you can steam the asparagus during this time too, if you haven't already done so).
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and cream together. Stir in sauted onions, steamed asparagus, cubed ham, grated Swiss cheese, and ground pepper. Pour filling into pie crust. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Looking for another delicious way to enjoy asparagus?

Try these Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles! So easy and flavorful! A THM S.

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles | THM: S, Keto, GF

These elegant Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles look so impressive and complicated, but they’re actually super fun and easy to make – my 6 year old can do it! They’ve got loads of flavor, protein, and a non-starchy vegetable all wrapped up in one (literally), so you can either enjoy them as a complete meal, or serve them as a fancy side dish! 

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles are amazing reheated too, that is, if you have any leftovers. 

Watch how simple this beautiful Spring-inspired bundle comes together.

Steam asparagus spears.

Lay out 8 slices of deli chicken breast.

In a small bowl, stir mayo and mustard together. Divide and spread evenly on each chicken breast.

Layer a slice of ham over each breast…

…followed by a piece of provolone cheese.

Lay 4 steamed asparagus spears in the center of each slice of cheese.

Roll up bundles.

Wrap a slice of bacon around each bundle and lay in a single layer on a rimmed cookie sheet. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.

Bake.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! I hope you enjoy these Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles as much as we do!

Yield: 8 bundles

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles | THM: S, Keto, GF

Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles | THM: S, Keto, GF

These elegant Chicken & Bacon Asparagus Bundles couldn't be easier to make, and they are as simple as they are impressive! A gluten-free, THM S, and Keto dish that can be served as a whole meal! No special ingredients.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32 asparagus spears
  • 8 slices deli chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Fill a large pot with water. Bring to a rolling boil. Add asparagus spears and cook for 4 minutes. Drain spears, rinse in cold water and set aside.
  3. Layout 8 slices of chicken breast. In a small bowl, stir mayo and mustard together. Divide and spread evenly on each chicken breast. Layer a slice of ham over each breast, followed by a piece of cheese. Lay 4 steamed asparagus spears in the center of each slice of cheese. Roll up bundles. Wrap a slice of bacon around each bundle and lay in a single layer on a rimmed cookie sheet. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.
  4. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.

Bacon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus | THM: S

I am so happy it’s asparagus season where we live. These tender green spears are one of my favorite Spring vegetables. They are a Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Pull on their own, which means they can be used in S or E meals, but my favorite way to prepare them is as an oven-roasted side for dinner with bacon, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, a little sea salt and pepper (an S dish).

Easy to put together, and made with no special ingredients, this recipe is a wonderful accompaniment to another Trim Healthy Mama favorite: Chicken Cordon Bleu. Drizzle the Dijon sauce over the roasted asparagus to kick it up another notch!

Yield: 8 servings

Bacon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Bacon & Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

The simplest, most delicious way to enjoy asparagus spears in a Trim Healthy Mama S setting!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 strips of bacon
  • 2 bundles of asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • sea salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F Line strips of bacon on the baking sheet. Use parchment paper if you're using a metal baking sheet; skip the parchment if you're using stoneware (recommended).
  2. Cook bacon for 15-20 minutes, or until desired crispness. Transfer bacon to paper towel and drain all but 1 Tbsp of bacon grease from the pan.
  3. Trim asparagus ends. Spread spears onto the baking sheet, rolling them around to coat in reserved bacon fat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and crumble on cooked bacon. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Squeeze on juice of half a lemon before serving.