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.

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche | THM: S

Growing up, one of my favorite supper was quiche. I loved it so much, I usually requested it for my birthday meal! It seems I passed down my quiche-loving gene to our oldest son, because it’s his favorite meal, too! I finally took the time to turn my favorite quiche recipe into a Trim Healthy Mama-friendly version. This Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche is a gluten-free, low-carb, keto compatible, high-protein THM S!

The recipe I grew up with used a Tenderflake crust and called for all-purpose flour and milk in the filling. We usually made it with mushrooms too, but I’m the only one who likes them in our family, so I left them out of this version. You could always add them to this recipe by frying them up with the onions.

To create a flakier, savory crust, I took my well-loved almond flour crust and substituted Parmesan cheese for part of the almond flour. I also added an egg as a binder and to make it more flaky. Pre-baking the crust is important to keeping it from getting soggy.

The filling in this Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche is also made without any special ingredients:

If you’d like, you can even skip making the crust to speed up the process and enjoy a crust-less quiche (a frittata!) by baking the filling by itself in a well-oiled pie plate. You may need to decrease your baking time slightly without the crust.

Either way, this one’s sure to be a hit with the family!

Yield: 8 servings

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche | THM: S

Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche | THM: S

This delicious low-carb Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche is fantastic for breakfast, lunch, or supper! Gluten-free, keto, and Trim Healthy Mama S friendly.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

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
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, steamed until tender-crisp
  • 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • mineral salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

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