Crustless Spinach & Asparagus Quiche with Gruyère


This light but filling crustless spinach-and-asparagus quiche features plenty of spring vegetables baked with richly flavored Gruyère cheese. Enjoy a slice for dinner with a salad on the side or as part of a simple spring brunch.

Crustless Spinach & Asparagus Quiche with Gruyere
Photo: Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Styling / Emily Nabors Hall / ulia Bayless
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cups packed baby spinach

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 large eggs

  • ½ cup half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Gruyère cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add asparagus; cook, stirring often, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add spinach, thyme and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is wilted and the garlic is fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Gently stir in the asparagus mixture and cheese; spoon into the prepared pie pan. Place the quiche on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until set and golden brown around the edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.


9-inch deep-dish pie pan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
19g Fat
5g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Vitamin A 2148IU 43%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Potassium 222mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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