Crustless Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese Quiche
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
6 servings


2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb (250 g) asparagus, cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm pieces
1 cup (250 ml) Canadian Cheddar cheese, shredded
5 (large) eggs
1/3 cup (75 ml) milk
1/4 cup (60 ml) half and half (10%) cream
1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh chives, chopped
1/4 tsp (1 ml) each salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; sauté onion and garlic for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden. Add asparagus; sauté for about 3 minutes or just until bright green.
  3. Divide asparagus mixture and cheese evenly among six 1/2 cup (125 ml) ramekins; place ramekins in roasting pan. Whisk together eggs, milk, cream, chives, salt and pepper; divide evenly among ramekins.
  4. Pour enough boiling water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of ramekins. Bake for about 30 minutes or until puffed and golden.