Smoked Salmon Quiche

With savory smoked salmon, tasty fresh asparagus and creamy Swiss cheese, this Smoked Salmon Quiche is a tasty and versatile entrée for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Smoked Salmon Quiche, servedI love the versatility of quiche. And I especially appreciate its ability to adapt to different ingredients.  Isn’t it nice to be able to change up a recipe for seasonal availability?  Or simply to use what you  have on hand?  Even better, quiche is always tasty.  Yup, no boredom here. 

Today’s quiche is flavored with smoked salmon, asparagus and Swiss cheese.  Inspired by my blogging friends (see below for more recipes)  who are preparing seafood, along with some smoked salmon I just got from my community supported fishery, it proved to be a winner!

SServing of Smoked Salmon Quiche

Why You’ll Love This!

Tasty.  Smoked salmon, asparagus and Swiss cheese are premium ingredients that give this quiche delicious flavor.

Versatile.  Quiche is often considered a breakfast or brunch food, but it’s good on so many other occasions too.  Try it for lunch or a light supper.  Or for a baby shower or other party, where you can easily make multiple quiches in the same or different flavors.  See the list under Variations below.

Healthy.  How do you beat getting some healthy omega-3 fatty acids at breakfast!  And with asparagus for a vegetable and calcium-loaded cheese, this is a no guilt meal.

Ingredient picture

What You’ll Need

Ingredient Notes

  • Eggs.  This is the thickening for the custard.
  • Half & half.  This is the liquid component of the custard.  You can use whole milk or cream if you prefer.
  • Dried dill.  This adds flavor.  You can also use fresh–double or triple the quantity in that case.
  • Onion.  This adds flavor.
  • Smoked salmon.  This adds nutrition and flavor.
  • Asparagus.  This adds nutrition and flavor.
  • Swiss cheese. This adds nutrition, flavor and creamy goodness.
  • Salt, pepper.
  • Your favorite pie crust (optional–omit for low-cab / keto)

Special Tools

  • A pie dish or tart pan to bake this in.

Step by Step Directions

Blind bake the crust if using.  

Blind bake crust

Beat together eggs, half & half, dill, salt and pepper. Set aside.

beat eggs, half & half, dill

Sprinkle onion, flaked salmon asparagus, and half of the cheese evenly in tart pan or pre-baked pie crust if using.

top crrusst with filling ingredients

Pour egg mixture over quiche filling and top with remaining cheese.

Pour egg mixture into pan

Bake at 350 F for Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until slightly golden and puffy and knife inserted off center comes out clean.  A deep dish quiche may take up to 15 minutes longer.

How to Serve

For breakfast, I like to serve quiche with fruit.  Consider adding some apple slices along with this fun Five Ingredient Caramel Dip for tasty fall flavor.  Or go elegant with this Fresh Berry Salad with Limoncello.

For lunch or a light supper, simply add another light side like this Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup or this Easy Thai Carrot Salad to make a lovely complete meal.

And of course quiche really shines at a brunch or luncheon buffet. 

Smoked Salmon Quiche

Variations

Sometime I made a quiche with a crust and sometimes without.  I like the crispy base a crust provides, but often I’m counting calories and quiche is amazing even without!

If you skip the crust, this dish becomes low carb.  If you’re actually doing keto, substitute cream for the half and half too. 

On Quiche (Pan) Sizes.  I made my quiche in a 10 inch tart pan, which I use a lot for quiche since it makes a pretty presentation.  But this recipe should also work in a deep dish standard pie size. Smaller pan sizes will require changing the amounts of ingredients—you would use approximately half for a frozen shallow 9-inch pie crust. 

See Build Your Own Quiche for some guidelines on different pan sizes. 

And for some tasty filling variations check out my Whitefish Dill Quiche, Mini Pepper and Spinach Quiche, Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach Quiche or Spinach Feta Quiche

Smoked Salmon Quiche

Leftovers

I am a big fan of leftover quiche!  If you’re reheating a large quantity, you can pop it in the oven right in the original pan, covered with foil.  Individual pieces can  be microwaved uncovered.  And although eating quiche cold can be the topic of debate, I’d have it for breakfast any day! 

Per foodsafety.gov, leftover quiche will keep, wrapped in the refrigerator, for 3-5 days.

Leftover quiche can also be frozen.  You can even freeze a whole quiche to serve later.  After baking, let cool, wrap tightly, then reheat from frozen in the oven.  While it’s slightly less perfect than a fresh quiche, it still makes a good meal option.

Piece of Smoked Salmon Quiche

Tips & FAQs

To make this in different sizes, see Build Your Own Quiche for some guidelines on how to adjust quantities.

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Smoked Salmon Quiche

Smoked Salmon Asparagus Quiche

Smoked salmon asparagus quiche makes a tasty, easy meal. Perfect for a nice spring breakfast or brunch--or with salad as a light dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups half & half
  • 1 Tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • 8 ounces asparagus cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese divided
  • an optional pie crust may be used if desired

Instructions
 

  • (Optional) Blind bake the crust if using. Fit the crust to an 10 inch tart pan, deep pie pan or the equivalent. Poke holes in the bottom, line with parchment and pie weights, then bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Remove the parchment and bake about another 10 minutes until bottom is dry and just starting to brown. Remove from the oven. Crust can be filled warm or cooled.
  • Beat together eggs, half & half, dill, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle onion, flaked salmon, asparagus and half of the cheese evenly into baked crust (or into tart or pie pan if not using a crust).
  • Pour egg mixture over quiche filling and top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350 F for Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until slightly golden and puffy and knife inserted off center comes out clean.  A deep dish quiche may take up to 15 minutes longer.
  • Serve warm or cold.
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Originally published on Jun 1, 2017

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16 thoughts on “Smoked Salmon Quiche

  1. Olive Briggs

    Quiche also appears to be quite a staple within our weekly evening meal selections. They have been simple, economical and can take on any taste you desire with all the elements you’ll add. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us.

  2. Juliana

    I have never made quiche…the combination of smoked salmon and asparagus sounds delicious Inger…it sure looks easy!
    Thanks for the recipe and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. David

    With my locally sourced smoked salmon, which comes from Alaska and is sold out or farmers market, you can be sure I will be making this soon! I actually have four packets of smoked salmon in the freezer…

  4. Velva

    This is a really nice late spring and/or brunch entree. Quiche is a versatile almost anything goes kind of dish. Love it.

    Velva

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