Chicken Sausage and Asparagus Quiche & a GIVEAWAY {closed}

quiche 15 You guys… I’ve been obsessing over these kinds of youtube videos. I can’t stop watching them because they are super cute and I love to dance. I also love weddings. {This one makes me happy too.}  I’ve debated becoming a wedding planner several times in my life because then I could live vicariously through my clients and get married again and again. If Gordon would let me, I’d marry him over and over, just so I could get those butterflies. {I even have a wedding pin board on pinterest. Obsessed much?}  If I could go back and do it again, I’d make my husband a dance lover, get married, tape our little wedding number and become youtube sensations.

Does this have anything to do with quiche?

No. Well sort of.

You see, I am very much obsessed with both right now. Anything that involves dancing, music, flaky pastry and/or cheese is hard to dislike in my book. I’ve covered the quiche topic before but it’s hard to get away from when a certain someone is literally obsessed.

Actually, my husband is a quiche lover as well. So is my daughter. So are my siblings. My momma trained us well and taught us what was important. Pie crust 101 + quiche making. Oh yeah. It was only after I was out of the house that I realized the versatility and beauty of the quiche. You can add quite literally whatever you want to it, crack a few eggs into the mix and that’s dinner! Easy peasy. Especially if you buy the frozen store bought shells. Seriously 5 minutes of prep and bake that sucker off.

Quiche also has that va-va-va-voom factor going for it too: It looks and sounds fancy so when you’re throwing a dinner party, baby shower, etc. you look like a rock star when in fact you’re an OCD married wedding lover with a blog, a child and some junk in the trunk.

Anyways…..

Here’s how you do it:

quiche 2 Start by rolling out your pie crust and fit it into your tart shell. I use this recipe. If you don’t have one of these handy 10″ tart pans, just use a pie plate. No big deal :) Set this aside in the fridge while we do the other steps.

quiche 3 Grab a few asparagus spears…maybe 1/3 of a pound and steam them up until they’re crisp-tender. I just threw mine into the microwave for 3 minutes.

quiche 5 While the asparagus is cooking, saute a few onions in some butter. Onions frying in butter is one of life’s simple pleasures…not to mention will make your house smell AMAZING. “what’s that smell?” “the smell of me being awesome”.

quiche 4 The asparagus should be just about done now, so drain off the water and top with a little ice. This will stop the cooking process and keep them bright green.

quiche 1 Now onto these little beauties…I started buying these 6 months ago. They are FAB.U.LOUS!! Precooked, heathy, gluten free, really really really yummy and really really really versatile.

quiche 6 So open the package and chop up 2 of these bad boys.

quiche 7 You’re also gonna want to grate some cheese, if you please. I feel like peas. You are the bees knees.

I can’t stop.

quiche 9 Ok, so NOW….here’s what you do–take that cooked onion and throw it into a bowl. Add the chopped sausages, half the grated cheese, some eggs, some cream and some s&p. Mix this up and that’s your filling.

quiche 10 Pour it all into that tart shell,

quiche 11 top with the remaining cheese,

quiche 12 and add the asparagus. Doesn’t this look so good? I’m dying 1000 deaths right now. Bake this at 375 for 20-30 minutes. I covered mine with foil for the first half and removed it so the cheese and edges could brown up.

quiche 13 Like so. Doesn’t this look purdy? Talk about impressive.

quiche 14 Aaaaaaaaand the best part: it tastes good too! My husband almost ate this whole thing before I could snap this picture.

quiche 16 But then I beat him senseless and ate the whole thing myself.

Just kidding.

Here’s the handy dandy printable:

Chicken sausage & asparagus quiche

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1- 10 inch tart shell unbaked
3/4 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon butter
2 chicken sausages such as Al Fresco, diced
3 large eggs
3 tablespoon heavy cream
1 1/4 cups grated dubliner cheddar cheese, such as Kerry Gold
1/3 lb. Asparagus spears
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small skillet, melt butter and sauté onions over medium heat until tender and lightly browned, 5 minutes. Set aside.

Bend asparagus spears one by one to snap the bottom stalky parts off. Place into a shallow bowl and top with a little cold water. Microwave 1-3 minutes until crisp tender. Drain and top with ice. Set aside.

In a large bowl, place cooked onions, diced sausage, half the cheese, eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Stir. Pour into tart shell. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with asparagus spears. Bake covered with foil 15 minutes. Remove foil and finish baking another 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before serving.

*Giveaway*

5 lucky readers will be getting the chance to try Al Fresco sausages. That’s right! FIVE of you will win free vouchers so you can try these out at home. Here’s how to enter:

{1} Check out the Al Fresco website and tell me what flavor of sausage you’d like to try the most in the comments below for 1 entry.

{2} Like Al Fresco & Lauren’s Latest on Facebook for 1 entry. Leave a comment below saying you did.

{3} Follow Lauren’s Latest on Twitter for 1 entry. Leave a comment below saying you did.

{4} Follow Lauren’s Latest on Pinterest for 1 entry. Leave a comment below saying you did.

That’s it! 4 ways to enter :)

RULES: Contest will open Wednesday, June 20th at 12:00am PST and will close Sunday June 24th at 11:59pm PST. Contest open to US residents only. Winners will be chosen via random number generator and will be contacted by email. Winners will have up to 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is chosen at random.

*Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this post. I just happen to like Al Fresco Sausages. All opinions expressed are my own…as usual :)

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204 Responses to “Chicken Sausage and Asparagus Quiche & a GIVEAWAY {closed}”

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    Jackie W — June 20, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I would like to try the chipotle/chorizo sausages! Sounds great!

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    Jackie W — June 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

    i follow on twitter @kroshey

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    Jackie W — June 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Follow o pinterest (JW)

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    Denise Wilson — June 20, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I follow you on pinterest

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    Denise Wilson — June 20, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I like you and Alfresco sausage on facebook

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    Denise Wilson — June 20, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I love these! I’d like to try the blueberry breakfast sausage but I’m not sure how it would taste. Love that they now make chicken franks and chicken burgers!

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    Rachel G — June 20, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I’d like to try the Chipotle Chorizo flavor

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    Athena — June 20, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I would love to try the Spicy Chipotle…yum!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — June 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I’d love to try the roasted garlic chicken sausage! I think it would be delicious in a pasta dish. :)

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — June 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

    Liked both of you on Facebook.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — June 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

    And I follow you on Twitter!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — June 20, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Aaaand I follow you on Pinterest! :)

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    Eloquent English — June 20, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I’d really love to try the chicken burgers!!!

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    Eloquent English — June 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Following you on Pinterest!

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    Athena — June 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Following both on FB.

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    Athena — June 20, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Athena — June 20, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    Stephanie — June 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I’d like to try the roasted garlic and herb sausages.

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    Annika E — June 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I’d love to try the Spinach & Feta sausages!

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    Annika E — June 20, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I follow Lauren’s Latest on Pinterest!

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    Marsha — June 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Roasted Pepper and Asiago sounds delicious to me. I liked the Al Fresco page on FB and have already “liked” your page Lauren. !…..

    Would love to try this!

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    Tina {My Life as a Mrs} — June 20, 2012 at 6:57 am

    I’m OBSESSED with quiche also! This one looks delish! :)

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    ChristyK — June 20, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Sweet Italian! Yum!

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    ChristyK — June 20, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Liked you and Al Fresco on Facebook. :)

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    ChristyK — June 20, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Following you on Pinterest. No hardship there…

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    Melissa — June 20, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I would like to try the Buffalo Style!

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    Cassidy — June 20, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage

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    Caressa — June 20, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Roasted Red Pepper or Apple!

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    Caressa — June 20, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I followed on Twitter!

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    Caressa — June 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Followed on Pinterest!

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    Kristen — June 20, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I like you on facebook!

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    Lisa — June 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

    The Italian would probably be my favorite.

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    Lisa — June 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I follow on Pinterest!

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    Lisa — June 20, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I follow on Facebook!

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    From Valerie's Kitchen — June 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I’ve tried a bunch of the Al Fresco sausages and they are really good! I Like them on Facebook.

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    krysten @ Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen — June 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I follow you on FB–this looks SO good.

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    krysten @ Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen — June 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I follow you on twitter too!

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    krysten @ Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen — June 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I also follow you on Pinterest :)

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    The Home Cook — June 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I would love to try the Chipotle Chorizo.

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    The Home Cook — June 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I like both your page and Al Fresco on Facebook.

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    The Home Cook — June 20, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I follow you on Twitter. (@tasteofhomecook)

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    Diana — June 20, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I follow Lauren’s Latest on pinterest

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    Diana — June 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I’d love to try the buffalo style

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    Pam Ricklefsen — June 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I would love to try the Sun Dried tomato chicken sausage! Saw a really yummy recipe on their website!

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    Pam Ricklefsen — June 20, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Liked on facebook! Would love to try the sun dried tomato chicken sausage.

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    Pam Ricklefsen — June 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Following you on Pintrest!

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    Meghan @ After the Ivy League — June 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I love quiches, they’re like omelets that don’t require babysitting and mad flipping skills. Also obsessed with al fresco chicken sausage! My favorite flavor is the buffalo chicken, so good on the grill!

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    amy b. — June 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I’m thinking that I would love to try the Chicken Chorizio. Looks yummy!

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    amy b. — June 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I follow Lauren’s Latest on Pinterest.

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    Peggy — June 20, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I would have to try the sweet italian, sweet ??? (it has maple syrup & apples in it!), and the smoked andouille! Pure heaven! And we can finally eat chicken after all these years… woo hoo!! hubby finally did NOT test positive to poultry!! Not even a slight reaction! (yep, doin a little jig in the kitchen!)

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