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Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

These healthy little egg and veggie muffin-lings are a perfect make-ahead for breakfast on the go. They reheat quickly in the microwave, just 30 sec – 1 minute, and are nicely portable. You can eat them with a fork or as finger food. They are high in protein and fiber and help you get some of those elusive veggies into your body.

I wanted to make some of those egg muffins I am seeing everywhere on the internet, but I also found myself also wanting to put lots of things inside them … on my first attempt, I mixed the quinoa up with the veggies and topped them with cheese. This worked okay and they tasted great, but they were a little too delicate and fell apart easily. I put my thinking cap on and devised a better method. Toss the quinoa with the cheese, pat it down on the bottom of the muffin tin to make a sort of “crust” for the little quiches. That worked SO much better! Putting the cheese and quinoa on the bottom did hold together much better and the textures somehow worked better too.

I’ve made these with button mushrooms from the store and with fresh morels and the morel version is decidedly better, but use whatever mushrooms you have at hand. You’ll want to chop the mushrooms into little bits for this, so it’s a perfect use for the less-than-perfect mushrooms.

Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12 quiche cups

Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet mini peppers (or bell pepper)
  • Red Robin Seasoning (or your favorite seasoned salt) and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup finely shredded white cheddar or Dubliner cheese
  • 6 extra large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 12-spot muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes until the onion is tender. Stir in the mushrooms and peppers. Sprinkle generously with Red Robin Seasoning and freshly ground pepper and stir to mix.
  3. Cover and cook, uncovering to stir frequently then covering again, until the mushrooms are juicy and tender. Add the asparagus and saute for a few more minutes until the asparagus is crisp tender and bright green.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, mix together the quinoa and the cheese. Divide this mixture amongst the muffin cups, packing down the quinoa a bit with a spoon.
  5. Then divide the mushroom asparagus mixture amongst the muffin cups.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Sprinkle the eggs with Red Robin Seasoning and freshly ground pepper. Divide the egg mixture amongst the 12 muffins, pouring over the cheese and veggies to fill each cup.
  7. Bake at 350 F. for about 20 - 25 minutes or until the egg is set. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 - 10 minutes before gently prying the quiche cups from the muffin tin. Eat immediately, or refrigerate (or freeze!) and reheat in the microwave for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack.

Notes

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Mushroom Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Cups

This recipe was shared at Munching Monday,  Treasure Box Tuesday. Tuesday’s Table, Simple Supper TuesdayThe Wednesday Roundup, Wine’d Down Wednesday and Hearth and Soul Bloghop.

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17 Responses

  1. Oh yum! I really like quinoa and am always looking for new ways to enjoy it, pinning!

    May 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm

  2. I am having a brunch for my daughter’s birthday in a few weeks and this looks like the perfect addition to my menu!

    May 26, 2015 at 1:32 am

    • Ann

      Oh I hope you make them, Sara! They are delish.

      May 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

  3. I definitely want these for breakfast! I’m always looking for a grab-and-go bite and these have everything I love!

    May 26, 2015 at 6:21 am

    • Ann

      So glad you like them, Kim! They are great for grab-and-go breakfasts.

      May 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  4. These look hearty and delish, Ann! Perfect for breakfast or a weekend brunch!

    May 26, 2015 at 7:41 am

    • Ann

      Thanks, Abby! They really are. 🙂

      May 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  5. Lauren

    These are great for an on-the-go breakfast!

    May 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Lauren! Agreed.

      May 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

  6. These are just genius!

    May 27, 2015 at 8:38 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Justine! I am SO glad you like them 🙂

      May 27, 2015 at 10:53 pm

  7. Doreen Simpson

    these are just wonderful Ann, I really must give them a try ♥

    May 28, 2015 at 1:41 am

    • Ann

      Thank you, dear Dor! I think you’ll love them 🙂

      May 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

  8. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning, tweeting and sharing in google plus.

    June 1, 2015 at 8:58 pm

  9. You have my attention! Mushroom, asparagus, eggs and healthy! WINNING! You should come link these up in my link party!

    June 2, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    • Ann

      On my way, Amber! Thanks for the kind comments and the invite. 🙂

      June 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

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