Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Most Amazing Quiche Recipe

I had a number of folks email me asking for my quiche recipe after the photo appeared in my post about coming home. 


I didn't have as many regular readers back then which means I'm sure many of you haven't seen this recipe....so I've decided to share it again here. 

I have since made this recipe many times, in different variations. It's by far my daughter's favorite and she begs me to make it again and again!

Spring is the perfect time of year for a nice quiche - the days are getting longer and you don't crave a heavy meal as you do in the cold dark nights of winter. A quiche and a salad is a perfect spring supper! Light yet satisfying - what's better than that?

Enjoy!

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MY FIRST QUICHE

I can't believe with all the cooking I do that I've never made a quiche before!  I don't know what I was afraid of - it was actually quite easy and came out INCREDIBLE!!!


What prompted the quiche was the influx of fresh eggs we received both from a coworker and also from a neighbor of my sweetie's. So what's a girl to do? 




Our billions of green tomatoes  have been ripening slowly and as they ripen I try to think of ways to incorporate them into our various meals. I decided to make another batch of that amazing Roasted Tomato Soup I made a while back and dinner would be soup and quiche. And some more soup for the freezer. Love that!

I wasn't quite sure how the quiche would turn out since it was my very first kiss I mean quiche. I was a quiche virgin. 

Sorry, I had to. Forgive me. 

I started by dicing up 1 medium onion. 


And a medium red pepper. 


And a handful of shiitake mushrooms, stems removed. Small dice on everything as I wasn't pre-cooking any of the veggies. And I didn't want big chunks of veggies, just evenly dispersed flavors. 

I mixed them all together in a bowl. 


Isn't that pretty? 

And then came the bacon. Because, I mean, come on - hello - BACON!!


Nuf said. 

The bacon was pre-cooked that morning with breakfast - I usually cook up the whole pound of bacon - this way it's only one mess in the kitchen yet multiple meals. I stick the cooked bacon in a freezer bag and pop it into the freezer for bacon emergencies. 

What, you've never had a bacon emergency? Fess up. 

I think this was 4 or 5 slices of pre-cooked reduced sodium bacon. That's the only kind I buy. 


I got out my frozen pie crusts - yup, frozen. These are so good and so easy to use that I haven't made my own pie crusts in years. Centuries even. 

And there was cheese. Not sure why it didn't make the photos ....I may or may not have been too busy slicing off chunks and shoving them into my face. I love cheese even more than I love bacon. 

I used about 3/4 cup of grated Asiago and 1/2 cup of grated Swiss. 

Mixed it with the veggies and the bacon in a bowl and then dumped it into a frozen pie crust. 


Isn't that just gorgeous? 

The oven was already good and hot since I was roasting the tomatoes for the soup. When I took the tomatoes out I raised the oven to 400 to get it ready for the quiche. 

I took 5 of my fresh eggs (they weren't large, if you have large or jumbo 4 may be enough) and whipped them up with a cup of organic half and half and some salt and pepper. 

And poured them right on top of all that gorgeousness. 


Sorry about the shadow - that was my head drooling over the bacon. 


Into the oven on a foil lined baking sheet for 15 minutes at 400, then dropped the temp down to 350 and cooked it another 35 minutes. 

And then we had this. 



And all was well with the world. 

I let it cool for about 15 minutes before serving. The quiche and the roasted tomato soup complemented each other so amazingly well it was frightening. Scary good, even - just right for a Halloween night supper. 

I encourage you to try making a quiche - it was so fantastic we didn't even mind eating it again for breakfast this morning with a little yogurt and berries and my home made cappuccino. And it was super easy!! 

Here's the recipe in case you decide to give it a go:

Bacon - Cheese - Veggie Quiche

5 medium eggs (or 4 large or jumbo)
1 cup half and half
5 strips of bacon, cooked and diced - I use reduced sodium bacon
1 medium onion, small dice
1 medium sweet pepper, small dice
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, small dice
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
3/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
1 deep dish frozen pie crust
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Dice onion, pepper, and mushroom and mix together in a medium bowl. 
Dice the pre-cooked bacon and mix with the veggies in the bowl.
Add both cheeses into the bowl and mix 
Dump the mixture into a frozen pie crust
Whip the eggs and half & half together with salt and pepper to taste. I left out the salt and don't think this dish needs any additional salt - you get enough from the bacon and the cheese. 
Pour the egg mixture right over the ingredients in the pie crust
Bake at 400" for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 and bake for an additional 35 minutes. 
Let cool for about 10 minutes prior to serving. 










48 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful and I am sure tastes accordingly! I am a huge lover of Quiche. I hope you will link this on Monday!

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  2. Quiche is one of my all time favorites. This looks amazing!! :)

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  3. I love quiche ...but have never made any on my own. LOL. I just order it where it's available. The one you make looks very good, you gave good directions too. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Let me know if you give it a try, Susie!

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  4. That looks heavenly! I love making quiche and having leftovers for a couple of meals...it's definitely going on the menu soon. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  5. I do remember this from your link in a previous post...looks so delicious! I think I might have to try this in the near future, minus the mushrooms. That's one veggie I just can't tolerate, much to my hubby's chagrin as they're one of his faves! Oh well, the good thing about quiche is you can also sub other veggies if there's one you don't like. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. I don't like mushrooms either but when they are finely chopped I forget they are there. I hate the texture so when I use them in recipes for the earthy flavor I either chop them super fine or mince them in my chopper - this way the texture is gone but the flavor remains.

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  6. I love quiche, have been making it for years, and yet never once thought to include red pepper even though red pepper is in almost every strata that I make. Thanks for the idea! I am truly inspired...and now I want quiche! :-)

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    1. I think I just used what I had on hand but I have since included peppers in every quiche I have made.

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  7. Looks delicious. I've never had much luck with quiche. xo Laura

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    1. Perhaps it's time to give it another try!

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  8. You had me at bacon......;) If only there was smell-o-vision!

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    1. Isn't that just a wonderful smell on a weekend morning - freshly brewed coffee and bacon sizzling on the pan - mmmmmmmm!

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    1. Great way to use up all the free eggs we have been getting from my sweetie's neighbor!

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  10. It looks delicious! I love quiche.
    Brenda

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    1. If we were neighbors I could make us one and we could have lunch on your lovely patio!

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  11. Sound absolutely delish! It's good to be prepared for bacon emergencies :)

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  12. Oh man! You had me a Bacon! I have never made a quiche but this sounds like a perfect breakfast one to me. Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa

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    1. The best thing is that it really is quite simple, Lisa!

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  13. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Absolutely, Lorraine! Hope you enjoy it if you give it a try!!

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  14. I haven't made a quiche in years. In fact I only made it once, because it came out runny and my kids grossed out LOL I'm game to try it again though. I'll just make sure Annie isn't home for dinner ;)

    I love your new swing and all the flowers you ordered. It's going to be amazing out there!

    xoxo,
    rue

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    1. Eek I can understand why your kids would be grossed out if it was runny! I have actually referred back to my own recipe every time I've made it since then and it's been perfect each time. Perhaps letting it sit for a bit helps, too? I hope you give it another try!!

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  15. I'm going to make this minus the bacon (for me) but will have some on the side for the retired-guy. :) Thanks Deb.

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    1. I hope you both enjoy it, Deb! Don't forget to share a little with the kitties and Simon!

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  16. I can't eat eggs right now and quiches are what I miss the most. I do keep your recipe for later, fingers crossed.

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    1. Ooooh sorry to tempt you in that case!

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  17. Oh, girl ... I've been looking for a good quiche recipe and this one sounds divine. I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Well that's great, Dayle - I hope you enjoy it!!

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  18. This is my kind of dinner! Not my husband's or son's so much so I will have to polish this all off myself....oh, darn!! Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. I love having quiche leftovers to take to work for lunch the next day....but in my house we fight over the leftovers!

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  19. Good Morning Sweet Lady,
    I am just thinking how nice this would be for the hubby and I for an Easter brunch. You know we celebrated our Easter with the family on Palm Sunday, so it will be just he and I for Easter. I saw another recipe from another friend at the party and I may just combine the two of these items together. Lucky me! Thanks friend:)
    Happy Easter,
    Jemma

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    1. Ours will be a small Easter celebration as well...I haven't decided on the menu just yet but it will be special, you can guarantee! xo

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  20. Third quiche recipe on the blog hop today, but this one looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing with our hop!

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    1. Wow, I'll have to check out the other two!

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  21. Dear MM:
    So glad you shared your great recipe. I can never get enough Quiche and I love that it usually ingredients you have on hand! Thanks for sharing and linking!

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    1. You are most welcome, Bernideen - and perhaps you will make it in your lovely new home!

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  22. This post is one of the special features today on my blog! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bernideen - I'm truly honored!! Happy Easter to you!

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  23. Yum yum yum!

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  24. I love quiche and it is something my kids would eat when they were very young. Veggies, cheese, eggs...healthy. There are so many versions one can make. Thanks for sharing yours. Sheila

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    1. I've made it in many versions since and my daughter begs for it time and time again!

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