When I make quiche, it’s usually on the weekends, because I don’t have time to make it for breakfast during the week. I suppose I could make quiche for dinner every now and then, which isn’t a bad idea! This quiche would be great for dinner because it has lots of broccoli and Swiss cheese in it, so you get your veggies and your protein. If you’re not that crazy about Swiss cheese, you could use Cheddar cheese instead. There are also mushrooms and onions in this quiche, which make it a wonderful cheesy blend of veggies! 🙂Continue reading
I am a big fan of quiche, and it’s been awhile since I made one, so it was definitely time to bake one up! And the nice thing about this recipe is that it makes TWO quiche, so you can serve one right away and save one in the freezer for later! This is a veggie quiche, with spinach, mushrooms, and some chopped onion, along with eggs, Swiss cheese, sour cream, and Half & Half to give it a wonderful taste and texture. This is also made with deep dish frozen pie crust shells, which makes it a little easier and quicker to put together!Continue reading
I have always been a fan of quiche. It makes a great breakfast, especially on the weekends when there’s more time to linger at the table and enjoy it with coffee or tea. I like all kinds of quiche and thought cherry tomatoes would be a great ingredient to add to one!Continue reading
If you live near a farmer’s market, you’ll probably agree how great it is to be able to buy fresh produce, much of it organic, to use in summer recipes. Zucchini is a veggie I use a lot, and here’s a really good Savory Zucchini Pie that I found in a cookbook called Farm Fresh Southern Cooking: Straight from the Garden to Your Dinner Table. Author Tammy Algood, food personality and columnist, put together a great collection of recipes you can make with ingredients fresh from the farmers’ market, local produce stands, or your own garden. Continue reading
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I haven’t had much success with making homemade pie crusts. I know I need more practice, and just don’t seem to have the time. Which is why this quiche appeals to me, because I can use frozen pie crusts in it. If you are a good pie crust-maker, then you could use your own homemade crusts.
I also like this quiche because it has bacon, green onions and mushrooms in it. I take the easy route and use a pouch of real bacon pieces, but you can always fry your own bacon and crumble it. Or, if you’re not a meat-eater, you can leave out the bacon and add in some chopped tomatoes. So you can make this quiche the real easy way or make it a little more homemade, depending on how much time you have. Another great thing about this recipe is that it makes two quiches (you can halve the recipe if you just want to make one). Perfect for breakfast or brunch!
BACON ONION MUSHROOM QUICHE by NancyC
Makes two 9″ quiches
- 2 frozen 9″ deep dish pie shells
- 1 (3-ounce) package real bacon pieces (about 3/4 cup)–or substitute 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
- 5 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms (or mushroom pieces and stems), well drained
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Fiesta (Mexican style) Blend cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups Half & Half (light cream)
- 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- a few dashes of salt
- a dash of pepper
- 1 Tbsp. flour
Position your oven rack in the center of the oven, and preheat oven to 375˚F. Remove the pie crusts from the freezer and let thaw for about 5 minutes. Prick the bottom and sides of the crusts with a fork to help prevent bubbles from forming in the crust as it bakes, and bake for 8 minutes. Remove pie crusts from oven–there may be some bubbles in the crusts, so just gently pat the bubbles down. After removing crusts from the oven, reduce heat to 350˚F.
In large bowl, combine the bacon, green onions, mushrooms, and cheeses; mix together and set aside. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, Half & Half, sour cream, salt and pepper, and flour. Add this mixture to ingredients in large bowl, and mix well. Then distribute mixture evenly between the two pie crust shells, put in the 350-degree oven and bake for 45 minutes or until set (I like to put the pie crusts on a large rimmed 13×18 baking pan while the quiches are baking–it’s easier to put them in and take them out that way). Also, you can cover the quiches with foil the last 10 minutes of baking if your crusts are getting too browned.
Note: The egg filling will be a little puffed up when you take it out of the oven, but it settles down as it’s cooling.
I like making the full recipe so I have two quiches–one to eat now and one to freeze for later! Do you enjoy making quiche and do you make your own crust or use pre-made crusts?