Vegetable Quiche-Weekend Meal


This simple quiche is one of my "go to," meals.  The ingredients 

are basic and can be modified to your liking.  This quiche can be 

served for brunch or for an evening meal.  By par-boiling the 

vegetables it makes for a fool proof dish.



Depending on time and my mood I have made a homemade pie 

crust.  On this particular day I did not.  This is a deep dish Ritz 

frozen pie crust.

Ingredients: Serves 6
(optional ingredients bacon, ham, cauliflower, mushrooms, jalapenos,olives)

1 deep dish frozen pie crust/ or homemade
4 eggs
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 cup shredded cheese -Swiss or sharp cheddar
1/4 cup chopped broccoli crowns
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup chopped carrot

1/8 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp garlic powder
dash of ground red pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions: Preheat Oven to 375 degrees-bake for 45 minutes


Thoroughly rinse all vegetables and coarsely chop.  In a medium size saucepan add vegetables and salt cover with water and bring to a boil. Parboil for 5- 7 minutes.

While vegetables are cooking combine eggs, milk, half and half, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and red pepper in a large bowl whisk or beat until frothy.

Drain vegetables well in a colander.(I let them drain for 8 minutes.  Prevents quiche from being watery)

Fold in cheese and drained vegetables to egg mixture and immediately pour into unbaked pie crust.


Bake for 45 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite tossed salad or fresh fruit.





Perfect for a quick and nutritious weekend meal!


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6 comments:

  1. Delicious! We love quiche for dinner too. We'll have to try your recipe. :) Samantha

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  2. Oooh, I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sounds and looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  4. Mmmmm, yum! I love quiche but don't make it very often. Thanks for sharing your recipe on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

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    1. Hope to see you tomorrow on the next hop!
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