DIY: Quiche Me

Broccoli-Quiche

Looking for a light + healthy dinner idea? I’m re-sharing this post for those trying to get back on track after the holidays. Enjoy!

I have been too lazy to cook recently.

I find that this comes in waves. I’m tired, stressed and uninspired…UNTIL – Nelia Belkova from Style Blog started posting instagram photos of all the delicious quiches she’s been making! I haven’t made a quiche in YEARS and I thought it would be waaaay more complicated then it actually is. But if you just use the veggies & herbs in your fridge or cupboard, get organized and buy eggs, half & half and a frozen pie shell and you’re good to go!

Spinach-Quiche

To save on time and clean-up, I made TWO quiches at the same time – since the pie shells came in packs of two. For the first one I sauteed onions and mushrooms before adding baby spinach. Then I dotted the quiche with chopped up sundried tomatoes.

Quiche-Recipe

Add the egg mixture to your veggies and they sprinkle with fresh or dried herbs

Easy-Quiche

I got so excited that I started cutting up the quiche before taking a picture! After removing from the oven, let the quiche set and cool off for about 5 minutes. I froze the other quiche I made by letting it cool completely, wrapping the top in tin foil and then putting the whole thing in a large freezer bag. I should be able to cook from frozen next time I feel like quiche.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Frozen pie crust shell
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 ml) half & half
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chili flakes
  • Butter
  • Your favourite shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere work well)
  • Your favourite veggies, chopped (spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, leeks, peppers, eggplant, sundried tomatoes)
  • Dried herbs (chives, parsley, thyme etc)

 

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and half & half
  3. Add a little of salt & pepper and a big pinch of chili flakes
  4. Add a bit of your favourite dried herbs
  5. Place a bit of shredded cheese at the bottom of your pie shell
  6. Fry your chopped vegetables in a teaspoon of butter, add cooked veggies to pie shell
  7. Add more cheese
  8. Pour egg mixture over cheese and veggies in your pie shell
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or until the eggs are set

 

Quiche-slice

Serve with a side green salad for dinner and enjoy again the next day for breakfast or lunch. It’s a great way to get more veggies in your diet and protein. Enjoy!

 

 

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