Quiche. It sounds like an intimidating dish that is complicated to make, and expensive. The truth is, quiche is one of the easiest dishes to make, and can easily be implemented to used up leftover meats and veggies from previous meals. Today I’m going to show you the basics of making a quiche and give you some add ins that will have your family thinking you are a master in the kitchen.
To make a quiche you first need to decide if you would like a pie crust, or if you would like to go crustless for a lower carb option. If you’re like me and don’t have the time to make your crust from scratch, pick up a frozen pie crust from your local grocery, and follow instructions on the package for preparing the crust for the filling.
Next you will need the following ingredients for the base of your quiche:
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- Salt and pepper
In a large bowl whisk your ingredients together until they are slightly frothy. That’s it for making the base. Super easy!
Next you stir in your add-ins. Here’s a few examples that my family loves.
- ½ cup spinach cooked and drained, 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped, 1/3 cup goat cheese crumbles, 4 slices of bacon cooked and cut into bits. I made this one last night and it was a huge hit. (Pictured above)
- 1/3 cup chopped ham, 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup steamed broccoli.
- This Philly Cheesesteak one is great for making a leftover steak feed the whole family. Cut up your leftover steak into small, bite size pieces. Dice up a little green pepper and some onion, and sauté them until al dente. Mix all of this into your quiche base with a little shredded cheese, I prefer provolone.
- Use your imagination. Just a few ingredients can bring any quiche to life.
After you have stirred in your add-in ingredients pour the mixture into your crust or pie dish. Place on a baking tray to catch any possible spill over in the oven. Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes. You’ll know it is done when the filling has risen and has started to lightly brown on top.
My family loves this recipe, and I hope yours will too! Tune in next Thursday for another budget friendly recipe.
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