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Create Your Own Quiche

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You’re going to have to excuse me… I’m still on the I met Ina Garten high.

With all the excitement yesterday, I was inspired to cook something new for dinner. Well… new to me.

Would you believe me if I told you I had never made quiche before? Crazy… I know!

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I’m all about eating eggs at any meal, but Mr. Weekly Bite is normally an eggs for breakfast only kind of guy. All other meals must involve meat. I sent him a quick email yesterday to make sure quiche was okay for dinner.

Me: I want to make quiche for dinner.

Mr. Weekly Bite: Sounds good.

Me: Really?

Mr. Weekly Bite: Yes, really. Quiche sounds good.

Me: Really?

Mr. Weekly Bite: Yes, really. Quiche sounds good.

Mr. Weekly Bite: Can you add some meat to it? Like Ham or something?

(this is what I was waiting for)

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I told him to pick up whatever meat he wanted in the quiche on his way home from work. Black Forrest Ham it was.

This meal came together so easily, and I love how you can add whatever cheese, veggies, or meat that you want.
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I adapted this basic recipe from Real Simple.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham (add whatever meat you like, or omit this.)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup skim or 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces grated cheese of choice (I used Parrano)
  • 1 store bought frozen pie crust in tin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large pan, drizzle a little olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add onion, ham, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until onions are tender. Add parsley to pan. Cook for 3 minutes until tender. Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk, cheese, and garlic powder. Add onion mixture to egg mixture. Pour into pie crust.

Place pie crust on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, or until filling is set and a knife comes out clean when inserted. Let rest for 5 minutes, cut into wedges and enjoy!

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We ate this with a side salad. M devoured this for dinner! So much that she kept asking for more.

I’m excited to experiment with different cheeses and veggies!

Happy Cooking 🙂

13 Responses

  1. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on October 28, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Quiche is a one of my favorite things. I don’t make it nearly enough. Protein and veggies in one dish…perfection!!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on October 28, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I’ve actually never made quiche either. I’m not sure If I’d like it because I don’t love big, thick bites of eggs, if that makes sense. I like tiny bites with toast. If I broke this up I’d probably like it.

  3. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on October 28, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Hey, real men eat quiche, right? 🙂

    I can’t believe you met Ina yesterday!!!!! SO jealous!!!

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 28, 2010 at 8:51 am

    We love quiche here! I love how you can adapt the ingredients to suit you!

  5. Apicius' Apprentice said on October 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

    What if somebody (ie ME!) doesn’t eat cheese? Is there a milder cheese I could use that wouldn’t make it taste so cheesy?

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on October 28, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I love quiche. My husband says it’s not a real meal but I suspect he’s never really had it. It’s so filling. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on October 28, 2010 at 10:36 am

    This looks great!

  8. Nicole, RD said on October 28, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I love quiche! And you’re right, you can throw in anything you want! My hubby would’ve said the same..where’s the meat? Or cheese…

  9. Mo@MommyRD said on October 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

    i was never a big fan of eggs until I recently started buying the cage free organic eggs. They taste so much better! Now I can’t wait to try making your quiche!

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on October 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    i love quiche and always forget to make my own! this is a great base recipe 🙂

  11. TheHealthyapron said on October 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    OMG< this looks incredible! I definitely want to try this…maybe tonight!

  12. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on October 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I reaaaaaaaaally love eggs and your quiche is SO pretty!! I love all the specks of parsley. I think that really adds a nice fresh touch. Thanks for this great recipe Estela!

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on October 29, 2010 at 5:54 am

    omg Ina G is one of my heros…Seriously, i LOVE the woman! her unapologetic love of butter, real food, rich food, quality food…well, she is an idol!!!! LOVE HER!!!