quintessential quiche: spring fever brunch for dinner

When I woke up to snow (yet again!) covering my lawn this morning I thought to myself (yet again!), is it spring yet?! Us New Englanders are itching for the warm weather to finally get here. The grill is officially wheeled out of the garage and the herb planters are ready to be filled, but until that sun starts the temperatures rising, here’s a spring inspired dinner that will, at the very least, distract you from the lingering frigid outdoor numbers. Here’s my basic recipe for Vegetable Quiche.

If you can find fresh farm eggs, they are amazing in this recipe!

If you can find fresh farm eggs, they are amazing in this recipe!

You can make the shell homemade, but store bought is convenient and quick!

You can make the shell homemade, but store bought is convenient and quick!

Ingredients:

1 frozen pie shell

7 eggs

1 cup milk

6 ounces of Swiss cheese, shredded

8 stalks of blanched asparagus

4 ounces of chopped frozen broccoli, thawed

6 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled

Bacon makes everything better! I always make sure to cook a few extra pieces for wandering hands that sneak into my kitchen!

Bacon makes everything better! I always make sure to cook a few extra pieces for wandering hands that sneak into my kitchen!

Pinch of nutmeg

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the eggs, milk, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

Depending on the size of your quiche, you may not use all the mixture but I think this makes the perfect amount!

Depending on the size of your quiche, you may not use all the mixture but I think this makes the perfect amount!

Layer the bacon, veggies, and cheese at the bottom of the pie shell. Pour in the egg mixture on top.

Something's missing...

Something’s missing…

Oops! It's the bacon! Eh, toss it in mid-egg :)

Oops! It’s the bacon! Eh, toss it in mid-egg 🙂

Place the quiche on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until the eggs are set. Serve with mixed greens.

The versatility of quiche is one of its friendliest qualities. Choose any filling bits you’d like! Shredded chicken, Sriracha, and blue cheese, spinach and mushrooms, pesto and tomato, BBQ shredded chicken and caramelized onions, the possibilities are endless! The best part is, this dish makes a great leftover meal for any meal time of the day!

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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