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Heavy on Veggie Crustless Quiche

on October 31, 2013

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I guess it's pretty heavy on the cheese, too!

I guess it’s pretty heavy on the cheese, too!

If you would like to make homemade home fries as pictured here, check out this post.

I like making egg dishes for dinner because of their shelf life.  It’s great for a night later in the week when you’re not sure if you’ll have leftovers or need to make something new.  If you have leftovers this week, put the egg dish on the menu for next.  The eggs will still be ready and waiting!

I came up with this based on what was in my fridge.  It turned out to be a hit!  Both Josh and my mom (who had leftovers) said they really liked it. Yay!  In the recipe binder it goes!

While I was making it, I was also trying to soothe a baby who was fighting a nap.  My solution was to get the meal together and in the oven as quickly as possible so that I could cuddle my little pup to sleep.  For that reason, I did not steam the broccoli first. It turns out, this didn’t matter because I chopped it pretty small.

Who woulda thought chopping raw broccoli in a hurry could be so messy?  I ended up with little broccoli bits all over the place! That’s ok, it waited until after bedtime to be cleaned up.

Whether you're using raw or cooked, chop it pretty small.

You can use raw (like I did) or cooked.

In addition to a sleep fighter, I had a hungry two year old.  My solution for that was to serve him an appetizer.

Fancy, isn't it?!

Fancy, isn’t it?!

Back to the recipe at hand…

Use 1/3 c each of red pepper and red onion - or just throw in however much you have!

Use 1/3 c each of red pepper and red onion – or just throw in however much you have!

Pretty, isn't it?

Spread the veggies evenly into the pie plate.
Pretty, isn’t it?

I have an oddly large, shallow pie plate.  Not so great for pie, but for this, it means more browning cheesy goodness.  If your pie plate is smaller and not as shallow, you may need to bake it longer.

I have an oddly large, shallow pie plate and that means more browning cheesy goodness. Mmm!

Bake until cooked through and cheese is golden brown.

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 c broccoli, chopped small
  • 1/3 c red onion, diced
  • 1/3 c red pepper, diced
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 t salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add the veggies to the pie plate, being sure to spread them out.
  3. Beat eggs with milk, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour egg mixture over the veggies, stirring slightly to ensure even coverage.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes until cooked through and cheese is browning.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • Have him add the veggies to the pie plate.
  • He can sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Talk to him about shapes – ask him what shape the pie plate is.  Ask him what shape he thinks the pieces will be once cut. Play “I Spy…” for other shapes around the kitchen.

And here’s this, just because…

 

Brother Hug!

Brother Hug!

 

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