Mixed Vegetable Whole Wheat Quiche
This weekend I feel like I was let in on a little secret. Here it is, quiche is really fricking easy to make! It always seems complicated and intimidating to me, but it isn’t at all. In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t incorporated this into my meal prepping years ago. 1 large pie crust filled with egg and vegetable goodness, just sitting in the refrigerator for me to pull out and warm up- are you kidding me?!?! I’m in love!
I learned this little secret while I was up north this past weekend. So, we’re in Traverse City sitting in the lake house checking out the vibrant tree colors and Nana decides she’s making a quiche. In the moment I’m thinking it seems strange, but lazy lake days like these are perfect for mid afternoon breakfast foods.
I pop a squat on the bar stool next to the kitchen island and take my eyes off the leaves to watch Nana whip up a quiche. I couldn’t believe it, within 5 minutes she was done and sitting back down on the sofa.
First, she removed her frozen pie crust and chopped up some leftover veggies hanging out in the refrigerator. Then, she preheated her oven and mixed her eggs with the cream and chopped veggies. Finally, she dumped the mixture into the pie crust and tossed it in the oven for 35 minutes.
This simple recipe was inspired by her.
Shroom, Bell pepper, and Broccoli Quiche
1 premade or homemade whole wheat pie crust
4 pasture raised eggs
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup shredded cheese (Asiago and parmesan pictured)
1 bell pepper diced
½ cup chopped broccoli
6 cremini mushrooms diced
Optional seasonings: garlic, paprika, salt & pepper
Preheat your oven, defrost your pie crust and chop your veggies. Whisk together the cream and eggs then combine both with the chopped veggies. Pour the mixture into your pie crust and bake it at 375 for 35 minutes. Allow the quiche to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
This recipe will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer.
Recipe serves 8.
Hi! I'm Lacie, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach turned Food Blogger. Welcome to The Vegetarian LunchBox where I celebrate my passion for vegetarian cooking.