Saturday, October 3, 2009

Good Idea: Quickie Quiche

quickie quiche

Here is a great idea for using leftover cooked or roasted vegetables from your dinner last night.

In this recipe I used leftover toasted corn and grilled asparagus salad from dinner last night.



I skip the crust when I am watching my calories and make a crustless quiche instead.

Whisk 4 eggs in a bowl with about 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk.
Add salt and pepper.

Add your chopped leftover roasted or cooked veggies from last night to the custard mixture.
Broccoli, carrots, onions, potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower, brussel sprouts.....the list is endless!

Add 1-2 cups of your favorite grated cheese (Gruyere is my fave).

Smooth this mixture into a buttered ceramic or glass pie dish.



I topped this quiche w/ some sliced Roma tomatoes just for color and sprinkled some kosher salt over them.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes.



Now how easy was that?



18 comments:

freefun0616 said...
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Ciao Chow Linda said...

I agree with Freefun :.)
Seriously, I think omitting the crust when watching calories is a terrific idea.

Stacey Snacks said...

How lovely.
Freefun from Asia left 410 comments on every single post on my blog this a.m.
I don't have the energy to go in and delete all of them.
Wonder what it say?
Probably is a porn site!

kat said...

Whenever I get those comments its some World of Warcraft thing, silly. Anyway that is a great use of leftovers though we never seems to have leftovers when I make roast veggies.

StaceyEsq said...

Wish I read Japanese!! Maybe you just have a very enthusiastic international fan! (Nah, it's porn.)

The crustless quiche looks amazing. Forget leftover roasted veggies - I'll specifically roast them to make the quiche in the first place! My kids would love this (with all that yummy melted cheese) and I get them to eat some veggies, too.

Have a lovely weekend!

Lori Lynn said...

The tomatoes look lovely on top.

Too bad about ff. I had that happen once, so I changed my comment moderation to anything older than 7 days.
LL

Maris said...

Hi Stacey! I wanted to make sure you knew that I moved my blog - flipping through my reader I realized I haven't seen you over there in ages! :) This looks like a delicious quiche - sometimes there's nothing better than a simple throw-together dish.

the twins said...

i love quiche, and yours looks delicious!

Velva said...

This quiche looks healthy and delicious! Very nice!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I wouldn't even miss the crust with goodie ingredients like that, besides, I could eat more. What's with ff??

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I tried a crustless quiche a while back, and it didn't really get the "lift" that yours did. What's your secret? Or is it just the volume of vegetables?

Karen said...

Great way to use up leftovers!

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Ok bad joke. :) That looks great Stacey! Quiches are great little things to get creative with. And you made the most out of it. I'm inviting myself to dinner. :)

noble pig said...

Okay that was too easy!

RecipeGirl said...

Crustless quiches are def the way to go. I don't miss the crust at all. This is a great idea! Love to make quiche for lunch :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

I made my very first quiche last week, but I like your recipe a whole lot better.

Ramona

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely quiche. I haven't made a quiche in years. What a great way to use leftover vegetables.
Sam

Culinary Cory said...

I've been testing quiches all week to try to find the perfect combination of flavors. My favorite so far has been a classic broccoli and two cheese. Light and delicious.