Savoury Quiche

Quiche is one of those versatile dishes that can be made for lunch, dinner, events or as a side!

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10 min prep + 40 min cooking + 40 min baking

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Ingredients

  • 23cm deep-dish unbaked pie shell
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (350 ml) light cream or evaporated milk, undiluted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups filling ingredients (see variations for ideas)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Partially bake pie shell on lowest rack in oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 180°C.

Step 2

Lightly beat eggs, then add cream, salt, pepper and desired seasonings. Spread filling ingredients in partially baked shell.

Step 3

Pour in egg mixture.

Step 4

Bake in 180°C oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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Variations

  • Quiche Lorraine: 6 slices crisp bacon, crumbled, 1 cup (250 ml) shredded Swiss cheese, 1/4 cup (50 ml) minced green onion, 1/4 cup (50 ml) each green and red pepper strips, 1/4 tsp (1 ml) each ground nutmeg and dry mustard.
  • Mushroom Quiche: 1 cup (250 ml) sliced mushrooms, sautéed, 1/2 cup (125 ml) shredded Cheddar cheese, 1/2 tsp (2ml) dry basil.
  • Shrimp Quiche: 1 cup (250 ml) cooked shrimp or crabmeat, 3/4 cup (175 ml) shredded cheese, 1/4 cup (50 ml) chopped onion, 1/4 cup (50 ml) chopped green pepper, 1 tsp (5 ml) dry tarragon.

Note

Any leftover egg mixture can be poured into custard cups and baked to make mini quiches.

Nutritional Value

  • Calories - 280g70%

  • Fat - 12g12%

  • Saturated Fat - 3g3%

  • Sodium - 480mg60%

  • Carbohydrate - 31g31%

  • Fibre - 1g1%

  • Sugars - 13g13%

  • Protein - 11g11%