Roasted Vegetable Quiche

I tend to make frittatas a lot because they are so delicious and easy and there is no need to make a crust. But I was in the mood for a real quiche, so to make it extra easy I bought a pre-made crust at the grocery store to make one. This really does make it simple, almost as simple as making a frittata. You just unroll it into your pie pan, press it to the edges and pre-bake it so that it doesn’t get soggy.

(pre-bake it by putting a piece of parchment inside the crust and fill it with beans or rice to reduce the crust from shrinking down. Bake it for 15 – 20 minutes, then remove the paper and beans or rice.  Then add the filling and bake for another 30 minutes until the center is firm)

Roasted Vegetable Quiche

  • 3 – 4 cups of mixed vegetables (I used peppers, squash, onion, tomatoes, cauliflower & mushrooms)
  • 2 TB. of olive oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of cheese (I used feta, but any cheese you like is fine)
  • 1/2 of ricotta cheese
  • fresh herbs
  • 1 Tb. of dried Italian or Greek herbs
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Chop the vegetables into pieces. Brush them with the olive oil and roast in a 400 degree oven until tender (about 12 – 15 minutes)

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Meanwhile whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl with a little salt, pepper and seasoning.

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Once the crust is pre-baked spread half the veggies into the bottom and then add the egg & milk mixture. Put it into the oven for about 5 – 10 minutes until the eggs just begin to set. (I do this so that all of the veggies don’t sink to the bottom – but you may put them all in at once) I then take it out when it is partially set and I add the remaining veggies and some dollops of ricotta and then the cheese to the top. Bake for 30 more minutes or until the center is firm to the touch.

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This makes a wonderful meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a side salad and toasted bread. It tastes wonderful eaten cold or warmed up the next day too!

Serve & enjoy!

This article has 2 comments

  1. Julienne Reply

    This looks delicious, I’ve been wanting a recipe for this very thing. One question—could you use puff pastry? How would you tweak the recipe if so?

    • Lorinda Bryan Reply

      Yes, I think you could use puff pastry. I don’t know that much about it with quiche, but i think you could use it in place of regular crust.

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