The great part is you can use whatever leftovers (well...almost) you have on hand. This dish can be served hot or cold. Freezes very well! Use any cheese of your choice.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup cooked and cubed chicken meat or 1⁄2 cup ham or 1⁄2 cup bacon
- 1⁄2 cup frozen zucchini or 1⁄2 cup spinach or 1⁄2 cup broccoli, cooked
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup baking mix
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Generously grease a 9 inch pie pan.
- Spread shredded cheese across bottom of pie pan.
- Cover cheese with meat and vegetables.
- In a blender, combine eggs, baking mix, salt, garlic powder, onions, parsley, and milk.
- Blend until smooth, then add olive oil.
- Blend until combined, then pour mixture over meat and vegetable layer.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
- Cool 10 minutes before serving.
you can also follow the same directions but in a muffin pan. Then freeze the indivdual quiches and microwave for a quck breakfast.
Yum! I used my own "baking mix" (just added to the mix 1/2 c flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp sugar, 1 T oil), lunch meat, and skipped the parsley and veggies since I didn't have any that sounded good in it (served it with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers instead). Cooked for 35 minutes at 375 and it was perfect. I'll try it with whole wheat flour next time.
What a fabulous "get rid of leftovers" recipe!!! I had leftover steamed broccoli and was searching the internet for something to do with it, but everything had cans of cream soup or cups of mayonnaise as ingredients... too heavy and fattening for my tastes! So, when I stumbled upon this recipe I thought it would be worth a try. I used my leftover steamed frozen broccoli, and chopped it in small chunks, grated some fresh carrots into it and set it to the side. Then I sauteed diced onion and diced deli smoked ham till the onions were soft. Mixed this with the carrot and broccoli mixture, and spread it over the cheddar cheese in the pie plate. I don't care for "baking mix" so I made my own... flour, baking powder, salt, and butter (i'm anti shortening). Also, I had made pastry cream the week before and still had all the egg whites left over, so I used that. Only had skim milk, so this recipe was extra healthy! Mixed in the chopped fresh parsley from my garden and the spices. Poured over and sprinkled with paprika and a little more cheese. Baked for 40 minutes, but I don't think that was long enough, as it was still a little gooey on the inside... or it could be from the skim milk and egg whites being too much liquid in the mix. Either way, I'll adjust next time accordingly. Thanks for a great recipe I'll use again and again! ****Love this recipe!! Just made it again using hot Italian Turkey sausage, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, sharp cheddar cheese, and garnished with paprika and scallions. Yummy! The only thing I will say against the recipe is that I think its silly to put the cheese at the bottom of the pie plate... it dissipates that way and you don't get the cheesy goodness of a real quiche. I did layers of cheese in this one, and it's in the oven now smelling amazing! Try this recipe and adapt it any way you like!!! THANKS FOR A LIFESAVER RECIPE!!!