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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recipe: Really Simple Quiche

Broccoli and white onion quiche served with a side salad

This is an easy quiche recipe that my sister got from Real Simple.  Quiche is not only a great brunch item, but it makes for a perfect lunch or dinner meal when paired with a side salad.

Follow the basic Real Simple basic quiche recipe then add in your own toppings like broccoli, mushroom, onion, etc.

Real Simple Basic Quiche

  • 1 9-inch refrigerated piecrust (I use a whole wheat kind)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • medium onions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • large eggs
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 8 ounces Gruyere, grated (you can also use fresh shredded parmesan cheese for a lighter option)
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables of choice (mushroom, broccoli, asparagus, etc)

  • Heat oven to 375° F. Fit the crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and vegetable of choice and ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the parsley.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir in the onion mixture and the Gruyère.

  • Pour the egg mixture into the crust. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes. 

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