What Do You Eat?! Vol. 28 – Zucchini Crust Quiche Recipe

quiche banner

Breakfast Foods Win

I’m sorry but there is no better food on the planet than breakfast food. I love breakfast food so much. Eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, everything. I honestly can’t think of one breakfast food I dislike. I’m sure there’s something but at this point, I’m pretty much in love with breakfast.

crust

I’m sure you’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t feel like looking up the research for that right now but breakfast is great so let’s just go ahead and assume that’s true.

I actually never used to eat breakfast until I graduated college. Usually, I would just roll out of bed, go to class, then come home and eat a pop tart or something else that was purely sugar. I never really got hungry after waking up. Actually, I usually felt sick to my stomach when I woke up.

veggies

Once I started getting more than five hours of sleep a night, I started waking up starving. I’m not saying that’s entirely the reason but I’ve definitely noticed that if I don’t get enough sleep, I wake up feeling sick to my stomach.

Anyway, today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite ways to make eating breakfast quick, easy, and delicious.

This quiche is a combination of two things. I made a variation of this dish for my family’s annual Christmas breakfast and and my aunt made a slightly different variation using potatoes, cheese, and ham. I altered her recipe to take out the cheese and ham (although you could add it if you wanted) and used zucchini instead of potatoes.

pouringegg

The recipe is basically showing you how to make exactly what’s in the pictures. But you could use different vegetables for your own variation. The combinations are endless!

Zucchini Crust Quiche

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 3

Serving Size: 1/3 Quiche

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Zucchini (about 1 1/2 cups chopped)
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Cups of Spinach
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Coconut Oil or Butter for greasing the dish

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 425
  2. Grease your dish. I used a 9x13" pan and it comes out pretty thin (as you as you can see in the pictures) for a thicker version, use a smaller pan.
  3. Cut up the yellow onion and Zucchini. I just cut the onion into pieces and then used a julienne peeler* to shred the Zucchini to sort of look like hash browns. You could also use a spiralizer* if you have one or if you're trying to be fast, just chop it up however you want.
  4. Spread the zucchini and onions evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  5. Put in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Once that's done cooking, take it out of the oven and let it cool. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. While your crush is cooling, cut up the tomato and spinach.
  8. Spread spinach and tomatoes over the crust evenly.
  9. Crack your eggs into a bowl and add the turmeric.
  10. Whisk eggs (I used a hand blender to get them nice and frothy)
  11. If your crust is cooled enough (you don't want it to be hot enough to cook the eggs and soon as you pour them in) pour the eggs over everything evenly.
  12. Place in the oven for 35 minutes.
  13. Take out of the oven and let cool.
  14. You're done! If you're feeling fancy and you like goat cheese, top with some goat cheese, it's delicious.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://www.equallyyolkedblog.com/zucchini-crust-quiche-recipe/

The Quicker Version

That recipe is pretty involved. If you’re looking to make something quickly you can easily just chop all the veggies up, throw them in the greased pan, whisk your eggs, pour them over top, and put it in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes.

Basically, just skip the whole cooking the crust step. You’ll get a dish that’s equally as delicious with a less crispy crust.

donzo

This quiche is great for mornings when you don’t want to cook. Usually on Sunday evenings I’ll cook one of these and I won’t have to make breakfast for the next three days! It’s delicious and so easy.

Have you ever cooked a quiche? What flavor combinations have you tried that you liked? Let me know in the comments!

* denotes an affiliate link. If you buy the linked product, I receive a small portion of the profits at no extra cost to you. Thanks for supporting my blog!

9 Comments

  1. john   •  

    hard to belive this is the same girl who grew up on a diet of olives

    • Alysia Caringi   •     Author

      Haha, I know! Who knew I’d grow up to eat actual food.

  2. john bingham   •  

    i think you should move back home.

  3. Debbie   •  

    I just did something similar to this last weekend, only it was called an “Egg Bake”. It turned out really good but I like the way you make this quiche better. I also like the idea of making it on Sunday night and having it for breakfast three days in a row. I’ve been looking for something warm to eat at work for my mid-morning snack, this will work! So thanks! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Alysia Caringi   •     Author

      Awesome! You’ll have to let me know how you like it. An easy way to make this super portable would be to make it using a muffin tin instead of a pan. Easy egg muffins!

      • Debbie   •  

        I made this yesterday and now have my morning snack for the entire week. The only thing I did different was add a little salt and a little cheddar cheese. YUMMY!!! Love it! It hit the spot at 9:30 this morning when my stomach was growling.

        I make sweet potato and apples for my mid-afternoon snack. Can’t wait to try it! I got this recipe from Pampered Chef and just cooked thin slices of both apple and sweet potato in the deep dish baker in the microwave. Added a little cinnamon as well. :)

        • Alysia Caringi   •     Author

          Yay! Glad you liked it. Yeah, cheese would definitely make this quiche wayyyy better. I’m trying to avoid dairy but it’s just SO DELICIOUS.

          Oh my gosh, that sounds amazing. What kind of apples do you use? I’ll have to try that soon. I love sweet potatoes but have been avoiding them lately because I turn yellow if I eat too much yellow stuff. :-/

          • Debbie   •  

            I bought Gala apples, they are my favorite. It was just ok. The recipe called for brown sugar that I didn’t use because I’m trying not to eat so much sugar so it probably would have been better with that. I figured the apple would sweeten it and maybe if I used a cooking apple it would have. But all in all it was worth it and a great afternoon snack.

Leave a Reply