Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Spinach Quiche



I made these  colorful quiches for a family brunch. They were fast and easy to make, filling, and used lots of delicious veggies, like zucchini, red pepper and fresh spinach. It doesn't really matter which veggies you use, you can select vegetables of your choice. However, I really like the look of the red pepper rings. And if you are making these at the end of the summer, it's a great way to use up some of the ever abundant zucchini.

My brunch menu with the quiches:
Just for the record, I also made my usual mozzarella tomato and basil platter, an egg salad mold, and roasted vegetables to go with the quiches.. My daughter in law filled in with an incredible banana strawberry trifle for dessert, and my sister in law brought a well seasoned chopped avocado and tomato salad!
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I found the inspiration for the recipe on Pinterest , but it called for a spring form pan.

Since my spring form pan was unlocatable (word?), I decided to split the recipe in two and make 2 smaller quiches using two Pyrex pans. Although I liked the looks and height of the quiche in the spring form pan, having 2 smaller quiches worked out well this time. Next time I'll try it as one recipe in my spring form pan and cut the eggs back to 6.

The quiches were really quick and easy to throw together, looked great, and were perfect for brunch!

Makes 2 quiches
Ingredients:
8 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup half and half ( or 1/4  coconut milk or almond milk)
1 container of  plain Greek yogurt or plain coconut yogurt
3 TSP cream cheese ( optional but good)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 red pepper, cup in strips
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced
1/2 shredded cheese
1/4 chopped fresh basil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Saute vegetables and garlic in olive oil in a skillet until slightly soft for about 5- 10 minutes.
Using a fork, beat eggs, half and half, creams cheese, and Greek yogurt in a bowl.
Add sauteed veggies to the bowl and mix well.
Pour mixture into two 9 inch greased Pyrex containers. Bake at 350 for about 35 -40  minutes.( check on the quiches after 30 minutes , they may cook faster in your oven)

Step by Step instructions:

Pour mixture into two pyrex bowls


After it cooked for 30-35 minutes
Fresh mozzarella , tomato, and basil platter


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31 comments:

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth . It's a great dish for a crowd!

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  2. I have been looking for something new to do with zucchini. All I have been doing is grilling it. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. This is a perfect way to use up some of that end of summer zucchini.

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  3. Your brunch looks great. Love the quiche

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  4. Hey! Found and followed you through Tastetastic Thursday. I just love your blog!

    Hope you check mine out as well :)
    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

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    1. I'm on my way over to visit your blog right now.

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  5. Simple straight forward... great recipe. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    1. I love Foodie Friday; there are always so many great recipes.

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  6. I LOVE quiche and your brunch sounds fabulous! So glad you linked this to Food on Fridays and shared the photos and instructions--thank you!

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    1. Ann,
      I 'm a regular on Food on Friday. There are always some interesting recipes to choose from.

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  7. What a gorgeous, colorful, fabulous buffet! So many fruits and vegetables, and yet in such delicious form ... :)

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    1. Mary,
      We do tend to center our meals around fruits and vegetables. When it comes to veggies I say, " the more the merrier"

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  8. Yum! Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

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  9. I love the visualness of the pepper and zucchini slices in the quiche! Looks like a good dish to take to a party, too.

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    1. In addition to being tasty, it is very attractive and definitely company worthy

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  10. Tomorrow nights supper!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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    1. Carolynn,
      It is an easy yet healthy and attractive recipe. Perfect with soup this time of year

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  11. I can't wait for my daughter to challenge her egg allergy. Among all of the food items that she cannot eat, eggs are one of the top items. I try not to have eggs in the house because of that, but this looks so incredibly tasty that I would love to try it. Maybe on a weekend that she is staying at a friend's house LOL. Thanks for sharing and would love for you to share in our linky this week @ http://allergiesandceliac.com/?p=255
    Have a great week!

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    1. I've seen some really good looking vegan quiches on Pinterest made with tofu instead of eggs. Might want to check those recipes out.

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  12. That looks tasty. I like how it does not have a ton of cheese. I have nothing against cheese, except the price.

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday, hope to see you there Wednesday.

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  13. Gorgeous quiche! I will featuring this in my H&S Hop highlights tonight.

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  14. This looks marvelous! I bet it is delicious - I love quiche and when my daughter gets home from school - I'll make us lunch! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  15. I love quiche and this looks Deeee-licious!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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    1. Oh... AND: You are a featured STAR today over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up!

      http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/09/warming-up-for-fall-features.html

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    2. Oh! I'm so excited to be featured this week! Thanks and I love your weekly linky- so many great recipes and ideas

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  16. I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! See you next Friday! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  17. You've combined some of my favorite things from the produce aisle--red peppers and spinach. Tasty, Tasty! Thank you for linking.

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  18. thanks for posting..

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  19. Actually I love quiche and your brunch sounds fabulous! So glad you linked this to Food on Sunday and shared the photos and instructions--
    But How to make quiche?
    Answer please...

    Thank You...

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