Quiche Me!

February 4, 2014 – We love recipes that do double duty as lunch and dinner (or even breakfast!), especially those that are easy to turn into single serving portions. Enter: Quiche. This pie-like dish is traditionally served at brunch, but can be a satisfying meal any time of day. Not to mention, it is super easy to transport for lunch at school or at your desk.

Quiche filling starts with just eggs and milk, but the combinations of what you can mix in are endless. We think of it as pizza or flatbread – totally customizable to your family’s tastes! Save time by using ALDI pre-made frozen pie crusts so it all comes together quickly and easily.

Basic Quiche Recipe
4 Goldhen Large Eggs or 1 cup Fit & Active Real Egg Substitute
1/3 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Your favorite fillings (see below for inspiration)
1 Bake House creations Pie Crust (Note: there are two crusts in one package. Make two quiches at one time and freeze one for a later date)

Favorite filling combos:
Leftovers – whatever you have from dinner the night before can be thrown in! Quiche is a GREAT way to transform leftovers into a whole new meal.

Pizza – Add pepperoni and part-skim mozzarella cheese to the filling. Place tomato slices on top.

Mexican – Add seeded and chopped jalapeños, cilantro, ground turkey and taco seasoning to the filling. Top with part-skim Mexican shredded cheese.

Roll out crust and fit into a pie dish. Trim if necessary. Prick the base with a fork and press a sheet of aluminum foil around the pastry edge. Chill for 10 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.

In a bowl, beat eggs. Stir in milk, salt, pepper and fillings. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes, covered. Uncover and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bounces back when you touch it.

Looking for a little more inspiration? Try this Bacon, Tomato and Mushroom Quiche from the ALDI Test Kitchen. Feel free to sub in the pre-made crust to save time.

Tip: If you know it’s going to be a busy day, quiche can be made in advance. Just cover tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate. Pop into a pre-heated oven when ready to eat.

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