An Easy Quiche

There are approximately 100 million recipes for quiche on the internet (that’s a rough approximation). You don’t need another one. BUT, you need this one. More importantly, you need to know how this easy quiche can fit into your life. Specifically, you need to know exactly how this particular quiche recipe can make your life a one million times easier. Ready to have your mind blown? Okay here we go.

First, you need to know why I love THIS particular easy quiche recipe. I love it because it is so dead simple that it is impossible to screw up. This is coming from the person who almost served a RAW quiche to her entire family of in-laws. Even I can make this easy quiche. This recipe is so darned simple because I 100% made it up myself. The problem I continually have with quiche recipes is I never have the stuff on hand to actually make them. There is an approximately 0.003% chance I will have ham on-hand on any given day (that’s 1/365, because 1 day per year I WILL have ham in my fridge and that day is Dec. 26). I don’t keep my fridge stocked with fancy French cheeses. I occasionally have broccoli but I find that I don’t really care for the taste of broccoli in quiche. So, I made this easy quiche recipe out of necessity from never ever having the ingredients to make a proper quiche recipe on-hand.

Caveat: This recipe does call for heavy cream. I don’t often keep heavy cream on hand. However, I have started to stock it in my fridge for this recipe and a couple others (i.e. challah French toast) and have found that it stays good for a very long time. I also just Googled it and found it will last for 2-3 weeks in the fridge and 3-4 months in the freezer. So, make heavy cream one of your staples and I promise you will find one million uses for it once you have it on-hand. Also, I have found that while it might smell a little “off,” it actually tastes fine and is still useable. So, don’t toss it unless you are 1000% sure it has gone bad. I accomplish this by tasting it. I might be met with a sour taste in my mouth but at least I will be assured I didn’t throw $4 away for no reason. (Side note: can cream even sour, or does it just become sour cream?)

Secondly, you need to know why an easy quiche recipe can make your life so much easier. Not just because the recipe is easy. Did you know that you can eat quiche for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner? Did you know you can eat it warm, cold, or at room temperature? Did you know that it will keep in your fridge for at least 5 days? Neither did I until I made up this recipe. I made this recipe one day for brunch on Sunday and TT and I only ate half. That meant I had a half a quiche stashed away in the fridge all week. The leftovers re-heat perfectly and make an excellent dinner. It can be served alongside a salad or any other veggie you have in the fridge. You can microwave some turkey bacon and have a meal on the table in less than 5 minutes. You can pack it in your lunch box and make all your co-workers jealous. Now, if I know I have a particularly busy week ahead, I whip up this quiche on Sunday night knowing that it can fill in any of the gaps in my meal plans.

This easy quiche really is the perfect recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Easy Quiche
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup plus 1 T heavy cream
  • 1 cup plus 2 T Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup shredded/grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pie pan, mix the first four ingredients. Start by dumping in the flour then add the other ingredients. Mix until all the ingredients are wet and then press them out into a crust.
  3. In a 2 cup measuring cup or bowl, mix the remaining ingredients except cheese.
  4. Place the cheese on top of the crust.
  5. Pour egg mixture over cheese.
  6. Bake. The time will vary based on the size/depth of your pie pan. I start checking mine at 25 minutes, but I end up baking it around 33.
 

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