Easy Homemade Quiche Recipe (made with veggie leftovers!)
I use leftover steamed veggies to make this dish super fast and easy. You can use whatever veggies you want. My favorite combinations are asparagus/red pepper or broccoli/onion.
For the crust, there are several excellent brands of pie shells on the market now as compared with even just a few years ago. If you don’t prefer making the crust yourself and spending a few extra dollars, they are a good option. Many healthfood stores carry them. The best ones are made with palm oil, a healthy traditional fat and have no questionable ingredients.
I used to have to always make the pie shells myself as there wasn’t a brand I could buy that was made with decent ingredients. Thank goodness that healthy pie shells are available now. The meal is so much faster with the pie crust already made.
The Best Eggs for Homemade Quiche
Using the best eggs is the secret for the best tasting quiche. Ideally, they should come from your own backyard hens or those of a neighbor. If that is not possible, know that pastured eggs are a better choice than free range. If you are buying your eggs at the store, it is a good idea to test them when you get home to be sure they aren’t old. This test for old eggs is easy and can be done in a couple of minutes for an entire dozen.
Easy Homemade Quiche Recipe
Easy recipe for homemade quiche made from leftover veggies from the night before. Your family will never know! Great idea for a post holiday meal.
Beat the egg yolks with the cream, seasonings, and half the cheese.
Arrange the veggies in an even manner all over the pie crust and pour the egg mixture over the top.
Top with the remaining cheese and bake at 350F/177C for 30 minutes. It's that easy!
Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in a toaster or convection oven as needed. Do not use a microwave!
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.
Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.