Grain Free Winter Veggie Quiche 

We eat eggs almost every day for breakfast, so I am always trying to dream up new ways to cook them that will incorporate lots of vegetables and no flour (we don’t eat grains or sugar).  I made this one over the Christmas holidays.  I wanted a quiche, but wanted to do something different for the crust that did not include flour.  This was easy and even more yummy than I expected.  I used all the veggies from one of our Winter CSA bags.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato (I didn’t peel mine)
  • A few tablespoons of herbed olive oil or any other type of oil/fat you want to use
  • Parmesan cheese (app 3 Tbs)
  • One chopped fresh sweet onion (or a couple of leeks)
  • One big handful of chopped fresh greens (I used spinach and Lacinado kale)
  • One head of broccoli chopped into small florets
  • About a quarter of a pound of bacon (or as much as you care to add)
  • 5 eggs beaten (with a little cream or whole milk)
  • Swiss cheese (enough to cover top of the quiche)
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grate the sweet potato and let it pile into the bottom of a pie pan.
making the crust

making the crust

 

  • Add a generous amount (about 3 tablespoons) of your favorite oil to the sweet potato pile (I used some herbed olive oil that my sweet daughter in law gave me for Christmas).
  • Mix the oil and sweet potatoes and press into the bottom of the pie plate to make a crust.
  • Sprinkle a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese on top of the pressed out sweet potato crust and bake, until getting crispy and slightly browned.  This takes about 15 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, fry the bacon until crispy, then remove it from the pan and roughly chop it.
fry the bacon

fry the bacon

 

  • Remove the crust from the oven when it’s ready.
  • Sautee the onions or leeks in the bacon fat, until just beginning to brown, then remove from the pan and put in a small bowl.
Chop the broccoli and onions

Chop the broccoli and onions

 

  • Sautee the broccoli florets in the same pan, just until they start to get soft.
  • Place the chopped greens on top of the baked crust.
  • Add the onions on top of the greens.
  • Add the broccoli on top of the onions. You could also add some of your CSA herbs too.
pile on the broccoli

pile on the broccoli

 

  • Pour the beaten eggs over the top (Don’t stir).
  • Cover the top with Swiss cheese.
  • Add the chopped bacon.
Add the bacon, and cheese and bake it up!

Add the bacon, and cheese and bake it up!

 

  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
  • Enjoy with some beautiful sautéed breakfast greens such as kale, spinach, or pac choy as a side dish.

Note:  You could probably just sauté the onions, broccoli, (and greens if you like) all together and throw them into the crust, then pour the eggs over it, followed by the cheese and bacon.  I was being extra careful, since it was Christmas, and did it in layers.  Believe me, normally I am a big fan of just throwing it all together!

Eat your veggies,

Robin

Grain Free Veggie Quiche
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 sweet potato (I didn’t peel mine)
  2. A few tablespoons of herbed olive oil or any other type of oil/fat you want to use
  3. Parmesan cheese (app 3 Tbs)
  4. One chopped fresh sweet onion (or a couple of leeks)
  5. One big handful of chopped fresh greens (I used spinach and Lacinado kale)
  6. One head of broccoli chopped into small florets
  7. About a quarter of a pound of bacon (or as much as you care to add)
  8. 5 eggs beaten (with a little cream or whole milk)
  9. Swiss cheese (enough to cover top of the quiche)
  10. Salt and pepper
Making the Crust
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grate the sweet potato and let it pile into the bottom of a pie pan.
  3. Add a generous amount (about 3 tablespoons) of your favorite oil to the sweet potato pile (I used some herbed olive oil that my sweet daughter in law gave me for Christmas).
  4. Mix the oil and sweet potatoes and press into the bottom of the pie plate to make a crust.
  5. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese on top of the pressed out sweet potato crust and bake, until getting crispy and slightly browned. This takes about 15 minutes.
The Good Part
  1. While the crust is baking, fry the bacon until crispy, then remove it from the pan and roughly chop it.
  2. Remove the crust from the oven when it’s ready.
  3. Sautee the onions or leeks in the bacon fat, until just beginning to brown, then remove from the pan and put in a small bowl.
  4. Chop the broccoli and onions
  5. Sautee the broccoli florets in the same pan, just until they start to get soft.
  6. Place the chopped greens on top of the baked crust.
  7. Add the onions on top of the greens.
  8. Add the broccoli on top of the onions. You could also add some of your CSA herbs too.
  9. Pour the beaten eggs over the top (Don’t stir).
  10. Cover the top with Swiss cheese.
  11. Add the bacon, and cheese and bake it up!
  12. Add the bacon, and cheese and bake it up!
  13. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the eggs are set.
Notes
  1. Enjoy with some beautiful sautéed breakfast greens such as kale, spinach, or pac choy as a side dish.
  2. Note: You could probably just sauté the onions, broccoli, (and greens if you like) all together and throw them into the crust, then pour the eggs over it, followed by the cheese and bacon. I was being extra careful, since it was Christmas, and did it in layers. Believe me, normally I am a big fan of just throwing it all together!
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3 Responses to Grain Free Winter Veggie Quiche 

  1. Bonnie says:

    Sounds delicious!

  2. Gina H. says:

    Sounds super yummy. It is going to on our table this week! An alternate crust could be with almond flour and shredded mozzarella mixed together with a bit of olive oil and fresh rosemary. Pile your good stuff on that, lace with Parmesan and viola!

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