Thursday, April 11, 2013

Onion and Pepper Quiche


This post is long overdue - I made these quiches for Z's family's Passover celebrations. The recipe is incredibly easy to make (I used this one as my guide), and it was a big hit at the dinner table.

Onion and Pepper Quiche 
Yields: 2 quiches (8-10 servings)
-2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
-1 cup diced yellow onion
-2 bell peppers, cut into strips
-Salt and black pepper
-8 large eggs
-1 1/3 cups half and half
-2/3 cup whole milk
-Salt and black pepper
-1 teaspoon dried oregano
-Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
-2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
-2 frozen deep dish pie crusts

Directions:
1.) Preheat oven to 325°F.
2.) Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add peppers; season with salt and pepper and sauté until peppers are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to plate; spread out to cool slightly.
3.) Whisk eggs, half and half, milk, salt, pepper, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes together in a large bowl. Stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese and onion and pepper mixture. Pour filling into crust. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over quiche.
4.) Bake quiche until puffed, golden brown, and just set in center, about 40-45 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into wedges.


I love making quiches for everything from big family gatherings to an easy and versatile weeknight meal. Quiche is also a great go-to recipe to make if you're cooking for a crowd with a wide range of dietary restrictions (for instance, just omit the crust for the gluten-free folks).

What's your favorite dish to make for a crowd?


7 comments:

  1. Quiche really is the perfect make-ahead and entertaining dish! I love making casseroles for guests too -- or anything you can leave in the oven while you hang out.

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  2. I am big fan of casseroles and anything you can make ahead too!! I love what your bio syas... affordable, healthy cna local food! Thats what I am on the lookout for. I have determined to STOP eating things bused, trucked or flown to me when there is local things Im passing up! Thanks for inspiration!Lookingforward to looking around, and nice to "meet" you!

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  3. I have never actually made a quiche! I love making egg stratas for a brunch crowd, so I need to try quiche next time for sure.

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