Fresh Spinach and Red Pepper
This is one of our most requested Quiche:
Originally French breakfast food, Quiche started out as a simple pastry that was prepared with cheese, eggs, cream and whatever was available.
Spinach is a common quiche veggie - but paired with the richness of the red bell pepper - good things begin to happen while it bakes (and we don’t mean the Keebler Elves...)
Made the day before, this one gives you more time with your guests - while serving something delightful.
The red and green colors are festive and fun, and the flavor is the real deal. Remember this is a “make the day before” recipe - so you can relax knowing that you’ve got a winner on the way.
This recipe will feed 8 people, or more, per quiche. Read about Party Food Quantities and how to plan for the right amounts.
Spinach Pepper Quiche Shopping List
for 8 People:
___1 deep dish pie shell, pre made or home made
___1 large red bell pepper (not spicy)
___1 small onion, chopped
___1 cup of fresh spinach
___2 cups milk
___8 ounces shredded cheese
___1 drop of hot sauce - just one!
___Salt and pepper, or 1 ounce of Minor’s Vegetable Base
Check out how we use bases, what they are and where to get them.
The Day Before the Party:
Open the bell pepper, clean it and slice into long thin slices.
Pull the stems off the spinach leaves.
Chop up the onion and saute in butter until it’s browned.
Beat the eggs well.
Combine with the milk and veggie base.
Not using base? Go for 1 tablespoon salt and 1/2 of pepper.
Bake off the shell at 350°f for 10 minutes. Be sure to prick the sides and bottom so it doesn’t puff out.
Place the raw spinach and pepper into the cooked shell.
Combine all the ingredients and pour over the veggies in the shell. Use your clean hand and stir it around a bit in the shell.
Bake for 75 minutes at 350°f, reducing the heat if the edges start to brown up too quickly. We look for a nice rounded center - see the before and after pics:
Remove from the oven, and into the fridge overnight.
Presentation: Your Eyes Eat First
The Day of the Party
From the fridge, portion cut the cold quiche however you want to serve it. As an “8 cut” you will have a hearty appetizer, knife and fork ready. Or, cut into smaller pieces with frilled toothpicks, or place a small fork underneath each cut.
For a small party, you can reheat for a minute or two in the microwave. Or, use a Food Warmer/Chafing Dish for a larger crowd. If you do, use only the warmer to heat the quiche. It will have it nice and warm in under 30 minutes.
TIP: Want a nice sauce for this quiche? Try equal parts of Russian Dressing and mayonnaise.
Quiche will refrigerate nicely for a day or two, or it can be frozen.
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