Pesto Vegetable Quiche

My mother makes the best quiche I’ve ever had in my entire life. Her typical quiche is filled with green chiles, bacon, and cheddar cheese (so healthy).

I wanted to make a quiche for dinner, and more importantly, make it healthy. I chose to make a vegetable quiche filled with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, green onions, spinach, pesto and a bit of parmesan cheese. If I had mozzarella cheese, I would have used that instead of the parmesan because it has a strong flavor that pairs well with eggs and vegetables.

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Pesto Vegetable Quiche

Serves: 8

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pie crust
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, in half
  • 4 mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp-1/4 cup pesto
  • salt & pepper

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 425F.

2. Form pie crust around a 9-inch pie plate. Poke holes in the crust and cover the edges with foil. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

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3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, and milk and set aside.

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4. When the pie crust is done, remove from oven and turn the heat down to 375F.

5. When the crust is cool, spread a layer of pesto on the bottom.

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6. Add the sliced tomatoes.

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7. Then add the mushrooms and green onions.

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8. Then the spinach.

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9. Then the cheese.

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10. Add the egg mixture.

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11. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked and the quiche is golden brown.

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2 thoughts on “Pesto Vegetable Quiche

  1. Sara Rodriguez says:

    Wow! This looks amazing. I made one the other day with poblano peppers, it was spicy but sooo good. I’m pretty sure I’ll try this one soon :)

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