Friday, October 2, 2015

{Recipe} Sunday Quiche with Turkey Bacon & Peppers

Oh hi, remember me? It's been a REAL long time since my last post but I blame a new job, a friends wedding, my own wedding planning, Joey's birthday & a slew of other excuses. It seems odd to start posting again on a Friday, but when my new coworkers (I've been here for like 6 weeks now, not exactly new) didn't know I had a blog, clearly thats NO GOOD.  I made this recipe a while back & I kept meaning to share it before the weekend. Sooo here we are.

Hello Quiche attempt #2! I recently (well it was recently when I wrote this post, months ago) made my first quiche (see here) & it went really smoothly. It was easy to do & the final result came out perfectly. So this past Sunday I decided to make another one (hence the name) thinking it'd be just as easy.  Well SOMEONE got cocky & thought she knew what she was doing.  What ended up happening was an overflowing pie dish with spilled egg mix all over the oven & floor.  To rectify the situation, I attempted to place the overflowing pie dish on a baking sheet...& managed to spill the egg even more.  Instead of trying to clean up the baking sheet before I stuck it in the oven, I said screw it...which resulted in a lot of burnt egg on the baking sheet. BUT the egg that managed to survive the spillage was AWESOME.  I have tweaked the recipe below so you in theory shouldn't have the same problem.  But just to be safe, I'd place a baking sheet under your pie dish just incase you have some spillage!

Serves: 6-8
Cook time acc to me: 1 hour 20 mins
How difficult was this? SHOULDN'T be difficult with the changes made below

1 pre-made pie crust
6 large eggs
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
8-9 Pieces uncooked turkey bacon
2 cups shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
1 cup light cream or half & half
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of cayenne pepper
Black pepper/salt to taste

Preheat oven to 

In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat.  Add peppers & onions.  Season with salt & pepper & sauté until veggies are tender, approx. 5-6 mins.

While the veggies are cooking, in another skillet over medium heat, spray cooking spray then add turkey bacon until cooked thru. You can also wait till the veggies are done & re-use the same skillet to save on dishes.

Once the veggies are done, set aside.  While bacon is still cooking, in a large bowl add the rest of the ingredients (minus the crust of course)

Once the bacon is done, add it to the mix.

In a greased pie dish, spread out the pie crust. Then pour the egg mix into the pie crust.  Then I tried to move the already too full pie dish & the spillage began.

Yep...that's going to burn real quickly.

Cover the pie dish with tinfoil & bake for 45 mins.  

Remove foil & return quiche for another 15 mins.  And yes, that burnt junk on the right is quiche. Here's a better look of the mess.

After one hour, insert a knife in the middle & if it comes out clean, your quiche is done.

Slice & serve...though please make it look nicer than this:

Slice 2 looked much better, albeit a bit large.