TASTY QUICHE KIDS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF

Green & gold quiche

This is one of our family favourites; especially because it’s so quick and can be customised to suit almost anyone’s tastebuds! We like to make a green and gold quiche – packing it with lots of healthy veggies and proteins including chopped spinach, zucchini, low fat cheese, peas, shallots and sometimes even carrot or tomatoes. We also swap out the pastry used and go with a Puff pastry for a lighter, flakier texture. The beauty of quiche is that it can be eaten hot or cold so great all year round!

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets puff pastry (optional)
  • 2 packets frozen chopped spinach
  • 3 sprigs of shallot, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 500g ricotta cheese (we use the lite version, but regular is fine)
  • 2 cups tasty cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • Canola oil spray or 1tbsp vegetable oil

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Spray baking dish with canola oil and set puff pastry aside to thaw.
  3. Lightly beat eggs into a bowl and add shallots, zucchini and carrot.
  4. Drain any excess water from the spinach and peas and then add to the egg mixture.
  5. Place the ricotta and tasty cheese in a large mixing bowl and slowly fold the egg and vegetable mixture into the cheeses, ensuring all ingredients are well combined. Place to one side to allow ingredients to set together.
  6. Lay puff pastry in baking dish – if you like a little extra crunch blind bake pastry before adding mixture.
  7. Spoon the quiche mixture into the pastry lined tray and sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the top to make a crispy crust.
  8. Place in oven and cook for 45* – 60mins.
  9. Once cooked allow to cool or serve straight away.

Just a reminder that the quiche will fall – it’s meant to as it’s the hot air that is puffing up the fluffy egg and cheese mixture.

*Cooking time will range depending on your oven. I like to do a prick test around the 40 minutes mark to see how the mixture is setting. If it needs more time I normally put the temperature up to 200 degrees and leave for another 15-20 minutes.

Serves: 8

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