Italian Breakfast Quiche

So I woke up in the morning, starving, and hadn’t gone to the grocery store in almost a week. There wasn’t much to put together in the fridge but I pulled it off! I’m definitely going to make this quiche again but I would add a bit more parmesan cheese (because I ran out) and add some mozzarella (which of course I didn’t have at all). All in all, this is a keeper!

Full disclosure: I did not make the crust, it was store bought and left over from something else I made earlier in the week. There are some good quality pre-made crusts out there so if you don’t have the time, like a lot of people I know, save yourself some hassle and just buy one.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pie crust
  • 14 eggs, divided
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • Small handful parsley, chopped
  • Small handful basil, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Spray olive oil
  • S & P
  • What to do:
    1. Preheat the oven to 375, prep you vegetables and spray your pie dish on he bottom and sides.
      In a sauté pan on medium heat, spray the pan and add the red pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
      Next add the parsley and basil, then the kale and S & P. Cook another 2 minutes or until the kale is wilted. Set aside.
      Put the pie crust in your baking pan and layer the bottom with cheese.
      Whisk 8 eggs with S & P and garlic powder. Fold in the sautéed veggie mixture.
      Add the eggs to the dish.
      Gently crack the remaining eggs into the dish scattered throughout it.
      Add a little more salt to the top and place it in the oven to bake.
      I didn’t pay attention to how log this baked but it was at least 20 minutes. Make sure the middle of the dish is cooked and not loose. Also, the tips of the crust will be golden brown.
      Enjoy!
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    Bread Pizza topped with Meatballs and Sausage

    What do you do with day old Italian bread, left over sauce, sausage and meatballs?? Make a pizza out of it!! It’s so easy.   

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • Italian bread, sliced lengthwise 
    • Olive oil
    • garlic powder
    • dried oregano
    • S & P
    • Homemade tomato sauce
    • Italian sausage, precooked (preferably in the sauce) and sliced thin
    • Meatballs, precooked (again in the sauce) and sliced
    • Parmesan cheese, grated
    • Mozzarella cheese, shredded

      
     What to do:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
    2. spread olive oil over the bread along with garlic powder, oregano, S & P, and parm cheese. 
    3. Place on a sheet tray and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. 
    4. Remove and top with tomato sauce, sausage, and meatballs. Then top with more Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.  
    5. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned. 

    I have to admit, I’m not ready to give up my family recipe for traditional Italian sauce (aka gravy). It is the first thing I learned to cook on my own and is close to my heart. So, I’ve found a great comp that you can use as a guide so that you can make your own! Click the link to find that along with a meatball recipe. You should know by now that I never buy pre-made 🤓

    Enjoy!