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Zucchini Quiche

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Zucchini Quiche

This weekend was baby boy’s christening, so we did not have much opportunity for cooking, nor movie watching (we can’t wait to see Harry Potter!).  Since we hosted the small after party at our house there was lots of clean up and yard work to do beforehand. You wouldn’t imagine how many weeds can sprout when you take a few months off tending to baby. Wow! A big thank you to my Mom, Mother in law, and sister for helping us get the gardens cleaned up and looking pretty again.

zucchini quiche

I also managed, with the help of my Dad, to finish setting up a new grill I bought over a month ago. Yes, it took about 6 weeks to complete this somewhat simple task. Having a little one, I have learned, reduces your productivity tremendously (did I mention the weeds?). And that grill couldn’t get finished at a better time as we are heading into another heat wave here in NJ. I think this week will involve lots of BBQing!

Zucchini Quiche. Despite the name, there is only one egg in this quiche – and lots of cheese – which is just fine with me. This is Rachel’s concoction and is based on a hazy memory of a recipe her mom makes. It’s a bit cheesy so if you like you can cut back on the mozzarella a bit, though honestly, who doesn’t like cheese? This zucchini quiche is perfect just by itself for lunch or works excellent as a dinner side dish.

zucchini quiche

Recipe: Zucchini Quiche

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground mustard (or whatever mustard you like)

Directions

  1. Lightly coat a pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add onions and cook until soft.
  2. Add zucchini slices, oregano, basil, garlic, and salt to the onions and cook until zucchini are soft and most of the liquid has been evaporated.
  3. In a large bowl, combine shredded mozzarella cheese and beaten egg.
  4. Add cooked zucchini and onion mixture to the cheese and mix well.
  5. Place crescent rolls into a deep pie dish to create a crust. Press to blend seams.
  6. Spread mustard onto crescent roll crust.
  7. Pour cheese and zucchini mixture into the crust.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes, or until the visible crust is golden.

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

    What’s your favorite quiche recipe?
    Leave a comment below with your favorite or leave a link to one. We’d love to try your recommendation!

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    • Adrienne
      July 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      I go Gaga for quiche…seriously, if I had a cooking blog I would possibly call it quichemonster because I love quiche so much. I do a variation on the chard tart from Joy where I use a store bought pie shell. DREAMY!!!! I also make a zucchini impossible quick using Trader Joe’s multi-grain baking mix from Simply In Season.

      • Chris
        July 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

        @ Adrienne – If we opened up a quiche shop, we would call it “That’s So Quiché” (Rachel says, get it?). So, what’s your favorite quiche recipe?

    • July 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      Looks fantastic! Quiche is one of my weaknesses!
      That’s so cool you got a gril…I’m just aching for us to get a new one too. Last time we used ours it started on fire, so not cool, haha. I think we’re a little terrified of it now.

      • Chris
        July 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

        @ Charissa – It lit on fire? Wow! I picked up a simple two burner Char Broil propane grill, for $99 at Target but I think I saw similar at Home Depot for $79. Well worth the investment on a hot night like tonight!
        So what is your favorite quiche/quiche recipe?

    • July 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      Hmmmm, love them all…but I love ones with broccoli in them and an unhealthy amount of cheese. And crusts…wickedly fattening crusts.

      • Chris
        July 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

        @ Keene – Yes, you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. It is delish! Thanks for visiting, hope you’ll come visit again soon 🙂

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